KDGS

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KDGS
City of license Andover, Kansas
Broadcast area Wichita, Kansas
Branding Power 93.5
Slogan Always 10 In a Row!
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date August 10, 1993 (as KOAS at 93.9)
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 15,000 watts
HAAT 114 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 70266
Callsign meaning K DoGS (Former moniker used in 1994)
Former callsigns KOAS (07/23/93-10/15/93)
KDLE (10/15/93-12/08/95)
Former frequencies 93.9 MHz (1993-2014)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KEYN, KFBZ, KFH-FM/AM, KNSS
Webcast Listen Live
Website power935.com

KDGS, also known as "Power 93.5", is a rhythmic contemporary hits outlet serving the Wichita, Kansas market. The station is licensed to Andover, Kansas, is owned by Entercom and broadcasts at 93.5 MHz with an ERP of 15 kW. The station's studios are located at North Woodlawn and East 21st in Northeast Wichita, while the transmitter is located near 21st Street and Rock Road in East Wichita.

KDGS was the only rhythmic-formatted station in Kansas until January 2015, when KKGQ debuted a Rhythmic Hot AC presentation. Although KDGS slightly leans towards R&B/Hip-Hop product, (KPRS in Kansas City is based in Missouri, and airs an urban contemporary format), it also counters rival KZCH's rhythmic-leaning Top 40/CHR direction.

History[edit]

The station that is now KDGS was assigned a construction permit for 93.9 FM on July 23, 1993, and issued as KOAS. The station officially signed on the air as KDLE on August 10, 1993, and aired an Adult Contemporary format. By the end of the year, KDLE flipped the format to Urban Contemporary, filling the void that was left by the previous incarnations of KBUZ, which resided at 106.5 and 99.1 respectively. On December 8, 1995, they changed calls to KDGS and shifted to a Rhythmic Contemporary Hit direction with Rhythmic Pop/Dance product incorporated into its R&B/Hip-Hop fare, which they still continue with today. At some point in 1995, the station's moniker changed from "K-Dogs" to "Power 93.9." In 1999, the station was acquired by Entercom Communications. KDGS was one of the first stations for Christopher "Kidd Chris" Foley, who is now at WEBN in Cincinnati as a weekday morning rock jock.

On May 21, 2014, the station applied to the FCC to change their transmitter location from South Wichita (near to the I-135/I-235 interchange) to East Wichita, downgrade their power to 15,000 watts, and shift frequencies to 93.5 FM. This was due to an FCC order to avoid adjacent channel interference with Bott Radio Network's KCVW (94.3 FM), as they applied to relocate their transmitter from west of Cheney Reservoir in Reno County to the Wichita master antenna farm in western Sedgwick County near Colwich and upgrade their signal to 94,000 watts to effectively cover the entire Wichita market. On October 15, 2014, at Midnight, KDGS went dark on 93.9 FM; after 2 hours off air, the station officially completed its move to 93.5 FM.[1][2] KOTE in Eureka, broadcasting on 93.5 FM and owned by Niemeyer Communications, moved to 93.9 FM at the same time to reduce co-channel interference, effectively swapping frequencies between the two stations.

In early 2015, the station's studio will move to the Ruffin Building at 9111 East Douglas, formerly the Pizza Hut headquarters.[3]

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Coordinates: 37°37′01″N 97°20′13″W / 37.617°N 97.337°W / 37.617; -97.337