Owned and operated by the Mesquite Independent School District, this noncommercial, educational, community service station features mostly ’70s with classic hits from the ’60s through the ’90s. Broadcasting to the public at a signal strength of 61,000 watts and streaming world-wide, the station provides locally produced and syndicated community service and educational programs, TSN news, updates on traffic provided by Total Traffic Network, timely weather forecasts, and Mesquite ISD varsity game broadcasts.
KEOM serves as a learning laboratory for MISD high school students interested in exploring radio and communications as a career field. These Radio Broadcasting class student DJs are on the air live from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days. Click here to watch a video about our student program.
Founded by Dr. Ralph Poteet, former Mesquite ISD Superintendent, the station signed on the air September 4, 1984, on 88.3 FM with 3,000 watts on a 250 foot tower. In 1992, It moved to 88.5 FM and increased its power to 61,000 watts after the completion of a new 514-foot tall city/school communications tower at Mesquite Memorial Stadium.
Texas State Network News airs at 55 past the hour, Monday-Saturday, 5:55 a.m. through 6:55 p.m. It also airs on Sundays between 5:55 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.
KEOM-FM airs daily updates on area traffic and delays provided by Total Traffic Network as accidents and construction problems arise.
KEOM-FM airs a full schedule of live MISD high school varsity games during the school year. Play-by-play with KEOM sportscasters Ed Johnson and Steve Glenn is broadcast for boys' football, girls' volleyball, boys' and girls' basketball, boys' baseball, and girls' softball.
Click on the links below to review articles and news stories about our program.
- Radio Magazine - “Texas Station Takes ‘Old School’ Broadcasting to Heart.” (June 2016)
- The Dallas Morning News - “Mesquite Schools' KEOM-FM Radio is a power in wattage and education” (August 2014)
- Texas Monthly - “School of Rock” (November 2012)
- CBS 11 - “A Closer Look” (May 2011)
- NPR - “High School DJs Dial Dallas Back To The 1970s” (Sept 2009)