|City of license||Topeka, Kansas|
|Broadcast area||Topeka and Vicinity|
|Branding||Conservative Talk, News & Local Sports|
|Slogan||The Big Talker 1440 KMAJ|
|First air date||July 1947|
|Power||5,000 watts (Daytime)
1,000 watts (Nighttime)
|Callsign meaning||from its sister station KMAJ-FM|
|Former callsigns||KJAY, KEWI, KSKX|
(Cumulus Licensing, LLC)
|Sister stations||KDVV, KMAJ-FM, KTOP-FM, KTOP, KWIC|
KJAY signed on in July 1947, with news from International News Service, one of the predecessors of UPI. The middle of the radio format moved to KTOP two years after KEWI appeared.
1964-1980: KEWI - Top 40 Kiwi
One of Topeka's early Top 40 outlets, KEWI branded itself as the station with the "good guys." And, yes, they called themselves "Kiwi." In the late 1960s, KEWI was the city's top-rated station.
1980-1986: KSKX - Kix Country
The KSKX call letters were assigned September 6, 1980, with the station calling itself Kix Country.
1986-1990: KEWI - Kiwi
Trying to capitalize on the popularity of KEWI's glory days, the station played oldies for a few years. The KEWI call letters were reassigned November 4, 1986.
1990-present: KMAJ - News/Talk/Sports
As with many AM stations, KMAJ flipped to talk programming. Cumulus bought the station from Midland Broadcasters in the late 1990s. KMAJ currently airs syndicated talk shows at all hours, with some local high school sports play-by-play. They air ABC radio news.
Beginning with the 2014-15 season, KWIC, along with KMAJ (AM) (1440), will be home to the Kansas Jayhawks football and basketball (men/women's) teams. Previously, the games had been aired on WIBW (AM) (580).
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