KIKV-FM

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KIKV-FM
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City Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Broadcast area Alexandria, Minnesota
Branding KIK FM 100.7
Slogan "Country Music Power Station"
Frequency 100.7 FM (MHz)
First air date October 1970 (1970-10) (as KCMT-FM)
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 241 meters
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 45°41′10″N 95°08′02″W / 45.686°N 95.134°W / 45.686; -95.134Coordinates: 45°41′10″N 95°08′02″W / 45.686°N 95.134°W / 45.686; -95.134
Former callsigns KCMT-FM (1970–1985)
Owner Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.
(HBI Radio Alexandria, LLC)
Sister stations KSAX, KULO
Website kikvradio.com

KIKV-FM (100.7 FM, "Kik FM") is a radio station airing a country format. Its sister station is KULO 94.3 FM. Both studios are located at 604 3rd Ave. West in Alexandria, Minnesota.

The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to nearby Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

On-air staff include Pete Holt and Paul Sorum mornings, and Jill Kelly afternoons.

History[edit]

The station went on the air in October 1970 as KCMT-FM, owned by the Central Minnesota Television Company along with KCMT television (channel 7; later KCCO-TV, a satellite of WCCO-TV; now defunct).[1] The two stations were separated in 1985, when KCMT-FM was purchased by Lusk Broadcasting[2] and became KIKV-FM.[3] BDI Broadcasting bought the station in 1989;[4] the station eventually came under the Omni Broadcasting banner. Formerly licensed to Alexandria, the city of license was changed to Sauk Centre in 2003 to allow sister station KULO (94.3 FM) to move from Sauk Centre to Alexandria.[5]

Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. announced on November 13, 2014 that it would purchase the Omni Broadcasting stations, including KIKV-FM.[6] Hubbard already owned television station KSAX (channel 42, a satellite of KSTP-TV) in Alexandria.[7] The sale was completed on February 27, 2015, at a purchase price of $8 million for the 16 stations and one translator.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook (PDF). 1971. p. B-109. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. August 28, 1989. p. 62. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ "News Archive July 2003". Northpine.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Hubbard Picks up 16 Stations From Omni". Radio Ink. November 13, 2014. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hubbard Acquires 16 Minnesota Stations". RadioInsight. November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hubbard Closes on 16 MN Stations from Omni". Radio Online. February 27, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 

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