World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0004253981
Reproduction Date:

Title: Keom  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


City of license Mesquite, Texas
Broadcast area Parts of Dallas, Kaufman, Rockwall, Collin, Hunt, Ellis, and Tarrant counties
Branding Mesquite Schools Radio
Frequency 88.5 MHz
First air date September 4, 1984 (at 88.3)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 61,000 watts
HAAT 175 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 41307
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning Education of Mesquite[1]
Former frequencies 88.3 MHz (1984-1992)
Affiliations Texas State Network
Owner Mesquite Independent School District

KEOM (88.5 FM) is a non-commercial educational high school radio station based in Mesquite, Texas. It is operated by the Mesquite Independent School District and broadcasts to the greater Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.


  • History 1
  • Programming 2
  • Awards and honors 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The station was founded by Dr. Ralph Poteet, former MISD Superintendent, to present community information in a way not possible via commercial radio stations, and to provide MISD students having interest in radio and communications with hands-on radio experience.[2] The air staff is primarily made up of students from the five high schools in the city taking radio production classes.[3]

The station signed on the air September 4, 1984, on 88.3 FM with 3,000 watts on a 250-foot (76 m) tower.[3] It moved to 88.5 and increased its power to 61,000 watts in 1992 upon the completion of a new 415-foot-tall (126 m) City/School Communications Tower at Mesquite Memorial Stadium. [4]


KEOM airs live broadcasts of high school sports from MISD schools, as commentated by instructors and students enrolled in the sports broadcasting course. The station also broadcasts music from the 1970s.[3]

Awards and honors

The station was named "Best Blast from the Past" in the 2007 Dallas Observer "Best of Dallas" rankings.[5]


  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (September 4, 2009). "Radio/TV Station Call Letter Origins #241". Radio History on the Web. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ Goodwyn, Wade (September 28, 2009). "High School DJs Dial Dallas Back To The 1970s". All Things Considered (National Public Radio). Retrieved September 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Selk, Avi (September 4, 2009). "At 25, Mesquite schools' radio station is older than its student DJs". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved September 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ "KEOM History". KEOM. 
  5. ^ "Best Blast from the Past". Dallas Observer. Retrieved September 30, 2009. 

External links

  • KEOM official website
  • Mesquite ISD official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for KEOM
  • Radio-Locator information on KEOM
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KEOM
  • DFW Radio/TV History
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.