105.3 FM, Lincoln
First Air Date: 1992
Operating Power: 3,200 watts
Original Call Letters: KFGE
Date of FCC Issue: March 29, 1993
Issued To: Lincoln Broadcasting, Inc.
Through the Years
July 2, 1990- Original Construction Permit is issued to First Star Corporation. Call letters: KXGH 105.3
February 3, 1992- KFGE signs on. Transmitter located north of Yankee Hill Road between South 70th Street and South 84th Street on the south southeast side of Lincoln, NE.
July 29, 1992- Acceptance of positive control by Lincoln Broadcasting, Inc (Nomar R. Peterson) through a stock purchase by Salt Valley Broadcasting, Inc. (Dale Jensen, Dick Chapin) for $200,000. (Chapin is 50% owner of KSYZ FM, Grand Island, NE.
April 29, 1994- KFGE is purchased by First Star Corporation (Norton Warner, Sr., President/Director) from Salt Valley Broadcasting for $450,000. Warner owns KLIN, KEZG, Lincoln, KWBE, Beatrice and KKTK/KSTR Grand Junction, and KRLN AM/FM all in Colorado. KFGE studios are co-located with Warner’s Lincoln stations at 4343 O Street in Lincoln. Lisa Warner is General Manager.
July 15, 1996- KFGE call letters are moved to another frequency at 98.1 FM and the 105.3 frequency flips to Oldies as “KOOL 105.3” with the new call letters KKUL as well.
November 22, 1999-Warner Enterprises (Norton E. Warner, President) enters into a simultaneous transaction with J. C. Acquisitions, LLC (James Haber, President) to sell KKUL, along with KLIN AM, KEZG FM, Lincoln; KWBE AM, Beatrice; and KFGE Milford-Lincoln to Triad Broadcasting Company (Monterey, CA, David Benjamin, President. Greg Wells is named Vice-President/Market Manager over the Lincoln stations, while Jean Woods is General Manager of KWBE in Beatrice, NE. Selling Price: $12 million.
September 6, 2005- KKUL call letters change to KLNC, format changes from oldies to Classic Hits, first as “Link FM” then in December 2007 as “105.3 WOW-FM”.
September 4, 2007- Triad sells to NRG Media for $17.5 million, which includes KLIN, KFGE, KLNC, and KBBK, Lincoln and KWBE in Beatrice, NE.
March 19, 2020- KLNC flips format from Classic Hits to Classic Rock as “The Bone.”