104.9 FM, York
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Mark Jensen joins stations as Operations Manager. Tom Robson is General Manager.
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.
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.
December 3, 2004- KAWL and KTMX are sold to Mark Jensen’s MWB Broadcasting LLC for $1 million.
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.