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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.

  • 2022

    The FCC has approved My Bridge’s purchase of KNGN 1360 and K252FV/98.3 (McCook) from Kansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting.

    An asset purchase agreement filed with the FCC on  Tuesday, August 2, 2022 indicates that My Bridge will pay Kansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting  $40,000 for KNGN and the translator.  The deal includes the station’s tower and transmission equipment, but not the studio facilities.   KNGN went silent at the end of June, 2022, citing financial difficulties. KNGN is 1,000 watts, non-directional, daytime only.  The translator is at 250 watts.

    My Bridge does not own any other stations in the immediate McCook area.  KNGN’s coverage area overlaps with the edge of several MyBridge stations, including KMMJ/750 (Grand Island).  All of MyBridge’s other stations are on the FM band.