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
Website krock1051.com

KYSX is a commercial radio station licensed to Billings, Montana, USA, broadcasting on 105.1 FM. It was owned by BMG Billings, LLC, but is now owned by Radio Billings, LLC.[1] The station has obtained a construction permit from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (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 was launched on May 15, 1998 as adult album alternative Classic Hits 105-1 KBEX. It later changed to the rock format, first as 105-1 The Blitz, then as 105.1 The End in 2003 under the new call letters KNDZ. It switched to KQBL "105-1 Bill FM" on August 26, 2005, and later became Billing's Sport Station "ESPN 105.1". On March 4, 2011 KQBL changed its call letters to KYSX. On March 21, 2011, the station changed its format 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 its 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 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Live Morning Show includes market veterans Jeff Howell and Matt Brubaker. On June 25, 2014 Twang 105 began simulcasting on 107.5 FM thus ending the four-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 debuted at FM 105.1. Both stations are operated by Anthony Media. In February 2015 it was announced that the Michael and Kaitlyn Show would make the move to K Rock.

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