KISM
CityBellingham, Washington
Broadcast areaNorthwest Washington
Southwestern British Columbia
Frequency92.9 MHz FM (HD Radio)
92.9-2 FM: KGMI simulcast
Branding92.9 KISM
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
OwnerCascade Radio Group
(Saga Communications)
(Saga Broadcasting, LLC)
KAFE, KBAI, KGMI, KPUG
History
First air date
March 1960 (as KGMI-FM)
Former call signs
KGMI-FM (1960-1970)
KVGM (1970-1973)
Technical information
Facility ID34469
ClassC
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT744 meters (2441 ft)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.kism.com

KISM (92.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in Bellingham, Washington, United States. The station's transmitter is on Mount Constitution on Orcas Island, within Moran State Park.[1] KISM is run by the Cascade Radio Group, owned by Saga Communications. It airs a classic rock radio format.

KISM serves Northwest Washington with a strong signal that reaches into Greater Vancouver and Victoria in Canada and can also be heard in Seattle's northern suburbs, as well as the Olympic Peninsula.

History

In March 1960, the station first signed on as KGMI-FM.[2] It was owned by International Good Music, Inc., serving as the FM counterpart to AM 790 KGMI. The two stations simulcast their programming. It switched to KVGM in 1970.

In 1973, it began airing an automated Top 40 format, changing to its current call sign, KISM.[3]

In 1998, Saga Communications purchased KISM and KGMI for $9.8 million.[4]

References

Coordinates: 48°40′47″N 122°50′29″W / 48.6798°N 122.8413°W / 48.6798; -122.8413