KYCH-FM

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KYCH-FM
City Portland, Oregon
Broadcast area northern Willamette Valley and Clark County, Washington
Branding 97.1 Charlie FM
Slogan We Play Everything
Portland's Fun Christmas Music Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 97.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 3, 1946 (as KPFM on 94.9)
July 31, 1947 (as KPFM on 97.1)
April 21, 2005 (as KYCH-FM)
Format Adult Hits
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
HD2: Dance "Funkytown"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 386 meters
Class C
Facility ID 35034
Transmitter coordinates 45°29′20.00″N 122°41′40.00″W / 45.4888889°N 122.6944444°W / 45.4888889; -122.6944444
Callsign meaning K Y CHarlie FM
Former callsigns KPFM (1946-1970)
KPAM-FM (1970-1980)
KCNR-FM (1980-1985)
KKLI (1985-1988)
KKSN-FM (1988-2005)
Former frequencies 94.9 MHz (1946-1947)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations KGON, KNRK, KWJJ, KRSK, KMTT, KFXX
Webcast Listen Live
Website charliefm.com

KYCH-FM (97.1 FM) is a commercial broadcast radio station located in the Portland, Oregon area. The studio is near downtown Portland; the transmitter is atop Portland's west hills. KYCH airs an adult hits format branded as "97.1 Charlie FM".

History[edit]

On September 3, 1946, KPFM signed on the air at 94.9 MHz and moved to 97.1 MHz on July 31, 1947, broadcasting a classical music format. On December 16, 1961, KPFM became the first station in Oregon to broadcast in stereo. On February 27, 1970, KPFM changed their call letters to KPAM-FM ("K-Pam") and aired a top 40 format. In September 1980, KPAM-FM changed their call letters to KCNR (The "Center" of the FM dial) and aired an adult contemporary format. On November 14, 1985, KCNR-FM changed their call letters to KKLI and rebranded as "K-Lite 97 FM". On February 5, 1988, KKLI changed their call letters to KKSN-FM and, the following day, changed their format to oldies as "97.1 KISN-FM" (simulcasting KKSN 910 AM).[1] On April 21, 2005, KKSN-FM changed their format to their current adult hits format (the oldies format moved to KKSN 910 AM) and changed their call letters to KYCH on April 29, 2005.[2]

KYCH plays a mix of music, mostly from the rock and pop genres, from the 60s to today, with a heavier emphasis placed on classic rock of the 70s-80s.

KYCH-HD2[edit]

KYCH-HD2 airs a dance music format branded as "Funkytown."[3]

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