KINA

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KINA
CitySalina, Kansas
Broadcast areaSalina-Manhattan
SloganFox News Talk 910 KINA
Frequency910 kHz
Translator(s)107.5 K298CZ (Salina)
FormatNews/Talk
Power500 watts day
29 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID60660
Transmitter coordinates38°45′52.01109″N 97°32′31.12065″W / 38.7644475250°N 97.5419779583°W / 38.7644475250; -97.5419779583Coordinates: 38°45′52.01109″N 97°32′31.12065″W / 38.7644475250°N 97.5419779583°W / 38.7644475250; -97.5419779583
Former callsignsKLSI
AffiliationsFox News Radio
OwnerEagle Communications, Inc.
Sister stationsKSKG
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://www.910kina.com

KINA (910 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format.[1] Licensed to Salina, Kansas, United States, the station serves Salina and communities to the northwest. The station is currently owned by Eagle Communications.[2]

KINA originally went on the air in April 1964 as KLSI. Missouri disk jockey Sam Bradley fought with Kansas broadcaster Sherwood Parks over the original construction permit (CP) for almost 6 years beginning around 1958 until the two agreed to put the station on the air jointly in 1964 with Grover Cobb and Cobb's mother Ruth as stockholders. The call letters would change to KINA in September 1970. Parks would buy out his partners in February 1979 and then sold KINA late the same year to a group of Topeka businessmen, dba Smoky Hill Broadcasting. In 1995 Hays-based Eagle Communications, the current owner, acquired KINA.

The broadcast studios were located at 108 E. Walnut in downtown Salina and programmed Top-40 music to a teen audience and the servicemen at Schilling Air Base, which was still operational in 1964. By the late 1970s KINA was broadcasting country music.

KINA’s dial position at 910 kHz would prove troublesome, as it was exactly on the second harmonic of radios with a 455 kHz IF (intermediate frequency). This resulted in an annoying tone or whistle in the background of the station’s programming on home radios. This problem has since been overcome with modern digital radios.

Under the current news and talk format, KINA currently airs such syndicated talk shows as The Laura Ingraham Show, The Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, The Mark Levin Show, as well as two local talk shows and Fox Sports Radio overnights and weekends. KINA is also a radio affiliate of the Kansas City Chiefs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  2. ^ "KINA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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