|Broadcast area||Yreka area|
|Branding||Jefferson Public Radio|
(also on HD Radio)
|Format||News Talk Information|
National Public Radio|
Public Radio International
|Owner||Southern Oregon University|
The station was founded in 1947 and signed on the air as a country music station, which had been Yreka's radio staple for many years. Its format slowly evolved to one of "middle of the road", with polkas being heard regularly in the mid 1960s through early 1970s. From the mid-1960s until the mid-1970s, KSYC would play top 40 music during evening hours. The studio was located at the transmitter site, several blocks from downtown Yreka.
In 1974 it was sold to Gary Hawk from the Los Angeles, California, area, d.b.a. Dalmatian Enterprises, Inc., and sometime later Gary added the FM station.
KSYC was one of the stations sold to Siskiyou Radio Partners, Inc. in 1995, owned by Tom Huth and Bob Darling. The call letters remained the same, but the format was moved to the FM band at 103.9 MHz, now known as "The Country Station". The station was then sold to Four Rivers Broadcasting, who also purchased KMJC, KMJC-FM, KSYC-FM and then KWHO in 2001. Two years later, Jefferson Public Radio acquired both KMJC and KSYC from Four Rivers.
Effective June 10, 2016, the licenses for KSYC and six other stations in California and Oregon were transferred by JPR Foundation to Southern Oregon University.
- FCC History Cards for KSYC
- Jefferson Broadcasting AM Stations
- Query the FCC's AM station database for KSYC
- Radio-Locator Information on KSYC
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KSYC
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