KLYV Y105 logo.png
Broadcast areaDubuque, Iowa
Frequency105.3 MHz
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
First air date
September 1, 1965
Former call signs
Technical information
Facility ID12717
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT106 meters (348 ft)
WebcastListen Live

KLYV (105.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format branded as Y105, serving the Dubuque, Iowa, United States, area. The station is owned by Townsquare Media and licensed to Townsquare License, LLC.[1]

The station has been a "typical" Top 40 station since 1982, and a CHR station since 1986. The station first went under the formats of MOR in the 1970s, and Beautiful Music beginning in 1980. The station dropped the beautiful music format in 1982 for an AOR-leaning Top 40 format, and its KIWI call letters changed to KLYV. Its AOR-lean dropped in 1986 when more contemporary titles were added.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Cumulus Media would swap its stations in Dubuque (including KLYV) and Poughkeepsie, New York to Townsquare Media in exchange for Peak Broadcasting's Fresno, California stations. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare, Peak, and Dial Global were all controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[4] As of March 2022, the flagship program is the morning show, hosted by Steve Pulaski, which airs from 6 - 10 am weekdays.[5]


  1. ^ "KLYV Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Y105. "Steve Pulaski Bio". Y105 — Dubuque's Hit Music Station.

Coordinates: 42°30′11″N 90°42′25″W / 42.503°N 90.707°W / 42.503; -90.707