KWNW

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KWNW
City of license Crawfordsville, Arkansas
Broadcast area Memphis, Tennessee
Branding 101.9 Kiss FM
Slogan All the Hits for Memphis
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date September 2010
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 8,500 watts
HAAT 147 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 51855
Callsign meaning K W Radio NoW (previous branding)
Former callsigns KBTM-FM (1979-1982)
KJBR (1982-1994)
KIYS (1994-2010)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(Capstar TX)
Sister stations WHAL, KJMS, WEGR, WHRK, WREC, WDIA
Webcast Listen Live
Website kissfm1019.com

KWNW (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format serving the Memphis, Tennessee, area. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications and is licensed to Crawfordsville, Arkansas. The station's studios are located in Southeast Memphis, and the transmitter site is in West Memphis, Arkansas.

History[edit]

The frequency was previously located in the Jonesboro, Arkansas market where it had the call letters KIYS. They later relocated to Crawfordsville where it began to target the Memphis area on September 10, 2010. While located in Jonesboro, the station was CHR as "Kiss FM", owned by Clear Channel but operated by East Arkansas Broadcasters under a local marketing agreement (LMA). Kiss FM continued to urge listeners to tune in on September 12, 2010 as they will move to the 101.7 FM frequency (KRLW-FM). It will then sign on and continue to give the station coverage in the Jonesboro market.

The station's competition as CHR is primarily WHBQ and Hot AC WMC-FM, and slightly favors Rhythmic hits to target teens and young adults. They are also the fifth Clear Channel outlet to adopt the "Radio Now" moniker, following 105-7 Hit Music Now/Greensboro, Y102.3 Hit Music Now/Augusta, 97.3 Radio Now/Milwaukee (whose logo is the same as KWNW) and Radio Now 98.9/Louisville.

On March 7, 2014 KWNW rebranded as "101.9 Kiss FM".[1]

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Coordinates: 35°57′14″N 90°41′41″W / 35.9540°N 90.6948°W / 35.9540; -90.6948