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88.9 FM, Omaha

City of License: Omaha, NE

First Air Date: May, 1997

Operating Power: 210 watts

Original Call Letters: KNOS

Format: Non-Commercial

General Manager: Bill Thompson

Issued To: Omaha Community Broadcasting

Through the Years

  • 1997

    May, 1997-  KNOS signs on as a non-commercial station.  Power 210 watts at 59 feet.  Studios and transmitter were located in the old KBWH studios at 5829 North 60th Street in Omaha.  Owner and General Manager is Bill Thompson (Omaha Community Broadcasting.   Target audience is Omaha’s Black community.


  • 1998

    November 29, 1998-  Station is silenced by the owner in frustration of poor financial support and negative publicity resulting from a concert promotion.

  • 1999

    Station is sold to VSS Catholic Communications (Stephen Hruby, Omaha) for $100,000.

    January, 1999-Station returns to the air as KVSS, for Veni, Sancte, Spiritus with satellite-delivered programming from the Catholic network, EWTN.   Sherry Kennedy-Browning is the General Manager.

    September, 1999-  A power upgrade to 1,000 watts is authorized, but is only increased to 500 watts.

  • 2001

    Station gets new authorization to go to 2,750 watts, but is constructed instead at 1,500 watts at 482 feet on the WOWT tower at 72nd and Crown Point, Omaha.

  • 2008

    Station is sold to Bible Broadcasting Network (Charlotte, NC) for $825,000.

  • 2009

    June, 2009- Call letters are changed to KYFG when VSS programming moves to 102.7FM including the KVSS call letters.