WKSP

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WKSP
WKSP 96.3Kissfm logo.png
CityAiken, South Carolina
Broadcast areaAugusta, Georgia
Branding96.3 Kiss-FM
SloganToday's R&B & Old School
Frequency96.3 MHz
Translator(s)W287CG (105.3 MHz, Augusta-Richmond County)
First air dateSeptember 17, 1966 (as WLOW-FM at 95.9)
FormatUrban Adult Contemporary
ERP17,500 watts
HAAT258 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID46966
Callsign meaningW KisS P (The station's handle)
Former callsignsWLOW-FM (1966-1980)
WPBM (1980-1986)
WRXR (1986-1999)
Former frequencies95.9 MHz (1966-1986)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsWBBQ-FM, WPRW-FM, WLUB, WYNF
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://963kissfm.iheart.com/

WKSP also known as "96.3 Kiss-FM", is an Urban Adult Contemporary radio station located in Augusta, Georgia. Licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the nearby community of Aiken, South Carolina, the station broadcasts on 96.3 FM with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 17.5 kW. Its studios are located at the Augusta Corporate Center near the I-20/I-520 interchange in Augusta, and the transmitter tower is south of Edgefield, South Carolina.

History[edit]

The station signed on at 95.9 FM as WLOW-FM on September 17, 1966. The station became WPBM in 1980.

In 1986, the frequency was changed from 95.9 to 96.3 as the station increased its power and moved into Augusta. The station became WRXR with an Album Oriented Rock format under the handle "96-RXR". The station kept the format for the next decade.

In the fall of 1996, WRXR flipped to Alternative rock as "96X". 96X never took off in the market in its 3 years on the air, and was flipped to Urban Adult Contemporary in 1999 with the WKSP call letters. The call letters WKSP were previously assigned to station 1090 AM in Kingstree, SC which went off the air in the 1980s.

The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..

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Coordinates: 33°41′06″N 81°55′37″W / 33.685°N 81.927°W / 33.685; -81.927