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KIBZ logo
City Crete, Nebraska
Broadcast area Lincoln, Nebraska
Branding 104.1 The Blaze
Slogan Lincoln's Pure Rock Alternative
Frequency 104.1 FM (MHz)
First air date March 2, 1992
Format Active Rock
ERP 31,000 watts
HAAT 187 meters
Class C2
Former callsigns KTAP, KBVB, KKNB, KSLI-FM
Owner Alpha Media
(Digity 3E License, LLC)
Sister stations KFOR, KFRX, KLMS, KTGL, KZKX

KIBZ (104.1 FM, "104-1 The Blaze") is a Lincoln, Nebraska active rock music radio station that signed on the air at 106.3 FM on March 2, 1992. It moved to 104.1 in March 2004. It is one of the first stations in the state to stream its audio over the Internet. Clear Channel Communications sold KIBZ to Three Eagles Communications on April 10, 2007. Three Eagles Communications sold KIBZ to Digity, LLC on February 10, 2014. The sale, which included KIBZ and 47 co-owned stations, was consummated on September 12, 2014 at a price of $66.5 million.

Effective February 25, 2016, Digity, LLC and its 124 radio stations were acquired by Alpha Media for $264 million.

Construction permit[edit]

On January 23, 2012, KIBZ was granted a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) construction permit to move to a new transmitter site, increase ERP to 40,000 watts and decrease HAAT to 116.1 meters.

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Coordinates: 40°31′06″N 96°46′08″W / 40.5183°N 96.7689°W / 40.5183; -96.7689