KOUT (98.7 FM, "Kat Country 98.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Rapid City, South Dakota. The station is owned by Rushmore Media Company, Inc. It airs a country music format.
The station was assigned the KOUT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on November 29, 1991.
Notable on-air personalities include "Sam Adams in the Morning", Dean Taylor on mid-days, Mark Houston, the last original Kat Country personality, on afternoons, and syndicated host Lia on evenings.
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 Rushmore Media Company, Inc.