|Broadcast area||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Slogan||The #1 Hit Music Station!|
|First air date||1964|
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|Callsign meaning||Southland Music Broadcasting (original owner)|
|Owner||Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||KNEK-AM/FM, KRRQ, KXKC|
KSMB (94.5 FM, "94.5 KSMB") is a CHR radio station in Lafayette, Louisiana owned by Cumulus Media. Its studios are located on Galbert Road in Lafayette, and its transmitter is located south of Church Point, Louisiana.
KSMB began broadcasting in 1964 as Lafayette's first FM station. Its call letters stand for Southland Music Broadcasting, the station's original owner company.
Through the 1960s it featured a strictly Cajun, Swamp Pop and Zydeco Americana format. By the 1970s, the station had established an AOR format as "K94 The Stereo Rock!" In late 1984, the format was gradually shifted from AOR to the current legendary Top 40/CHR format, under a new moniker as "HitRadio 94½ The All New KSMB" occurring by October. This branding lasted until 1994, when the current brand name was adopted and shortened moderately as "94.5 KSMB".
KSMB is recognized as one of Louisiana's oldest operating radio stations.
- Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1984
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- KSMB website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KSMB
- Radio-Locator information on KSMB
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KSMB