KRKK

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KRKK
City of license Rock Springs, Wyoming
Broadcast area Southwestern Wyoming
Branding AM 1360 KRKK
Slogan The Talk of the Town
Frequency 1360 kHz
First air date 1942 (as KVRS)
Format Talk radio
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 5301
Transmitter coordinates 41°37′12″N 109°14′20″W / 41.62000°N 109.23889°W / 41.62000; -109.23889
Owner Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of Wyoming, Inc.
Sister stations KMRZ, KQSW, KSIT
Website wyoradio.com

KRKK is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting from Rock Springs, Wyoming on 1360 kHz. KRKK broadcasts from two towers near its studios on Yellowstone Road in Rock Springs, Wyoming and is owned by Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of Wyoming. KRKK's primary format is talk but local news and other information can be heard throughout the day. Starting in early 2009, the station became the local affiliate of Glenn Beck, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Hannity and Colmes, The Sean Hannity Show, Jason Lewis, Fox Sports and more.

History[edit]

Prior to 1974, KRKK was known as KVRS and was operating on 1400 kHz. That station signed on in 1942.[1][2] The station became KRKK at 5:30 AM on September 1, 1974. During its beginnings, the station carried top 40 programming, but switched to Oldies some time in the 1980s. Until early May 2009, the station aired an oldies format from Citadel Media. The switch to talk occurred the first week of the month and the station became a conservative talk station.

Signal[edit]

At 5,000 watts during the day, KRKK drops to 1,000 watts at night with a directional signal to protect other stations on 1360 kHz. Reception of the station begins to fade near the Sweetwater County line to the east and west, however under the right conditions KRKK can be heard much farther distances.[3] KRKK has three sister stations KSIT 99.7, KQSW 96.5 and KMRZ 106.7 FM.

Station problems[edit]

KRKK has suffered several audo chain problems as early as 1999. Between 2000 and 2002 only the right channel of audio was present on the signal causing most songs aired to sound very different.[4]

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