City San Diego, California
Broadcast area San Diego metropolitan area
Branding KYXY 96.5
Slogan Today's Hits, Yesterday's Favorites
Frequency 96.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1960 (as KFMX)
Format FM/HD1: Adult Contemporary
HD2: Contemporary Christian "The Crossing"
HD3: Classic alternative "The Flash"
Language(s) English
ERP 26,500 watts
HAAT 210 meters (689 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 51671
Callsign meaning KYXY, call letters pronounced Kicksy
Former callsigns KFMX (1960s)
Owner Entercom
Sister stations KBZT, KWFN, KSON (FM), KXSN
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website (HD2)

KYXY (96.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station owned by Entercom. KYXY is licensed to San Diego, California with its studios in the city's Kearny Mesa neighborhood. Its transmitter site is in La Jolla, on the KGTV Tower which it shares with KGTV and several other San Diego FM stations.[1] KYXY airs a mainstream adult contemporary radio format.

KyXy 96.5 broadcasts in HD Radio. The programming on the HD2 multicast is The Crossing, which airs a contemporary Christian music format. The Flash is heard on KYXY's HD3 channel.


KYXY first signed on in 1960 as KFMX. It changed its callsign to KYXY (pronounced "Kick-see") in the late 1960s after being bought by Walter Nelskog, who also owned stations with callsigns KIXI and KYXI.[2] It was an independent FM station, carrying a middle of the road music format, which was described as "Good Music."[3] The station has kept the same KYXY call letters throughout its history. From the 1980s to the early 2000s, KYXY aired a soft adult contemporary format. But over the next decade, like many Soft AC stations concerned about attracting younger listeners, KYXY began moving toward a more uptempo format.

On February 2, 2017, CBS Radio announced it would merge with Entercom.[4] The merger was approved on November 9, 2017, and was consummated on the 17th.[5][6]

Special programming

  • KYXY is known as San Diego's home for Christmas music, playing all holiday songs from mid-November till Christmas night.
  • In June 2009, the weekend after Michael Jackson's death, the station paid tribute to the singer by playing continuous Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 hits.


  1. "Predicted Coverage Area for KYXY 96.5 FM, San Diego, CA". Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  2. "KFMX (FM) San Diego" (PDF). Broadcasting. 17 March 1969. p. 56. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  3. Broadcasting Yearbook 1977 page C-27
  4. CBS Radio to Merge with Entercom
  5. "Entercom Receives FCC Approval for Merger with CBS Radio". Entercom. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  6. Venta, Lance (November 17, 2017). "Entercom Completes CBS Radio Merger". Radio Insight. Retrieved November 17, 2017.

Coordinates: 32°50′20″N 117°15′00″W / 32.839°N 117.250°W / 32.839; -117.250

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