KSOP FM’s first broadcast day was December 10, 1964. Founder Henry Hilton was told that FM was a flash in the pan and would never last, especially playing country music. The “countrypolitan” format was broadcast for a couple of weeks at which time Henry made the switch to full on country, simulcasting with AM 1370. Z104 is still going strong as a market leader playing Contemporary Country Music. KSOP-FM, Z104, added HD capabilities in November of 2017.
KSOP Founder Merlin H. (Henry) Hilton
KSOP-AM’s first broadcast was on February 1, 1955 at 1370 on the dial. It still broadcasts from that frequency today, playing Classic Country music. It can also be heard on the FM dial at 104.3 FM HD-2.