Black Hills Gold Hits-KDSJ 980 AM/103.5 FM in the Northern Hills is a radio station offering a full service format of music, news, weather and sports. Licensed to Deadwood, South Dakota, the station serves the Northern Black Hills area (about 45,000 people). The station’s music mix includes tunes from the 1960’s and the 1970s (with a few 50’s and 80’s hits mixed in here and there).
KDSJ was first owned by Eli and Harry Daniels, who started the station in 1947. Al and Jeanne Decker (Goldrush Broadcasting, Inc) took over in July of 1982. Loren, Pace, and Renee Maier (4 Paws Broadcasting, LLC) took over in December of 2019. Carolyn and Doyle Becker (Riverfront Broadcasting, LLC) took over in July of 2020. KDSJ was then joined by five sister stations in western South Dakota: KDDX (X Rock) in Spearfish, KOTA (News Radio) in Rapid City, KQRQ (Q92-3) in Rapid City, KZLK (Z106-3) in Rapid City, and KZZI (The Eagle) in Spearfish.
Originally located at 745 Main Street in Deadwood since 1953, KDSJ relocated to 2827 East Colorado Boulevard in Spearfish in July 2022 to join sister stations KDDX (X Rock) and KZZI (The Eagle) in one location.