KXSP

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Coordinates: 41°19′0.00″N 95°59′52.00″W / 41.3166667°N 95.9977778°W / 41.3166667; -95.9977778

KXSP
City of license Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Lincoln, Omaha-Council Bluffs
Branding AM 590 ESPN Radio
Frequency 590 kHz
Format Sports radio
Audience share 1.9 (Fa'08, R&R[1])
Power 5,000 watts unlimited
Class B
Facility ID 50313
Transmitter coordinates 41°19′0″N 95°59′52″W / 41.31667°N 95.99778°W / 41.31667; -95.99778
Former callsigns 1999-2005: KOMJ
1926-1999: WOW
1923-1926: WOAW
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Journal Broadcast Corporation
Webcast Listen Live
Website am590espnradio.com

KXSP 590 AM is a radio station located in Omaha, Nebraska. It currently broadcasts as AM 590, ESPN Radio, an all-sports talk station. The station is owned by Journal Broadcast Group.

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The station was established in 1923 by the Woodmen of the World life insurance society as WOAW, after failing to obtain the WOW call letters (for Woodmen Of the World) because they were used by the steamship Henry J. Bibble. In 1926, upon retirement of the Bibble, the station adopted the call letters WOW. The Woodmen society put the station up for sale in 1945 out of fear that it would jeopardize its tax-exempt status; it eventually leased the station to another company. In 1958, Meredith Corporation, owner of Omaha's WOW-TV (now WOWT), purchased WOW. It became a Top 40 station in the early 1970s and a country station in the early 1980s. Meredith sold the station in 1983, and Journal Broadcast Group bought it in 1999. In November 1999, the WOW call letters were dropped in favor of KOMJ with adoption of a new format of adult standards. When the station switched to a sports format in 2005, the call letters were changed again to KXSP.

On February 1, 2011, KXSP swapped affiliations with KOZN. KOZN took the Fox Sports affiliation and KXSP received ESPN. With the affiliation swap, KXSP also became known as "AM 590 ESPN Radio" instead of "Big Sports 590".

KXSP is simulcast on sister station 92.3 KEZO's HD2 digital audio subchannel.

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