|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)
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
HD2: Dance "Funkytown"
|Callsign meaning||K Y CHarlie FM|
|Former callsigns||KPFM (1946-1970)
|Former frequencies||94.9 MHz (1946-1947)|
(Entercom License, LLC)
|Sister stations||KGON, KNRK, KWJJ, KRSK, KMTT, KFXX|
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".
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). 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.
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.
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