105.5 FM, Fremont
First Air Date: July, 1972
Operating Power: 1,500 watts
Original Call Letters: KHUB FM
General Manager: Glen Ligenfritz
Date of FCC Issue: 1972
Issued To: KHUB, Inc (H.C. Snyder)
Through the Years
KHUB FM signs on, simulcasting co-owned KHUB 1340 AM.
April, 1976-KHUB Inc. (KHUB AM/FM) is sold by Harry Snyder to Interim, Inc. (George Allen & Richard Shaheen) for $600,000.
June, 1976- Interim’s corporate name is changed to KHUB, Inc.
Station gets a new tower at 450 feet, two miles Southwest of Fremont across the Platte River on Reed Lane. 1,200 watts
July, 1984- Call letters are changed to KFMT.
Programming drops simulcast of co-owned KHUB 1340 AM for Adult Contemporary.
September, 1992- KFMT and KHUB are sold to Robert Clauss and Joseph Nugent for $400,000. (Nugent applied for 97.3 FM in Blair September the following year.) Format flip from Adult Contemporary to Country.
Joseph Nugent agrees to sell KHUB AM/KFMT FM to K-Heartland Broadcasting (Terri E. Simpson) for $582,000. The sale also included a Construction Permit for KMRV, Blair, NE to K-Heartland for another $18,000 (Deal fails to close, KHUB, Inc later sells to Mitchell Broadcasting). Format is flipped from Country to Oldies/Classic Rock.
May, 1997- KFMT is sold to Mitchell Broadcasting Co. for $422,000 which includes KHUB 1340 AM. Del Meyer is named General Manager.
Mitchell sells station to Waitt Radio, Inc. as part of a $36.6 million package that included Mitchell’s other 16 Nebraska and Iowa holdings.
Waitt merges with New Radio Group, forming NRG Media (Mary Quass, President).
NRG sells to Community First Media (Richard Chapin, Dean Sorenson) for $900,000 plus receivables. This includes KHUB 1340 AM and KBLR 97.3 FM, Blair, NE.
Community Broadcasting sells KFMT, KHUB and KBLR to R&R Broadcasting, Inc. (Rick Siebert) for $1.15 million. Chris Walz, Station Manager.
R&R Broadcasting sells KFMT, KHUB and KBLR to Walnut Radio (Steve Seline) for $1.25 million.