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Encyclopedia > WKSS
Broadcast area Hartford, CT
Branding Kiss 95.7
Slogan All Of Today's Hit Music
First air date 1977
Frequency 95.7 MHz
Format CHR/Pop
ERP 16,500 watts
HAAT 268 meters
Class B
Callsign meaning W KiSS
Former callsigns WMMW-FM (late 1960s-1977)
Owner Clear Channel
Sister stations WHCN, WPHH, WPOP, WWYZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.kiss957.com

WKSS (Kiss 95.7) is a Top 40 Mainstream station based in Hartford, Connecticut. The city of license is Hartford-Meriden, Connecticut, a unique two-station legal identifier. The Clear Channel Communications outlet broadcasts at 95.7 MHz with an effective radiated power of 50 kW. Their motto is "All of today's hit music." The station broadcasts from West Peak in Meriden, Connecticut, on a tower with sister station WPHH. Their studios are at 10 Columbus Boulevard, in Hartford, Connecticut. Image File history File linksMetadata KISS957. ... Hartford is the capital of the state of Connecticut, in Hartford County. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... HAAT is used extensively in radio, as it is actually much more important than power. ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WHCN (The River 105. ... WPHH is a Mainstream Urban station based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... WPOP is the ESPN Radio affiliate of Hartford, Connecticut. ... WWYZ is a Country Station in Waterbury, Connecticut, broadcasting at 92. ... A webcast is a live media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Top 40 Mainstream (often also called Mainstream Top 40) is an airplay format from Billboard Magazine. ... Nickname: Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , Country State NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Named 1637 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1896 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Eddie Perez Area  - City  18. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WPHH is a Mainstream Urban station based in Hartford, Connecticut. ...



The station started as WMMW-FM, Meriden, sister station to WMMW-AM in the late 1960s. In 1977, WMMW-FM adopted a Beautiful Music format known as "96 WKSS". The station was lowly rated and was not making a lot of money, when in October, 1984, programmer Bob Mitchell, who would later go on to become an influential radio consultant, flipped the station to Top 40 as "95.7 Kiss FM" with the motto "Connecticut's Hot Rockin' Hit Radio." In the Fall of 1989, "95.7 Kiss FM" became known as "Kiss 95.7" and began shifting toward a Dance-leaning CHR format under the slogan "Connecticut's 10 In A Row Power Station". Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM / EZ) is a mostly-instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

In its early days, WKSS airstaffers Jeremy Savage, Marc Wainwright, Curt Monday, Tom Casey, Sky Michaels, and the legendary Cadillac Jack were some of the most prominent announcers of the era, while programmers such as Jefferson Ward, Jay Doud, Steve McVie, Tracy Austin, Rick Vaughn, and many others have also called WKSS home at one point or another. WKSS is frequently a stepping stone to bigger markets for up and coming jocks.

After several years of a heated CHR war with rival station "96 TIC-FM", which included longtime WTIC morning-show host Gary Craig briefly moving to WKSS, "95.7 Kiss-FM" eventually won the ratings battle, forcing WTIC to flip formats to Adult Top 40. Throughout the 1990s, they had several leans towards other formats, including dance and rhythmic for a time. Friday Night Mix Shows with DJ Chris Walsh "Kiss Club" were a staple during this era. WTIC-FM is a radio station primarily serving the Hartford, Connecticut market, though its signal can be picked up throughout most of Connecticut and into Springfield, Massachusetts. ... Adult Top 40 is a another variation on the Top 40 format, in which this genre is more geared towards an adult audience who are not into Rock music teen Pop, Dance music, Hip-Hop, Modern Rock or slower Adult Contemporary fare. ...

The station was consistently top 5 in the Hartford Arbitron ratings until Infinity flipped jammin' oldies outlet WZMX Z-93.7 to a rhythmic top 40 format as "Hot 93.7". Kiss immediately fell out of the top 10 in the Hartford Arbitrons, where it stayed until 2005, when the station began to rebound under the strong guidance of Program Director Rick Vaughn & Assistant Program Director Jojo "Joey" Brooks, both of which now program Q102 Philadelphia. WZMX is a radio station in Connecticut called Hot 93. ...

Current On-air schedule


  • 5:30-10:00AM - Courtney and Kiss In The Morning (Courtney, Jordan and Walmart Jeff)
  • 10AM-3PM - Justin Sane
  • 3PM-7PM - Munchie
  • 7PM-12MID - Skillet

Weekends & fill-ins

  • Saturday 12MID-1A - Club KISS
  • Saturday 1A - 4a - Mix Show
  • Saturday 4A - 8a - Rotates DJ's
  • Saturday 8-10AM - KISS 95.7 TOP 30 WEEKLY COUNTDOWN
  • Saturday 10AM-3PM - Dangerboy
  • Saturday 3PM-7PM - Skillet
  • Saturday 7PM-12AM - Derrick
  • Sunday 12A-3A - Buzz with DJ Randy Boyer
  • Sunday 3-7:30A - Holmes and Big Mac
  • Sunday 7:30-8A - Viewpoints
  • Sunday 8A-12P - American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest
  • Sunday 12P-4P - BJ
  • Sunday 4P-8P - Jordan
  • Sunday 8P-10p - Jaime
  • Sunday 10P-Mid - Pride Radio with Ryan&Caroline

Station logos, past and present

External links

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