99.9 FM, Omaha
First Air Date: December 30, 1959
Operating Power: 58,000 watts
Original Call Letters: KFAB FM
Format: Light classical and pop music
General Manager: Lyle Bremser
Issued To: KFAB Broadcasting Co.
Through the Years
December 30, 1959- KFAB-FM signs on with a 24 hour schedule. Separate programming except overnight Serenade in the Night, automation. Owner is KFAB Broadcasting Co. (Journal Star Printing Company and May Broadcasting, 49% each.
Tower location at the co-owned KFAB AM site, 58,000 watts, at 440 feet antenna height.
July, 1960- Station gets authorized power increase to 115,000 watts.
Began regular evening stereo music schedule using the two-radio method with KFAB 1110 AM. This is discontinued before year’s end.
Station begins stereo operation, programming light classical and pop music as Cloud Nine Stereo.
October, 1974-Call letter change to KGOR, Rock 100, with automated stereo “Rock for Adults.”
Main transmitter is moved to the TV antenna farm on the KMTV tower at 72nd & Crown Point, 1230 feet.
Introduced a live morning show, eventually leading to the phasing-out of the automation
September, 1986-KGOR is sold to Henry Broadcasting (San Francisco, CA), including KFAB AM for $22 million.
After a format battle with KQKQ, KGOR flips to a Classic Gold format.
Ken Headrick retires, and is replaced as General Manager by Bob Sweet.
Bob Sweet resigns as Paul Aaron takes over as General Manager, with a focus on Husker sports.
Format adjusts to 70’s Gold.
Chuck Jewell, the General Manager after Paul Aaron resigns, keeps KGOR out of KFAB’s Husker sports contract bid.
Station tries an ill-fated attempt at a syndicated morning show out of Los Angeles, Mark & Brian Show, which only lasts for five weeks after many listener complaints over the show’s content. Mornings are replaced by former 60’s KOIL DJ, Roger W. Morgan.
KGOR is sold to American Radio Systems (Boston, MA) including KFAB 1110AM for a deal valued at $115million.
Donn Seidholtz comes aboard in October 1996.
Triathlon (Norm Feuer) closes on the purchase deal which began in October 1996, to buy KGOR and KFAB for $39 million, including the Muzak franchises for Omaha and Lincoln. Donn Seidholtz replaces Chuck Jewell as General Manager.
May, 1999- Capstar (Austin, TX) buys Triahlon’s 32 radio stations, including KGOR and KFAB for an estimated $200 million.
A deal included Pinnacle Sports Productdions that Triathlon had purchased for $5 million in March, 1997.
October, 1999- Clear Channel Broadcasting acquires Capstar’s stations that by October were owned by AM/FM Inc., the outgrowth of a Capstar and Chancellor Media merger. The Clear Channel deal was valued at $23.5 billion for the AM/FM merger. KGOR is now in a company that owns 840 radio stations.
Tracy Gillam replaces Donn Seidholtz as General Manager.
Donna Baker replaces Tracy Gillam as General Manager
the syndicated John Tesh Show begins evenings for a ten year run.
Taylor Walet replaces Donna Baker as General Manager.