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91.1 FM, Kearney

City of License: Kearney, NE

First Air Date: March 8, 1968

Operating Power: 10 watts

Original Call Letters: KOVF FM

Issued To: Kearney State College


John Mitchell

Through the Years

  • 1968

    March 8, 1968-  Station signs on at 91.3 with 10 watts at 99 feet.  Transmitter location:  High Rise Girls Dorm, 28th Street and 11th Avenue in Kearney.  Main Studio:  College Administration Building, 24th and 10th Avenue.

  • 1970

    Studio moves to Thomas Hall, 2nd Floor.  Studio financing partially comes from John C. Mitchell, owner of Mitchell Broadcasting Co, Inc, and names the studios for his mother, Athena Mitchell.

  • 1981

    Upgrade to 1,000 watts at 120 feet.

    November, 1981-  Call letters change from KOVF to KSCV.

  • 1991

    July, 1991-  Ownership name change:  from Kearney State College to University of Nebraska at Kearney.

  • 1996

    July, 1996-  Call letters change from KSCV to KLPR.

  • 2011

    July 29, 2011-  Frequency move to 91.1 FM with 3,800 watts at 121 feet.  The move was financed by VSS Catholic Communication which also paid $10,000 so that its KJWM 91.5 Grand Island could upgrade to a Class C2.

  • 2013

    Transmitter site change to Centennial Towers West on campus at West 29th Street and University Drive, less than a mile from downtown Kearney.