KSAS-FM
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Broadcast areaBoise metropolitan area
Frequency103.5 MHz
Branding103-5 Kiss FM
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
Ownership
Owner
KAWO, KCIX, KFXD, KIDO, KXLT-FM
History
First air date
September 28, 1982 (as KQZQ at 103.1)
Former call signs
KQZQ (1982-1984)
KLCI (1984-1987)
KHEZ (1987-1995)
KARO (1995-2000)
Former frequencies
103.1 MHz (1982-1987)
103.3 MHz (1987-2013)
Technical information
Facility ID63920
ClassC
ERP54,000 watts
HAAT786 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1035kissfmboise.com

KSAS-FM (103.5 FM, "Kiss-FM") is a commercial radio station located in Caldwell, Idaho, broadcasting to the Boise, Idaho area. KSAS-FM airs a Top 40 (CHR) music format.

The station made headlines in April 2008 when its afternoon disc jockey, Steve "KeKe Luv" Kicklighter, set an unofficial world record by going 175 consecutive hours without sleep, on the air.[citation needed] The stunt was timed to the start of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, in order to bring attention to that cause. In April 2009, Keke Luv ran 7 marathons in 7 days to raise awareness to child abuse.

History

Before becoming top 40 KSAS had the KARO call letters which now belong to a Christian worship music station in Boise. In the mid 1990s, KARO was an all '70s music format as Arrow 103 until 1997 when KARO switched to an AOR rock format, competing between classic rock KKGL, then Active Rock J105 and alternative leaning KQXR. Going back to the station's beginnings as KQZQ, they originally aired an automated adult Top 40 format (TM Production's "Stereo Rock" format) as Z-103. In 2000 KARO flipped to Top 40 becoming 103.3 Kiss FM. It became a formidable competition to the other top 40's in the Treasure Valley. From 2000 to 2013 the other stations KTPZ and KZMG exited the format. By 2012 103.3 Kiss FM had the current pop market all to itself. On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would purchase Peak Broadcasting's stations, including KSAS-FM, as part of the deal in which Cumulus Media would acquire Dial Global. As part of the deal, Townsquare swapped Peak's Fresno, California stations to Cumulus for its stations in Dubuque, Iowa and Poughkeepsie, New York, since Peak, Townsquare, and Dial Global were all controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

On October 31, 2013, at 5PM, KSAS moved from 103.3 FM to 103.5 FM. The realignment allowed for KZMG to return albeit as an Adult top 40 station. The last song on 103.3 Kiss FM was "Let The Children Play" by local rapper Infectious, and the first on 103.5 Kiss FM was "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot.[4]

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  4. ^ KSAS Moves From 103.3 to 103.5

Coordinates: 43°45′18″N 116°05′55″W / 43.75489°N 116.09873°W / 43.75489; -116.09873