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KYXY KyXy 96.5 logo.jpg
City San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego metropolitan area
Branding KyXy 96.5
Slogan San Diego's Fresh Favorites
Frequency 96.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
96.5-2: Contemporary Christian "The Crossing"
96.5-3: CHR "Radio Disney"
First air date 1960
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
Language(s) English
ERP 26,500 watts
HAAT 210 meters (689 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 51671
Callsign meaning KYXY, call letters pronounced Kicksy
Former callsigns KFMX (1960s)
Owner CBS Radio
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations KEGY
Webcast Listen Live

KYXY (96.5 MHz "KyXy 96.5") is a commercial FM radio station owned by CBS Radio. KYXY is licensed to San Diego, California with its studios in the city's Linda Vista neighborhood. Its transmitter site is in La Jolla, on the KGTV Tower which it shares with Channel 10 KGTV and several other San Diego FM stations.[1] KYXY airs an Mainstream Adult Contemporary radio format. Weekday mornings feature a four-person music, information and comedy show known as "Jeff and the Showgram."

KyXy 96.5 broadcasts in HD Radio. The programming on the HD2 multicast is "The Crossing", which airs a Contemporary Christian Music format. Radio Disney is heard on KYXY's HD3 channel.


KYXY first signed on in 1960 as KFMX. It changed its callsign to KYXY (pronounced "Kicksy") in the late 1960s after being bought by Walter Nelskog, who also owned stations with callsigns KIXI and KYXI.[2] It was an independent FM station, carrying a middle of the road music format, which was described as "Good Music."[3] The station has kept the same KYXY call letters throughout its history, which are pronounced like "Kicksy." From the 1980s to the early 2000s, KYXY aired a soft adult contemporary format. But over the next decade, like many Soft AC stations concerned about attracting younger listeners, KYXY began moving toward a more uptempo format.

Special programming[edit]

  • KYXY is known as San Diego's home for Christmas music, playing all holiday songs from mid-November till Christmas night.
  • In June 2009, the weekend after Michael Jackson's death, the station paid tribute to the singer by playing continuous Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 hits.


  1. ^ "Predicted Coverage Area for KYXY 96.5 FM, San Diego, CA". Retrieved August 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "KFMX (FM) San Diego" (PDF). Broadcasting. 17 March 1969. p. 56. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-27

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