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City Ely, Nevada
Slogan "Country from the Heart"
Frequency 92.7 MHz
First air date December 8, 1992
Format Country
ERP 32,000 watts
HAAT 293 meters (962 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 63558
Transmitter coordinates 39°14′46″N 114°55′39″W / 39.24611°N 114.92750°W / 39.24611; -114.92750
Former callsigns KBXS[1]
Owner Coates Broadcasting, Inc.

KDSS (92.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Ely, Nevada. The station is owned by Coates Broadcasting, Inc. It airs a Country music format.[2]

The station was assigned the KDSS call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 8, 1992.[1]


In addition to its usual music format, programming on KDSS includes Takin’ it Outside, a short program about "living and playing in the Southwestern Outdoors" hosted by Doug Nielsen.[3]


On November 30, 2007, Patrick Dennis Coates died at the age of 67.[4] A resident of Ely since 1996, Coates and his wife, Samantha J. Coates, jointly owned 100 percent of privately held Coates Broadcasting, Inc.[5] Samantha Coates died on September 1, 2009 at the age of 72.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Takin' it Outside - About the Show". My Outdoor TV. 
  4. ^ "Obituaries: Patrick Dennis Coates". The Ely Times. 2007-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations". Federal Communications Commission. 2007-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Obituaries: Samantha Jean Coates". The Ely Times. 2009-09-09. 

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