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105.3 FM, Lincoln

City of License: Lincoln

First Air Date: 1992

Operating Power: 3,200 watts

Original Call Letters: KFGE

Format: Country

Date of FCC Issue: March 29, 1993

Issued To: Lincoln Broadcasting, Inc.

Through the Years

  • 1990

    July 2, 1990-  Original Construction Permit is issued to First Star Corporation.  Call letters:  KXGH 105.3

  • 1992

    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.

  • 1994

    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.

  • 1996

    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.

  • 1999

    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.

  • 2004

    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”.

  • 2007

    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.

  • 2020

    March 19, 2020- KLNC flips format from Classic Hits to Classic Rock as “The Bone.”