KRKI

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Broadcast area Rapid City, South Dakota
Branding True Country 99.5/107.9
Repeater(s) KRKI-FM1 Rapid City, South Dakota
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 224 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 89114
Former callsigns KVAM (2000-2000)
Affiliations ABC News Radio
Owner Oregon Trail Broadcasting, LLC
(Bad Lands Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
Sister stations KFMH
Webcast http://www.truecountry995.com/player/
Website truecountry995.com

KRKI (99.5 FM, "True Country 99.5/107.9") is a radio station licensed to serve Keystone, South Dakota. The station serves Rapid City, South Dakota, with an on-channel broadcast booster licensed as KRKI-FM1. The station is owned by Oregon Trail Broadcasting, LLC, through licensee Bad Lands Broadcasting Company, Inc. KRKI airs a Country format.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on in 2000 as KVAM (changing its call letters to KRKI later that year) with a rhythmic format as Hip Hop Radio serving Newcastle, Wyoming. In 2007, the station upgraded to 100,000 watts and moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, with a format flip to the Real Country satellite network as US 99.5. On January 5, 2009, KRKI switched to a 24-hour simulcast of ESPN Radio becoming the first full-time sports talk station in the Rapid City market.[2]

On April 1, 2012, KRKI changed affiliations from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports Radio, while KTOQ switched to ESPN Radio the same day.[3]

On October 8, 2012, it branded itself "99-5 The Range" and adopted the Classic Country format. [4]

On November 29, 2012, KRKI's city of license was changed from Newcastle, Wyoming to Keystone, South Dakota.

As of February 17, 2017 KRKI updated it's music format and rebranded as "True Country 99.5" adopting a Country format featuring top-10 Country hits from 1988-2012.

On April 14, 2017 KRKI added KXZT 107.9 as a simulcast tower. This tower is located on top of Terry Peak at 44° 19' 40" N, 103° 50' 06" W and allows True Country 99.5/107.9 to broadcast the same signal north of Belle Fourche to down south of Chadron, NE as well as all of NorthEastern Wyoming making it the largest FM Signal in the Rapid City/ Black Hills area.

Booster[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
KRKI-FM1 99.5 Rapid City, South Dakota 550 D FCC
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
KXZT 107.9 Newell, South Dakota 2,000 C2 FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KRKI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Rapid City station makes switch to carry ESPN Talk Radio". Rapid City Journal. January 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Area Scene: KTALK now an ESPN affiliate". Rapid City Journal. April 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Michael and Silberberg swap FMs in SD-WY border area". Radio & Television Business Report. October 8, 2012. 

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