What began as a church station at Solid Rock Ministries, has, over the course of 50 years, become the Kenai Peninsula's dominant commercial radio group, known by its flagship station, KSRM. On Wednesday night, Soldotna Mayor Pete Sprague proclaimed KSRM Appreciation Day in recognition of the station's longevity:
"Whereas, for the past 50 years the dedicated individuals and groups contributing to KSRM radio have provided valuable programming to the residents of the Kenai Peninsula Borough; Now therefore, I, Pete Sprague, Mayor of the City of Soldotna, do hereby proclaim September 5, 2017 as: “KSRM 920 AM Appreciation Day."
Station manager Matt Wilson accepted the proclamation.
"On behalf of John Davis and all the KSRM staff, we thank the City of Soldotna for this recognition. We thank you all for this opportunity and support over the last 50 years. We've had a lot of growth, a lot of changes and a lot of amazing things to promote the community," Wilson said. "We invite everyone to come join us next Wednesday for our 50th barbeque on 9-20 at our studios on K-Beach Road. We're going to share a lot of memories and have a lot of memorabilia set out throughout the station that will show some of great accomplishments over the years. Thank you."
Solid Rock Ministries signed KSRM on the air in September 1967. It was sold to private investors in 1972, including current owner John Davis, along with Dave Goodwin, Bob Clay and Walt Stephan.