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92.3 FM, Omaha

City of License: Omaha, NE

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

  • 1961

    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)>

  • 1971

    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.

  • 1972

    June, 1972-  Format flips to automated Beautiful Music.  Call letters are changed to KEZO for Easy.

  • 1973

    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.

  • 1975

    Studios/offices are moved from WOWT building to the Empire building at 11128 John Galt Blvd., Omaha.

  • 1977

    Station power is increased to 100,000 watts.

  • 1978

    Station flips format to Rock, Z-Rock.  Program Director is Bob Linden.

  • 1980

    April, 1980- Otis Twelve and Diver Dan begin morning drive stint with a 13 year off and on run.

  • 1983

    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.

  • 1987

    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.

  • 1988

    KEZO topples 12+ leader KFAB (since at least 1970) from No. 1 for the Spring, 1988 ratings period.

  • 1993

    New morning show debuts.   Todd & Tyler (Todd Brandt, Mike Tyler).

  • 1995

    January, 1995- Stations are sold to Journal Communications for $9 Million.  New General Manager is Steve Wexler.

  • 1996

    Todd & Tyler morning daypart reaches #1 in 12+ Summer Arbitron ratings.

  • 2006

    Todd & Tyler show goes into national syndication as “TnT Radio Empire”.

  • 2015

    Station wins the Husker Sports radio contract along with co-owned KXSP 590AM.