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103.5 FM, North Platte

City of License: North Platte

First Air Date: June 7, 1982

Operating Power: 100,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KXNP

Format: Country

Network Affiliation: Satellite Music Network (SMN) Country

General Manager: Neil Nelkin

Issued To: Mid Plains Broadcasting, Inc.

Through the Years

  • 1982

    June 7, 1982- KXNP signs on with 100,000 watts at 403 feet.  Studios/Offices:  310 East 4th Street in North Platte.  Transmitter:  Six miles north of North Platte, along US-83.  Neil Nelkin, President & General Manager.  Format:  Satellite Music Network (SMN) Country.

  • 1986

    KXNP FM, is sold by Mid-Plains Broadcasting to Central Nebraska Broadcasting Company for $275,000.  Seller is owned by Neil Nelkin, who has no other broadcast interests.   Buyer is owned by John C. Mitchell.

  • 2001

    December, 2001- KXNP is one of 16 stations sold by Mitchell to Waitt Radio, which had been operating Mitchell Broadcasting’s station under a time brokerage and local marketing agreement since April, 2000, for $36.6 million.

  • 2007

    NRG (formerly Waitt Radio) sells KXNP and three other Nebraska stations plus three more stations in Wisconsin to Armada Media for $4.5 million.