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City Hyden, Kentucky
Broadcast area Hazard, Kentucky
Slogan "All Hit Radio"
Frequency 97.9 FM (MHz)
Format CHR
Power 25,000 watts
HAAT 346 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 37110
Transmitter coordinates 37°11′36″N 83°11′04″W / 37.19333°N 83.18444°W / 37.19333; -83.18444
Former callsigns WZQQ[1]
Owner Leslie County Broadcasting, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live

WKIC (97.9 FM) is a radio station operated by Leslie County Broadcasting with studios on Main Street in Hazard, Kentucky. It airs a CHR music format. The legendary call sign of WKIC has been heard on the AM dial for over 60 years. WKIC-FM began broadcasting at 96.5 in the 1950s. Shortly afterwards WKIC-FM moved to 94.1. In 1964 WKIC began broadcasting on 101.1. The call sign was changed to WSGS in 1970.[2] WKIC returned to the FM dial in 2009 at 97.9. [3]

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since August 24, 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Audio announcement of call sign change". WKIC-FM. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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