KAKS

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KAKS
KAKS ESPN99.5 logo.png
City Goshen, Arkansas
Broadcast area Fayetteville (North West Arkansas)
Branding ESPN Radio 99.5
Slogan Northwest Arkansas'Home For Sports
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date 1989 (as KFAY-FM)
Format Sports
ERP 3,100 watts
HAAT 140 meters
Class A
Facility ID 69858
Transmitter coordinates 36°12′19.70″N 94°06′06.30″W / 36.2054722°N 94.1017500°W / 36.2054722; -94.1017500
Callsign meaning K ArKanSas
Former callsigns KRRA (1983-1988)
KFAY-FM (1988-1993)
KREB (1993-1997)
KREB-FM (1997-2005)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Hog Radio, Inc.
Sister stations KUOA, KTHS
Webcast Listen Live
Website espn995.com

KAKS (99.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to Goshen, Arkansas, United States, it serves the Fayetteville (North West Arkansas) area. The station is currently owned by Hog Radio, Inc.and has quickly become the leading Sports authority in NW Arkansas radio.

Station line up includes: Mike & Mike Morning show 5a-6a, "The Morning Rush" with Tommy Craft, Tyler Wilson and Derek Ruscin 6a-9a, ESPN's Dan Libitard 11a-12n, The Forum with John Nabors 12n-2p, and Sports Talk with Bo Mattingly 2p-7p. KAKS is also an IMG affiliate for Arkansas Razorbacks Football and Mens Basketball. Chuck Barrett the voice of the Razorbacks does daily updates on all things Razorbacks as well. Weekends in addition to ESPN programing, local show Outdoors with Big Ed airs Sat 9a and encore airing Sundays at 4pm.

KAKS rebroadcasts on FM translator K287AN licensed to Fayetteville, Arkansas, and simulcasts on sister station KUOA in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

On August 14, 2010, KAKS on-air personality Renee Gork was fired after a confrontation with Coach Bobby Petrino. Petrino refused to answer questions posed by Gork while she donned a University of Florida Gators hat. Gork claimed that she grabbed the hat from her trunk during a rainstorm, and tried to cover the hat with tape to disguise the logo. According to Gork, she was told by her bosses that they "had her back" and would defend her reasoning to the administration at the University of Arkansas and Coach Petrino. KAKS relieved Gork of her duties on August 16, 2010.[1]

In 2015 KAKS switched affiliations from Yahoo! Sports Radio to ESPN Radio and re-branded as "ESPN Radio 99.5".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SAS with Renee Gork". Stephen A. Smith Show. 17 August 2010. 

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