KSGM AM transmitted its first broadcast on July 5, 1947 from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. KSGM was located at 1450 on the AM dial with a power output of 250 watts. KSGM's pioneer broadcasting schedule included local news of interest to the Chester community, religious broadcasts from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, sports from Chester High School and special programming from Menard State Prison.

KSGM's friendship with the Chester Community continued to grow and as early as 1954, KSGM established studios in the First Bank Building in downtown Chester.

In 1961, KSGM was relicensed to Chester. KSGM improved their dial position from 1450 to the familiar 980, and increased our power to 1,000 watts.

A considerable list of wonderful personalities performed on KSGM over the last 50 years, the list is too numerous to mention. Chester's KSGM AM today teams with KBDZ FM in Perryville to serve a wider area in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri with entertainment and information.

KSGM provides live sports coverage of Chester High School Yellow Jacket sports in addition to sports coverage of St. Vincent Catholic, Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and Valle Catholic High Schools in Missouri.

Weekday DJ Lineup

12am - 5am Kevin Freeman
5am - 6am Rick Morgan - Morgan in the Morning
6am - 10am The Morning Honky Tonk with Gritty
10am - 2pm Kim Chase
2pm - 7pm Mark Stevens
7pm - 12 midnight Rob Lee
Schedule is subject to change

News, Sports and Community Happenings - Monday through Friday

6:00am News & Weather
6:20am Sports & Weather
6:40am Community Happenings
7:00am News & Weather
7:20am Sports & Weather
7:40am Community Happenings
8:00am News & Weather
8:20am Sports & Weather
9:00am News & Weather
10:00am Community Events, Weather and Obits
12:00pm - 1:00pm Local News for Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois

Saturday

7:00am News & Weather
7:20am Sports & Weather
8:00am News & Weather
8:20am Sports & Weather
9:00am News & Weather
9:20am Sports & Weather
12:00pm - 1:00pm Local News for Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois

Sunday Morning Church Lineup

7:30am Immanuel Lutheran - Perryville
8:30am Church of Ste. Genevieve
10:00am St. John Lutheran - Chester
11:00am First Baptist Church - Ste. Genevieve