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1360 AM, McCook

City of License: McCook, NE

First Air Date: June 23, 1961

Operating Power: 1,000 watts, daytime only

Original Call Letters: KWRV

General Manager: W.O. Corrick

Issued To: Regional Broadcasting Corporation

Through the Years

  • 1961

    June 23, 1961-  Sign on of KWRV, with studios/offices at 302 Norris Street, McCook, NE.  Transmitter located 4 miles west of McCook.

  • 1966

    April, 1966-Station is sold to Semeco Broadcasting Corporation ( W. O . Corrick) for $91,000.  Corrick is the General Manager of KWRV.

    May, 1966- Call letters are changed to KICX.

  • 1967

    Pre-Sunrise power is authorized at 500 watts.

  • 1974

    December, 1974-  Studios/offices are moved to 201 West Fourth Street

    Middle of the Road/Adult Contemporary format is programming throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.

    ABC and IMN (Intermountain Network) affiliation through much of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

  • 1979

    January 31, 1979-  Sister FM signs on, KICX FM 95.9 at 1,800 watts at 380 feet, simulcasting KICX AM.

  • 1989

    June, 1989- FM was upgraded to 3.1 kw by switching frequency to 96.1   When Crowe bought KNGN, its purchase of KICX was pending.

    August, 1989-  Stations are sold to Ron Crowe & Associates for $200,000.  Seller is Mary Lou Corrick, representative of the estate of Wilfred O. Corrick.  Crowe assigns the license to Southern Lutheran Church-Missouri (headed by Rev. Ralph A. Bohlmann) for no financial consideration.  A new format is established, Religious, targeting the “25-49 female married with children.”   Network affiliation:  Christian Broadcasting Network, Immanuel Broadcasting Network.

  • 1990

    March, 1990- Call letters are changed to KNGN.  Studios/offices moved to 240 East 6th Street, McCook.

    After the purchase of of KNGN, Crowe paired it with KBRL 1330 AM for $42,000.

  • 1994

    Audience target is broadened to 35+ Family Oriented.

  • 1999

    KICX is acquired by the McCook Radio Group.

  • 2006

    KICX is sold to Armada Media (Jim Courselle) in a package deal that included KBRL, KRKU and four other stations for $3.6 million.

  • 2018

    Translator is authorized under the 2018 AM revitalization window:  K252FV 98.3 FM, 250 watts.