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KYCK logo
City Crookston, Minnesota
Broadcast area Grand Forks, North Dakota
Branding 97 KYCK
Slogan The Valley's Hit Country
Frequency 97.1 FM (MHz)
First air date 1979
Format Commercial; Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 113.4 meters
Class C1
Callsign meaning pronounced as kick
Former callsigns KDWZ (1979-1981)
Owner Leighton Broadcasting
Sister stations KGFK, KNOX, KYCK, KZGF, KZLT-FM
Webcast Listen Live!

KYCK (97.1 FM, "97 KYCK") is a radio station broadcasting a country format. Licensed to Crookston, Minnesota, it serves the Grand Forks, North Dakota metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 1979 under the call sign KDWZ. The station is currently owned by Leighton Broadcasting. The station's main competitor is iHeartMedia's KSNR "100.3 Cat Country".


KYCK signed on in 1979 as KDWZ with a Top 40 (CHR) format. In 1981, as KKXL-FM signed on with a Top 40 format, KDWZ became KYCK (pronounced as "kick") with a country music format.

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Coordinates: 47°49′19″N 96°49′16″W / 47.822°N 96.821°W / 47.822; -96.821