KSSS

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KSSS
Rock 101 logo
City of license Bismarck, North Dakota
Broadcast area Bismarck-Mandan
Branding Rock 101
Slogan Bismarck-Mandan's Real Rock Station
Frequency 101.5 FM (MHz)
First air date 1995
Format Commercial; Active Rock
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 301 meters
Class C
Facility ID 2210
Callsign meaning Kiss (former moniker)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KBMR, KFYR, KQDY, KXMR, KYYY
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1015.fm

KSSS (101.5 FM), known as "Rock 101", is a radio station in Bismarck, North Dakota, owned by Clear Channel Communications. The station airs an active rock format and primarily competes with classic-based rock KBYZ "96.5 The Fox".

Clear Channel also owns KFYR 550 (News/Talk), KXMR 710 (Sports), KBMR 1130 (Classic country), KYYY 92.9 (Adult Contemporary), and KQDY 94.5 (Country) in the Bismarck-Mandan area.

History[edit]

KSSS aired an adult contemporary format as "Kiss 101.5" until 2001, when it switched to classic rock as "Kiss 101", before switching back to an AC format as "Star 101", and returning to classic rock as "101.5 A Rock & Roll Station". The station tweaked its music and imaging as "Rock 101" in 2005.

By the summer of 2011, "Rock 101" tweaked to a full blown mainstream rock format playing a mix of classic rock and rock from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, to current active rock music. On October 28, 2011, Rock 101 evolved into a full blown active rock station; playing the latest from Five Finger Death Punch, Pop Evil, Seether, and other active rock artists. The change came after nationwide Clear Channel staffing changes.

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Coordinates: 46°56′31″N 100°41′38″W / 46.942°N 100.694°W / 46.942; -100.694