City of license Seattle
Broadcast Seattle Metropolitan Area
Branding 97.7 The Talk
Slogan "All-Talk, 24/7"
Frequency 97.7 MHz
First air date October 18, 1937
Format Talk Radio
Power 75,000 Watts
Class A
Callsign meaning K Seattle Tacoma
Sister stations(s) KST-TV 6, KST-AM 1000 & NWCNC
Owner WMFL Corporation
(WMFL Radio)
Sister Stations KST-TV 6, KST-AM 1000 & NWCNC

KST-FM is a talk radio station in Seattle. Owned by WMFL Corporation, the station broadcasts @ 97.7 FM. It's transmitter is located in Seattle


1926 – originally an NBC affiliate, airing everything from NBC Theater to Eddie Cantor

prior to October 1, 1981 – format was oldies music

October 1, 1981 – became News/Talk Radio

April 14, 1984 – became adult contemporary station KSTM, 60's & 70's music with 25% current music

prior to April 1985 – station was once known as KSTN & simulcasting KSWA-FM's News 104 format

March 1992 – KSTN-FM switches to adult contemporary. According to the Seattle-Tacoma Herald, on the FM side, KSTN (FM 97.7) has adopted a more conservative easy listening format to keep the station's 45-&-older listeners. The studios have been re-equipped for digital sound, with all the music on compact disc & all the commercials run from a computer hard drive

July 1993 – switches to all-news format

October 2002 – becomes "News 97 FM" with call letters KST-FM, swapping with a Seattle station @ 640 AM. News 97 FM was an all-news format

August 2005 – becomes "97.7 The Talk" after a failed All-News format. New slogan adopted as "All-Talk, 24/7"


The programming on KST-FM is fairly standard for a Clear Channel station of it's type, a national morning show, followed by Roland Ortega, Rush Limbaugh, Todd Schnitt & Sean Hannity, with Coast to Coast AM in the evening hours

  • 5:00-10:00 AM: The Morning News on 97.7 The Talk
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: The Roland Ortega Show (exclusively on 97.7 The Talk) (Morning edition)
  • 12:00-3:00 PM: The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • 3:00-6:00 PM: The Sean Hannity Show
  • 6:00-9:00 PM: The Schnitt Show (tape-delay)
  • 9:00 PM-1:00 AM: The Roland Ortega Show (exclusively on 97.7 The Talk) (Evening edition)
  • 1:00-5:00 AM: Coast to Coast AM w/ George Noory

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