KDRY 1100 AM is an Alamo Heights/San Antonio, Texas,
family-owned Christian radio station.
KDRY was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast from the city of Alamo Heights,
near the downtown area of San Antonio, Texas.
In 1963, the license was for 1,000 watts, daytime signal only, on frequency AM 1110. Samuel Nathaniel Morris was the driving force to build a radio station that would have a Christian preaching and teaching format.
In 1982, KDRY was granted a license by the FCC to expand its signal strength to 11,000 watts of power and move to 1100 on the AM frequency. The effect of this was a 75 mile signal strength during the day and 1000 watts covering primarily San Antonio during night time hours.
KDRY Radio, AM 1100 has been family owned and operated since 1963, and is currently on its third generation of family ownership.
Dr. Sam Morris in the first studio.
Dr. Sam 1971
Every time Dr. Sam caught a BIG Catfish he
would put it in the trunk of his car and drive the
fish around showing everyone he knew.
We all believed he enjoyed showing off
the fish more than the fishing.
This 40 pound catfish was caught in October 1953 in
the Guadalupe River near Sisterdale.
Some audio history of KDRY:
We Love Working Here - Listen Now
KDRY is Located Where - Listen Now
Old Transmitter Site - Listen Now
1100 Move & Police Story - Listen Now
Before 1963 - Listen Now
Prohibition - Listen Now See Photo (right)
Lauren Learns from Lee & Rick - Listen Now
Technology and AM Radio - Listen Now
KDRY Call Letters - Listen Now
Future of AM Radio - Listen Now
Entertaining - Listen Now
Lee's Music Story - Listen Now
Rick's Funny Story - Listen Now
Directional Radio Station - Listen Now
Youth Perspective of Radio - Listen Now
Lee Climbing Radio Tower - Listen Now
See Photo (right)
Dr. Sam's Great Granddaughter - Listen Now
Dr. Sam's great grandson manned this chair while in High School.
He is now a married Army ParaTrooper, father of 2 sets of twins and in Captain's school.
Interview Spot #1 with Dr. Sam in 1984 - Listen Now
Interview Spot #2 with Dr. Sam in 1984 - Listen Now
Interview Spot #3 with Dr. Sam in 1984 - Listen Now
Interview Spot #4 with Dr. Sam in 1984 - Listen Now
Interview Spot #5 with Dr. Sam in 1984 - Listen Now
Lots of mail from one broadcast.
Sam Morris Jr.
Sam & Jewel ran the station for years - Listen Now
Things have changed - Listen Now
One last word from Lee & Rick - Listen Now
Who remembers these?