KROC (AM)

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KROC
KROC-AM logo
Broadcast area Rochester
Frequency 1340 kHz AM
First air date 1930s
Format Commercial; News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates 44°01′47″N 92°29′31″W / 44.02972°N 92.49194°W / 44.02972; -92.49194Coordinates: 44°01′47″N 92°29′31″W / 44.02972°N 92.49194°W / 44.02972; -92.49194
Callsign meaning ROChester
Affiliations ABC News
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Rochester License, LLC)
Sister stations KFIL, KFIL-FM, KLCX, KOLM, KROC-FM, KWWK, KYBA
Webcast Listen Live
Website krocam.com

KROC (1340 AM) is an American news/talk radio station located in Rochester, Minnesota. The station first started broadcasting in the early 1930s. KROC broadcasts many nationally syndicated talk shows as well as several shows with local personalities.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 stations from Cumulus Media, including KROC, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[3]

Programming[edit]

The KROC air staff includes Rich Peterson, Andy Brownell, Tracy McCray, and Kim David. Local weekday programming includes Rochester's Good Morning with Rich Peterson, Rochester Today with Andy Brownell, Broad Talk with Tracy McCray, The Noon Report, and a talk show hosted by Andy Brownell. Syndicated weekday programming on KROC includes Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, America in the Morning with Jim Bohannon, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, Garage Logic with Joe Soucheray, and talk shows hosted by Chris Plante, Dave Ramsey, Sean Hannity, and Jim Bohannon.

Weekend programming includes Coast to Coast Weekend, On the House with the Carey Brothers, Medical Edge Weekend with Doctors Tom Shives and Jess Dhaliwal, Saturday Sports Talk with Joe Soucheray & Patrick Reusse, The Kim Komando Show with Kim Komando, The Dave Ramsey Show, Info Trak, Access Minnesota, World News This Week and Perspectives from ABC News Radio, Sports Huddle with Sid Hartman and Dave Mona, The Clark Howard Show, Meet the Press, plus "best of" talk shows hosted by Sean Hannity and Dave Ramsey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

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