KRKI

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KRKI
City of license Keystone, South Dakota
Broadcast area Rapid City, South Dakota
Branding 99-5 The Range
Frequency 99.5 MHz
Repeaters KRKI-FM1 Rapid City, South Dakota
First air date 2000
Format Classic Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 224 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 89114
Transmitter coordinates 43°51′24″N 103°45′50″W / 43.85667°N 103.76389°W / 43.85667; -103.76389Coordinates: 43°51′24″N 103°45′50″W / 43.85667°N 103.76389°W / 43.85667; -103.76389
Former callsigns KVAM (2000-2000)
Affiliations NBC News Radio
Owner Michael Radio Group, LLC
Sister stations KFMH

KRKI (99.5 FM, "99-5 The Range") is a radio station licensed to serve Keystone, South Dakota. The station serves Rapid City, South Dakota, with an on-channel broadcast booster licensed as KRKI-FM1. The station is owned by Michael Radio Group, LLC, although a sale to Bad Lands Broadcasting Company was approved in January 2006 but remains unconsummated as of March 2010. KRKI airs a Classic Country format.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on in 2000 as KVAM (changing its call letters to KRKI later that year) with a rhythmic format as Hip Hop Radio serving Newcastle, Wyoming. In 2007, the station upgraded to 100,000 watts and moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, with a format flip to the Real Country satellite network as US 99.5. On January 5, 2009, KRKI switched to a 24-hour simulcast of ESPN Radio becoming the first full-time sports talk station in the Rapid City market.[2]

On April 1, 2012, KRKI changed affiliations from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports Radio, while KTOQ switched to ESPN Radio the same day. [3]

Effective October 8, 2012, it has now branded itself "99-5 The Range" and adopted the Classic Country format. [4]

On November 29, 2012, KRKI's city of license was changed from Newcastle, Wyoming to Keystone, South Dakota.

Booster[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
KRKI-FM1 99.5 Rapid City, South Dakota 550 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRKI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Rapid City station makes switch to carry ESPN Talk Radio". Rapid City Journal. January 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Area Scene: KTALK now an ESPN affiliate". Rapid City Journal. April 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Michael and Silberberg swap FMs in SD-WY border area". Radio & Television Business Report. October 8, 2012. 

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