|City||Rock Springs, Wyoming|
|Broadcast area||Southwestern Wyoming|
|First air date||1942 (as KVRS at 1400)|
|Power||5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
|Former frequencies||1400 kHz (1942-1974)|
|Owner||Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of Wyoming, Inc.|
|Sister stations||KMRZ, KQSW, KSIT|
KRKK is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting from Rock Springs, Wyoming on 1360 kHz. KRKK broadcasts from two towers near its studios on Yellowstone Road in Rock Springs, Wyoming and is owned by Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of Wyoming. It was originally an oldies station, however the station shifted to talk in 2009. Local news and other information could be heard throughout the day. On December 15, 2014, KRKK switched to a sports format with programming from ESPN Radio.
Prior to 1974, KRKK was known as KVRS and was operating on 1400 kHz. That station signed on in 1942. The station became KRKK at 5:30 AM on September 1, 1974. During its beginnings, the station carried top 40 programming, but switched to oldies some time in the 1980s. Until early May 2009, the station aired an oldies format from Cumulus Media. The switch to talk occurred the first week of the month and the station became a conservative talk station. On December 14, 2014, the station flipped formats to ESPN Radio, becoming 1360 ESPN.
At 5,000 watts during the day, KRKK drops to 1,000 watts at night with a directional signal to protect other stations on 1360 kHz. Reception of the station begins to fade near the Sweetwater County line to the east and west, however under the right conditions KRKK can be heard much farther distances. KRKK has three sister stations KSIT 99.7, KQSW 96.5 and KMRZ 106.7 FM.
KRKK has suffered several audo chain problems as early as 1999. Between 2000 and 2002 only the right channel of audio was present on the signal causing most songs aired to sound very different.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KRKK
- Radio-Locator Information on KRKK
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KRKK
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