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Kelo (am)

KELO logo
City of license Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Branding NewsTalk 1320 KELO
Slogan Hear the news, then talk about it!
Frequency 1320 AM (kHz)
First air date October, 1937 (as KGSS at 1200)
Format Commercial; News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 41981
Callsign meaning pronounced kellow
Former callsigns KGSS (1937-?)
Former frequencies 1200 kHz (1937-1941)
1230 kHz (1941-1948)
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner Midwest Communications
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)

Newstalk 1320 KELO is an AM radio station in Sioux Falls, South Dakota airing a news/talk format. It is owned by Duey E. Wright, through licensee Midwest Communications, Inc. Licensed to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, the station serves the Sioux Falls area. The station features programming from Fox News Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Salem Communications.[1]

KELO signed on as KGSS on 1200 kHz in October, 1937. It moved to 1230 kHz in 1941 as a result of the NARBA agreement. It moved to its current frequency May 2, 1948, and concurrently increased its power from 250 W to 5 KW.[2]

KELO was a Top 40 station from approximately the 1960s through the 1980s, and then became an oldies/classic hits hybrid by the 1990s. The station flipped to its current talk format in July 2000.


  1. ^ "KELO Facility Record". United States  
  2. ^ "KELO to 5 kw". Broadcasting. May 10, 1948. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 

External links

  • FCC History Cards for KELO
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for KELO
  • Radio-Locator Information on KELO
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for KELO

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