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94.9 FM, North Platte

City of License: North Platte, NE

First Air Date: September 24, 1979

Operating Power: 63,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KODY FM

Format: Country

General Manager: Randy Opitz

Issued To: North Platte Broadcasting, Inc.

Through the Years

  • 1979

    September 24, 1979-  KODY FM, 94.9 signs on at 63,000 watts at 205 feet.  Owner:  North Platte Broadcasting, Inc. (Thomas & George Haydock, Robert Howasam Living Trust, Eames Irwin, John Phillips, Richard Wagner).  Howasam and Wagner are President and Executive VP of the Cincinnati Reds, Inc.    Studios/Offices- 308 West 4th Street, North Platte.  Transmitter- 1101 West 17th Street at Washington Avenue.   Format- “Casual Country”

  • 1985

    Jack Telkin named General Manager of the FM and sister AM, KODY 1240.

  • 1986

    Call letters are changed to KSRZ.  Format:  Adult Contemporary.

  • 1991

    KSRZ is sold by North Platte Broadcasting, Inc (Eames Irvin and John D. Phillips) to Tri-State Broadcasting (John L. Townsend) owner of KJLT-AM, for $85,000.   Call letters are changed to KJLT FM .  Studios/Offices moved to 201 S. Bailey Avenue.  Format:  Christian.

  • 1994

    Upgrade to 100,000 watts at 650 feet at new transmitter location 11 miles southwest of North Platte near the intersection of Meadows Lawns Road and South Miller School Road.


    Current:  KJLT-FM also broadcasts its primary channel from the following six transmitters:

    K210CB  89.9 FM   Broken Bow, NE (250 watts)
    K211DP   90.1 FM   Alma, NE (250 watts)
    K214DK   90.7 FM  Holdrege, NE (250 watts)
    K218DY   91.5 FM   Holyoke, NE (203 watts)
    K230AP   93.9 FM   Hyannis, NE (250 watts)
    K281AR   104.1 FM  Chappell, NE (205 watts)