KYCK-FM 97.1 Grand Forks ND 1983

In the summer of 1983, a new radio station became part of the Grand Forks market. KYCK-FM 97.1 was born, becoming the area’s second FM country outlet. Licensed to Crookston but with 100,000 watts from a tower northwest of town, they were very much a Grand Forks station. The “Kicker” became popular very quickly, much to the dismay of KRRK AM/FM, the other and weaker country station in town.

This clip is short, but it’s all I have. It was recorded from my grandparents’ house in Michigan, North Dakota. I used a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette stereo unit with built-in telescoping antenna. Source tape is a TDK D90.