KKOY-FM

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KKOY-FM
City of license Chanute, Kansas
Broadcast area Chanute, Kansas-Pittsburg, Kansas
Branding Hot 105
Slogan Southeast Kansas' Only Hit Music Station
Frequency 105.5 MHz
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
ERP 8,000 watts
HAAT 178.0 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 48291
Transmitter coordinates 37°35′59.00″N 95°39′10.00″W / 37.5997222°N 95.6527778°W / 37.5997222; -95.6527778
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner MyTown Media, LLC.
Sister stations KINZ-FM
Webcast Hot 105.5 Live
Website kkoy.com

KKOY-FM (105.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a CHR format, with a very heavy Rhythmic-lean. Licensed to Chanute, Kansas, USA, the station serves the Southeast Kansas area. The station is currently owned by MyTown Media, LLC.

History[edit]

105.5 signed on in the late 90's, broadcasting ABC Radio Network's Today's Best Hits satellite-fed Hot AC service with the name "Y105". The station was owned by Southeast Kansas Broadcasting, Inc. at the time. In 2004, the station cut the satellite feed and provided local programming and changed monikers to "Sunny 105.5". The ownership changed to MyTown Media, LLC in September 2008. In January 2009, the station evolved towards a Rhythmic-leaning CHR format and re-branded as "Hot 105", being one of only 2 Top 40 stations heard in Southeast Kansas with a good signal (the other being Joplin, Missouri's KSYN-FM).

In September 2009, the station started dayparting with Hot AC material played throughout the day and retaining the Rhythmic-leaning CHR format after 9 pm. This would end in March 2011, when the station returned to a more balanced CHR format throughout the day. The station is noted for having a more diverse playlist by playing "non-charting" songs that other Top 40 stations may be late on or never play.

Currently, the station features a live morning show hosted by Zoel Lopez from 6AM-10AM, with local personalities for the rest of the day. The station also carries Neosho County Community College athletics along with St. Paul High School Football and Basketball.

Trivia[edit]

On April 1, 2011, the station was temporarily replaced with a 90's Hits format dubbed "105.5 The Edge". The regular format would return later in the day; however, the success of the stunt on the station's Facebook page would result in the creation of "The 90's Rewind Show", aired weekend mornings and hosted by former afternoon DJ Paul Myers.

Current Jocks[edit]

Former Jocks[edit]

  • "Uncle" Dave Lee-Afternoons (January 2009-August 2009) (Currently Operations Manager for Eagle Communications - North Platte, NE)Heard via Voicetracking on KFIX, KHMY, KSJQ and KELN.
  • Cody-Mornings
  • Panama Jack-Mornings (syndicated through other MyTown Media stations)
  • Paul Myers-Afternoons
  • Big J-Nights

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