KELO-FM
101.9 KELO FM.png
Broadcast areaSioux Falls, South Dakota
Frequency101.9 MHz
Branding101.9 KELO-FM
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
AffiliationsAP Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Ownership
Owner
KELO, KELQ, KRRO, KQSF, KTWB, KWSN
History
First air date
1992 (1992) (as KTWB)
Former call signs
KTWB (1992-2013)
Technical information
Facility ID34950
ClassC2
ERP34,000 watts
HAAT177 meters (581 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
43°45′5″N 96°53′22″W / 43.75139°N 96.88944°W / 43.75139; -96.88944
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekelofm.com

KELO-FM (101.9 FM) is a radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, airing an adult contemporary music format. At 92.5 FM, KELO-FM was one of the first FM radio stations in South Dakota.[citation needed] It broadcasts from KELO-TV's 2000 foot tower.[1][2] The station is owned by Duey E. Wright, through licensee Midwest Communications, Inc.

Its studios are located on South Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls, while its transmitter is located near Colton.

On October 28, 2013, KELO-FM and its adult contemporary format moved to 101.9 FM, swapping frequencies with country-formatted KTWB.[3]

History

Backyard Broadcasting

After a 52-year history in Sioux Falls radio, Midcontinent sold all of its stations, including KRRO, to Backyard Broadcasting of Baltimore in 2004. It marked the company's exit from broadcasting, after selling KELO-TV in 1996.[4]

Midwest Communications

Backyard sold its seven Sioux Falls stations in 2012 to their present owner, Midwest Communications, in a $13.35 million transaction.[5]

References

  1. ^ "KELO-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator technical information on KELO-FM
  3. ^ "Midwest Announces Sioux Falls Frequency Swap".
  4. ^ "Midcontinent to sell its 5 radio stations". Argus-Leader. 2004-09-23. p. 1. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  5. ^ "Midwest Communications Expands To Sioux Falls". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-01-06.