KOYA is 51,000 watts of power at a 502-foot tower located 3.8 miles East of the original Rosebud Agency. Its first broadcast was February 24, 2011 at approximately 2:10 p.m.

KOYA is a non-commercial, community radio station serving 79,000 listeners daily in the South Central South Dakota and North Central Nebraska area. Its mission and its dedication is to serve the needs of the Rosebud Reservation and surrounding areas through educational programming and public service announcements.

The station is the first tribally-owned and -operated venture of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and is the only tribally-licensed radio station on the Rosebud Reservation.

The programming format of KOYA is primarily Classic Hits, excluding country music. It also boasts educational programming such as “The Loh Down on Science with Sandra Tsing-Loh,” “Bird Note,” “Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Radio” and “Isla Earth.” Recent programming additions include “Live with Jim Thompson,” “National Native News,” and “Under Currents.”

Original programming includes “Monday Night Live with The Wildman” that features local recording and performing artists of every genre, including gospel, rock, blues, acoustic, traditional Lakota music with exclusive interviews with the artists.

KOYA’s colors are green, black, silver and white.

If you’re in the listening area, please tune into 88.1 FM.

Internet streaming is in the planning phase.

If you enjoy the content and music on KOYA Radio, please support your community station with a financial contribution of any amount to:

KOYA Radio

P.O. Box 430

11 Legion Ave.

Rosebud, SD 57570

If you represent a business, organization or agency and would like to support KOYA Radio’s efforts through underwriting, please contact station manager Perry DeCory at 605.747.2381, ext. 224 or email koyaradio@yahoo.com.