DENISON, Tex. - The Texas Rangers Radio Network added radio stations KJIM-AM 1500 and KJIM-FM 101.3 to provide better coverage of broadcast games to the Sherman/Denison and Lake Texoma area.
Previously, it has been difficult for local fans to consistently hear Texas Rangers games on radio in the Lake Texoma area, due to poor reception of the Dallas affiliate during evening hours,
KJIM-AM’s signal can be heard across North Texas and Southern Oklahoma.
KJIM-FM at 101.3 went on the air in April 2017. The FM signal covers a 40-mile radius from its 370-foot tall tower in Denison on Texoma Parkway, just north FM 691.
“We are excited that a Major League Baseball team like the Texas Rangers chose us to carry their games,” said Bob Allen, KJIM-AM & FM owner and general manager. “The Rangers see the value of how our new FM signal fills a gap in coverage across Lake Texoma.”
Because KJIM-AM is required to go off-air after sunset, the simulcast game coverage will continue on KJIM-FM, which is licensed to run 24-hours a day.
The radio stations will air play-by-play coverage complemented by live pre- and post-game shows.
The Rangers oversee all radio production for their broadcasts.
Eric Nadel, the 2014 Ford C. Frick Award recipient, and Matt Hicks provide the play-by-play and commentary.