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KICL (96.3 FM) is an American radio station licensed to Pleasantville, Iowa, United States. The station serves the Des Moines area. A sale of KICP and sister station KICL to Iowa State University was completed in early November 2011. Both stations went silent upon completion of the sale, but returned to the air on November 21, 2011 airing Iowa Public Radio's Classical Network.

CityPleasantville, Iowa
Broadcast areaDes Moines, Iowa
Frequency96.3 MHz
FormatClassical music
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT77.7 meters (255 ft)
Facility ID164103
Transmitter coordinates41°21′3.98″N 93°13′58.75″W / 41.3511056°N 93.2329861°W / 41.3511056; -93.2329861Coordinates: 41°21′3.98″N 93°13′58.75″W / 41.3511056°N 93.2329861°W / 41.3511056; -93.2329861
Former callsignsKZWU (2007-2011)
KZHC (3/2011-11/2011)
AffiliationsIowa Public Radio
OwnerIowa State University
(Iowa State University of Science and Technology)
WebsiteIowa Public Radio

The station has obtained a construction permit from the FCC for a power increase to 6,000 watts.[1]

On August 5, 2011, Connoisseur announced the sale of both KZHZ (now KICP) and KZHC (now KICL) to Iowa Public Radio, which announced plans to convert the two stations into non-commercial outlets. The sale closed on October 31, 2011. The stations are planned to broadcast a 24-hour-a-day classical music format.[2]

On November 1, 2011 KZHC changed their call letters to KICL.


  1. ^ "KICL Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  2. ^ "Connoisseur Media sells its Des Moines-area FMs to Iowa Public Radio" Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine from Radio-Info (August 5, 2011)

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