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KDRO NewsRadio1490 logo.jpg
CitySedalia, Missouri
BrandingNewsradio 1490
Slogan"The Voice of Sedalia
The Voice of America"
Frequency1490 kHz
Translator(s)K267CO (101.3 MHz, Sedalia)
Power780 watts (unlimited)
Facility ID40662
OwnerBenne Media
(Mathewson Broadcasting Company)
Sister stationsKLOZ, KPOW-FM
WebcastListen Live
KDRO/KPOW Studios located at 301 South Ohio Avenue in Sedalia

KDRO (1490 AM, "Newsradio 1490") is a radio station licensed to serve Sedalia, Missouri, United States. The station is owned by Benne Media and licensed to Mathewson Broadcasting Company.

KDRO broadcasts a news/talk format.[1]


KDRO first signed on the air at 1490 kHz on September 13, 1939.

In February 1990, Sedalia Broadcasting Corporation reached an agreement to sell this station to Mathewson Broadcasting Co. The deal was approved by the FCC on April 16, 1990, and the transaction was consummated on June 7, 1990.[2]

In April 2006, Jim Mathewson of Mathewson Broadcasting Co. entered into a local marketing agreement with Denny Benne of Benne Broadcasting.[3]

In Spring 2017, KDRO switched to a news/talk format.


According to the KDRO website the shows are...

MORNING SHOW 6 am - 10 am with DEREK, JEFF and MARY

GLENN BECK 10 am - 1 pm
DAVID RAMSEY 1 pm - 4 pm

MARK LEVIN 6 pm - 9 pm

JOHN BATCHELOR 10 pm - 1 am


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19900207EC)". FCC Media Bureau. June 7, 1990.
  3. ^ Bird-Meyer, Matt (April 26, 2006). "Two radio stations to be sold soon". Sedalia Democrat. Archived from the original on October 22, 2012.

External links[1][edit]

  1. ^ "Online Radio". www.kdro.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12.