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104.9 FM, York

City of License: York, NE

First Air Date: June, 1971

Operating Power: 3,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KAWL FM

General Manager: Melville L. Gleason

News Director: Jim Robinson

Chief Engineer: Melville L. Gleason

Date of FCC Issue: December 20, 1970

Issued To: Prairie States Broadcasting Co. Inc.

Through the Years

  • 1971

    June, 1971-  KAWL 104.9 FM signs on with 3,000 watts at 310 feet.  Co-located at KAWL AM transmitter & studio site, located 1.2 miles South of York on Highway 81.

  • 1979

    February 20, 1979-  Voluntary relinquishment of positive control of license by Melville L. Gleason through a sale and transfer of stock to E. John Gleason and E. Louise Gleason.

  • 1981

    June 5, 1981-  Voluntary transfer of control of KAWL AM and KAWL FM from Melville L. and E Louise Gleason and E. John Gleason to Robin L. & Marcia P. Robson for $475,000.

  • 1991

    KAWL AM & FM stations are sold by E. Louise Gleason Broadcasting to Central Nebraska Broadcasting for $530,000.  Buyer is Tommy Gleason Sr. and Tommy Gleason Jr.
    September, 1991- KAWL FM call letters are switched to KTMX, “Mix 105.”

  • 1997

    Mark Jensen joins stations as Operations Manager.  Tom Robson is General Manager.

  • 1999

    KTMX increases power to 25,000 watts at 328 feet.  Then a 1,000 foot tower is built for KTMX.  Subsequently, Tom Robson made the facilities changes and lowered the power of the transmitter but raised the height of that antenna on the new tower, but didn’t file the proper paperwork, subsequently incurring a fine from the FCC.

  • 2003

    KTMX increases tower height from 328 feet to 974 feet, and drops power to 13,000 watts.
    November 17, 2003- Station is fined $2,000 for an FCC rule violation.

  • 2004

    December 3, 2004- KAWL and KTMX are sold to Mark Jensen’s MWB Broadcasting LLC for $1 million.

  • 2015

    April 28, 2015- Mark Jensen sells KAWL AM & KTMX FM to Nebraska Rural Radio Association for $1.335 million.  Sale closes in May, 2015.  NRRA also owns KRVN AM/FM in Lexington, NE; KTIC AM/FM in West Point, NE; KAMA in Cozad, NE; and KNEB AM/FM in Scottsbluff, NE.  New Manager is Brad Liggett.  Jensen continues to own radio stations:  The Mighty 1060 KNLV AM and V103.9 KNLV FM in Ord, NE and the new KBEAR Country FM 92.3 in Broken Bow, NE.