107.3 FM, Lincoln
First Air Date: September 1, 1968
Operating Power: 100,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KLIN FM
General Manager: Marc Howard
News Director: John Meyer
Chief Engineer: LaVerne T. Killion
Date of FCC Issue: December 10, 1968
Issued To: Shurtleff-Schorr Broadcasting Corporation
Through the Years
April 10, 1968- Construction Permit is granted for KLIN FM.
September 1, 1968- KLIN FM signs on with 100,000 watts at 165 feet. Owner: Shurtleff-Schorr Broadcasting Corporation (Jack C. Callaway).
December 10, 1968- KLIN FM is licensed by the FCC.
September, 1971- KLIN 107.3 FM is sold from Shurtleff-Schorr to KLIN FM (Norton & Diana Warner) for $800,000 including KLIN 1400 AM.
Studios/Offices move to 4343 O Street in Lincoln known as “The Broadcast House.”
Format flip from MOR to Beautiful Music.
Broadcast tower is upgraded to 600 feet, located at 7800 Yankee Hill Road (.5 miles west of 84th and Yankee Hill Road) in Lincoln.
December 18, 1988- Call letters are changed to KEZG FM. Format adjusts to Easy Listening.
Format change from Easy Listening to Adult Contemporary
March 31, 2000- Warner Enterprises (Norton Warner) sells KEZG FM, along with KLIN AM, KFGE FM, KKUL FM and KWBE AM, Beatrice, NE to Triad Broadcasting Company, Monterey, CA (David Benjamin, President) for $12 million. Mark Halverson, General Manager.
August 28, 2000- Call letters are changed to KBBK FM
September 4, 2007- Triad Broadcasting Company sells KBBK FM, KFGE FM, KLIN AM, KLNC FM and KWBE AM to NRG Media (Mary Quass, President) for $17.5 million.
KBBK is branded as B-107.3 and format shifts to Hot Adult Contemporary
February 6, 2013- KBBK (HD2) signs on an FM translator K233AN at 94.5 and 250 watts at 174 feet, branded as “Red 94.5” with a Top 40 format. Antenna located at 15th & M Street in Lincoln.