103.1 FM, Ravenna
First Air Date: July 1, 2006
Operating Power: 100,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KKJK
General Manager: Alan Usher
Issued To: Community Radio, Inc.
Tagged:Alan Usher Donald Wilks Jay Vavricek
Through the Years
July 1, 2006- KKJK signs on with 100,000 watts at 640 feet. Owner: Community Radio, Inc.
Studios/offices at 3205 W. North Front Street, Grand Island, NE. Transmitter: 1 mile east of 145 & Sioux Roads in Gibbon, NE. 16.4 miles south-southeast of Ravenna, 22.8 miles west-southwest of Grand Island.
Station delivers a strong signal in Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney. Owner- Community Radio, Inc. (Alpharetta, Georgia) which won the station in the FCC Auction No. 37. Local Marketing Agreement signed with Legacy Communication’s GI Family Radio, owned by Grand Island Mayor (at the time) Joseph Jay Vavricek. Donald Wilks, President. Alan Usher, General Manager.
Format Rock and roll as “Thunder 103.1”
Legacy Communications exercises its option to purchase the station for $1.15 million. Sale is completed in March, 2010.
June 20, 2012- Format flip to Contemporary Hit Radio “2Day FM”.