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KKXL-FM
Stjkkation logo
Broadcast areaGrand Forks, North Dakota
Frequency92.9 FM (MHz)
BrandingXL93
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
Owner
KJKJ, KKXL, KQHT, KSNR
History
First air date
December 23, 1974[1]
Former call signs
KKXL-FM (1974–1975)
KKDQ (1975–1981)
Call sign meaning
XL93, abbreviation for EXtra Large
Technical information
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT109 meters
Links
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitehttps://xl93.iheart.com/

KKXL-FM (92.9 FM, "XL93") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format serving the Grand Forks, North Dakota area. It first began broadcasting in the 1970s as KKDQ. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014), and competes with Leighton Broadcasting's KZGF "Z94.7".

History

former logo until 2015
former logo until 2015

KKXL-FM signed on December 23, 1974, as a counterpart to KKXL (1440 AM).[1] The call letters were KKDQ from June 30, 1975, to July 27, 1981.[2]

KKXL-FM signed on in 1981 in Grand Forks with a Top 40 format. The station rivaled with now co-owned KQHT "Magic 96" during the late 1980s and 1990s, competed with KYTN "Y95" during the late 1980s, the short-lived KZLT-FM "More Music 104.3" during 2006 and 2007, and currently with KZGF "Z94.7". Famous former DJ's include Rockin' Rick from 1990 to 2017, Mike Danger from 1990 to 1994, Micheal Right & Kevin Hendrickson during the '80s.

Programming

Weekday programming includes "Trevor D. in the Morning", On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Sarah-Ruth on afternoons, RJ on nights, and EJ on overnights. Notable weekend programming includes Saturday Night Online with Romeo, Open House Party on Sunday nights, Sonrise with Kevin Peterson, Backtrax USA, and American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.

References

  1. ^ a b "KKXL Boosts Power" (PDF). Radio & Records. December 13, 1974. p. 3. Retrieved March 28, 2020.
  2. ^ FCC History Cards for KKXL-FM

Coordinates: 47°57′50″N 97°01′48″W / 47.964°N 97.030°W / 47.964; -97.030