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KXLQ logo.png
City of license Indianola, Iowa
Slogan The Jock
Frequency 1490 kHz
Format Sports Radio
Power 500 watts (day)
1000 watts (Night)
Class C
Facility ID 70891
Transmitter coordinates 41°21′24″N 93°35′16″W / 41.35667°N 93.58778°W / 41.35667; -93.58778
Former callsigns KBAB[1]
Affiliations Yahoo! Sports Radio
ESPN Radio
Owner Birach Broadcasting
(Birach Broadcasting Corporation)
Website Company profile page

KXLQ (1490 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Indianola, Iowa. The station is owned by Birach Broadcasting Corporation. The station had been silent, however it returned to the air on April 21, 2010. As of January 18, 2013, it was carrying a sports radio format, featuring programming from Yahoo! Sports Radio and ESPN Radio.

The station was assigned the KXLQ call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on June 8, 1984.[1]


In July 2004, KXLQ Insight Sports LLC, which had been operating the station under a time brokerage agreement since March 26, 2004, made an agreement to buy the station from Warren Broadcasting for $360,000.[2][3] This deal ultimately collapsed and the station was put back on the market.

In September 2005, Davidson Media Group (Peter Davidson, president) reached an agreement to buy KXLQ from Warren Broadcasting Inc. (Dwaine F. Meyer, president) for a reported sale of $425,000. [4]

In March 2007, Birach Broadcasting Corp., headed by President Sima Birach, reached an agreement to acquire KXLQ from Davidson Media Group as part of a two-station deal worth a reported $800,000.[5][6]

In 2012, it began broadcasting Yahoo! Sports Radio and simulasting local host Mary Tirrell's program from KBGG. In early 2013, it added ESPN Radio programming. It also serves as an affiliate for the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and Nebraska Cornhuskers football.


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "July 2004". Upper Midwest Broadcasting News. 2004-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Transactions". Radio Business Report. 2004-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Deals 9/19/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Transactions for Mar. 22, 2007". Radio & Records. 2007-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Deals 4/9/2007". Broadcasting & Cable. 2007-04-09. 

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