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 from 10-2p, Lew from 2-7pm, and Lisa Paige from 7p-midnight.
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.