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90.5 FM, Chadron

City of License: Chadron, NE

First Air Date: 2007

Operating Power: 100 watts

Original Call Letters: KJZC

Format: Jazz, Blues, Western Swing and other types of music

General Manager: Dr. Sandy Schaefer

Issued To: Jazz Birds (Professor Sandy Schaefer)

Through the Years

  • 2007

    KJZC 90.5 FM signs on.  Format:  Jazz, Blues, Western Swing & other types of music.  Studios & offices: Chadron State College campus.  Transmitter: Shares space on the KCNE (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) tower, south side of Chadron, at West 16th & Maple Streets. Owned by Jazz Birds (Professor Sandy Schaeffer).

    (Jazz Birds are Chadron State College students, under the direction of Professor of Music, Sandy Schaefer.)

  • 2011

    Station upgrade to 865 watts at 121 feet atop Kent Hall on Campus, 1050 Shelton Street in Chadron.

  • 2015

    Station is donated to the school.  Voluntary assignment by Jazz Birds (Dr. Sandy Schaefer and Professor Kathleen Kirsh) to Chadron State College.

    “Chadron State College Radio” programming:  non-commercial educational and public affairs programming, and will offer on-air and production opportunities for its students, and opportunities for faculty to provide programming content in areas of expertise including art, music and theater.