, "The Fan, SportsRadio 1400") is a radio station
broadcasting a Sports
format. Licensed to Pine Bluff, Arkansas
, USA. The station is operated under a Time Brokerage Agreement by Hodges Broadcasting, LLC, and is currently owned by M.R.S. Ventures, Inc., and licensed to M.R.S. Ventures, Inc. KCLA features programming from Fox Sports
, Westwood One
, The Hog Sports Radio Network
, and ESPN Radio
In April 2002, Tyler, Texas
based Community Broadcast Group Inc., through its MRS Ventures subsidiary, purchased four Pine Bluff radio stations from the Deane family's SeArk Radio and Delta Radio of Pine Bluff. Delta Radio, owned by W.M. "Buddy" and Helen Deane, sold AM station KOTN
. SeArk Radio, owned by their daughter Dawn Deane, sold FM stations KPBQ-FM
plus AM station KCLA
. KOTN sold for a reported for $350,000 and the other three sold for a combined $1.05 million.
Buddy Deane moved to Pine Bluff from Baltimore, where he had hosted a dance-show known as the Buddy Deane Show, in 1964. (This show was parodied as the Corny Collins Show by John Waters in the film Hairspray.) Deane retired from broadcasting in May 2003 after completing the sale of his family's radio stations and died shortly thereafter in July 2003.