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KFXJ (104.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock music format.[1] Licensed to serve Augusta, Kansas, United States, the station serves the Wichita, Kansas, area. The station is owned by SummitMedia and features programming from ABC Radio.[2] Its studios are located in Wichita and its transmitter is located in Kechi, Kansas.

KFXJ
KFXJ logo.png
CityAugusta, Kansas
Broadcast areaWichita, Kansas
Branding104.5 The Fox
SloganWichita's Classic Rock
Frequency104.5 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date1992 (as KLLS)
FormatClassic rock
ERP45,000 watts
HAAT157 meters
ClassC2
Facility ID37133
Transmitter coordinates37°48′15.00″N 97°15′56.00″W / 37.8041667°N 97.2655556°W / 37.8041667; -97.2655556Coordinates: 37°48′15.00″N 97°15′56.00″W / 37.8041667°N 97.2655556°W / 37.8041667; -97.2655556
Callsign meaningK FoX J
Former callsignsKQUI (05/03/91-09/23/91)
KLLS (09/23/91-05/05/00)
AffiliationsABC Radio
OwnerSummitMedia
(SM-KFXJ, LLC)
Sister stationsKFDI-FM, KICT-FM, KFTI, KYQQ
WebcastListen Live
Website1045thefox.com

HistoryEdit

After being issued a construction permit in May 1991 as KQUI, the station signed on the air April 1, 1992 as "Wichita's Class FM 104.5 KLLS," with a hybrid soft rock/crossover country format called "special blend." In early 1993, the branding changed to "KLLS 104.5" followed later that year by "Variety 104.5." In 1994, the station was branded "Star 104.5", and changed to an all-1970s format. In May 2000, it shifted to classic rock, branded as "104.5 The Fox." The current KFXJ calls would be adopted on May 5 of that year.

On July 30, 2014, it was announced that the E. W. Scripps Company would acquire Journal Communications in an all-stock transaction. The combined firm retained their broadcast properties and spun off their print assets as Journal Media Group.[3] KFXJ, their sister radio stations in the Wichita area and 2 TV stations were not included in the merge; in September, Journal filed to transfer these stations to Journal/Scripps Divestiture Trust (with Kiel Media Group as trustee).[4][5] Scripps exited radio in 2018; the Wichita stations went to SummitMedia in a four-market, $47 million deal completed on November 1, 2018.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KFXJ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ Glauber, Bill (30 July 2014). "Journal, Scripps deal announced". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Description of the Proposed Transaction". Federal Communications Commission. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Scripps Completes Two More Pieces Of Radio Division Sale". Inside Radio. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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