|Broadcast area||Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Branding||True Country 99.5/107.9|
|Repeater(s)||KRKI-FM1 Rapid City, South Dakota|
|Former callsigns||KVAM (2000-2000)|
|Affiliations||ABC News Radio|
|Owner||Oregon Trail Broadcasting, LLC
(Bad Lands Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
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.
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.
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 its 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.
|City of license||ERP
|KRKI-FM1||99.5||Rapid City, South Dakota||550||D||FCC|
|City of license||ERP
|KXZT||107.9||Newell, South Dakota||2,000||C2||KXZT FCC|
- "KRKI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "Rapid City station makes switch to carry ESPN Talk Radio". Rapid City Journal. January 8, 2009.
- "Area Scene: KTALK now an ESPN affiliate". Rapid City Journal. April 2, 2012.
- "Michael and Silberberg swap FMs in SD-WY border area". Radio & Television Business Report. October 8, 2012.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KRKI
- Radio-Locator information on KRKI
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KRKI
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