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1400 AM, Lincoln

City of License: Lincoln, NE

First Air Date: August 15, 1947

Operating Power: 250 watts

Original Call Letters: KOLN

Network Affiliation: Mutual

General Manager: Hugh Bader

Issued To: Inland Broadcasting (Paul Fry, Omaha)

Through the Years

  • 1947

    August 15, 1947-  Station signs on.  Mutual Network affiliate.

    Sold nationally as a packaged network with co-owned KBON, Omaha and KORN, Fremont, NE.

  • 1949

    August 4, 19490  Inland Broadcasting seeks television license for channel 12 to be KOLN TV.

  • 1952

    September, 1952-  Station is sold to Cornhusker Radio & TV (James Stuart) for $43,000.  Inland turns their attention to seeking Omaha television Channel 7.

    Cornhusker Radio and TV granted Channel 12 for KOLN-TV using their AM tower.

  • 1953

    February 17, 1953- KOLN TV Channel 12 signs on as an affiliate of the DuMont network.

    July, 1953-Cornhusker Radio & TV sells the AM and TV to Fetzer Broadcasting (John E. Fetzer) for $650,000 including $120,000 in liabilities and $175,000 in long term debt.  (Cornhusker reported a loss of $113,000 for the first half of 1953).  AM studios move to 40th and W Streets in Lincoln, joining co-owned KOLN-TV

  • 1954

    February, 1954- Fetzer is approved to buy KFOR-TV Channel 10 from Cornbelt Broadcasting for $300,000, conditioned on the disposal of Channel 12, and will move the KOLN-TV call letters to Channel 10.

    March, 1954- Fetzer to sell Channel 12 to the University of Nebraska for $100,000, transmitter and equipment only.

    August, 1954- KOLN-TV transfer to Byron Dunn, trustee, with eventual operation by the University of Nebraska.

  • 1955

    June, 1955- KOLN AM sold to Robert W. Frudger (Galesburg, IL) for $120,000.   Call letters are changed to KLIN and studios move to 410 Sharp Building, Lincoln, NE.

  • 1956

    December, 1956- KLIN is sold to Fletcher-Mitchell Corporation (Jonathan M. Fletcher, James I Mitchell) for $190,000.

  • 1964

    KLIN is sold to Shurtleff-Schorr Broadcasting (Paul C. Shurtleff & Donald C. Schorr) for $415,000.  Daytime power is increased from 250 watts to 1,000 watts.  An application is filed for KLIN FM 107.3.

  • 1968

    KLIN FM signs on at 107.3 with 100,000 watts at 165 feet.

  • 1971

    September, 1971-  Station is sold to KLIN Inc. (Norton and Diana Warner) for $800,000 including the FM.

  • 1976

    Studios and offices move to 4343 O Street, known as The Broadcast House.

  • 2000

    May, 2000-  Sold to Triad Broadcasting (David Benjamin). Greg Wells, General Manager.

  • 2007

    August, 2007-  Stations are sold to NRG Media.

  • 2012

    KLIN begins simulcast on FM translator K233AN 94.5, with 250 watts on top of the U.S. Bank Building, Lincoln until 2014.

  • 2014

    Begins simulcast on FM translator K257GN 99.3.