WKFS

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WKFS
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City Milford, Ohio
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding Kiss 107
Slogan Cincinnati's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 107.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 94.5 W233BG (Cincinnati, relays HD2)
First air date August 1, 1969 (as WLYK at 107.7)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
HD2: News/Talk (WLW simulcast)
HD3: Contemporary Christian Music
ERP 2,800 watts
HAAT 264 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 70866
Callsign meaning W Kiss (branding) FM Radio Station
Former callsigns WLYK (1969-1985)
WRXY (1985-1987)
WJOJ (1987-1988)
WRBZ (1988-1991)
WAQZ (1991-1998)
Former frequencies 107.7 MHz (1969-1973)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website KISS 107

WKFS, better known by its brand name KISS 107, is an FM radio station in the Cincinnati, Ohio market. It broadcasts a CHR/Pop format. It is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..
The WKFS studios are located in Cincinnati, as is the station transmitter.

WKFS broadcasts in the HD Radio format.[1]

Station history[edit]

On September 29, 1998, it took over the 107.1 FM frequency from alternative station WAQZ.[2] It initially had a rhythmic leaning presentation until evolving into a mainstream CHR after several years.

Until the early 1990s, the frequency had a variety of low rated formats including top 40 "Y107", satellite-based top 40 "The Heat", satellite-based active rock "Power Pig", smooth jazz and adult contemporary.[3][4] The station operated at a lower effective radiated power from an eastside Cincinnati location during this time. It increased its status (and thus its signal range) from a class A to a class B1, moving to the Mt. Adams antenna farm, shortly before the transition to KISS FM.

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Coordinates: 39°06′58″N 84°30′07″W / 39.116°N 84.502°W / 39.116; -84.502