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92.7 FM, Ainsworth

City of License: 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

  • 1983

    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.

  • 2000

    In August of 2000, KBRB FM began 24-hour broadcast service.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2014

    In October 2014, a fire at the theater next door damaged the KBRB studios at 122 E. Second St.

  • 2016

    In January 2016, KBRB opened new studios at 356 S. Main St.