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City of license Rapid City, South Dakota
Branding True Oldies 920AM KKLS
Frequency 920 kHz
Format Oldies
Power 5000 watts (day)
111 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 61320
Transmitter coordinates 44°03′43″N 103°10′32″W / 44.06194°N 103.17556°W / 44.06194; -103.17556
Owner New Rushmore Radio, Inc.
Sister stations KBHB, KKMK, KOUT, KFXS, KRCS

KKLS (920 AM, "True Oldies 920AM KKLS") is a radio station licensed to serve Rapid City, South Dakota. The station is owned by New Rushmore Radio, Inc. It airs an Oldies music format.[1] KKLS derives a portion of its programming from Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel from ABC Radio.[2] According to the "True Oldies Channel" web site, KKLS is only station to carry the True Oldies Channel in the state of South Dakota.

The station was assigned the KKLS call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[3]

KKLS also broadcasts on translator K248BT, on 97.5 FM.


In May 1999, Triad Broadcasting reached a deal to acquire this station from Brothers Jim and Tom Instad as part of a twelve-station deal valued at a reported $37.8 million.[4]

In July 2006, Schurz Communications Inc. reached an agreement to buy this station from Triad Broadcasting Co. as part of a six-station deal valued at a reported $19 million.[5]

Schurz Communications created the Black Hills broadcast division, now known as New Rushmore Radio, Inc.


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