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105.9 FM, Omaha

City of License: Omaha, NE

First Air Date: August 11, 1990

Operating Power: 5,200 watts

Original Call Letters: KKVU

Format: Progressive Adult contemporary/Jazz music mix

General Manager: John Ginzkey

Sales Manager: Darcy Beck

Chief Engineer: John Gaeta

Date of FCC Issue: 1990

Issued To: Vantage Communications (Diny Landon)

Through the Years

  • 1990

    August 11, 1990-  KKVU The View signs on with a progressive adult contemporary, smooth jazz mix.

  • 1991

    November, 1991-  Format flips to Classic Rock.  Jazz Brunch  and Pacific Street Blues remain on Sundays.

    Call letters are changed to KKCD.

  • 1992

    Former KEZO Program Director Bruce McGregor joins staff and brings in Otis Twelve for mornings the following year.

  • 1995

    KKCD is sold to WTMJ/Milwaukee Journal (later Journal Broadcast Group) for $3.5 million.  Studios are moved to 11128 John Galt Blvd with co-owned KEZO.  Signal is upgraded to 50,000 watts at 479 feet with a new tower in South Omaha at 27th and I Streets.

  • 1998

    McGregor and Otis Twelve leave. Syndicated Bob & Tom take over mornings for a year.

  • 2000

    Journal Operations Manager and Station Manager Jim McKernan is replaced by Steve Wexler.

  • 2006

    Studios move to 5030 North 72nd Street, Omaha.

  • 2014

    Journal Broadcast Group merges with E.W. Scripps Company (Milwaukee).  Studios are moved into KMTV building on Mockingbird Drive in Omaha.

  • 2015

    E.W. Scripps group obtains rights to University of Nebraska Husker sports, KKCD to air peripheral games.

  • 2018

    November, 2018-  Scripps sells stations to Summit Media (Birmingham, AL) is a four-market $47 million deal.

    Studios move to Aksarben Village, 6700 Mercy Road, Omaha.

  • 2020

    KKCD is rebranded as “Classic Rock 105.9.”