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City of license Council Bluffs, Iowa
Broadcast area Lincoln area
Branding Quality Christian Radio
Frequency 1560 kHz
Format Christian radio
Power 10,000 watts day
2,100 watts critical hours
332 watts post-sunset (signs-off 2 hours after Council Bluffs sunset)
Class D
Facility ID 72464
Transmitter coordinates 41°12′28″N 95°54′24″W / 41.20778°N 95.90667°W / 41.20778; -95.90667Coordinates: 41°12′28″N 95°54′24″W / 41.20778°N 95.90667°W / 41.20778; -95.90667
Former callsigns KSWI (1947 - 1963/4)
KRCB (1963/4 - 10/25/1978)
KQXV (10/25/1978 - 4/11/1979)
Affiliations Salem Communications
Owner Wilkins Communications Network, Inc.
Website wilkinsradio.com

KLNG (1560 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA, the station serves the Omaha-Lincoln-Council Bluffs area. The station is licensed to Wilkins Communications Network, Inc. and features programming from Salem Communications.[1]


The station went on the air as KSWI (for "Southwest Iowa") in 1947. The station at the time was owned by the Council Bluffs Nonpareil newspaper and the studios were located in the Strand Theater in Council Bluffs. Around 1963 or 1964, the station was purchased by Abe Slusky, the studios were moved to a location at 546 Mynster Street, and the call letters were changed to KRCB ("Radio Council Bluffs"). In July of 1967, Slusky sold KRCB to Michigan lawyer James J. Conroy. In March of 1969, KRCB adopted a Top 40 format. The polka music programming that had been a popular feature on KSWI was given new life on KRCB in 1970 as "The Big Joe Polka Show"; hosted by Joe Siedlick and airing on Sunday mornings. On 10-25-1978, KRCB's call letters were changed to KQXV (the "XV" being the Roman numeral for 15, to represent the station's approximate position on the AM dial). On 4-11-1979, the call letters were changed again, this time to KLNG. The KLNG calls originally were assigned to 1490 AM, which had a news/talk format in the 1970s.[2]


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