KKSR
CityWalla Walla, Washington
Broadcast areaTri-Cities, Washington
Frequency95.7 MHz
Branding95.7 The Bridge
Programming
FormatChristian Contemporary
Ownership
OwnerStephens Media Group
(SMG - Tri-Cities, LLC)
KALE, KJOX, KIOK, KUJ-FM, KEGX
History
First air date
January 8, 1980 (as KUJ-FM)
Former call signs
KUJ-FM (1980-1985)
KNLT (1985-2008)
Technical information
Facility ID35717
ClassC
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT427 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitethebridge957.com

KKSR (95.7 FM, "The Bridge") is a radio station licensed to Walla Walla, Washington, serving the Tri-Cities area. The station is currently owned by SMG - Tri-Cities, LLC.

History

The station went on the air as KUJ-FM on January 8, 1980. On August 12, 1985, the station changed its call sign to KNLT. On September 29, 2008, the station changed its call sign to the current KKSR.[1]

In 2009, KKSR became one of the first stations in North America to change its format to Christmas music for the holiday season, doing so at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on October 30.[2] After Christmas 2009, KKSR flipped to an oldies format heavy on 60s and 70s hits as "95.7 Fun FM" on Monday, December 28, 2009. The next format change occurred on March 2, 2012, when KKSR changed formats to adult hits, branded as "Cities 95.7". On September 30, 2013, KKSR changed formats to classic hits, branded as "Classic Hits 95.7".[3] On September 19, 2016, KKSR and KALE (along with its translator K291BS) swapped formats, with KKSR becoming adult contemporary as "95.7 More FM".[4] On July 26, 2018, KKSR changed format to Christian contemporary under the name "Shine 95.7". The former "95.7 More FM" format moved to KALE as "106.1 More FM".[5] On October 31, 2018, KALE switched to Christmas music as "Santa 106.1."[6]

On April 26, 2021 KKSR rebranded as "95.7 The Bridge".[7]

Previous logos

References

  1. ^ "KKSR Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Kennewick station makes switch to Christmas music today[permanent dead link]. Tri-City Herald (2009-10-30). Retrieved 2009-10-31.
  3. ^ KKSR Leaves the Cities for Classic Hits Radioinsight - September 30, 2013
  4. ^ Ingstad Swaps Formats in Washington's Tri-Cities Radioinsight - September 19, 2016
  5. ^ Stephens Media Launches Shine 95.7 as More FM Moves in Kennewick Radioinsight - July 27, 2018
  6. ^ "Santa Lands in Washington's Tri-Cities".
  7. ^ KKSR Builds A New Bridge Radioinsight - April 27, 2021