105.9 FM, Omaha
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
August 11, 1990- KKVU The View signs on with a progressive adult contemporary, smooth jazz mix.
November, 1991- Format flips to Classic Rock. Jazz Brunch and Pacific Street Blues remain on Sundays.
Call letters are changed to KKCD.
Former KEZO Program Director Bruce McGregor joins staff and brings in Otis Twelve for mornings the following year.
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.
McGregor and Otis Twelve leave. Syndicated Bob & Tom take over mornings for a year.
Journal Operations Manager and Station Manager Jim McKernan is replaced by Steve Wexler.
Studios move to 5030 North 72nd Street, Omaha.
Journal Broadcast Group merges with E.W. Scripps Company (Milwaukee). Studios are moved into KMTV building on Mockingbird Drive in Omaha.
E.W. Scripps group obtains rights to University of Nebraska Husker sports, KKCD to air peripheral games.
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.
KKCD is rebranded as “Classic Rock 105.9.”