KBYZ

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KBYZ
The Fox logo
City of license Bismarck, North Dakota
Broadcast area Bismarck-Mandan
Branding 96.5 The Fox
Slogan Classic Rock
Frequency 96.5 MHz
First air date 1984
Format Commercial; Classic rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 293.6 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 43221
Callsign meaning B YZ (substitute for "is") marck
Former callsigns KYSX (1983-1984)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Bismarck License, LLC)
Sister stations KACL, KKCT, KLXX, KUSB
Webcast Listen Live
Website 965thefox.com

KBYZ (96.5 FM), known as "96.5 The Fox", is a radio station located in Bismarck, North Dakota, owned by Townsquare Media. The station airs a classic rock format.

Townsquare Media also owns KLXX 1270 (Talk), KKCT 97.5 (CHR), KACL 98.7 (Oldies), and KUSB 103.3 (Country) in the Bismarck-Mandan area. All the studios are located at 4303 Memorial Highway in Mandan, North Dakota.

The Fox debuted with a classic rock format, and began evolving into the fringe alongside the mainstream rock format with the addition of newer rock in 2006. When Townsquare Media purchased the station from Cumulus Media in 2012, the station evolved into a full fledged mainstream rock format (while continuing to be billed as a classic rock station) to compete with active rock formatted KSSS, which also began as a classic rock station.

In 2013, the station rebranded itself as "The New Evolution of Classic rock" and began playing more 80's and 90's-based rock. The station also got rid of The Bob and Tom Show, opting for Grand Rapids-based Free Beer and Hot Wings, to anchor the station's morning show.

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Coordinates: 46°35′24″N 100°47′49″W / 46.590°N 100.797°W / 46.590; -100.797