KSIT

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KSIT
City Rock Springs, Wyoming
Broadcast area Rock Springs, Wyoming
Branding 99.7 Jack FM
Slogan Playing What We Want
Frequency 99.7 MHz
First air date 1978 (at 104.5)
Format Adult hits
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 493.4 meters (1,619 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 63966
Transmitter coordinates 41°25′59.79″N 109°7′2.95″W / 41.4332750°N 109.1174861°W / 41.4332750; -109.1174861
Former callsigns KMKX (1997-1999)
Former frequencies 104.5 MHz (1978-2005)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Big Thicket Broadcasting Company of Wyoming, Inc.
Sister stations KRKK, KQSW, and KMRZ-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 99ksit.com

KSIT (99.7 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Rock Springs, Wyoming. KSIT's sister stations are KQSW 96.5, KRKK AM 1360, and KMRZ-FM.

History[edit]

KSIT signed on as the only classic rock station in Sweetwater County in 1978 at 104.5 FM. The studios were located on Sunset Drive. In 1997, the station changed call letters to KMKX, playing a mix of formats from country to rock. It was owned by Sunset Broadcasting. The station returned to classic rock and the KSIT call letters in 1999. Prior to 1999, the station's competition included now sisters KQSW and KRKK. Big Thicket Broadcasting acquired KSIT shortly after.

Frequency change[edit]

In 2005, KSIT moved its frequency from 104.5 to its current 99.7 MHz to clear the path for the Utah radio station KYLZ to move to 104.7 MHz and change its city of license to Lyman, Wyoming. The frequency change was funded by the owners of KYLZ. 3 Point Media, the owners of KYLZ sought bankruptcy protection in July 2007,[1] prior to the new KYLZ facilities being licensed for operation.[2]

Format Change to Jack FM[edit]

On May 31, 2016 KSIT changed their format from classic rock (as "Rock 99.7") to adult hits, branded as "99.7 Jack FM".

Signal[edit]

KSIT covers almost all of Sweetwater County and also has fringe coverage in parts of northern Utah, northern Colorado and southeastern Idaho. The station's broadcast tower is located on top of Aspen Mountain, south of Rock Springs. KSIT's tower is 8,648 feet (2,636 m) above sea level on top of Aspen Mountain.

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