|City of license||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Broadcast area||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Branding||"97.5 - The Hills"|
|Repeaters||97.5 K248BT (Rapid City)|
|Power||5,000 watts (day)
111 watts (night)
|Owner||Homeslice Media Group, LLC|
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. KKLS plays contemporary hits from the 70s to the 2000s. It was a Top 40 station during the 70s.
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.
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.
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.
- KKLS official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KKLS
- Radio-Locator Information on KKLS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KKLS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for K248BT
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