KMCN

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KMCN
KMCN logo.jpg
City of license Clinton, Iowa
Branding Mac FM
Slogan We Play Everything!
Frequency 94.7 MHz
First air date December 7, 1970 (as KCLN-FM)
Format Adult Hits
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 100 m (330 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 33054
Transmitter coordinates 41°54′34″N 90°13′28″W / 41.90944°N 90.22444°W / 41.90944; -90.22444Coordinates: 41°54′34″N 90°13′28″W / 41.90944°N 90.22444°W / 41.90944; -90.22444
Callsign meaning K MaC North
Former callsigns KCLN-FM (1970-1978)
KLNQ (1978-1980)
KNJY (1980-1987)
KCLN-FM (1987-1998)
KZEG (1998-2005)
Owner Prairie Radio Communications
(WPW Broadcasting)
Sister stations KCLN, KMCS, KWPC
Webcast Listen Live
Website KMCN Online

KMCN (94.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Clinton, Iowa and broadcasting an Adult Hits format under the branding Mac 94.7 - 93.1 along with its sister station, KMCS in Muscatine, Iowa. Both stations are currently owned by Prairie Radio Communications. The transmitter for KMCN is co-located with the transmitter of sister AM station KCLN in northern Clinton. In addition to the music format, KMCN broadcasts selected local Clinton area programming, mainly remote broadcasts of occasional special broadcasts of community events.[1]

History[edit]

Call sign history and early years (1970 to 1998)[edit]

KMCN went on the air at the 97.7 FM frequency as KCLN-FM on December 7, 1970. The station later became KLNQ, and then adopted the call letters KNJY on July 1, 1980. KNJY then changed its call sign to back to KCLN-FM on June 15, 1987. During those early years, the station formatted country music, beautiful music, middle-of-the-road music, Top 40 and an Adult Contemporary format. The station switched frequencies to 94.7 FM on August 8, 1998, and at the same time adopted the call letters KZEG. The current KMCN call sign was adopted on November 2, 2005.[2]

The Eagle 94.7 (1998 to 2005)[edit]

KZEG broadcast a country music format from 1998 to 2005, and was known as The Eagle 94.7. In November 2005, both KZEG and Muscatine-based sister station KWCC were owned by WPW Broadcasting, which later became Prairie Radio Communications. PRC decided to drop the country format on both stations, which were programmed separately, and go with an Adult Hits format simulcast on both stations.

The New MaC FM-93.1 and 94.7 (2005 to present)[edit]

The switch from country music to adult hits on both stations happened in November 2005, with the new stations branded as "93.1 and 94.7-MaC FM" KZEG changed its call letters to KMCN, for MaC North, while KWCC changed its call letters to KMCS, for Mac South.[3] The stations target, as well as their home cities, the "Quad Cities" market along the IowaIllinois border. The music mix, meanwhile generally included pop, rock and soul from the early 1970s to the present day.

George Lowe is the radio voice for Mac FM.

Although station on-air promotions aired in December 2012 teased big changes for KMCS's 93.1 FM frequency, that station's format switch to classic album rock and accompanying branding change to "Vintage Sounds 93.1 FM" would only apply to the 93.1 FM frequency. KMCN continues on with the "Mac FM" format.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KMCN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KMCN Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Quad Cities, IA/IL: KMCS/KMCN - 94.7/93.1 Mac FM". Lou Pickney. Retrieved 2007-05-07. 
  4. ^ Burke, David. "Radio station going "Vintage" - Quad-City Times". Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 

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