KLKS (FM)

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KLKS
City of license Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Broadcast area Brainerd Lakes Area
Branding Talk 100
Frequency 100.1 MHz
First air date 2002 (as WZFJ)
Format Talk radio
ERP 5,200 watts
HAAT 107 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 76432
Callsign meaning K-LaKeS (previous branding)
Former callsigns WZFJ (2002-2012)
Owner Red River Broadcasting
(Red Rock Radio Corp.)
Website www.klksradio.com

KLKS (100.1 FM) is a radio station owned by Red Rock Radio Corp. and located in Breezy Point, Minnesota. It serves the Brainerd Lakes Area of central Minnesota.

Ownership

KLKS was built in 1983 by Allen Gray, who has a broadcasting career of 60 years. He was inducted into the Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2001.[1] The station had a full service programming format.

In June 2012, it was announced that KLKS was being sold by Lakes Broadcasting Group, Inc. to Minnesota Christian Broadcasters. That transaction was consummated on September 11, 2012, at a purchase price of $350,000.[2] According to FCC filings, however, the station continued to operate commercially.

On September 12, 2012 KLKS swapped frequencies with WZFJ. 104.3 adopted the contemporary Christian format that had been aired on 100.1, branded as The Pulse, while 100.1 KLKS became silent.[3]

On March 21, 2013, KLKS was purchased by Red Rock Radio Corp.; the transaction, at a purchase price of $250,000, was consummated on August 1, 2013.[4] This made KLKS the sixth station in the area for Red Rock Radio.

On August 9, 2013, KLKS returned to the air with a classic hits format, branded as The Wave. This format and branding was later dropped in the fall of 2014 when the station adopted a talk radio format under the branding Talk 100.

References

  1. http://www.museumofbroadcasting.com/Gray.htm/
  2. Saxe, Frank; Heine, Paul (14 September 2012). "Inside Radio" (PDF). Inside Radio. p. 3. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  3. Pierce, Jessi (13 August 2012). "KLKS Sale Moves Along". Brainerd Dispatch. 
  4. Saxe, Frank; Heine, Paul (22 March 2013). "Inside Radio" (PDF). Inside Radio. p. 3. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 

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