103.9 FM, Terrytown, NE
First Air Date: January,1980
Operating Power: 3,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KCMI FM
General Manager: Rev. Scott Peterson
Issued To: Christian Media, Inc.
Through the Years
January, 1980- Sign on at 3,000 watts at 108 feet. Studios and transmitter-Highway 29, 1.25 miles west of intersection W71. Owner- Christian Media, Inc. Duane Pennington, President.
Moved to 96.9 FM for an upgrade to 100,000 watts at 692 feet. New transmitter and tower located west of NE-71, 10 miles south of Terrytown. Studios/Offices to 209 E. 15th, Scottsbluff (uncertain of exact year.)
A ranch with its own FM translator, the FCC granted Owen Davis a new 205 watt translator K256BO 99.1 licensed to Davis Ranch, Nebraska. Davis stated in the application the translator would rebroadcast KCMI 96.9 FM, Terrytown. Davis Ranch is located along Highway 250 south of Rushville in Sheridan County. K256BO’s main coverage area does not include any incorporated communities.
May 17, 2016-Moved to 97.1 FM ending a nine-year dispute over whether it should be required to change frequency. The move allows KIMX 96.7 FM Laramie to move to 96.9 in Nunn, Colorado, reaching Fort Collins. KCMI fought the move over the feared loss of 65,000 potential fringe area listeners due to interference from KELN 97.1 FM, North Platte and KBCO 97.3 FM, Boulder, CO. In a 2012 decision, the FCC said that fringe reception is not protected by FCC rules and protecting KCMI’s fringe reception would “wreak havoc with the system of FM station spacing.” KCMI has translators 93.5 FM in Sidney and 99.1 FM in Rushville.