KXSS
CityWaite Park, Minnesota
Broadcast areaSt. Cloud, Minnesota
Frequency1390 kHz
Branding1390 Granite City Sports
Programming
FormatSports
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Licensee of St. Cloud, Inc.)
KLZZ, KMXK, KZRV, WWJO, WJON
History
First air date
1981 (as KKCM)
Former call signs
KKCM (1980-1985)
KRAR (1985-1988)
KZXQ (1988-1989)
KXSS (1989-1996)
KSXX (1996-1996)
Technical information
Facility ID60493
ClassB
Power2,500 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Translator(s)93.9 W230DG (Waite Park)
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteKXSS Website
The studios for WWJO, KLZZ, KMXK, KZRV, KXSS, and WJON, viewed from the Empire Builder
The studios for WWJO, KLZZ, KMXK, KZRV, KXSS, and WJON, viewed from the Empire Builder

KXSS (1390 AM kHz) is a radio station in Waite Park, Minnesota airing a sports format. The station is owned by Townsquare Media.

The radio station’s transmitter is located in Waite Park, serving the St. Cloud metro area. When it was originally brought online in the early 1980s, the studio for the station was near the transmitter site off Highway 23 on the outskirts of Waite Park. The studios were also used for a once local television station WCMN, 13.[1] The studios are now on the eastern side of St. Cloud, shared with several sister stations.

Along with network programming, the station carries local sports events as well, such as broadcasts during St. Cloud Rox baseball games.

History

The station has had several call letters in its past. FCC history cards indicate the station was originally to be known as KKCM.[2] From November 24, 1985 through February 22nd, 1988, the station was known as KRAR. It then changed to KZXQ. On June 12, 1989, the station changed to its current call letters, KXSS. The station changed again to KSXX on October 11, 1996, and back to KXSS on December 17, 1996.[3] The station aired a pop music format during the 1980s known as Kiss.

References

Coordinates: 45°32′31″N 94°15′41″W / 45.54194°N 94.26139°W / 45.54194; -94.26139