Call Letters: KTOP
City of License: Topeka, KS
Format: Sat. Sports (CBS Sports)
Owner: Cumulus Media
ERP: 1kw/1kw ND
1955-1966 - KTOP - Top 40 "K-Top"
I believe this was Topeka's first Top 40 outlet, hitting the air in 1955. Owner Frank Buxton declared bankruptcy in 1962, but the station remained on the air.
1966-1969 - KTOP - MOR
KTOP picked up the middle of the road format after 1440 KJAY became Top 40 KEWI.
1969-1978 - KTOP - Top 40 "K-Top"
KTOP returned to Top 40, though they broadcasted a lot of sports from NBC. KTOP was also a Mutual Radio affiliate starting in 1974.
1978-1980 - KTOP - Country
KTOP had an automated country format, but it didn't last too long.
1980-1984 - KTOP - 50s-60s Oldies "Solid Gold"
The station returned with live air talent in this brief venture into the oldies format.
19??-2000 - KTOP - Sat. Standards
KTOP's standards format started out local, but eventually gave way to a Westwood One satellite feed 24/7. Cumulus bought the station in the late 1990s.
2000-2001 - KTOP - Sat. Classic Country
KTOP returned to country in 2000; they also began simulcasting KSNT's 6:00 p.m. news. A drop in the ratings led to a return to the previous format.
2001-2007 - KTOP - Sat. Standards "K-Top"
KTOP returned to standards in 2001, this time using Jones Network's "Music Of Your Life" feed. They also had a Spanish-language music show for a while.
2007-2013 - KTOP - Sat. Sports (ESPN)
KTOP flipped to ESPN sports on October 1, 2007. The current lineup is entirely ESPN-driven.
2013-current - KTOP - Sat. Sports (CBS Sports)
After a month with FOX Sports programming, KTOP joined the CBS Sports network on January 2, 2013.