THE HISTORY OF
KDNT RADIO
IN DENTON, TEXAS

DUSTY MEMENTOS

Here's the place where you can find old commercial rate cards, station licenses, coverage maps, correspondence, AND the 'best of the rest' of the photos supplied for this project by listeners, former employees, and especially Harwell V. "Sandy" Shepard II, son of longtime KDNT owner Harwell Shepard.

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KDNT's transmitter and studio property on University Drive near Interstate 35 during the 1950s and early 1960s,
as it looked in 2007.  The bottom right photo shows the retail center that covers most of the property as of 2010


A KDNT newsletter from March, 1945


Say it isn't so!  Alcohol ads during religious services?


Harwell Shepard was president of the Denton Centennial Commission in the late 1950s.
This was one of their big events that celebrated Denton's 100 years of existence


And, as part of the Denton Centennial celebration, Harwell's wife Mary
and others dressed up in period-piece dresses for one of the events.
This photo was taken April 21, 1957.  The Shepards divorced the following year


KDNT's transmitter building, next to the Ross Street studios from 1938-51


KDNT's temporary home during testing, 1937-38


Harwell Shepard worked for the Daily News in Anadarko, OK while in college at OU


An unidentified KDNT remote broadcast


Daytime coverage map for AM


Nighttime coverage (directional) for AM


Early commercial rate card (front and back)


Texas Senate Resolution honoring KDNT owner Harwell Shepard


AM antenna specifications dated 1972


Broadcast license for alternate transmitter dated 1978


Modification of license dated 1981.  Note "Proposed studio location" at the Teasley Lane property,
legally announcing the station's relocation from Radio Center in downtown Denton


Polly Plummer, KDNT secretary


Sandy Shepard races his Brabham BT-29 at the Monterrey, Mexico, Gran Prix in December, 1970


Let the suds flow over the airwaves!  KDNT is given the green light
for advertising beer, despite Denton being a dry area


SHORTCUTS
PART 1 - 1938-46
PART 2 - 1947-63
PART 3 - 1964-71
PART 4 - 1972-83
PART 5 - 1984-93
PART 6 - 1994 and beyond
A “WHO’S WHO” OF KDNT
RADIO CENTER STUDIOS INSIDE-OUT
PHOTO ESSAY
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