KYSX

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KYSX
City of license Billings, Montana
Broadcast area Billings Metropolitan Area
Branding K-Rock 105
Slogan Montana's Home Of Rock
Frequency 105.1 MHz
First air date 1998 (as KBEX)
Format Rock
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (330 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 76918
Transmitter coordinates 45°45′54″N 108°27′20″W / 45.76500°N 108.45556°W / 45.76500; -108.45556Coordinates: 45°45′54″N 108°27′20″W / 45.76500°N 108.45556°W / 45.76500; -108.45556
Former callsigns KBEX (1998-2003)
KNDZ (2003-2005)
KQBL (2005-2011)
Owner Radio Billings, LLC
Sister stations KRPM-FM & KBXI-FM
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KYSX is a commercial radio station in Billings, Montana, USA, broadcasting on 105.1 FM and was under ownership of BMG Billings, LLC.[1] Licensed to Billings, Montana, the station serves the Billings area. The station is currently owned by Radio Billings, LLC. The station has obtained a construction permit from the FCC for a frequency change to 104.5 MHz and a power increase to 100,000 watts.[2]

Prior to December 2, 2008, it was an adult hits station known as "Bill FM". It originally signed on 5/15 1998 as AAA Classic Hits 105-1 KBEX, later changed to the rock format, first as 105-1 The Blitz, than re-branded in 2003 as 105.1 The End under the new call letters KNDZ before switching to KQBL "105-1 Bill FM" on August 26, 2005 and later re branded as Billing's Sport Station "ESPN 105.1". On March 4, 2011 KQBL changed their call letters to KYSX and on March 21, 2011, the station flipped formats from ESPN Radio to classic rock, branded as "105 The X". The station was labeled as 105 the X, and features no local DJs, just Classic Rock music all day long. The station's name was modeled after KRKX-FM's old nickname "The X" when KRKX-FM was Billings's Classic rock station prior to its current country format.

On December 17, 2012 KYSX changed their format to classic country, branded as "Twang 105.1" operated by Anthony Media (who also operates MOJO 92-5).,[3] with a focus of country music from the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's. Live Morning Show includes market veterans Jeff Howell and Matt Brubaker. Live afternoon show features market veterans Tommy and Bell. On June 25, 2014 Twang 105 began simulcasting on 107.5 FM thus ending the 4-year run as AC "Magic 107.5". On July 3, 2014 Twang 105 completed the move to 107.5 with 100,000 watts, and the New K-Rock 105 debut on FM 105.1. Both stations are operated by Anthony Media.

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