KISC

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KISC
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City of license Spokane, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane, Washington
Branding KISS 98.1
Slogan Spokane's Best Variety (Jan-Nov)
Spokane's Christmas Music (Nov-Dec)
Frequency 98.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date May 1, 1966 (as KHQ-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary (Christmas music from Thanksgiving until December 25)
ERP 94,000 watts
HAAT 619 meters
Class C
Facility ID 60419
Callsign meaning KISs Branding
Former callsigns KHQ-FM (1966-1985)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
Sister stations KCDA, KKZX, KIIX-FM, KZFS, KQNT
Webcast Listen Live
Website kiss981.com

KISC (98.1 FM, "KISS 98.1") is an Adult Contemporary formatted radio station serving the Spokane, Washington, USA, area. The station's frequency is 98.1 MHz; programming is also available through the iHeart website. They are owned by iHeartMedia.

Featured weekday personalities include mornings with Murphy, Sam, and Jodi, Tammy in mid-days, Jeff Stevens in afternoons, and John Tesh nights.

Featured weekend personalities include Tom Kent with the Ultimate Party on Saturday nights, Maureen McClain, JT, Kari Steele, and Jack Kratoville.

In the 1980s KISC competed with top 40 KZZU. However as hard rock and rap began to dominate Top 40 Radio, KISC shifted to Adult top 40 and eventually A very "hot" leaning AC format. In the 90s KISC would take pot shots at KXLY for playing too much "soft sleepy music". When KXLY flipped to Adult Alternative and then to Country, KISC became Spokane's only Adult Contemporary station. KISC has been Spokane's home of Casey Kasem. The station aired his weekley Adult Contemporary countdowns Sunday Mornings and now airs his 80's countdowns in about the same slot as they aired his Adult Contemporary Countdowns from 1992 to 2009. KISC has aired a locally produced request and dedication show in the 1990's then switched to the John Tesh show. Most recently KISC has brought back Delilah's love songs show to Spokane that aired on competitor KXLY in the 1990's

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Coordinates: 47°34′52″N 117°17′49″W / 47.581°N 117.297°W / 47.581; -117.297