KKLS Rapid City Goes News/Talk

920 104.7 KKLS Rapid City Smash HitsHomeslice Media Corp. has flipped Variety Hits “Smash Hits 104.7” 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City SD to News/Talk “KKLS News Corp“.

The station is launching with a morning news block anchored by Brad Anderson from 5-9am and and an afternoon news block from 4-6pm. The lineup also includes syndicated talkers Chris Plante 9am-12pm, Dave Ramsey 12-3pm, The Big Biz Show 3-4pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, Joe Pags 9pm-12am, and Red Eye Radio 12-5am.

Northpine.com reports that the move fills the opening created by Black Hills Broadcasting’s flip of 1150 KIMM/106.7 K294BT to Sports last fall as a competitor to Duhamel Broadcasting’s 1380 KOTA.

With the launch of the new format on KKLS, midday host D. Ray has moved to sister Country “Kat 98.7” KOUT to co-host the morning “Roadhouse” with Amy.

HomeSlice Media announced today that they will be moving one of Rapid City’s longtime radio stations into a new phase of existence. As of today, KKLS has switched to KKLS News Corp, with a focus on heightening the station’s level of community service and action.

KKLS will work to cover the important news and information happening day-to-day and hour-by-hour in the community; digging for the extra information you need to know, with a special focus on the many people working hard to make the Black Hills region the best it can be: educators, law enforcement members, medical practitioners and providers, craftspeople and master mechanics, to artists and performers—plus the countless groups and organizations that work year-round to provide events for the people of the Black Hills.

The new format will also provide national talk shows, featuring many noted leaders in their areas of expertise: long-term news professionals Chris Plante in the morning and Joe Pagliarulo at night, attorney Mark Levin, for opinions on constitutional law, Dave Ramsey, helping thousands of households find their way to debt freedom, as well as a number of interesting lifestyle and newsmagazine shows on the weekend.

KKLS News Talk Radio is here.

Morning anchor and News Director, Brad Anderson, has more than three decades of experience covering radio news at the state and local level. After long, happy career stops in Pierre, SD and Sioux City, IA, Brad and his family moved to Rapid City in 2001. He has raised his children, sent them through Central High School and off to college, and is now living the good life in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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