KASS

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KASS
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City of license Casper, Wyoming
Broadcast area Casper, Wyoming
Branding Kick 107
Frequency 106.9 MHz
First air date 1992 (as KCSP)
1993 (as KASS)
Format Classic rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 538 meters
Class C
Facility ID 43477
Transmitter coordinates 42°44′37″N 106°18′31″W / 42.74361°N 106.30861°W / 42.74361; -106.30861Coordinates: 42°44′37″N 106°18′31″W / 42.74361°N 106.30861°W / 42.74361; -106.30861
Former callsigns KCSP (1992-1993)
Affiliations Cumulus Media
Owner Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations KMLD, KHOC, KQLT, KVOC

KASS is a commercial radio station located in Casper, Wyoming, broadcasting on 106.9 FM. KASS airs a classic rock music format, branded as "Kick 107". The music programming is syndicated by Dial Global Networks. All Mt. Rushmore Casper stations are located at 218 N. Wolcott in downtown Casper.

The station started in November 1993 as "Jukebox 107", an Oldies Station. The station transitioned into the classic rock format in the fall of 1994. By the beginning of 1995 the station would add Hard Rock, and Heavy Metal to their playlist. In May 1995 they changed their name to Kick 107.

History[edit]

The station was assigned the callsign KCSP on 1992-10-01. On 1995-05-11 the station became the current callsign, KASS.[1]

Fines[edit]

KASS, along with other Casper stations owned by Mt. Rushmore Broadcasting were fined $68,000 for using unlicensed Studio/transmitter links, which the company had been using for 16 years. The FCC fined the company $68,000 for "willfully and repeatedly" violating the law, giving the stations' owner 30 days to get licenses for its STLs for KHOC, and sister stations KMLD, KHOC, and KQLT.[2] In 2012, station owner Jan Charles Gray was named in a lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Labor for improperly paying employees. Gray called the claims in the lawsuit "bogus".[3] In 2013, Gray informed the Casper Star Tribune that the lawsuit and a $68,000 fine for unlicensed STLs were "a lot of baloney." Gray said if the FCC doesn't back down, he plans to "sue them on behalf of every radio owner in America that has been wronged by them".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KASS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ [1] FCC slaps Casper radio station owner with $68,000 fine - Casper Star Tribune 7/28/2012.
  3. ^ [2] Feds Sue Casper Radio Station Owner Over Employee Pay - Casper Star Tribune, 11-21-12.
  4. ^ FCC slaps Casper radio station owner with $68,000 fine

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