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City Opportunity, Washington
Broadcast area Spokane, Washington
Branding Alt 96.1
Slogan The New Alternative
Frequency 96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date April 1, 1961 (as KZUN-FM)
Format Alternative rock
ERP 60,000 watts
HAAT 744 meters
Class C
Facility ID 60422
Callsign meaning K FOO Fighters
Former callsigns KZUN-FM (1961–1982)
KKPL (1982–1985)
KKPL-FM (1985–1992)
KNFR (1992–2001)
KIXZ-FM (2001–2013)
KPXR-FM (2013–2014)
KIIX-FM (2014-2018)
Owner iHeartMedia
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations KCDA, KISC, KKZX, KZFS, KQNT
Webcast Listen Live
Website alt961.iheart.com

KFOO-FM (96.1 FM, "Alt 96.1") is an alternative rock radio station serving the Spokane area of Washington, United States. It broadcasts at 96.1 MHz with an ERP of 60,000 watts and is licensed to Opportunity, Washington. It is owned by iHeartMedia.

Notable former staff[edit]

  • Jeremy McComb (2003-2004). Currently a country singer, best known for his hit singles "Wagon Wheel", "This Town Needs A Bar", and "Cold One".


The station signed on the air in 1961 as KZUN-FM. In 1992, the station flipped to country music as KFNR, under such brands as K-Frog and Kicks, and later KIXZ-FM "Kix 96" in 2001.

On March 24, 2012, the station flipped to a Top 40/CHR format as Hits 96.1, with an entirely-syndicated lineup of shows. [1] On September 20, 2013, the station rebranded as Power 96.1, with no change in format. [2] The station changed its calls to KPXR-FM. On May 8, 2014, KPXR-FM returned to country and the "Kix" brand as Kix 96.1. At the same time, the call letters were changed to KIIX-FM.[3][4]

On March 2, 2018, KIIX-FM moved its programming and branding to sister KZFS, and began running promos redirecting listeners to the new frequency. The station re-launched as alternative rock Alt 96.1 on March 5. The station changed its call letters to KFOO-FM (which, like its previous usage in Tacoma, is in reference to the Seattle-based alternative band Foo Fighters).[5]


  1. ^ "Clear Channel Brings Hits To Spokane". RadioInsight. 2012-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Hits 96.1 Spokane Rebrands With Power". RadioInsight. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Power Spokane Returns To Country". RadioInsight. 2014-05-08. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 
  5. ^ "iHeartMedia Performs Double Flip In Spokane". RadioInsight. 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2018-03-02. 

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Coordinates: 47°34′12″N 117°04′59″W / 47.570°N 117.083°W / 47.570; -117.083