KFAB was first licensed in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1924. The station's call sign was issued sequentially by the Federal Communications Commission and has no meaning. The station operated on 770 kHz and then 780 kHz, in an unusual shared-time arrangement with Chicago's co-channel WBBM. Beginning in 1939, both stations synchronized their carrier frequencies via a telephone line that ran from the WBBM transmitter outside Chicago to the KFAB site near Lincoln, thus providing a nearly coast-to-coast CBS signal on that frequency.
In 1948, the station moved to Omaha and to the 1110 kHz frequency so that WBBM could become a full-time Class I-A station on 780 AM. KFAB then boosted its power to 50,000 watts, allowing it to still be heard with city-grade strength in Lincoln. However, at night it only provides a grade B signal to the Iowa side of the Omaha market because it must adjust its signal (via a three-tower array) to protect WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina, another clear-channel station located on the same frequency. It became Nebraska's first 24 hour radio station in 1951. In 2005, KFAB became the first Nebraska radio station broadcasting in HD.
♦KLCV and its low powered repeaters are satellites of the Bott Radio Network; KLCV is a full-signal broadcast from Lincoln covering the southern portion of the market, both 92.7 and 93.7 is heard within central Omaha-Council Bluffs proper, and 102.9 covers the northern portion of the market.