1020 AM, Plattsmouth
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
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.
Station received pre-sunrise authority at 60 watts.
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.
The music format goes All-Country.
Station takes Satellite Music Network’s “Stardust” standards/nostalgia format, simulcasting from new sister FM 106.9 that signs on.
Frequency moves to 1020 kHz at 1,000 watts, still daytime only. New signal pattern is now toward the West.
KOTD sells both AM and FM stations to Waitt Radio for $750,000.
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.
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.”
January, 2006- Station flips format to Radio Disney.
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.
KMMQ changes format to Hit-Driven Spanish “La Nueva 1020” (the New 1020).