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CitySpokane, Washington
Broadcast areaSpokane, Washington
BrandingKix 99.3
SloganToday's Hit Country
Frequency1280 kHz
Translator(s)99.3 K257FX (Spokane)
First air date1965 (as KUDY)
Power5,000 watts (day)
125 watts (night)
Facility ID53149
Transmitter coordinates47°36′27″N 117°21′40″W / 47.60750°N 117.36111°W / 47.60750; -117.36111
Callsign meaningK Z Fox Sports
(previous affiliation)
Former callsignsKUDY (1964-2002)
KAQQ (2002-2005)
KPTQ (2005-2013)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsKCDA, KFOO-FM, KISC, KKZX, KQNT
WebcastListen Live

KZFS (1280 AM, "Kix 99.3") is a country music radio station in Spokane, Washington. Owned by iHeartMedia, the station's branding originates from its FM translator station K257FX.


The station was originally known as KUDY and had a religious format until 2002 when it swapped signals with 590, with the latter's adult standards format occupying the 1280 signal. In 2005, it dropped the adult standards format for a progressive talk format. The station served as the Spokane, Washington affiliate of Air America Radio until Air America went off the air in January 2010. On March 26, 2012, the station flipped to classic country after sister KIXZ flipped to CHR.[1]

On April 11, 2013, the station flipped to sports talk as an affiliate of the Fox Sports Radio network, changing its call letters to the current KZFS.[2]

On April 10, 2015, KZFS changed their format to contemporary Christian, branded as Up 99.3 (relayed on translator K257FX 99.3 FM).[3]

In March 2018, KZFS flipped to country, inheriting the format and branding of KIIX-FM (which flipped to alternative rock on March 5).[4] The previous Christian format was moved to KISC HD2 and rebranded as "Up 98.1".


  1. ^ Clear Channel Brings Hits to Spokane
  2. ^ 1280 KPTQ To Shift To Fox Sports Radio. RadioInsight, 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. ^ iHeart Goes Up in Spokane
  4. ^ "iHeartMedia Performs Double Flip In Spokane". RadioInsight. 2018-03-02. Retrieved 2018-03-02.

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