KIIM-FM

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KIIM-FM
KIIM-FM logo.png
City Tucson, Arizona
Broadcast area Tucson and vicinity
Branding KIIM 99.5
Slogan "Tucson's Country Favorites"
Frequency 99.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date March 1954 (as KTKT-FM)
Format Country
ERP 93,000 watts
HAAT 621 meters
Class C
Facility ID 56052
Former callsigns KTKT-FM (1954-58), KFMM (1958-79), KNDE (1979-83)
Affiliations Today's Best Country (Cumulus)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations KCUB, KHYT, KSZR, KTUC
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.kiimfm.com

KIIM-FM (99.5 FM) is a country music formatted radio station broadcasting in Tucson, Arizona, United States. KIIM-FM broadcasts from a tower site in the Tucson Mountains, west of Tucson, with 93,000 watts of power, and its studios are located on Oracle Road in north Tucson.

History[edit]

99.5 was the first FM station in Tucson, beginning as KTKT-FM. It came to air in March 1954 under the ownership of Thomas J. Wallace, co-owned with KTKT AM (then at 1450). In 1958, KTKT-FM was slated to move to Mount Bigelow, but that move did not materialize; it did, however, result in a callsign change to KFMM (FM on the Mountain) that held for 21 years.

KTKT-FM/KFMM was sold several times in its early years: to Copper State Broadcasting Corporation in 1957, Lee Little in 1960, Tucson Broadcasting Co. in 1962, and KTUC, Inc. in 1969.

In 1979, KFMM became KNDE, and the calls changed to KIIM in 1983 (with FM suffix added in 1989).

Personalities[edit]

Buzz Jackson was a 2006 Academy of Country Music nominee for Personality Of The Year. In 2007, KIIM-FM was nominated for Radio Station Of The Year by the Academy Of Country Music. In 2007, Buzz Jackson was nominated for medium market personality of the year by the Country Music Association. In 2010, Buzz Jackson won the medium market personality of the year award from the Academy Of Country Music.

Programming[edit]

Weekend programming includes New Music Nashville and American Country Countdown.

KIIM-FM was one of the first Tucson radio stations to broadcast in HD Radio. KIIM-FM can be heard in Casa Grande, Arizona and in Nogales, Sonora.

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Coordinates: 32°14′56″N 111°07′01″W / 32.249°N 111.117°W / 32.249; -111.117