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KEEY-FM
K102 logo
City of license St. Paul, Minnesota
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding K102
Slogan Today's Country and Your All Time Favorites
Frequency 102.1 FM (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
102.1 HD-2: K102 New
Modern country
First air date 1940s
Format Commercial; Country
Power 100,000 watts
HAAT 315 meters
Class C
Facility ID 59967
Callsign meaning Key (used with previous format)
Former callsigns KSTP-FM (1940s-1968)
Owner Clear Channel
Sister stations KDWB, KFAN, KFXN, KQQL, KTCZ, KTLK
Webcast Listen Live!
Website www.k102.com

K102 (KEEY-FM 102.1 FM) is a country music station serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul market of Minnesota. It is the most popular country station in the area, and often comes in just below area powerhouses KQRS-FM and WCCO in overall ratings. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications. Its transmitter is located in Shoreview, Minnesota.

On April 25, 2006, Clear Channel announced that KEEY's HD2 subchannel will carry a format focusing on new hits from today's and up-and-coming Country music stars.

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KSTP-FM/"Key"

The original call letters for 102.1 were KSTP-FM, and the station was partnered with Hubbard Broadcasting's AM station of the same name. Hubbard would eventually sell the station and relocate KSTP-FM to its present day location at 94.5.

Much of 102.1's early history is intertwined with former sister station WMIN 1400 AM. KEEY ("Key") took off in 1968 by programming Drake-Chenault's automated "Hit Parade '68", an adult version of the format found on KHJ in Los Angeles. Drake's promotional materials indicate it was targeted to the 18-49 age group, for "those people who may not like Top 40 as a steady diet, and those who are not particularly fond of some of the outdated middle of the road (MOR) stations".

K102

In 1971, KEEY-FM switched to beautiful music, along with their AM sister station of the same name. The FM station was later co-owned with another AM station, WDGY. They switched to their current country music format in 1982, and quickly became a dominant force in the market.

K102 was named Major Market Station of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2005 while being programmed by Gregg Swedberg.

In 2007, the station was nominated for the top 25 markets Country music Radio & Records magazine station of the year award . Other nominees included WUSN Chicago, KYGO-FM Denver, WYCD Detroit, WXTU Philadelphia, and KSON-FM San Diego.[1]

Airstaff

The current lineup (as of April 28, 2009) Starting out the day on the morning drive from 5am-9am is The K102 Wakup Crew with Donna Valentine and Mike "Muss" Mussman. Next from 9am-3pm its Amy James. Holding down the afternoon drive from 3pm-7pm its JD Greene. Wrapping up the day on nights from 7pm-12am its Adam West.

Weekend's/Fill-ins include Justin Cash, Steve Hunter, Levi and Bree Wheeler.

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