KOSY-FM

KOSY-FM (95.7 FM) is a radio station serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc..

KOSY-FM
CityAnamosa, Iowa
Broadcast areaCedar Rapids, Iowa
BrandingHot 95.7
SloganCedar Rapids' #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency95.7 MHz
First air dateFebruary 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) (as KKSY)
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP18,000 watts
HAAT118 meters (387 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID162475
Transmitter coordinates42°5′56.00″N 91°21′28.40″W
Callsign meaningK AnamOSa (Name of town where transmitter is located) Y95.7 (former branding)
Former callsignsKKSY (2007–2012)
KWMG (2012-2013)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsKKRQ, KKSY-FM, KMJM, KXIC, WMT
WebcastListen Live
Websitehot957cr.iheart.com

History

The station officially signed on as KKSY on February 14, 2008 with a country music format.

Clear Channel began simulcasting KKSY's programming on WMT-FM (96.5 FM) on December 27, 2011.[1][2] The programming moved to 96.5 FM exclusively on January 2, 2012 (with the KKSY-FM call letters following a few weeks later), and 95.7 FM began simulcasting the news/talk programming of sister station WMT, eventually changing call letters to KWMG.[3] On March 1, 2013, KWMG changed their call letters to the current KOSY-FM.

On August 18, 2014, KOSY-FM dropped the WMT simulcast without warning, likely due to low ratings, and flipped to Top 40 (CHR) as "Y95.7".[4]

On October 2, 2017, KOSY-FM rebranded as "Hot 95.7".[5]

Former logos

References

  1. DeWitte, Dave (December 27, 2011). "Mix 96.5 Becomes History as Clear Channel Opts for Country Format". KCRG-TV9. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  2. "WMT Shares KKSY's Country Format". All Access. December 27, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. "Northpine.com". http://www.northpine.com/broadcast/index.html. January 2, 2012. External link in |work= (help)
  4. Clear Channel Launches Cedar Rapids CHR
  5. KOSY Cedar Rapids Relaunches as Hot 95.7 Radioinsight - October 2, 2017


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