92.7 FM, Ainsworth
First Air Date: May 30, 1983
Operating Power: 26,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KBRB FM
General Manager: Larry Rice
Issued To: KBR Broadcasting Company
Through the Years
May 30, 1983- KBRB FM goes on the air with 26,000 watts at 327 feet. Studio co-located at the KBRX AM office at 122 East Second Street in Ainsworth, NE. Principals are : Lorris (Larry) C. Rice (50%), Gilbert L. Poese (30%) and Carlee Mathis (20%). They own KBRB AM, Ainsworth and KSDZ FM, Gordon, Nebraska. Rice and Poese are also principal owners of KBRX AM/FM in O’Neill, Nebraska.
In August of 2000, KBRB FM began 24-hour broadcast service.
In July 2009, Larry Rice and his remaining partners in KBR Broadcasting Co. sold KBRB to former employee Graig Kinzie of Sandhills Broadcasting LLC. Kinzie worked for KBRB beginning in 1996 while attending Ainsworth High School and was one of numerous KBRB employees who went on to a career in Journalism.
In October 2014, a fire at the theater next door damaged the KBRB studios at 122 E. Second St.
In January 2016, KBRB opened new studios at 356 S. Main St.