Lancer has left a new comment on your post "Clear Channel More Thoughts":
I live in Dallas but regularly tune in KJIM 1500 in Sherman, TX for the same reason. Out of all the powerhouses in Dallas-Fort Worth, I go to the 1,000 watt rimshot station 60 miles away, go figure. I just like the local community sound of it. Sherman is a small town near the Texas & Oklahoma state line.
The DFW dial is full of "in your face" overmodulated trash, but that station is a nice exception.