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WKTY Sports580-96.7 logo.png
City La Crosse, Wisconsin
Broadcast area La Crosse, Wisconsin
Branding 580 WKTY
Slogan Western Wisconsin's Sports Leader
Frequency 580 kHz
Translator(s) 96.7 Mhz (La Crosse)
First air date May 27, 1948
Format Sports
Power 5,000 watts day
740 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 36207
Transmitter coordinates 43°44′25.00″N 91°12′21.00″W / 43.7402778°N 91.2058333°W / 43.7402778; -91.2058333
Affiliations ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks, Fox Sports Radio, CBS Sports Radio
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
(Family Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WIZM-FM, WRQT, KQYB, KCLH, WIZM (AM)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 580wkty.com

WKTY (580 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format. Licensed to La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States, the station serves the La Crosse area. The station is owned by Family Radio, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Fox Sports Radio, and CBS Sports Radio.[1]

Play-by-Play Sports[edit]

The station serves as the La Crosse affiliate for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball, and Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. WKTY also carries local college and high school athletics.


WKTY broadcast a mixture of local, regional, and national sports programming. Its national shows include The Dan Patrick Show, The Jim Rome Show, and select programming from Fox Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio. The station also carries regional sports talk show, The Bill Michaels Show, and local programming with Mike Kearns and The Sports Exchange.


WKTY began broadcasting May 27, 1948, on 580 kHz with 1 KW power (full-time). It was owned by the La Crosse Broadcasting Company and was a Mutual affiliate.[2]


  1. ^ "WKTY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WKTY La Crosse on Air; Rosene General Manager" (PDF). Broadcasting. June 7, 1948. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 

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