KSQY

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KSQY
City of license Deadwood, South Dakota
Broadcast area Rapid City area
Branding 95.1 K-SKY
Frequency 95.1 MHz
First air date 1982
Format Album-oriented rock (AOR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 521 meters
Class C
Facility ID 3041
Callsign meaning K-"SKY" in reference to its large signal
Former callsigns KSQY-FM (1982-Present)
Owner Haugo Broadcasting, Inc
Sister stations KIQK and KTOQ
Website www.951KSKY.com

KSQY (95.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an album-oriented rock (AOR) format. The station known as "K-SKY" is licensed to Deadwood, South Dakota and serves the Rapid City listening area. K-SKY is owned by Haugo Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

95.1 K-SKY began broadcasting in August 1982 [2] from a tower on the summit of Terry Peak in Lead, South Dakota giving the station a very large coverage area that reaches parts of five states. K-SKY uses a 17,000 watt booster licensed to Rapid City with the call letters KSQY-FM1 to help cover the Rapid City metro with a stronger signal.

During the mid-1980s the K-SKY was one of the highest rated Album-oriented rock stations in the US. Through the years K-SKY has changed formats to Classic rock to Adult Album Alternative (AAA)

The original K-SKY studios were located at 666 Main Street in downtown Deadwood. In 1998, Haugo Broadcasting (owner of KSQY) acquired Rapid City stations KIQK "Kick 104" and KTOQ "K-Talk 1340" from Tom-Tom Communications, then owned by NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw. Soon after the purchase, KSQY moved its studios to Rapid City and joined its new sister stations. In Sept 2008, Haugo Broadcasting moved into its new facilities at 3601 Canyon Lake Drive.

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Coordinates: 44°19′48″N 103°50′13″W / 44.330°N 103.837°W / 44.330; -103.837