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City Walden, Tennessee
Broadcast area Chattanooga, Tennessee
Branding 103.7 KISS FM
Slogan Chattanooga's #1 For New Music
Frequency 103.7 MHz
First air date June 23, 1964 (1964-06-23)[1] (in McMinnville)
August 29, 2008 (2008-08-29) (in Walden)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 89 metres (292 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 14735
Transmitter coordinates 35°07′34″N 85°17′24″W / 35.126°N 85.290°W / 35.126; -85.290Coordinates: 35°07′34″N 85°17′24″W / 35.126°N 85.290°W / 35.126; -85.290
Callsign meaning WKXJ "Kicks FM" (former branding)
Former callsigns WHNR (1964–1974)
WBMC-FM (1974–1986)
WTRZ-FM (1986–2007)
WKZP (2007–2008)
WURV (2008–2009)
Owner Entercom
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WLND, WRXR-FM, WUSY
Webcast Listen Live
Website kisschattanooga.com

WKXJ (103.7 FM, "103.7 KISS FM") is a radio station licensed to Walden, Tennessee, United States, and serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. The station operates a Top 40 (CHR) music format and is branded as "103.7 KISS FM."

Station history

The 103.7 frequency is a newly assigned signal to the area, where it relocated from McMinnville, Tennessee and had been at 103.9 MHz, where its previous format was Country, now relocated to sister station WTRZ. The move to Chattanooga had been in the works since 2003. In a statement from the online website The Chattanoogan on June 18, 2008, Clear Channel VP/Market Manager Mark Bass said, "This is going to be a carefully researched radio station that reaches a huge number of listeners in the Chattanooga area with a unique format that is not in this market anywhere, and something new and unique to the country, We're taking it first step forward."[2]

Old KISS FM logo.

On June 23, 2008, after playing a ticking clock for a few minutes, the station unveiled a "Disco" format, calling itself "Boogie 103.7". However, a few weeks later, the disco music was replaced with clips of the Rick and Bubba Show played around the clock. On August 29, 2008, the station unveiled an Adult Contemporary format and branded itself as "The River," featuring "Delilah" at night. However, after a year in the format, Clear Channel decided to bring the KISS-FM brand back to Chattanooga. The last time it was used in Chattanooga was when it previously used at sister station WLND.

On November 1, 2017, iHeartMedia announced that WKXJ, along with all of their sister stations in Chattanooga and Richmond, would be sold to Entercom due to that company's merger with CBS Radio.[3] The sale was completed on December 19, 2017.[4]


  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-508. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ From The Chattanoogan (June 18, 2008)
  3. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/120711/entercom-trades-boston-seattle-spin-offs-iheartmedia-richmond-chattanooga-2/
  4. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 21, 2017.

External links

  • 103.7 KISS-FM's website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WKXJ
  • Radio-Locator information on WKXJ
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WKXJ
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