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City Shingletown, California
Broadcast area Redding, California
Branding XS Sports 96.1
Frequency 96.1 MHz
First air date 2001
Format Sports
ERP 1,900 watts
HAAT 358 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 83787
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Results Radio
Sister stations KESR, KEWB, KHRD, KNCQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website xs961.com

KKXS (96.1 FM, "XS Sports 96.1") is a commercial radio station in Redding, California, broadcasting to the Shasta & Tehama County, area. KKXS airs a sports format and is an affiliate of ESPN Radio. It is now the region's flagship station for San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers and San Jose Sharks.


KKXS was once the home for Red 96.1 (KBHX) now on (103.1 and 93.3) from 2001 until 2003, then it was the home of Kicks 96, a country station which was a more classic country alternative to Q-97 until 2005. The station was an affiliate of Broadcast Architecture's Smooth Jazz Network until March 1, 2010, when KKXS switched to ESPN Radio.[1][2] They also air live video streams of Shasta College Knights football.




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Coordinates: 40°29′17″N 121°54′04″W / 40.488°N 121.901°W / 40.488; -121.901