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103.1FM, Auburn (Nebraska City)

City of License: Auburn, NE

First Air Date: September 18, 1981

Operating Power: 3,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KAUB

Format: MOR, C&W

General Manager: Rich Stites

Issued To: Midway Broadcasters

Through the Years

  • 1981

    September 18, 1981-  KAUB signs on at 105.5 FM, with 3,000 watts at 154 feet.  Rich Stites is General Manager.  Format- MOR, Country & Western, with 8 hours of Farm weekly.

    Station locates to 1719 Courthouse Avenue.

  • 1985

    March 1, 1986-  Midway Broadcasters sells KAUB to PBK Communications ( Larry J. Patrick, President, Jime Kamerzell, A. James Moravek).  Format adjusts to Country.  David Bryson is the General Manager.

  • 1991

    November 20, 1991-  PBK Communications sells KAUB to Coe-Coe Broadcasting (Judy Coe, Ernest Coe) for $25,000.  Judy Coe is President/General Manager.   Call letters change from KAUB to KCOE.

  • 1994

    Sunrise Broadcasting (Joerge Klebe) buys KCOE 105.5 Auburn for $67,500 with the intentions of teaming it up with nearby KNCY AM, Nebraska City, so that KNCY AM would not be a stand-alone AM.   Call letters are changed to KNCY FM.  Klebe had earlier seriously considered silencing KNCY AM 1600.  Myron Hahn is the General Manager, who had served as Sales Manager previously under General Manager David Messing.