WRR is the only commercial station in Texas that plays classical music 24 hours a day and is the oldest same-owner station in the U.S. ... See more With a tower in Cedar Hill, the 100,000 watt station's listening area spans 100 miles in any direction.

WRR is the only commercial station in Texas that plays classical music 24 hours a day and is the oldest same-owner station in the U.S. With a tower in Cedar Hill, the 100,000 watt station's listening area spans 100 miles in any direction.

Today, WRR is the only commercial station in Texas that plays classical music 24 hours a day and is the oldest same-owner station in the U.S. With a tower in Cedar Hill, the 100,000 watt station's listening area spans 100 miles in any direction.

The City of Dallas-owned radio station not only pioneered the local airwaves; WRR was the first licensed broadcast station in Texas and one of the nation's five inaugural stations. City-owned radio stations may not be the norm in most broadcast markets, but WRR is not an average radio station. Licensed in August 1921, the station was originally housed in the Dallas Fire Department and touted as t...he latest in firefighter communications. When firemen had no blazing fires to battle, however, they blazed the broadcast trail by playing music or telling jokes. WRR was the brainchild of inventor Henry Garrett, a Police and Fire Signal Superintendent for the City of Dallas who began tinkering with radio in his off-duty hours. Garrett envisioned radio as the modern way for firefighters in the field to communicate. And he sold city officials on the efficiency and safety value his concept could offer. See More

WRR’s Facebook fan page was created to facilitate the exchange of information with the public at large. To promote such exchange, WRR encourages and welcomes postings and comments from the general public. WRR reserves the right to regulate the content of, and where necessary delete completely, any objectionable entry that appears on its fan page. WRR is responsible for monitoring all postings to... its Facebook page and may take appropriate action whenever necessary, and at its sole discretion, to protect other fan page visitors from inappropriate or otherwise harmful information and links. The statements and policies expressed here are mine only and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the City of Dallas. Posts and comments to and from me, to this site are subject to the State of Texas Public Information Act and may be disclosed to third parties. WRR has the non-exclusive right to maintain, reproduce, further distribute, delete and destroy any and all contents posted on WRR’s site, and posting matter on WRR’s site constitutes consent for WRR to copy, distribute and re-use the contents as WRR sees fit. WRR reserves the right to restrict or remove any content for any reason and no reason. Any information posted on WRR’s site will potentially become subject to the Texas Public Information Act, including the requirements for disclosure under that law, and to other laws and rules regarding retention of public records. WRR reserves the right to edit, redact or delete any content at any time and undertakes no obligation to post, allow posting or keep posts on the site. Failing to block or remove content that violates these guidelines does not constitute consent or waiver as to such violations and these guidelines can be enforced at any time, even after delay. To that end, WRR will remove as soon as feasible any posting that involves: • Advertisements of any kind. • Profane language or content. • Content that promotes, fosters, or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. • Explicit or implied sexual content. • Conduct implying, promoting, or encouraging illegal activity. • Information that might compromise the safety or security of the public. • Any other posting that, by its nature or content, might harm public welfare. See More

August 5, 1921

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