des moines/central iowa guide – including ames & fort dodge

AM Stations

540 KWMT Fort Dodge Alpha Media Country

True Country 540

Fox News 5kW/172W
640 WOI Ames Iowa Public Radio News/Talk   NPR 5kW/1kW
940 KPSZ Des Moines Saga Communications Christian Praise 940 Salem The Word in Praise format 8p-5a, Royals, Bears 10kW/5kW
1040 WHO Des Moines iHeartMedia News/Talk NewsRadio1040

Fox News


1150 KWKY Des Moines Putbrese Commmunications Catholic Iowa Catholic Radio
(simulcast with KIHS/88.5 Adel)
EWTN Radio 2.5kW/1kW
1190 KDAO Marshalltown MTN Broadcasting Oldies/Classic Hits FOX
WestwoodOne Total Classic Hits/Pop format
1230 KFJB Marshalltown Marshalltown Broadcasting N/T/S ABCi/RI/BN
G Deal 5a, B Kilmeade 9a-Noon, C Howard 1p&5p, S Hannity 2-5p, Yahoo! Sports 6p-5a
1260 KDLF Boone Latin World Broadcasting Spanish La Reina 5 kW/33 W
1280 KCOB Newton Alpha Media Oldies/Classic Hits, Talk BN 730W/19W
1310 KDLS Perry M&M Broadcasting News/Oldies/Classic Hits simulcast with K259AT/99.7 Boone ABCe 500W/300W
1350 KRNT Des Moines Saga Communications Sports ESPN Radio Chicago Cubs, Packers 5kW
1400 KVFD Fort Dodge Alpha Media N/T/S & Oldies   Fox News 1kW
1430 KASI Ames iHeartMedia News/Talk/Sports CNN   1kW/32W U1 (D) 500W-PSRA
1460 KXNO Des Moines iHeartMedia Sports   Fox Sports Radio, Chiefs 5kW
1490 KXLQ Indianola Birach Broadcasting  


1590 KWBG Boone NRG Media N/T/S News/Talk/Sports ABC/RI/BN 1 kW/500 W
1700 KBGG Des Moines Cumulus Media News/Talk/Sports Big 1700 CBS Sports Radio 10kW/1kW

FM Stations

88.1 KDPS Des Moines Des Moines Independent Comm Sch Dist Variety/Alternative (6p-Mid), Kids (weekends) Edge 88
mostly off the air during the summer months
88.1 KICB Fort Dodge Iowa Central Community College Alternative     200W/40m
88.5 KIHS Adel St. Gabriel Communications Christian   EWTN Radio
(simulcast with KWKY/1150 Des Moines)
560 W/63 m
88.5 KURE Ames Residence Associations Broadcasting Service Alternative 630W/22m
88.7 KWDM West Des Moines   Modern Rock The Point
88.9 KICJ Mitchellville Iowa Public Radio Classical   Iowa Public Radio 1kW/72m
89.1 KHOI Story City



Community radio



89.3 KJMC Des Moines Minority Communications Smooth Jazz/Light Urban Adult Contemporary/Urban Oldies 7.1kW/61m
90.1 WOI Ames

Iowa Public Radio

News/Talk, Folk/Variety (7p-5a) NPR
IPR: ME 5-9a, On Point 9a, Fresh Air 11a, TOTN 1-3p, BBC 3p, ATC 4-6:30p, Marketplace 6:30p, World Cafe 10p-Mid, Undercurrents 12-5a
HD2: IPR Classical
NPR 100kW/454m
90.5 K213DV Pleasant Hill EMI Contemporary Christian K-Love    
91.1 KNSK Fort Dodge Iowa Public Radio News/Talk (5a-7p), Adult Alternative (7p-5a)   NPR 100kW/326m
91.3 KDFR Des Moines Family Stations Christian Family Radio 32kW/136m
92.1 KZLB Fort Dodge Alpha Media Classic Hits The Eagle   3kW/88m
92.5 KJJY West Des Moines

Cumulus Media

Country Nash Icon 41kW/165m
93.3 KIOA Des Moines Saga Communications Classic Hits
HD2: Rhythmic Hits "Hits 99.9"
(Construction Permit 100kW/325m)
93.7 K229CC Des Moines Saga Communications Country 93.7 The Outlaw
94.1 KDRA-LP Des Moines Drake University College/Variety The Dog   80W/33m
94.5 KKEZ Fort Dodge Alpha Media A/C Mix 94.5   100kW
94.5 K233BT Des Moines St. Gabriel Communications Catholic Iowa Catholic Radio
(translator of KIHS Adel)
EWTN Radio 250W
94.9 KGGO Des Moines

Cumulus Media

Classic Rock Loveline 12-2a 100kW/323m
95.3 K237GC Des Moines EMI Contemporary Christian K-Love   250W
95.9 KCOB Newton Alpha Media Country (simulcast with KCOB) RI
96.3 KICL Pleasantville

Iowa Public Radio

Classical   Iowa Public Radio 6kW/78m
96.5 K243CA Millman iHeartMedia Country 96.5 Country
100.3 KDRB
96.9 KIAQ Clarion Alpha Media Country K97   100kW/176m
97.3 KHKI Des Moines

Cumulus Media

Country NASH FM 97.3 105kW/143m
97.7 K249EJ Des Moines University of Northern Iowa Classical   Iowa Public Radio 250W
98.3 KWQW Boone

Cumulus Media

Classic Hip-Hop The Vibe   41kW/165m
98.7 KMGO Centerville KMGO, Inc. Country 99 Country 100kW/138m
99.1 KSKB Brooklyn Florida Public Radio Christian simulcast with KLOX/90.9 Creston   43.5 kW/160 m
99.1 KFMG-LP Des Moines The Des Moines Community Radio Foundation Eclectic Adult Alternative     95W
(Application to move to 98.9)
99.3 KTIA-FM Huxley Truth Broadcasting Christian Talk   SRN
Truth Radio Network, D Ramsey 1-3p
5.3 kW/95 m, TL near Sheldahl)
99.5 KDAO Eldora Eldora Broadcasting A/C Live 99.5 FOX 3kW/100m
99.7 K259AT Boone M & M Broadcasting News/Oldies/Classic Hits simulcast with KDLS/1310 Perry ABCe 250W
99.7 KXFT Manson Alpha Media A/C Sunny 99.7   25kW/87m
99.9 KCWN New Sharon

Crown Broadcasting

Contemporary Christian  


100.3 KDRB Des Moines iHeartMedia CHR/Adult Gold
HD2: Country "96.5 Country"
100.3 The Bus   100kW/547m
101.1 KXIA Marshalltown Marshalltown Broadcasting Country KIX 101 Lia 100kW/199m
101.7 KPUL Winterset Positive Impact Media Christian Hits Pulse 101.7 6kW/100m
102.5 KSTZ Des Moines Saga Communications Hot AC Star 102.5 100kW/384m
103.3 KAZR Pella Saga Communications Rock
Traditional Oldies
Lazer 103.
HD2: Pure Oldies 104.5
(Construction Permit 342m)
104.1 KMYR Ames Saga Communications AC More 104 100kW/308m
(Application 100kW/451m)
104.5 K283CC Des Moines Saga Communications Traditional Oldies Pure Oldies 104.5   10W
105.1 KCYZ Ames iHeartMedia Hot AC Now 105-1 25kW/100m
105.5 KDLS Perry Regional Mexican 10kW/157m
105.9 KTLB Twin Lakes Alpha Media 60s and `70s Rock Hippie Radio   25kW/86m
105.9 KICP Patterson

Iowa Public Radio

Classical   Iowa Public Radio 15kW/129m
106.3 KDXA Ankeny iHeartMedia Alternative Capital 106.3 25kW/100m
107.1 KNWI Osceola University of Northwestern-St. Paul

A/C Christian

Life 107.1

University of Northwestern-St. Paul Radio Network 30kW/193m
107.5 KKDM Des Moines iHeartMedia CHR R&B/Hip-Hop HD2

Kiss 107 FM


TV/DTV Stations

CH Actual Analog/
CALLS CITY NETWORK Moniker Ownership
5.1 5 D WOI-TV Ames ABC my ABC 5 Nexstar Broadcasting
5.2 5 D WOI-TV2 Ames Laff   Nexstar Broadcasting
8.1 8 D KCCI Des Moines CBS   Hearst-Argyle
8.2 8 D KCCI-TV2 Des Moines MeTV   Hearst-Argyle
8.3 8 D KCCI-TV3 Des Moines MyNetwork TV/H&I   Hearst-Argyle
11.1 11 D KDIN-TV Des Moines PBS   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
11.2 11 D KDIN-TV2 Des Moines Kids/Create   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
11.3 11 D KDIN-TV3 Des Moines PBS World   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
13.1 13 D WHO-TV Des Moines NBC   Tribune Broadcasting
13.2 13 D WHO-TV2 Des Moines Weather   Tribune Broadcasting
13.3 13 D WHO-TV3 Des Moines Antenna TV   Tribune Broadcasting
13.4 13 D WHO-TV4 Des Moines ThisTV   Tribune Broadcasting
17.1 16 D KDSM-TV Des Moines FOX   Sinclair Broadcasting
17.2 16 D KDSM-TV2 Des Moines getTV   Sinclair Broadcasting
17.3 16 D KDSM-TV3 Des Moines Grit TV   Sinclair Broadcasting
19.1 19 D KDMI-DT Des Moines This   Pappas Telecasting
21.1 25 D KTIN Fort Dodge PBS   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
21.2 25 D KTIN-2 Fort Dodge Kids/Create   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
21.3 25 D KTIN-3 Fort Dodge PBS World   Iowa Public Broadcasting Board
23.1 23 D KCWI-TV Ames CW Nexstar Broadcasting
23.2 23 D KCWI-TV2 Ames Escape   Nexstar Broadcasting
23.3 23 D KCWI-TV3 Ames Bounce   Nexstar Broadcasting
34.1 34 D KEFB Ames TBN   Family Educational Broadcasting
39.1 39 D KFPX Newton ION   Ion Communications
39.2 39 D KFPX-2 Newton qubo   Ion Communications
39.3 39 D KFPX-3 Newton ION Life   Ion Communications
39.4 39 D KFPX-4 Newton Worship Ion Communications
39.5 39 D KFPX-5 Newton QVC   Ion Communications
39.6 39 D KFPX-6 Newton HSN   Ion Communications



Stations that webcast have a highlighted frequency.
Bold faced stations are in market receivable at least part of the day.
Single faced stations are fringe receivable at best in the core market area.
The Des Moines/Central Iowa market extends all the way north to Highway 20 and south to the state line, east/west for approximately 100 miles for the purposes of this page.