92.3 FM, Omaha
First Air Date: May 15, 1961
Operating Power: 40,000 watts
Original Call Letters: WOW FM
Format: Standards, Ballads, Semi-Classical music
General Manager: Frank Fogarty, Gen. Mgr William O. Wiseman, Station Manager
Issued To: Meredith/WOW, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
Through the Years
May 15, 1961- WOW FM signs on simulcasting co-owned WOW 590AM at first, but soon the majority of the programming is separated from the AM with standards, ballads, and semi-classical music.
Station is co-located with WOW AM and WOW TV in their studios/offices at 3501 Farnam St., Omaha. Tower is located there as well. ( 481 Feet at 40kw)>
December, 1971- Call letters change to KFMX. Station begins stereo Top 40 live personality format. General Manager is Steve Shannon; Program Director is Billy Moore.
June, 1972- Format flips to automated Beautiful Music. Call letters are changed to KEZO for Easy.
The transmitter is moved to the Crown Point TV antenna farm on the WOWT tower with a power increase to 92,000 watts at 1221 feet.
Studios/offices are moved from WOWT building to the Empire building at 11128 John Galt Blvd., Omaha.
Station power is increased to 100,000 watts.
Station flips format to Rock, Z-Rock. Program Director is Bob Linden.
April, 1980- Otis Twelve and Diver Dan begin morning drive stint with a 13 year off and on run.
Bruce McGregor joins station as Program Director and stays for 8 years.
Station sells to Albimar Broadcasting for $2.95 million, including co-owned 1490 AM.
Albimar sells stations to Narragansett Broadcasting for $3.9 million, including AM 1490. Manuel Broussard is brought in as General Manager, Taylor Walet as General Sales Manager.
KEZO topples 12+ leader KFAB (since at least 1970) from No. 1 for the Spring, 1988 ratings period.
New morning show debuts. Todd & Tyler (Todd Brandt, Mike Tyler).
January, 1995- Stations are sold to Journal Communications for $9 Million. New General Manager is Steve Wexler.
Todd & Tyler morning daypart reaches #1 in 12+ Summer Arbitron ratings.
Todd & Tyler show goes into national syndication as “TnT Radio Empire”.
Station wins the Husker Sports radio contract along with co-owned KXSP 590AM.