Rapid City, SD Travel DX Log

I spent several nights in southwest South Dakota in June 2019.  While staying in Rapid City, I also DXed at various spots, including the parking lot of Mt. Rushmore in Keystone, SD, the Badlands National Park in Wall, SD, and downtown Wall, SD.  High hills and elevation changes in all aforementioned areas of South Dakota resulted in some interesting receptions over 200 miles away under normal deadband conditions.

My DX logs usually only include any signals received within a 30-mile radius of that log’s starting point.  Beyond 30 miles is where reception conditions usually change to where a new log is needed so as to not misrepresent what was received in the locale.  However, given that the Rapid City signals have such a strong ‘reach’ across the region, I increased this range to a 60 mile radius, since the local signals in each locale noted above were the same.  Thus, any signal received within 60 miles of Rapid City is included below, and all mileages are correct based on the logging location.  Signals received in a car have an asterisk (*) next to the mileage.

Log last updated: 6/24/19

All station information in black text is as first logged.  Changes heard upon subsequent loggings of the same signal are noted in red text.  Signals logged anywhere within a 30 mile radius of this location are eligible to be added to this log; signals logged in a car have an asterisk (*) next to the mileage.  RDS and HD Radio screenshots are added below as received and may reflect different iterations of the same signal.  Radios used: Airspy R2, Sangean HDR-14, Insignia NS-HD01, rental car radio.  Visit my DX Logs page to view my home/main DX logs and travel DX logs from dozens of other cities.

MHz Calls City State Date/Time Prop Miles Information
88.1 KOYA Rosebud SD 6/17/19 4:27 PM Tr 81* ethnic
88.3 KLMP Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:20 PM Tr 37 religious
88.5 K203BN Pringle SD 6/17/19 11:07 AM Tr 9* “SDPB” – public radio
88.7 K204FB Rapid City SD 6/16/19 9:37 PM Tr 4* “Voice of the Lakota People” – ethnic
89.3 KBHE-FM Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:20 PM Tr 5 public radio
89.9 KJRC-FM Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:20 PM Tr 37 religious
90.1 KILI Porcupine SD 6/16/19 9:37 PM Tr 76* “Voice of the Lakota People” – ethnic
90.3 KASD Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:21 PM Tr 5 “Bott Radio Network” – religious
90.7 KJKT Spearfish SD 6/16/19 6:21 PM Tr 37 college
90.9 KWRC Hermosa SD 6/17/19 1:06 PM Tr 64* religious
91.1 KTNE-FM Alliance NE 6/17/19 3:13 PM Tr 154* “NET Radio” – classical
91.3 KTEQ-FM Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:22 PM Tr 4 religious
91.5 KRNE-FM Merriman NE 6/17/19 8:43 AM Tr 121* “NET Radio” – classical
91.7 K219LD Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:22 PM Tr 4 religious
91.9 KCNE-FM Chadron NE 6/17/19 8:43 AM Tr 77* “NET Radio” – classical
91.9 KYSD Spearfish SD 6/19/19 12:00 PM Tr 13* “SDPB” – public radio
92.1 KORN-FM Parkston SD 6/17/19 3:16 PM Tr 212* “Korn Country 92-1” – country
92.3 KQRQ Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:22 PM Tr 5 “Q92-3” – classic hits
92.5 K223BT Spearfish SD 6/19/19 6:12 PM Tr 13* “93-9 The Mix” – hot AC
92.7 KGFX-FM Pierre SD 6/17/19 1:06 PM Tr 96* “The River 92.7” – CHR
93.1 KRCS Sturgis SD 6/16/19 6:24 PM Tr 25 “Hot 93-1 and 97-5” – CHR
93.3 KMOR Gering NE 6/17/19 3:12 PM Tr 169* “KMOR” – rock
93.5 KIPI Eagle Butte SD 6/17/19 8:45 AM Tr 135* “KIPI” – rock
93.7 KVAR Pine Ridge SD 6/17/19 8:46 AM Tr 83* classic hits
93.9 KKMK Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:24 PM Tr 6 “93-9 The Mix” – hot AC
94.1 KNEB-FM Scottsbluff NE 6/17/19 3:17 PM Tr 174* “Better Country 94-1 The Brand” – country
94.5 KPLO-FM Reliance SD 6/17/19 10:45 AM Tr 187* “KPLO” – country
94.7 KCNB Chadron NE 6/16/19 5:15 PM Tr * “B94.7” – CHR
94.7 K234BR Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:26 PM Tr 6 religious
94.9 KLRJ Aberdeen SD 6/17/19 3:18 PM Tr 217* “K-Love” – ccm
95.1 KSQY Deadwood SD 6/16/19 6:29 PM Tr 37 “95.1 K-Sky” – rock
95.5 KSDZ Gordon NE 6/17/19 10:53 AM Tr 95* “KSDZ Radio” – country
95.9 KZZI Belle Fourche SD 6/16/19 6:29 PM Tr 37 “95-9, 96-3 Eagle Country” – country
96.3 K242BK Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:37 PM Tr 5 “95-9, 96-3 Eagle Country” – country
96.7 KZMX-FM Hot Springs SD 6/17/19 8:53 AM Tr 30* “The Mix” – AC
96.9 KDLO-FM Watertown SD 6/17/19 3:32 PM Tr 239* local ads
96.9 K245BD Spearfish SD 6/19/19 6:19 PM Tr 13* “100.3 The Fox” – classic rock
97.1 KPSD-FM Faith SD 6/16/19 9:31 PM Tr 79* “SDPB” – public radio
97.3 KAML Gillette WY 6/17/19 3:19 PM Tr 150* “97.3 Camel FM” – CHR
97.5 K248BT Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:46 PM Tr 6 “Hot 93-1 and 97-5” – CHR
97.5 KQSK Chadron NE 6/17/19 10:51 AM Tr 87* “Double Q Country 97-5 & 105-9” – country
97.9 KTPT Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:43 PM Tr 37 “97-9 The Breeze” – ccm
98.3 K252DN Spearfish SD 6/16/19 6:43 PM Tr 43 “Hot 93-1 and 97-5” – CHR
98.3 KUQL Ethan SD 6/17/19 4:28 PM Tr 191* “Kool 98.3” – classic hits
98.7 KOUT Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:43 PM Tr 5 “Kat Country 98.7” – country
99.5 KRKI Keystone SD 6/16/19 6:47 PM Tr 34 “True Country 99-5 & 107-9” – country
100.1 KJBI Ft. Pierre SD 6/17/19 1:13 PM Tr 96* “100.1 The Eagle” – classic hits
100.3 KFXS Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:48 PM Tr 5 “100.3 The Fox” – classic rock
100.7 K264CP Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:49 PM Tr 5 “KOTA” – news
100.7 KGWY Gillette WY 6/19/19 6:19 PM Tr 88* country
101.1 KDDX Spearfish SD 6/16/19 6:52 PM Tr 37 “X Rock at 101-1 and 103-5” – rock
101.5 KDDV Wright WY 6/17/19 3:23 PM Tr 150* classic hits
101.9 KFMH Belle Fourche SD 6/16/19 6:55 PM Tr 37 “Kool 101-9” – classic hits
102.3 KPNY Alliance NE 6/17/19 10:53 AM Tr 142* “My Bridge Radio” – religious
102.3 K272CS Spearfish SD 6/19/19 6:20 PM Tr 21* “Hot 93-1 and 97-5” – CHR
102.5 KZSD-FM Martin SD 6/16/19 9:41 PM Tr 92* “SDPB” – public radio
102.7 KXMZ Box Elder SD 6/16/19 6:57 PM Tr 4 “Hits 102-7” – CHR
103.1 KYDT Pine Haven WY 6/17/19 3:24 PM Tr 114*
103.5 K278AN Rapid City SD 6/16/19 6:58 PM Tr 5 “X Rock at 101-1 and 103-5” – rock
104.1 KIQK Rapid City SD 6/16/19 7:06 PM Tr 7 “Kick 104” – country
104.5 KHAD Upton WY 6/16/19 3:24 PM Tr 114* “K-Ted” – rock
104.5 KCCR-FM Blunt SD 6/16/19 3:24 PM Tr 96*
104.7 K284BA Rapid City SD 6/16/19 7:07 PM Tr 6 talk
105.3 K287AX Chadron NE 6/17/19 8:52 AM Tr 76* “My Bridge Radio” – religious
105.5 KMOM Roscoe SD 6/17/19 3:28 PM Tr 196* “Dakota Country 105.5” – country
105.7 K289AI Rapid City SD 6/16/19 7:07 PM Tr 7 “ESPN Radio” – sports
105.9 KAAQ Alliance NE 6/17/19 3:28 PM Tr 155* “Double Q Country 97-5 & 105-9” – country
106.3 KZLK Rapid City SD 6/16/19 7:07 PM Tr 5 “Star 106.3” – AC
106.7 K294BT Rapid City SD 6/16/19 7:07 PM Tr 5 talk
107.1 KSLT Spearfish SD 6/16/19 7:21 PM Tr 37 “KSLT” – ccm
107.7 KBPY Hay Springs NE 6/17/19 10:58 AM Tr 87* “107.7 KBPY” – AC
107.9 KXZT Newell SD 6/16/19 7:25 PM Tr 37 “True Country 99-5 & 107-9” – country