KROC-FM (106.9 FM) is a radio stationservingRochester, Minnesota. The station's transmitter is located near the Minnesota-Iowa border and has difficulty reaching some of the lower-lying areas of Rochester, which is in a valley. To fill in the gaps, KROC has an additional translator, K292EM 106.3, in the city. The station is owned by Townsquare Media. It airs a Top 40 (CHR) music format. The station features the on-air talents of Dunken & Samm in the morning, Megan Kennedy in the afternoon, and Lew from 2-6pm. Markus takes Saturdays over from 2-6pm with a show called "Music With Markus". On Sundays Ace makes the show from 1-6pm after the countdown from Carson Daly.
The station was owned by the Southern Minnesota Broadcasting Company, along with other properties in the area, but they were sold to Cumulus Media in December 2003. KROC-FM went on-the-air at 106.9 MHz in 1965, with easy listening and classical music. The format was dropped in 1967 which resulted in a longtime simulcast with KROC-AM until the mid-1970s. An automated MOR format called "The Great Entertainers," was KROC-FM's next format, separating from KROC, before it went to a rock format. In the 1950s, the owners launched a television station (KROC-TV), though that is now operated separately by Quincy Newspapers as KTTC channel 10.
On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including KROC-FM, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management. The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.