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1020 AM, Plattsmouth

City of License: Plattsmouth, NE

First Air Date: October 26, 1970

Operating Power: 250 watts

Original Call Letters: KOTD AM

Format: Middle of the Road

General Manager: Charlie Warga, President David Messing, General Manager

News Director: Duane Hayman

Program Director: Duane Hayman

Sales Manager: Glen Harger

Chief Engineer: Dave Messing

Issued To: Platt Broadcasting Company

Through the Years

  • 1970

    October 26, 1970- Signed on playing Middle of the Road music; Polka and Farm News.

    Station signed on at 1000 kHz.  KOTD stood for “Keep One Thousand Dialed”.

    Initial power of 250 watts, daytime only with a two-tower directional pattern toward south.

    Platt Broadcasting was owned 100% by Charlie Warga, who was a real estate broker in Plattsmouth, and his family.

    Charlie’s wife, Irene Warga hosted the Polka Show on Sundays.

  • 1973

    Station received pre-sunrise authority at 60 watts.

  • 1980

    Former WOW personality Jolly Joe Martin takes over as program director, and adopts “K-One Thousand” slogan with Middle of the Road and Country music, news and farm news.

  • 1982

    The music format goes All-Country.

  • 1993

    Station takes Satellite Music Network’s “Stardust” standards/nostalgia format, simulcasting from new sister FM 106.9 that signs on.

  • 1996

    Frequency moves to 1020 kHz at 1,000 watts, still daytime only.  New signal pattern is now toward the West.

  • 2000

    KOTD sells both AM and FM stations to Waitt Radio for $750,000.

  • 2002

    February, 2002-Station calls are changed to KKSC for “Sarpy County.”  Studios are moved from Plattsmouth to Bellevue. Programming includes  a full AG format, using the Waitt Farm Network, with Mark Kraynak, Farm Director.

    April, 2002- Waitt radio makes a power increase to 33,000 watts days, 250 watts at night.  This moves requires separate signal patterns using a seven-tower array located just northeast of Glenwood, Iowa.

    June, 2002- Station receives authorization for full 50,000 watts daytime power, 1,400 watts nights.

  • 2003

    Call letters are changed to KOIL.  Studios are moved from Bellevue to 5011 Capitol Street in Omaha where other Waitt-owned stations are located.  Station adopts a country format from Waitt Radio Network, Omaha with the moniker, “KOIL Country 1020.”

  • 2006

    January, 2006-  Station flips format to Radio Disney.

  • 2009

    January, 2009-  Format flips to All-Spanish with new calls KMMQ (Mas Music Q).  Regional Mexican music, with the slogan “La Preciosa”.

    April, 2009-  Changes slogan to “Ke Padre 1020” adding tropical music.

  • 2011

    KMMQ changes format to Hit-Driven Spanish “La Nueva 1020”  (the New 1020).