KYIS

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KYIS
KYIS logo.png
City of license Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Broadcast area Oklahoma City metropolitan area
Branding 98.9 KISS FM
Slogan Playing the Most Hits from the 90's to NOW
Frequency 98.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1939? (as W5XAU)
June 1969 (as KFJL)
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 470 meters
Class C
Facility ID 8798
Callsign meaning K(Y)IsS
Former callsigns W5XAU (1939-?)
WKY-FM (1947-1958)
KYFM (1958-1969)
KFJL (1969-1979)
KTLS (1979-1980)
KLNK (1980-1983)
KZBS (1983-1991)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations KATT, KQOB, WKY, KWPN, WWLS-FM, KKWD
Webcast Listen Live
Website kyis.com

KYIS (98.9 FM, "98.9 KISS FM") is a hot adult contemporary radio station serving the Oklahoma City area and is owned by Cumulus Media. KYIS-FM's studios are located in Northwest Oklahoma City and a transmitter site is in the Northside of the city.

History[edit]

The earliest known format of the station is urban contemporary when it went by the call letters KFJL in the 1970s. Another early callsign of the station was KYFM with its transmitter located on the Lakeshore tower near NW Expressway and May Ave. At one point the transmitter location was at Britton and Eastern co-located on the 890 AM tower. The calls were then changed to KTLS (The LifeStyle), a Christian format.

It changed calls in September 1980 to KLNK and ran an adult contemporary format known as "The Link." Bill Lacey of Zuma Broadcasting changed calls again in 1983 to KZBS and was known as "Z99" and "99FM" for a time. KZBS was known for many extravagant promotions including a home giveaway that was surrounded by a great deal of controversy. KZBS switched between Top 40, Rhythmic Top 40 and hot adult contemporary becoming KYIS (KISS-FM) on August 28, 1991.

Dial/Greyhound repossessed KZBS from Zuma in 1990 and then the station was debt-combined with KATT in August 1994. Since the early 1990s, the flagship of KYIS has been the Jack and Ron morning show. Led by Jack Elliott and Ron Williams, the duo have won numerous awards, including the Gazette Reader's Choice award a record seven times.

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Coordinates: 35°33′36″N 97°29′10″W / 35.560°N 97.486°W / 35.560; -97.486