KCRR

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KCRR
City of license Grundy Center, Iowa
Broadcast area Waterloo-Cedar Falls
Branding 97.7 KCRR
Slogan The Classic Rock Station
Frequency 97.7 MHz
First air date 1983 (as KGCI)
Format Classic rock
ERP 16,000 watts
HAAT 124 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 25471
Callsign meaning K Classic Rock Radio
Former callsigns KGCI (1983-1995)
Owner The Cedar Rapids Divestiture Trust, Allen N. Blum, Trustee
(divestiture trust for Townsquare Media)
Sister stations KKHQ, KOEL-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website kcrr.com

KCRR is a radio station serving Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and surrounding cities with a classic rock format. This station broadcasts on FM frequency 97.7 MHz and is under ownership of a divestiture trust for Townsquare Media. Dave Murphy is program director for KCRR and Elwin Huffman serves as morning news host. KCRR carries the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show.

KCRR has had a great history of DJs on its airwaves. The station was one of the last in the market to feature a live, overnight DJ Saturday night/Sunday morning. The station launched the careers of Buzz Lightyear, Chris Schaeffer, Jay Matthews and Hailey Knight.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including KCRR, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013; KCRR is one of three stations (along with KKHQ-FM and KOEL-FM) that have been placed in a divestiture trust for eventual resale within two years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 42°23′28″N 92°31′59″W / 42.391°N 92.533°W / 42.391; -92.533