KXLS

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KXLS
KXLS logo.jpg
City Lahoma, Oklahoma
Branding Hit Radio 95.7
Slogan Today's Best Hits
Frequency 95.7 MHz
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 14,000 watts
HAAT 137.0 meters (449.5 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 17240
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′13.00″N 98°0′39.00″W / 36.5369444°N 98.0108333°W / 36.5369444; -98.0108333Coordinates: 36°32′13.00″N 98°0′39.00″W / 36.5369444°N 98.0108333°W / 36.5369444; -98.0108333
Former callsigns KNID (2000-2000)
KMKZ (1993-2000)
KACL (1993-1993)
Owner Chisholm Trail Broadcasting Co.
Sister stations KNID, KCRC
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.957kxls.com

KXLS (95.7 FM, Hit Radio 95.7) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary music format.[1] Licensed to Lahoma, Oklahoma, United States. The station is currently owned by Chisholm Trail Broadcasting Co. and features programing from Citadel Broadcasting.[2]

The station first broadcast under the callsign KACL May 14, 1993. It then changed to KMKZ on August 1, 1993. Briefly the station became KNID from July 12, 2000 to July 24, 2000 when it received its current callsign, KXLS. KXLS was also formerly the call sign for KOMA.

The KXLS call letters first appeared in northwest Oklahoma at 99.7 FM in early 1981. Using a frequency assigned to Alva, the station had a primary studio on Broadway near downtown Enid while using an auxiliary studio in Alva on weekend mornings. The initial owner was Zumma Broadcasting, with main owner William Lacy serving as General Manager. Lacy purchased an Oklahoma City FM station in the early 80's, changed its call letters to KZBS and played music very similar to KXLS. Both were modeled after the success of KVIL-FM in Dallas. For a short period, long-time KVIL afternoon host Mike Selden was part of the KXLS lineup.

KXLS called itself "Class FM," and gained national attention in the summer of 1982 for its "Zumma Beach" promotion. A hot tub was set up outside the station door, with sand surrounding it to give the impression of an oceanside beach hundreds of miles from the coast. The station also won Oklahoma Associated Press awards for its newscasts in 1983.

Lacy sold KXLS for several million dollars to Larry Steckline in the mid-1980s. This allowed Steckline to expand his Mid-America Agri-Net. During that same time, the station went off the air for several weeks when its tower in Helena, Oklahoma collapsed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  2. ^ "KXLS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 

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