Radio station in Missouri, United States
38°31′13.12″N 92°10′42.66″W / 38.5203111°N 92.1785167°W / 38.5203111; -92.1785167Translator(s)104.5 K283CL (Jefferson City)Links
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KWOS (950 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a conservative talk format. Licensed to Jefferson City, Missouri, United States, the station serves the Mid-Missouri area. The station is currently owned by Zimmer Radio of Mid-Missouri, Inc and features programming from Fox News Radio, Compass Media Networks, Genesis Communications Network, Premiere Networks, USA Radio Network, and Westwood One.[2]


KWOS debuted, as KLIK in 1954. In 1999, the station swapped call letters with an existing station on AM 1240, becoming KWOS.

The KWOS call sign referenced an earlier Jefferson City radio station, WOS, that was set up by Missouri Agriculture Commissioner Jewell A. Mayes to facilitate agricultural commerce.[3] WOS was first licensed on February 23, 1922,[4] and was deleted on March 27, 1936.[5] The original KWOS on AM 1240 was established in 1937. The original 1240 KWOS was carried on 250 watts and featured programming from Mutual Broadcasting System, and from the 1950s until the mid-1970s, the station carried a Top 40 music format. KWOS also formerly carried St. Louis Cardinals baseball games for 68 years from 1938 until 2006.[6]

Former logo before translator change


Weekday syndicated programming on KWOS includes The Sean Hannity Show, The Glenn Beck Program, Gary Nolan, Coast to Coast AM, The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, Gordon Deal, and Mark Levin. Unlike most news/talk stations in the United States, KWOS is one of several news/talk stations in the United States that does not primarily air brokered paid or religious programming on weekends. The station previously aired local religious programming on Sunday mornings until it was removed in 2023. Syndicated programming on both Saturdays and Sundays include Gordon Deal, Bret Baier, Dave Ramsey, Tom Shillue, Bill Cunningham, and Kim Komando (the only brokered program on KWOS). Local sports programming was also aired on Saturday mornings, as well as simulcasts of Fox News Sunday on Sunday mornings. The station was formerly a longtime affiliate of The Rush Limbaugh Show.[7]


  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for KWOS". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "KWOS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "Missouri Goes in For Wireless", The Country Gentleman, May 27, 1922, pages 12, 16.
  4. ^ "New Stations", Radio Service Bulletin, March 1, 1922, page 2.
  5. ^ "Additions, Changes and Deletions to List: (3) Deletions From List", Radio Service Bulletin, April 15, 1936, page 3.
  6. ^ KWOS marking 80 years of service, Jefferson City News-Tribune, January 29, 2017
  7. ^ On-Air Schedule (
  • Facility details for Facility ID 9927 (KWOS) in the FCC Licensing and Management System
  • KWOS in Nielsen Audio's AM station database
  • Facility details for Facility ID 140760 (K283CL) in the FCC Licensing and Management System
  • K283CL at
  • FCC History Cards for KWOS (as KLIK, covering 1951-1981)
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News/Talk radio stations in the state of Missouri
  • KDKD – Clinton
  • KUKU – Willow Springs
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adult contemporary
classic hits
top 40
other radio stations in Missouri
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