KYSS-FM
CityMissoula, Montana
Broadcast areaMissoula, Montana
Frequency94.9 MHz
Branding94.9 KYSS-FM
Slogan"Real Country"
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Missoula License, LLC)
KBAZ, KENR, KGVO, KAMM-FM, KLCY, KLYQ
History
First air date
May 11, 1969
Technical information
Facility ID71759
ClassC
ERP63,000 watts
HAAT729 meters
Translator(s)K251CH (98.1 MHz, Seeley Lake)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekyssfm.com

KYSS-FM (94.9 FM) is a commercial radio station in Missoula, Montana, airing a country music format. The station is also one of two Country outlets in Missoula competing for listeners, the other being KGGL. Despite the "KISS" sounding call letters and it having once been owned by Clear Channel Communications, it has no relation to the Top 40 branding. It also shares the same Buck Owens-trademarked red, white & blue guitar logo as KNIX-FM/Phoenix, Arizona.

History

KYSS-FM came to air May 11, 1969.[1] It was owned by the Garden City Broadcasting Corporation alongside KYSS AM 930 (now KMPT) and broadcast a beautiful music format on 100.1 MHz. In 1973, the FCC approved a major power increase for KYSS to 100,000 watts at 94.9.

In October 2007, a deal was reached for KYSS to be acquired by GAP Broadcasting II LLC (Samuel Weller, president) from Clear Channel Communications as part of a 57 station deal with a total reported sale price of $74.78 million.[2] What eventually became GapWest Broadcasting was folded into Townsquare Media on August 13, 2010.[3]

References

  1. ^ "1994 Broadcasting Yearbook" (PDF). 1994. p. B-224. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-06-19.
  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.