KOSY-FM
Broadcast areaCedar Rapids, Iowa
Frequency95.7 MHz
BrandingHot 95.7
Programming
FormatRhythmic CHR
Ownership
Owner
KKRQ, KKSY-FM, KMJM, KXIC, WMT
History
First air date
February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) (as KKSY)
Former call signs
KKSY (2007–2012)
KWMG (2012–2013)
Technical information
Facility ID162475
ClassC3
ERP18,000 watts
HAAT118 meters (387 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
42°5′56.00″N 91°21′28.40″W / 42.0988889°N 91.3578889°W / 42.0988889; -91.3578889 (KWMG)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitehot957cr.iheart.com

KOSY-FM (95.7 FM) is a radio station serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., with studios located at Broadcast Park (which also houses CBS affiliate KGAN) near the intersection of Collins Road (Iowa Highway 100)/C Avenue NE/Old Marion Road NE in Cedar Rapids, and its transmitter is located near Marion.

History

The station officially signed on as KKSY on February 14, 2008, with a country music format, branded as "Kiss Country 95.7".

Clear Channel began simulcasting KKSY's programming on WMT-FM (96.5 FM) on December 27, 2011.[1][2] The programming moved to 96.5 FM exclusively on January 2, 2012 (with the KKSY-FM call letters following a few weeks later), and 95.7 FM began simulcasting the news/talk programming of sister station WMT, eventually changing call letters to KWMG.[3] On March 1, 2013, KWMG changed their call letters to the current KOSY-FM.

On August 18, 2014, KOSY-FM dropped the WMT simulcast without warning, likely due to low ratings, and flipped to Top 40 (CHR) as "Y95.7".[4] This would be the 3rd such formatted station in the Cedar Rapids market, along with KRQN and KZIA, as well as out of market stations KBEA and KKHQ, which are receivable in the market.

On October 2, 2017, KOSY-FM rebranded as "Hot 95.7".[5]

Former logos

WMTKWMG.png
KOSY Y95.7 logo.png

References

  1. ^ DeWitte, Dave (December 27, 2011). "Mix 96.5 Becomes History as Clear Channel Opts for Country Format". KCRG-TV9. Archived from the original on May 16, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "WMT Shares KKSY's Country Format". All Access. December 27, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Northpine.com". http://www.northpine.com/broadcast/index.html. January 2, 2012. ((cite news)): External link in |work= (help)
  4. ^ Clear Channel Launches Cedar Rapids CHR
  5. ^ KOSY Cedar Rapids Relaunches as Hot 95.7 Radioinsight - October 2, 2017