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KKLS Rapid City Goes News/Talk

Homeslice 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 ...[Read More]

Rapid City Gets Smashed

Homeslice Media Group has launched “Smash Hits 104.7/920” KKLS/K284BA Rapid City, SD. 920 KKLS had been simulcasting on 97.5 K248BT as Soft AC/Oldies “97.5 The Hills“. With New Rushmore Radio spinning off 920 and 104.7 along with Farm “810 The Ranch” KBHB Sturgis to Homeslice earlier this year, 97.5 stayed with New Rushmore and is now simulcasting CHR “Hot 93.1” KRCS Sturgis/Rapid City. To prevent confusion note there is no connection between any of these stations and Townsquare Media CHR “Hot 104.7” KKLS-FM Sioux Falls. Smash Hits is an 80s centric Classic Hits format devised by longtime Baltimore/Washington programmer Jason Kidd.

2014 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]