96.1 FM, Crookston
First Air Date: January 26, 1978
Operating Power: 57,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KINI
Format: Various: Catholic, Native with some AC and Country
Issued To: St. Francis Mission
Through the Years
January 26, 1978- KINI signs on with 57,000 watts at 500 feet. Studios/offices: St. Francis Mission, 100 South Main Street, St. Francis, South Dakota. Transmitter location: one mile south of St. Francis, SD on county Rd 13 (Bureau of Indian Affairs Highway 1) and 295th Street, 16 miles north-northeast of community of license, Crookston, Nebraska. Format description: wide mix of Catholic and Native programming with some Adult Contemporary and Country music.
Power increase to 90,000 watts.
St. Francis Mission sells to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (South Dakota) for one dollar. Deal includes Mission to get ten hours of airtime per week for the next 15 years. Format switches to Top 40 to complement the mix of Native, Country, and Rock on co-owned KOYA/88.1 FM in Rosebud, SD.