KSAS-FM

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KSAS-FM
103.5 KISS FM.png
City Caldwell, Idaho
Broadcast area Boise, Idaho
Branding 103.5 Kiss FM
Slogan Boise's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 103.5 MHz
First air date September 28, 1982 (as KQZQ at 103.1)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 54,000 watts
HAAT 786 meters
Class C
Facility ID 63920
Former callsigns KQZQ (1982-1984)
KLCI (1984-1987)
KHEZ (1987-1995)
KARO (1995-2000)
Former frequencies 103.1 MHz (1982-1987)
103.3 MHz (1987-2013)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Boise License, LLC)
Sister stations KAWO, KCIX, KFXD, KIDO, KXLT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1035kissfmboise.com

KSAS-FM (103.5 FM, "Kiss-FM") is a commercial radio station located in Caldwell, Idaho, broadcasting to the Boise, Idaho area. KSAS-FM airs a Top 40 (CHR) music format.

The station made headlines in April 2008 when its afternoon disc jockey, Steve "KeKe Luv" Kicklighter, set an unofficial world record by going 175 consecutive hours without sleep, on the air.[citation needed] The stunt was timed to the start of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, in order to bring attention to that cause. In April 2009, Keke Luv ran 7 marathons in 7 days to raise awareness to child abuse.

History[edit]

Before becoming top 40 KSAS had the KARO call letters which now belong to a Christian rock station in Boise. They aired an Album Rock format as Arrow 103 competing between classic rock KKGL, then Active Rock J 105 and alternative leaning KQXR. Going back to the station's beginnings as KQZQ, they originally aired an automated adult Top 40 format (TM Production's "Stereo Rock" format) as Z-103.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would purchase Peak Broadcasting's stations, including KSAS-FM, as part of the deal in which Cumulus Media would acquire Dial Global. As part of the deal, Townsquare swapped Peak's Fresno, California stations to Cumulus for its stations in Dubuque, Iowa and Poughkeepsie, New York, since Peak, Townsquare, and Dial Global were all controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

On October 31, 2013 at 5PM, KSAS moved from 103.3 FM to 103.5 FM. The last song on 103.3 Kiss FM was "Let The Children Play" by local rapper Infectious, and the first on 103.5 Kiss FM was "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ KSAS Moves From 103.3 to 103.5

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Coordinates: 43°45′18″N 116°05′55″W / 43.75489°N 116.09873°W / 43.75489; -116.09873