KKLS-FM

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KKLS-FM
Hot 104.7 logo
City of license Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Broadcast area Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Branding Hot 104.7
Slogan Today's Hottest Music
Frequency 104.7 FM (MHz)
First air date 1975 (as KIOV)
Format Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 299 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 61324
Callsign meaning "Double KLS" - a play on WLS-AM in Chicago
Former callsigns KIOV (1975-1988)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Sioux Falls License, LLC)
Sister stations KDEZ, KIKN-FM, KMXC, KSOO, KSOO-FM, KXRB, KYBB
Webcast Listen Live
Website hot1047.com

KKLS-FM (104.7 FM, "Hot 104.7") is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. The station serves the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area. KKLS competes with 99.7 KKCK from Marshall, MN. KKLS and its sister stations were owned by Southern Minnesota Broadcasting until 2003 when they were sold to Cumulus Media, and sold again in 2012 to Townsquare Media.

History[edit]

In the 1990s, KKLS-FM was oldies formatted "Oldies 104.7" under ownership of Southern Minnesota Broadcasting.

In December 1997, KKLS flipped to CHR as "Hot 104.7", filling the void on a local station that was left by 97.3 KPAT in 1992. Before the flip to CHR, the only station in the Sioux Falls area that carried the format was 99.7 KKCK from Marshall, Minnesota. While KKCK uses a full 100,000 watts with a large coverage area, the tower is over 50 miles away, which makes it harder to receive than the local stations on portable radios. Despite the more distant signal, KKCK consistently ranked with over a 6 share in the Arbitron ratings throughout the mid 1990s when Sioux Falls did not have a local CHR. Areas south of Sioux Falls could receive 95.5 KGLI "KG95" from Sioux City, Iowa, which also ran a CHR format at the time.

In 2003, Southern Minnesota Broadcasting sold their Sioux Falls stations to Cumulus Media. In 2012, it was announced that Cumulus was selling their Sioux Falls stations to Townsquare Media.

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Coordinates: 43°43′44″N 97°05′17″W / 43.729°N 97.088°W / 43.729; -97.088