From around 1999 to 2004, the station was called "98.5 The Party", first with the callsign WPPY, then adding a simulcast on 101.1 WRVP (now WHPI), then swapping callsigns with 101.1 to become WRVP itself.
Around 2004, the station's callsign was changed to WPIA and it became Christian rock station Hope 98.5. Then-owners Regent Communications sold the station and 101.1 (now WHPI) to Independence Media Holdings, who also bought 96.5 (now WZPN) from another company and combined it with 98.5 to form 96.5 & 98.5 Kiss-FM starting in September 2006. On July 2, 2007, 96.5 stopped simulcasting 98.5.
As of 2008-08-18, the full-time weekday personalities were The Big Show with Big D in the Mornings, O'Ryan on mid-days, and Govia on afternoons and nights.