|City of license||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Branding||Kat Country 98.7"|
|Slogan||"The Black Hills Favorite Country"|
|Translator(s)||102.3 K272CS (Spearfish)
50 watts (FM translator)
|HAAT||141 meters (463 feet)|
(Rushmore Media Company, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KFXS, KKMK, KRCS, KOTA-TV|
KOUT (98.7 FM, "Kat Country 98.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Rapid City, South Dakota. The station is owned by Schurz Communications through its Rushmore Media Company subsidiary. It airs a country music format.
Notable on-air personalities include "Sam Adams in the Morning", Dean Taylor on mid-days, Mark Houston, the last original Kat Country personality, on afternoons, and syndicated host Lia on evenings.
In May 1999, Triad Broadcasting reached a deal to acquire this station from Brothers Jim and Tom Instad as part of a twelve-station deal valued at a reported $37.8 million.
In July 2006, Schurz Communications Inc. reached an agreement to buy this station from Triad Broadcasting Co. as part of a six-station deal valued at a reported $19 million.
Schurz Communications created the Black Hills broadcast division, New Rushmore Radio, now known as Rushmore Media Company, Inc.
- KOUT official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KOUT
- Radio-Locator information on KOUT
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KOUT
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