Yankton was the first capital of Dakota Territory. It is named for the Yankton tribe of Nakota (Sioux) Native Americans; Yankton is derived from the Nakota word I-hank-ton-wan (“the end village”). Yankton is located on the Missouri River just downstream of the Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Lake and just upstream of the confluence with the James River. The United States National Park Service’s headquarters for the Missouri National Recreational River are located in the city. The Human Services Center was established as a psychiatric hospital in 1882 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Yankton is commonly referred to as the “River City”, due to its proximity to the Missouri River and the importance that the river played in the city’s settlement and development. Yankton has also earned the nickname, “Mother City of the Dakotas”, due to the early important role it played in the creation and development of the Dakota Territory, which later became the 39th and 40th U.S. states of North and South Dakota, respectively.
Contact our Yankton stations:
1019 Broadway Ave., Yankton, SD 57078
605-665-7892 • [email protected]
KYNT FM 102.1 & AM 1450 is Yankton’s Home Team and has been since 1954…Our Full service format gives our area the local news, sports and weather coverage they need and the Adult Contemporary music everyone can agree on.
KKYA, Hot Country 93.1 FM showcases the hottest new country and popular local personalities. Hot Country’s 100,000 watt signal broadcasts the top country songs and artists from the early 2000’s to today.
KDAM, The Current 94.3 FM is Yankton’s newest station. It was put on air in 2018. We feature today’s best mix of music from pop and contemporary hits. We are a family friendly station with programs such as The School Zone which showcases different stories that are enjoyable for all ages.
The Dam FM is a stream only station based out of Yankton, South Dakota. It is South Dakota’s first stream only station. The format is rock from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and today. It is a music heavy station that is light on talk.