KSKU

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KSKU logo Adastrasite2-u1086.png
Broadcast areaHutchinson, Kansas
BrandingHit Radio 94.7
SloganHutchinson's Hit Radio
Formatcontemporary hit radio
ERP50,000 Watts
HAAT148.0 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID431
Former frequencies102.1 (1969-02/15/86), 106.1 (1986-1998), 97.1 (1998-2007)
OwnerCliff Shank
(Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting, Inc.)
Sister stationsKXKU, KNZS, KWHK
Websiteadastraradio.com

KSKU (94.7 FM, "Hit Radio 94.7") is a radio station broadcasting a contemporary hit radio format.[1] Licensed to Sterling, Kansas, United States, the station serves the Hutchinson, Kansas area. The station is currently owned by Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting, Inc.[2] The KSKU call letters have been moved to 5 different frequencies across the FM band in central Kansas since 1985. KSKU has previously broadcast on these frequencies in this order 102.1, 106.1(sister station KXKU now broadcasts on 106.1), and 97.1. As well as music, the station broadcasts several high school football and basketball games from area schools. KSKU is a member of the Jayhawk Radio Network and regularly broadcasts the Kansas Jayhawks football and men's basketball games.

On September 2, 2011, around 2:20 AM, a fire destroyed the studios of Ad Astra Per Aspera Broadcasting, which included KSKU, as well as KWHK, KNZS, and KXKU. As a result, all four stations were off the air for nearly a month until temporary studios were set up in a nearby building. KSKU 94.7 and KNZS 100.3 returned to the air at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. The first song after the relaunch was "Meet Me Halfway" by the Black Eyed Peas. Rather than rebuilding after the fire, Ad Astra per Aspera Broadcasting permanently relocated to a preexisting building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KSKU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.

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