KKLN

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KKLN
Loon Rock Station Logo.png
City of license Atwater, Minnesota
Broadcast area Willmar, Minnesota
Branding 94.1 The Loon
Slogan The Rock Station
Frequency 94.1 MHz
First air date 1989 (as KYRS)
Format Mainstream rock
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 19243
Callsign meaning KK The LooN
Former callsigns KYRS (1988-1999)
Owner Headwaters Media, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website 941theloon.com

KKLN (94.1 FM, "94.1 The Loon") is a radio station in Willmar, Minnesota, broadcasting from the Kandi Mall and airing a mainstream rock format. Following FCC approval of the transfer of license on Nov. 3, 2009, the station is owned by Headwaters Media, LLC, a company started by the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

History[edit]

94.1 FM (previous call letters: KYRS) switched from country music to classic and new rock at 6 p.m. on June 21, 1999. For the next 94 hours, they played commercial free music. In October 1999, The Loon moved their studios from Atwater, MN to Willmar, MN, inside the Kandi Mall. In May 2006, The Loon began syndicating Alice Cooper's evening show, Nights with Alice Cooper. In February 2008, The Loon began broadcasting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, via the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Performance Racing Network (PRN). In September 2008, The Loon began broadcasting NFL Primetime games (Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights) from Dial Global. In October 2008, Eric Perkins of KARE 11 news joined as an afternoon sports commentator at 4:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. The station began carrying Pink Floyd program Floydian Slip with Craig Bailey on April 9, 2011.

Programming[edit]

Notable weekday programming includes The Loon Morning Show ("Rock, Rise & Shine", with Nate Thomas & Melanie Eckhart), middays with Melanie Eckhart, The Rock Soup with Melanie Eckhart, afternoons with David Nelson, "The Eric Perkins Sports Drive" (with Eric Perkins from KARE 11 News), and Nights with Alice Cooper.

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Coordinates: 45°04′23″N 94°45′22″W / 45.073°N 94.756°W / 45.073; -94.756