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Hot 97.5 logo
City of license Bismarck, North Dakota
Broadcast area Bismarck-Mandan
Branding Hot 97.5
Slogan Today's Hottest Music
Frequency 97.5 FM (MHz)
First air date 1993
Format Commercial; Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 255.2 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 31176
Callsign meaning CaT Country (original format)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Bismarck License, LLC)
Sister stations KACL, KBYZ, KLXX, KUSB
Webcast Listen Live!
Website hot975fm.com

KKCT, known as Hot 97.5, is a Top 40 (CHR) radio station licensed to Bismarck, North Dakota. The station airs the syndicated "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning" show. Hot 97.5 also has several weekend programs such as the "Billy Bush Countdown", "Dawson McAllister Live", and "Open House Party".

Townsquare Media also owns KLXX 1270 (Talk), KBYZ 96.5 (Classic rock), KACL 98.7 (Oldies), and KUSB 103.3 (Country) in the Bismarck-Mandan area. All the studios are at 4303 Memorial Highway in Mandan.

Construction permit[edit]

On December 15, 2009 KKCT was granted an U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to increase HAAT to 305.2 meters. The permit expired on December 15, 2012.


KKCT signed on in 1993 with a country music format as "Kat Kountry", which later became "K-Kountry". KKCT flipped to Contemporary Hit Radio (Top 40) as "Hot 97.5" in 2004, which led to competitor KYYY "Y93" switching to an adult contemporary format. Y93 changed back to Top 40/CHR in September 2012.

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Coordinates: 46°35′24″N 100°47′49″W / 46.590°N 100.797°W / 46.590; -100.797