KSEK
Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingSports Radio 107.9
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Ownership
OwnerMichael D. Landis
History
First air date
July 11, 1947
Former call signs
KSEK (1947–1984)
KNZS (1984–1986)
KSEK (1986–1993)
KPHN (1993–1997)
KNHN (3/1997–8/1997)
Call sign meaning
SouthEast Kansas
Technical information
Facility ID33698
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Translator(s)107.9 K300DE (Pittsburg)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitesportsradio1079.com

KSEK (1340 AM, Sports Radio 107.9) is an AM radio station licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas. It changed over from an informational talk format to Fox Sports Radio on or around August 19, 2013.

History

On December 19, 1946, the Pittsburg Publishing Company—a subsidiary of Stauffer Communications that owned the city's two newspapers, the Pittsburg Sun (morning) and Pittsburg Daily Headlight (evening)[1]—was granted a construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission to build a new 250-watt radio station on 1340 kHz in the city.[2] The station began broadcasting on July 11, 1947.[3] from studios inside the Hotel Besse on East 4th Street.

Previous to its current sports format, the station aired formats such as news/talk, adult standards, adult contemporary and classic country.

In January 2022 KSEK rebranded as "Sports Radio 107.9" and switched affiliations from Fox Sports Radio to CBS Sports Radio.[4]

References

  1. ^ Pittsburg Sun, July 12, 1947
  2. ^ FCC History Cards for KSEK
  3. ^ "Pittsburg, Kan., Station Is Formally Dedicated" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 28, 1947. Retrieved October 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Multiple Recent Changes In Joplin/Pittsburg Radioinsight - January 27, 2022

Coordinates: 37°23′44″N 94°40′42″W / 37.39556°N 94.67833°W / 37.39556; -94.67833