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98.5 FM, Maxwell

City of License: Maxwell (McCook), NE

First Air Date: February 23, 2000

Operating Power: 55,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KRKU

Format: Classic Rock

General Manager: David Stout

Issued To: McCook Radio Group


David Stout

Through the Years

  • 2000

    KRKU signs on with 55,000 watts at 361 feet.  Studios/Office:  1811 West O Street in McCook, NE.  Transmitter:  on co-owned KBRL 1300/KICX FM tower, 4 miles southwest of McCook.

    August, 2000-  License to cover.

  • 2005

    Construction permit to move community of license to Maxwell (North Platte market) at new tower site, 14 miles northwest of Maxwell, six miles north of North Platte along US-83 on the KXNP tower.   55,000 watts at 167 feet, modified to 292 feet in 2007.

  • 2007

    January, 2007- Sold to Armada Media-McCook, Inc (802 West C Street, McCook).  Seeks to keep McCook community of license.
    December, 2007- Returns to Maxwell Construction Permit.  NRG Media enters an LMA with Armada.

  • 2008

    August, 2008-  Call letters changed to KHAQ.

  • 2009

    Power is increased to 100,000 watts at 276 feet.