KMYK

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KMYK
KMYK-FM 93.5 Rocks logo.png
City of license Osage Beach, Missouri
Broadcast area Lake of the Ozarks
Branding 93.5 Rocks
Slogan "93.5 Rocks the Lake"
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date April 1964[1]
Format Classic rock
ERP 39,000 watts
HAAT 168 meters (551 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 35553
Transmitter coordinates 38°09′52″N 92°36′12″W / 38.16444°N 92.60333°W / 38.16444; -92.60333
Former callsigns KRMS-FM (1964-1980)
KYLC (1980-1998)
KRMS-FM (1998-2006)[2]
Owner Viper Communications, Inc.
Sister stations KRMS
Website 935rocksthelake.com

KMYK (93.5 FM, "93.5 Rocks") is a radio station licensed to serve Osage Beach, Missouri, USA. The station, originally established in April 1964, is currently owned and operated by Viper Communications, Inc.

Programming[edit]

KMYK broadcasts a classic rock format to the Lake of the Ozarks region.[3] In addition to its usual music programming, KMYK broadcasts the high school football games of the Camdenton Lakers and the National Football League games of the St. Louis Rams.

History[edit]

This station was established as KRMS-FM in April 1964 as an FM sister station to KRMS (1150 AM). Both stations were owned by Central Missouri Broadcasting Company under the co-ownership of James L. Risner and Ella Mae Risner.[1] In October 1979, the Risners agreed to transfer the broadcast license and the station's assets to Lakcom, a limited partnership with Alfred C. Sikes as General Partner. This deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 10, 1980, and consummated on January 16, 1980.[4] The new owners had the FCC change the station's call sign to KYLC on July 4, 1980.[2]

Lakcom L.P. reached an agreement to sell KRMS to a new company called KRMS-KYLC, Inc., in April 1986.[5] The deal was approved by the FCC on May 30, 1986, and the transaction was formally consummated on June 11, 1986. Among the company's investors was United States Senator John C. Danforth.[6] In April 1990, the company, now wholly owned by John B. and Fredna B. Mahaffey, transferred the KRMS broadcast license directly to the Mahaffeys as individuals.[7] They would soon fold the station into Mahaffey Enterprises, Inc.[8]

In September 1997, license holder Mahaffey Enterprises, Inc. reached an agreement to sell KRMS to Viper Communications, Inc. The deal gained FCC approval on October 30, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on November 13, 1997.[9] On January 9, 1998, the new owners (Viper Communications) had the FCC restore its previous KRMS-FM call sign. The station was assigned the call sign KMYK by the FCC on September 30, 2006.[2] The reason for the call sign change was the changing of formats from Classic Rock to Variety Hits branded "93.5 Mike FM". This format eventually evolved into a Modern and Classic Rock mix, eventually changing from Mike FM to the present 93.5 ROCKS. As of September 2010, Viper Communications remains the owner and operator of KRMS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1976. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1976. p. C-115. 
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile - Summer 2010". Arbitron. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19791031GY)". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. January 10, 1980. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19860417FO)". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. June 11, 1986. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ Koenig, Robert L. (May 21, 1988). "Taking Stock: Danforth Among Richest in Senator's Disclosures". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 18. Retrieved September 3, 2010. "[...]an interest of $5000 to $15000 in radio stations KRMS and KYLC in Osage Beach, Mo." 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BTC-19900221EE)". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. April 2, 1990. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ Carnahan, Robin. "Business Name History". Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19970905EB)". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. November 13, 1997. Retrieved September 3, 2010. 

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