- Published on Sunday, 14 August 2011 21:54
KRSL AM was established in January of 1956 by the Gleason Brothers. Fred Thompson and two partners purchased the station in 1958, and in 1965 they added the FM station. A new tower was added in 1984 that doubled the height of the original tower to 400 feet.
In 1984 the stations were purchased by a group of investors, Russell Broadcasting LLTD, and then General Manager, Wayne Grabbe began airing satellite programming, a country music format on KRSL AM 990 and an adult contemporary music format on KCAY FM 95.9. KRSL/KCAY were only the second stations in
In 1990, a new group of investors, West Central Radio, purchased the stations. The stations eventually dropped the country music format and began broadcasting the adult contemporary music format on both stations.
In September of 2006, Kansas City Royals broadcaster,
In 2008, the KCAY call letters for the FM station were changed to KRSL-FM and both stations began airing a classic hits music format.
In 2010, the stations again were split, continuing to air the classic hits music format on “Classic Hits 95.9” and began airing a classic country format on “Russell’s Classic Country AM 990”.
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