Nebraska Broadcasters Association Archive logo

101.1FM, Columbus

City of License: Columbus

First Air Date: August, 1964

Operating Power: 100,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KJSK FM

Format: AC

Network Affiliation: ABC

General Manager: George Basil Anderson

Program Director: Milo Kincaid

Chief Engineer: Harold Mauch

Issued To: George Basil Anderson Stations

Through the Years

  • 1963

    April 29, 1963-  FCC grants construction permit for the the KJSK FM at 96.7 FM, 2,300 watts at 230 feet.
    Owner:  George Basil Anderson (66.57% and others.)

  • 1964

    August 22, 1964-  Changes frequency to 96.9 FM at 100,000 watts at 200 feet.  (This was a voluntary change due to FCC’s new master allocation plan.)

    Station signs on in August as sister station to KJSK AM simulcast.  George Basil Anderson, President/General Manager.


  • 1977

    December 12, 1977-  Frequency change to 101.1 FM, call letters flip to KOKI, branded as “Clear 101” playing Easy Listening Music.

  • 1983

    Modify CP go to 761 in tower height.

  • 1984

    Early in 1984, new General Manager Stan Tafoya negotiated a deal to get new calls KLIR or “Clear” from a station in Denver, resulting in new call letters on July 9, 1984, and a format switch to Adult Contemporary.
    Tafoya would remain as General Manager until leaving in the mid-1990s.

  • 1990

    November 8, 1990-  Assignment granted from KJSK, Inc (George & Florence Anderson) to Roger P. Anderson for $101,500.

  • 1992

    October, 1992-  Roger P. Anderson sells KJSK AM and KLIR FM to Heartland Broadcasting (Timothy R. McMahon, David Gardner) for $850,000.  Deal fails to close.

  • 1992

    September, 1993- Media of Colorado, Inc purchases the stations from KRKS General Partnership (Roger P. Anderson) for $400,000.

  • 2001

    KLIR FM and sister station is sold to Three Eagles-Columbus (Rolland Johnson, Chairman; Gary Buchanan) for $ 2.7 million as part of a larger acquisition and studios move to 1418 25th Street in Columbus joining now co-owned KTTT AM.

  • 2014

    Digity (Dean Goodman, CEO) purchases all the Three Eagles 48 stations in a deal for $66.5 million.

  • 2016

    February, 2016-  Digity is acquired by Alpha (Larry Wilson, Chairman) for $264 million.