KXSS-FM logo.png
Amarillo, Texas
Broadcast areaAmarillo, Texas
Frequency96.9 MHz
Branding96-9 KISS FM
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsABC Radio
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare License, LLC)
First air date
1972 (as KMML)
Former call signs
KMML-FM (1972–2008)[1]
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID9306
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT187 meters
Transmitter coordinates
35°17′33.00″N 101°50′48.00″W / 35.2925000°N 101.8466667°W / 35.2925000; -101.8466667
WebcastListen Live!

KXSS-FM (96.9 FM, "96-9 KISS-FM") is a Top 40 (CHR) formatted radio station serving the Amarillo, Texas, market. KXSS-FM is owned by Townsquare Media. Its studios are located on Southwest 34th Avenue in Southwest Amarillo, and its transmitter tower is based north of the city on the property of unrelated television station KFDA-TV in unincorporated Potter County.

The 96.9 frequency was, until 2008, home to a country music format as "96.9 KMML," under the ownership of Clear Channel Communications; however, it was one of close to 450 radio stations sold by Clear Channel in the process of privatization, beginning in 2007. KXSS, along with its sister stations KPRF-FM, KATP-FM, KMXJ-FM, and KIXZ, was acquired along with approximately fifty other stations by Gap Broadcasting for a total price of $139M.[2] What eventually became Gap Central Broadcasting (following the formation of GapWest Broadcasting) was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[3]

The KMML call sign has been reissued to a radio station in Cimarron, Kansas.[4]


  1. ^ "FCC Transfer Database". Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  2. ^ "Stations Close Sale 10/05/07". Retrieved 2008-02-01.
  3. ^ "Townsquare Media completes roll-up of GAP". Radio Business Report. August 13, 2010. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "KMML-FM: Radio Station Information Page". Radio-Locator.