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CityLake Charles, Louisiana
Broadcast areaSouthwest Louisiana
BrandingKicks 96
SloganSouthwest Louisiana's Country Leader
Frequency96.1 FM MHz
First air dateJanuary, 1976[1]
Power100,000 Watts
HAAT146 meters (479 ft)
Facility ID38601
Transmitter coordinates30°14′41.0″N 93°20′37.0″W / 30.244722°N 93.343611°W / 30.244722; -93.343611
Callsign meaningplay on the word "Kicks"
Former callsignsKSNS (1976-1981)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsKAOK, KBIU, KKGB, KQLK, KXZZ
WebcastKYKZ Webstream
WebsiteKYKZ Online

KYKZ is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, serving Southwestern Louisiana.[2] KYKZ is owned and operated by Cumulus Media.[3] Its studios are located on Broad Street in downtown Lake Charles and its transmitter is in Sulphur, Louisiana.


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-254. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "KYKZ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved June 15, 2015.

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