93.5 FM, Columbus
First Air Date: November 25, 1969
Operating Power: 3,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KTTT FM
Format: Bright Pop Music
Network Affiliation: ABC
General Manager: Ken Kilmer
Issued To: City and Farm Broadcasting, Inc. (William Whitlock, President)
Through the Years
November 25, 1969-KTTT-FM 93.5, 3,000 watts at 252 feet signs on. Antenna is located on the KTTT AM tower. Programming is duplicated with the AM 50%, and increased to 100% in 1972.
Studio- 1259 27th Avenue, Columbus, NE.
Transmitter- North of U.S. 81, 2.6 miles northwest of Jct. 81 and 30.
General Manager is Joseph L. Stavas.
April, 1972-Control of City and Farm Broadcasting, Inc., sold to Donald L. Robson for $183,000.
Programming- MOR with special programs of Polkas and Farm News.
KTTT FM airs Top 40 format after KTTT AM sign off.
KTTT FM is sold to Columbus Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (Ronald L. Kruse, Timothy A. Cumberland and Charles W. Sand) for $792,000. Sale includes KTTT AM.
Studios/offices move to 1418 25th Street in Columbus.
FM call letters are changed from KTTT FM to KWMG.
August, 1989- KWMG is sold to Husker Broadcasting Inc. (Raymond A. Lamb, President, Ross Johnson, Vice-President) for $850,000. Sale includes KTTT AM.
Format- Soft Adult Contemporary, targeting 25-65
General Manager- Phil Vausch
KWMG separates programming from KTTT AM and goes Album Rock, targets 30+, young families. KWMG picks up ABC-Contemporary network affiliation.
KWMG gets an upgrade to 95,300 watts at 991 feet on a new tower at 310 St and 430 Ave, about 20 miles west-northwest of town.
General Manager- Wayne Walker
KWMG changes call letters to KKOT, switches format to Country.
KKOT and KTTT are sold to Three Eagles Communications as part of a package that includes ten other stations for $10.2 million. Three Eagles also owns an agriculture and news network, FarmNet, based in Columbus.
General Manager- Greg Wells.
August, 2002-Three Eagles buys two other Columbus stations, KJSK 900 AM and KLIR 101.1 FM from Heartland Broadcasting following the death of Heartland’s owner and transfer of control of the company to a Sioux City, IA bank, for $2.7 million. Besides KTTT and KKOT, Three Eagles owns five other stations in Nebraska.
KKOT changes format to Classic Rock.
Columbus stations are sold as part of the Three Eagles Broadcasting’s 48-station package to Digity (Dean Goodman) for $66.5 million.
February, 2016-Stations are sold as part of Digity’s 116-station package in 26 markets to Alpha Media for $264 million.