Broadcast areaWichita, Kansas
Frequency104.5 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingClassic Rock 104.5
FormatClassic rock
AffiliationsABC Audio
First air date
1992 (as KLLS)
Former call signs
KQUI (05/03/91-09/23/91)
KLLS (09/23/91-05/05/00)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID37133
ERP45,000 watts
HAAT157 meters
Transmitter coordinates
37°48′15.00″N 97°15′56.00″W / 37.8041667°N 97.2655556°W / 37.8041667; -97.2655556
WebcastListen live

KFXJ (104.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic rock music format.[1] Licensed to serve Augusta, Kansas, United States, the station serves the Wichita, Kansas, area. The station is owned by SummitMedia and features programming from ABC Radio.[2] Its studios are located in Wichita and its transmitter is located in Kechi, Kansas.


After being issued a construction permit in May 1991 as KQUI, the station signed on the air April 1, 1992 as "Wichita's Class FM 104.5" KLLS, with a hybrid soft rock/crossover country format called "Natural Sound."[3] In early 1993, the branding changed to "KLLS 104.5" followed later that year by "Variety 104.5." On December 22, 1994, the station was branded "Star 104.5", and changed to an all-1970s hits format.[4] By 1999, it shifted to classic rock, branded as "104.5 The Fox." The current KFXJ calls would be adopted on May 5, 2000.

On July 30, 2014, it was announced that the E. W. Scripps Company would acquire Journal Communications in an all-stock transaction. The combined firm retained their broadcast properties and spun off their print assets as Journal Media Group.[5] KFXJ, their sister radio stations in the Wichita area and 2 TV stations were not included in the merge; in September, Journal filed to transfer these stations to Journal/Scripps Divestiture Trust (with Kiel Media Group as trustee).[6][7] Scripps exited radio in 2018; the Wichita stations went to SummitMedia in a four-market, $47 million deal completed on November 1, 2018.[8]

On December 20, 2022, KFXJ rebranded as "Classic Rock 104.5".[9]


  1. ^ "KFXJ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ Bob Curtright, "Steckline operating a Wichita station and making plans to open two others", The Wichita Eagle, March 27, 1992.
  4. ^ Bob Curtright, "KLLS switching to 'sounds of the '70s' format", The Wichita Eagle, December 21, 1994.
  5. ^ Glauber, Bill (30 July 2014). "Journal, Scripps deal announced". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Application for Consent to Assignment of Broadcast Station Construction Permit or License". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "Description of the Proposed Transaction". Federal Communications Commission. September 2, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Scripps Completes Two More Pieces Of Radio Division Sale". Inside Radio. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "SummitMedia Restructures Five Classic Rockers With Consolidated Branding, Playlists & On-Air Lineups - RadioInsight". 2022-12-20. Retrieved 2022-12-20.

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