1360 AM, McCook
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
June 23, 1961- Sign on of KWRV, with studios/offices at 302 Norris Street, McCook, NE. Transmitter located 4 miles west of McCook.
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.
Pre-Sunrise power is authorized at 500 watts.
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.
January 31, 1979- Sister FM signs on, KICX FM 95.9 at 1,800 watts at 380 feet, simulcasting KICX AM.
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.
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.
Audience target is broadened to 35+ Family Oriented.
KICX is acquired by the McCook Radio Group.
KICX is sold to Armada Media (Jim Courselle) in a package deal that included KBRL, KRKU and four other stations for $3.6 million.
Translator is authorized under the 2018 AM revitalization window: K252FV 98.3 FM, 250 watts.