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CitySt. Joseph, Missouri
Broadcast areaKansas City area
BrandingJoe Town 107.5
Frequency1550 kHz
Translator(s)107.5 K298DA (St. Joseph)
First air date1947 (as KKJO)
FormatClassic hits
Power2,500 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Facility ID8767
Transmitter coordinates39°42′23″N 94°44′36″W / 39.70639°N 94.74333°W / 39.70639; -94.74333Coordinates: 39°42′23″N 94°44′36″W / 39.70639°N 94.74333°W / 39.70639; -94.74333
Former callsignsKKJO (1947-1988)
KSFT (1988-2009)
OwnerEagle Communications, Inc.
Former Logo

KESJ (1550 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Located near St. Joseph, Missouri, United States, the station also serves the Kansas City area. The station is owned by Eagle Communications, Inc and features programming from ESPN Radio.[1]


The 1550 frequency originally debuted as KKJO in 1947. KKJO launched an FM counterpart in 1960 which was renamed KUSN in 1966 and KSFT in 1974. The two stations swapped callsigns in 1988 with KSFT becoming the AM station. It had gone oldies, but later moved to sports talk with coverage of St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Northwest Missouri State University sports.

The station changed call letters to KESJ in late August 2009.

On August 22, 2019 KESJ changed their format from ESPN sports to 1980s-1990s classic hits, branded as "Joe Town 107.5".[2]


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  1. ^ "KESJ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Joe Town Arrives in St. Joseph Radioinsight - August 22, 2019

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