Friday, April 27, 2018

SD Radio: KKLS, KMXC Working To Get Back On-Air

Argus-Leader photo
For Sioux Falls radio listeners wondering why they couldn't get KKLS Hot 104.7 FM on their radios, the answer lies in a field northwest of Humboldt, SD, reports the Argus-Leader.

There, nearly two weeks ago, the storm that walloped Sioux Falls also decapitated an 875-foot radio tower standing high above the field, dropping the top 275 feet of the tower to the ground in a twisted mass of cables and metal.

The tower had been broadcasting the radio signal for FM stations KMXC Mix 97.3 and Hot 104.7, both owned by Results Radio - Townsquare Media in Sioux Falls.

Engineers were able to resurrect Mix 97.3's signal at a lower power, but Hot 104.7 has been off the air for nearly two weeks awaiting the installation of a new antenna. It's a tough situation for Sioux Falls' No. 2 most popular radio station.

Hot 104.7 may come back on the air today or Saturday, said Don Jacobs,  market manager and vice president with Results Radio Townsquare Media, owner of the stations and five others based out of studios in Sioux Falls.

KKLS 104.7 FM (100 Kw) Red=Local Coverage
"At this point, all we're waiting for is nice enough weather to haul the coax cable up," he said.

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