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1230 AM, Falls City

City of License: Falls City, NE

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

  • 1957

    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.

  • 1960

    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.

  • 1966

    Studios/offices move to KNTC Theater Building, 1517 Stone Street in Falls City.   Station adds MBS affiliation.

  • 1970

    Failed sale- transfer to Paul L. Dennison for $120,000- Dismissed.

  • 1971

    July, 1971-  Control to Albert Maust, Trustee in bankruptcy.

    December, 1971- Sold to Southeast Nebraska Broadcasting Co. Inc (Edward S. Towle).

  • 1972

    Increase in power, 500 watts daytime, 250 watts at night.

    February, 1972- Studios move to 2002 Stone Street.  ABC Network affiliation is added.

  • 1980

    Construction permit for KTNC FM 95.3, 3,000 watts at 300 feet.

  • 1981

    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.)

  • 1982

    Charles A. Radatz, President and General Manager.

  • 1984

    KTNC drops ABC, format still Middle of the Road/Adult Contemporary.  Rejoins ABC in 1987.

  • 1985

    February, 1985-  Night time power is increased to 1,000 watts, daytime remains at 500 watts.

  • 1995

    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.

  • 2007

    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.

  • 2018

    November, 2018-  Translator K296HK 107,1, 250 watts signs on.