KFOR (AM)

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KFOR
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City Lincoln, Nebraska
Broadcast area Lincoln area
Branding KFOR FM 103.3 & 1240 AM
Slogan Lincoln's News, Weather, and Information Station
Frequency 1240 kHz
Translator(s) 103.3 K277CA (Lincoln)
First air date March 1924
Format News Talk Information Full Service
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 34436
Transmitter coordinates 40°49′12″N 96°39′29″W / 40.82000°N 96.65806°W / 40.82000; -96.65806Coordinates: 40°49′12″N 96°39′29″W / 40.82000°N 96.65806°W / 40.82000; -96.65806
Affiliations ABC Radio, Westwood One
Owner Alpha Media
(Digity 3E License, LLC)
Sister stations KFRX, KIBZ, KLMS, KTGL, KZKX
Webcast Listen Live
Website kfornow.com

KFOR (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, the station serves the Lincoln area. The station is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Digity 3E License, LLC, and features programming from ABC Radio and Westwood One.[1] KFOR's studios are located on Cornhusker Highway in Northeast Lincoln, while its transmitter array (including the FM translator K277CA's transmitter) is located on Vine Street east of downtown Lincoln.

History[edit]

KFOR was originally located in David City, Nebraska, where it first went on the air in March 1924 as the fourth radio station in Nebraska.[2] New owners moved the station to Lincoln in 1927. From May 1953 to March 1954, the station's owners operated a television station, KFOR-TV.

On-air personalities[edit]

  • Cathy Blythe, Problems and Solutions
  • Carol Turner, morning show co-host
  • Dale Johnson, KFOR News Director & morning news anchor
  • Paul Durban, host of The Paul Durban Show
  • Jill St. James, Paul Durban Show co-host
  • Charlie Brogan, afternoon news anchor/reporter
  • Jeff Motz, midday news anchor/sports director

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Scott Young, former morning show co-host (1982–2001)
  • Ward Jacobson, former sports reporter and morning show co-host (1985–2006)
  • Dick Perry, longtime sportscaster and voice of Nebraska Football
  • Tim Moreland, former sports director and play-by-play voice of Nebraska football
  • John Baylor, talk show host
  • Wade Hilligoss, afternoon sports anchor
  • Dave Hilligoss, former on-air personality (1984-2016) and former morning show co-host (2012-2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KFOR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KFOR, 'Voice of Lincoln,' on Air for 50 Years". The Lincoln Star. March 10, 1974. Retrieved January 7, 2018. 

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