KDIS-FM
Frequency99.5 MHz
BrandingFaith Talk 99.5
Programming
FormatChristian talk and teaching
AffiliationsTownhall
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
July 26, 1991
(32 years ago)
 (1991-07-26)
Former call signs
  • KLVV (1991–1992)
  • KYFX (1992–2003)
Call sign meaning
"Kids Disney" (previous affiliation)
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID47309
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT95 meters (312 ft)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
Websitefaithtalk995.com

KDIS-FM (99.5 FM, "FaithTalk 99.5") is a radio station licensed to Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. The station is owned by the Salem Media Group, through licensee Salem Communications Holding Corporation.[2]

History

The station went on the air as KLVV on July 26, 1991. On February 1, 1992, the station changed its call sign to KYFX. On August 7, 2003, the station switched calls to the current KDIS-FM.[3]

In June 2013, Disney put KDIS-FM and six other Radio Disney stations in medium markets up for sale, in order to refocus the network's broadcast distribution on top-25 markets.[4] On July 31, 2013, KDIS-FM dropped the Radio Disney affiliation and went silent.[5] in October, Disney filed to sell KDIS-FM, as well as KRDY in San Antonio, Texas, to Salem Communications Corporation.[6] The purchase by Salem, at a price of $2 million, was consummated on February 7, 2014.

On February 24, 2014, KDIS-FM returned to the air with Christian talk, branded as "Faith Talk 99.5."[7]

References

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KDIS-FM". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "KDIS-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "KDIS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "Radio Disney Stations Up for Sale (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. June 4, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2013.
  5. ^ Notification of Suspension of Operations KDIS-FM - United States Federal Communications Commission
  6. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 25, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  7. ^ "Faith Talk Launches in Little Rock". RadioInsight. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.