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City of license Rapid City, South Dakota
Broadcast area Rapid City, South Dakota
Branding "97.5 - The Hills"
Frequency 920 kHz
Repeaters 97.5 K248BT (Rapid City)
Format Soft AC/Oldies
Power 5,000 watts (day)
111 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 61320
Transmitter coordinates 44°03′43″N 103°10′32″W / 44.06194°N 103.17556°W / 44.06194; -103.17556
Owner Homeslice Media Group, LLC
Sister stations KBHB
Webcast Listen Live
Website kkls.net

KKLS (920 AM, "97.5 - The Hills") is a radio station licensed to serve Rapid City, South Dakota. The station is owned by Homeslice Media Group, LLC. It airs an Oldies music format.[1] KKLS plays contemporary hits from the 70s to the 2000s. It was a Top 40 station during the 70s.

The station was assigned the KKLS call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2]

KKLS also broadcasts on translator K248BT, on 97.5 FM.

As of September 10, 2010 KKLS dropped the True Oldies Channel, and now uses the moniker "97.5 - The Hills", playing a mix of songs from the 70s to the 2000s. While the FM frequency is now given the focus the AM parent carries the same broadcast.


In May 1999, Triad Broadcasting reached a deal to acquire this station from Brothers Jim and Tom Instad as part of a twelve-station deal valued at a reported $37.8 million.[3]

In July 2006, Schurz Communications Inc. reached an agreement to buy this station from Triad Broadcasting Co. as part of a six-station deal valued at a reported $19 million.[4]

Schurz Communications created the Black Hills broadcast division, now known as New Rushmore Radio, Inc. It was sold to the Homeslice Media Group in July 2014. The transaction, which included sister station KBHB and translator K284BA, was consummated on June 30, 2014 at a price of $650,000.


  1. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ Holmes, Alisa (1999-05-24). "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  4. ^ "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 2006-07-24. 

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