KMJM (AM)

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KMJM
KMJM.png
CityCedar Rapids, Iowa
BrandingLeo 1360
Frequency1360 kHz
Translator(s)101.5 K268CY (Cedar Rapids)
First air date1961 (as KHAK)
FormatAdult standards
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
Power1,000 watts (day)
124 watts (night)
ClassD
Facility ID54164
Transmitter coordinates41°55′28″N 91°36′55″W / 41.92444°N 91.61528°W / 41.92444; -91.61528
Former callsignsKHAK (1977-?)
KTOF (?-2001)[1]
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsKKRQ, KKSY-FM, KOSY-FM, KXIC, WMT
WebcastListen Live
Website1360kmjm.iheart.com

KMJM (1360 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed to Capstar TX Limited Partnership. It airs an adult standards music format including Cedar Rapids Roughriders hockey, Coe College football, and serves as an overflow station for University of Iowa men's and women's basketball when games conflict with another Hawkeye event airing on sister station WMT.[2]

History[edit]

The Cedar Rapids allocation for 1360 AM signed on in 1961, alongside its FM sister station at 98.1 FM, both taking on the call letters KHAK. Both stations formatted country music—although not exclusively until sometime later in the 1960s—and for many years the AM signal was duplicated on the FM frequency.

At some point in the mid-1990s, KHAK-AM changed its format to contemporary Christian as KTOF-AM, and was a simulcast of KWOF in Hiawatha, Iowa.[3] On December 19, 2001, the station switched callsigns to the current KMJM[1] and began airing a nostalgia format of "American music classics" from the 1930s and 1940s.[3]

On January 11, 2010 KMJM changed their format to classic country.

On October 10, 2017 KMJM changed their format from classic country to adult standards, branded as "Leo 1360". (info taken from northpine.com) The station had been airing one adult standards-nostalgia based program in the past, "Jim Doyne's Musical Memories," airing at noon Sundays, prior to the format switch.

On November 2, 2018, Leo 1360 KMJM flipped from its regular format and has started playing Christmas music for the holiday season.

Previous logos[edit]

KMJM logo.jpg KMJM ClassicCountry1360 logo.png

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ a b Kenyon, John (2002-01-04). "Radio fans must learn new numbers". Cedar Rapids Gazette. KTOF-AM (1360), which until Dec. 19 aired religious programming, is now KMJM-AM, playing what owner Clear Channel refers to as "American music classics," primarily popular music of the '30s and '40s. The religious programming that aired on KTOF was provided by KWOF-AM (850) out of Hiawatha.

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