First Air Date: February 22, 1971
Operating Power: 10 watts
Original Call Letters: KCNT
Format: Contemporary Music
Issued To: Central Nebraska Technical College
Through the Years
February 22, 1971- KCNT sign on. Owner: Central Nebraska Technical College (John Brooks), 10 watts at 58 feet. Transmitter: on East Military Drive, on campus, 3.3. miles from downtown Hastings. Format: Contemporary music. Station is operated by broadcasting students.
May, 1974- Ownership name changed to Central Technical Community College.
Power is increased to 2,300 watts at 182 feet. Ownership name is changed from Central Technical Community College to Central Community College.
KCNT’s tower is toppled by strong winds that temporarily puts station back at 10 watts on a long wire antenna until the new tower is constructed.
Station downgrade from 2,300 watts to 1,200 watts at 164 feet, moving the transmitter to a different spot on the college campus just yards away from the old site, still on East Military Drive.