KISC

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KISC
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City Spokane, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane, Washington
Branding KISS 98.1
Slogan Spokane's Best Variety (Jan-Nov)
Spokane's Christmas Music (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 98.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date May 1, 1966 (as KHQ-FM)
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP 94,000 watts
HAAT 619 meters
Class C
Facility ID 60419
Callsign meaning KISs Branding
Former callsigns KHQ-FM (1966-1985)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations KCDA, KKZX, KIIX-FM, KZFS, KQNT
Webcast Listen Live
Website kiss981.iheart.com

KISC (98.1 FM, "KISS 98.1") is an Adult Contemporary formatted radio station serving the Spokane, Washington, United States, area. The station's frequency is 98.1 MHz; programming is also available through the iHeart website. They are owned by iHeartMedia.

Featured weekday personalities include mornings with Murphy, Sam, and Jodi, Sara Jean in mid-days, Brad Miller in afternoons, and Delilah weeknights.

In the 1980s KISC was a CHR/Top 40 station under the name of "Kiss FM 98". The station has competed with another CHR/Top 40 powerhouse KZZU. However, as hard rock and rap began to dominate Top 40 Radio, KISC shifted to Adult top 40 and eventually A very "hot" leaning AC format. In the 1990s KISC would take pot shots at KXLY for playing too much "soft sleepy music". When KXLY flipped to Adult Alternative and then to Country, KISC became Spokane's only Adult Contemporary station. KISC has been Spokane's home of Casey Kasem. The station aired his weekley Adult Contemporary countdowns Sunday Mornings and now airs his 1980s countdowns in about the same slot as they aired his Adult Contemporary Countdowns from 1992 to 2009. KISC has aired a locally produced request and dedication show in the 1990s then switched to the John Tesh show. Most recently KISC has brought back Delilah's love songs show to Spokane that aired on competitor KXLY in the 1990s

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Coordinates: 47°34′52″N 117°17′49″W / 47.581°N 117.297°W / 47.581; -117.297