K260AM

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Coordinates: 41°35′04″N 93°38′07″W / 41.584486°N 93.635332°W / 41.584486; -93.635332

K260AM
Hits 99.9 logo.png
City Des Moines, Iowa
Broadcast area Des Moines, Iowa
Branding HITS 99.9
Slogan "Your Hit Music Now!"
Frequency 99.9 (MHz)
simulcast of KIOA 93.3-HD2
First air date 2011
Format Rhythmic CHR
ERP 250 watts
HAAT 299.4 m (982 ft)
Class D
Facility ID 152401
Owner Saga Communications
Website hits999fm.com

K260AM ("Hits 99.9") is a rhythmic contemporary radio station serving the Des Moines, Iowa area of the United States. It broadcasts at 99.9 on the FM dial and on HD Radio subchannel KIOA 93.3-HD2. The station's studios are located in Des Moines along with Saga Communications' other Des Moines stations (KSTZ, KIOA, KAZR, KMYR, KRNT and KPSZ). The station is also a reporter in Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems' overall Top 40 panel due to being a contributor on the BDS Rhythmic Top 40 panel.[1]

Station history[edit]

The station signed on as a translator for KSTZ in September 2011, but after it was announced that KZHZ "Hits 105.9" and its rhythmic format was sold to Iowa Public Radio a month earlier in August, Saga Communications quietly acquired the format and intellectual property from Connoisseur Media (KZHZ's parent company) and announced on October 25, 2011, that it would relaunch the format on both KIOA 93.3-HD2 and on translator 99.9, on the closing of KZHZ's sale to IPR.[2] Hits 99.9 officially signed on on Thursday, October 27, 2011, after stunting with kissing sound effects, poking fun at its competitor KKDM "Kiss 107.5" which remains the second top station in the market and is the clear channel station which still is a member of Arbitron.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BDS monitored radio panel update
  2. ^ "Hits Moving In Des Moines" from Radioinsight (October 25, 2011)

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See also[edit]

List of FM broadcast translators used as primary stations