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City of license San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego, California
Branding Kicksy 96.5
Slogan "Fresh Favorites KyXy 96.5"
Frequency 96.5 (MHz) (also on HD Radio) 96.5-2: Contemporary Christian "The Crossing"
First air date unknown
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 26,500 watts
HAAT 210 meters
Class B
Facility ID 51671
Callsign meaning KYXY, call letters pronounced Kicksy
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations KEGY
Webcast Listen Live
Website [1]

KYXY ("Kicksy 96.5") is a San Diego, California FM radio station with a hot adult contemporary music format. Owned by CBS Radio, its studios are in the city's Linda Vista neighborhood and with its transmitter site in La Jolla. Since the 1970s, KYXY had aired a soft adult contemporary format. But in the early 2010s, like many AC stations concerned about attracting younger listeners, KYXY began moving toward a more uptempo format, airing few songs recorded before 2000.

KyXy 96.5 broadcasts in HD Radio. The programming on the HD2 multicast is "The Crossing", which airs the Contemporary Christian Music format.

On-air staff[edit]

  • Raph Rodarte (Midnight - 5:00AM)
  • Jeff and Jer Showgram (5:00AM - 10:00AM)
  • Sam Bass (10:00AM - 3:00PM)
  • Susan DeVincent and Kevin Dean (3:00 - 7:00PM)
  • Sherry Knight (7:00PM-Midnight)

Special programming[edit]

  • KYXY is known for San Diego's home for Christmas music from shortly before Thanksgiving to Christmas night.
  • In June 2009, the weekend after Michael Jackson's death, the station paid tribute to the legendary singer by playing continuous Michael Jackson/Jackson 5 hits, and again in June 2010.

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Coordinates: 32°50′20″N 117°15′00″W / 32.839°N 117.250°W / 32.839; -117.250