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100.7 FM, Omaha

City of License: Omaha, NE

First Air Date: May 17, 1966

Operating Power: 29,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KGBI

Format: Christian

General Manager: Ward Childerson

Issued To: Grace Bible Institute


Ward Childerson

Through the Years

  • 1965

    May 17, 1966-  KGBI signs on at 29 kw and antenna at 165 feet.  Studios and Transmitter are located on the Grace Bible Institute campus, 1515 South 10th Street, with a technical address of 831 Pine Street in Omaha.   Format is Religious “inspirational programming.”

  • 1973

    June, 1973-  Station gets a power upgrade to 100,000 watts on a new 500 foot tower in western Sarpy County between Louisville and Springfield.  The old campus tower becomes the studio-transmitter link.

  • 1976

    The school and licensee name changes to Grace College of the Bible.

  • 1977

    March, 1977- Grace purchases KROA 95.7 FM, Doniphan-Grand Island, NE as a re-broadcast satellite station.

  • 1980

    KGBI uses “Safe For the Whole Family” positioning liner.

  • 1990

    June, 1990- A new 1200-foot tower is constructed near Springfield, 180th & Buffalo Road.

  • 1994

    KGBI is branded as The Bridge.

  • 1997

    KGBI is named Radio Station of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters Association.

  • 2005

    Station is sold to Salem Communications for $10 million, but this does not include KROA FM in Grand Island.  Studios are moved from Grace College location to 11717 Burt Street with co-owned KCRO 660 and KOTK 1420.  Transmitter is moved to the WOWT tower, 72nd & Crown Point, Omaha.

  • 2014

    Station is re-branded as The Fish.

  • 2018

    Salem sells KGBI to the University of Northwestern-St. Paul for $3.15 million.  Station’s new slogan is Omaha Christian Radio.  Studio location is unchanged.