106.7 FM, Norfolk
First Air Date: October 8, 1971
Operating Power: 30,000 watts
Original Call Letters: WJAG FM
Format: Easy Listening
General Manager: Bob Thomas
Date of FCC Issue: August 1, 1971
Issued To: WJAG, Inc.
Through the Years
May 24, 1967- Construction permit issued.
WJAG FM signs on with 30,000 watts at 500 feet, Studios co-located with WJAG at 309 Braasch Avenue in North Platte. Transmitter: 3.5 miles northeast of Emerich, Highland Twp, Nebraska. General Manager is Robert “Bob” Thomas, son of Art Thomas, the first General Manager of WJAG, Inc.
March 27, 1979- Power increase to 100,,000 watts at 520 feet.
September, 10, 1979- call letters changed to KEXL-FM, format flip from Easy Listening to Hot Adult Contemporary, branded as “106.7 the X”.
Station goes to 24 hour operation.
January, 1985- Robb Thomas, the 3rd generation of the Thomas family becomes General Manager of WJAG/KEXL.
March, 1988- Construction completed on new 1,000 foot tower.
October, 2007- Brad Hughes, former General Sales Manager, assumes the General Manager’s position. Sally Lewis is General Sales Manager.
November 18, 2009- KXEL call letters are changed to KQKX- “106 Kix Country” with a country music format. (The former KXEL calls are transferred to co-owned new station on 97.5 FM licensed to Pierce, Nebraska.)
Jeffrey Steffens is named General Manager.