KXSS (AM)

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KXSS
KXSS AM 1390 logo.png
City Waite Park, Minnesota
Broadcast area Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Branding 1390 The Fan
Frequency 1390 (kHz)
First air date 1981
Format Sports
Power 2,500 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class B
Former callsigns KKCM (1980-1985)
KRAR (1985-1988)
KZXQ (1988-1989)
KXSS (1989-1996)
KSXX (1996-1996)
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Licensee of St. Cloud, Inc.)
Sister stations KLZZ, KMXK, KZRV, WWJO, WJON
Webcast Listen live
Website http://1390thefan.com/
The studios for WWJO KLZZ KMXK KZRV KXSS WJON

KXSS (1390 AM kHz) is a radio station in Waite Park, Minnesota airing a sports format. The station is owned by Townsquare Media.

It is part of the "FAN Network" with other stations including KFXN-FM in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and KFAN in Rochester, Minnesota. The station's transmitter is located in Waite Park, serving the St. Cloud metro area. When it was originally brought online in the early 1980s, the studio for the station was near the transmitter site off Highway 23 on the outskirts of Waite Park. The studios were also used for a once local television station WCMN, 13.[1] The studios are now on the eastern side of St. Cloud, shared with several sister stations.

Along with network programming, the station carries local sports events as well, such as broadcasts during St. Cloud Rox baseball games.

History[edit]

The station has had several call letters in its past. FCC history cards indicate the station was originally to be known as KKCM.[2] From November 24, 1985 through February 22nd, 1988, the station was known as KRAR. It then changed to KZXQ. On June 12, 1989, the station changed to its current call letters, KXSS. The station changed again to KSXX on October 11th, 1996, and back to KXSS on December 17, 1996. [3]

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Coordinates: 45°32′31″N 94°15′41″W / 45.54194°N 94.26139°W / 45.54194; -94.26139