1230 AM, Falls City
First Air Date: August 3, 1957
Operating Power: 100 watts, non directional, unlimited hours
Original Call Letters: KTNC
General Manager: Tom Siegfried
Issued To: Carl Siegfried
Through the Years
August 3, 1957- KTNC signs on. Transmitter- Salem Road, west of Falls City city limits.
Studio- Hotel Stevenson, northwest corner of the Square in Falls City.
April, 1960-Transfer of control from Craig Siegfried to Falls City Broadcasting Co. (William Hardt, President with controlling interest and John J. Busche and LeRoy W. Hardt) for $55,000 plus 75% of accounts receivable.
Studios/offices move to KNTC Theater Building, 1517 Stone Street in Falls City. Station adds MBS affiliation.
Failed sale- transfer to Paul L. Dennison for $120,000- Dismissed.
July, 1971- Control to Albert Maust, Trustee in bankruptcy.
December, 1971- Sold to Southeast Nebraska Broadcasting Co. Inc (Edward S. Towle).
Increase in power, 500 watts daytime, 250 watts at night.
February, 1972- Studios move to 2002 Stone Street. ABC Network affiliation is added.
Construction permit for KTNC FM 95.3, 3,000 watts at 300 feet.
KTNC AM and Construction permit for KTNC FM is sold by Southeast Nebraska Broadcasting, Inc. to C. R. Communications, Inc. (Charles A. Radatz) for $270,000.
(KTNC FM 95.3, 3,000 watts at 300 feet, after about ten years failed to ever get constructed.)
Charles A. Radatz, President and General Manager.
KTNC drops ABC, format still Middle of the Road/Adult Contemporary. Rejoins ABC in 1987.
February, 1985- Night time power is increased to 1,000 watts, daytime remains at 500 watts.
C.R. Communications, Inc seeks 101.3 FM, 6,000 watts at 300 feet. Construction permit instead goes to KNZA, Inc. (Hiawatha, Kansas) and signs on as KLZA in July, 1998.
September, 2007-C.R. Communications sells KTNC to KNZA, Inc, owner of KLZA 101.3 FM and four stations in northeast Kansas for $330,000. Greg Buser is President and General Manager.
KTNC keeps ABC, Oldies format.
November, 2018- Translator K296HK 107,1, 250 watts signs on.