|Broadcast area||Kearney, Nebraska|
|Branding||Big Country 97.7|
|First air date||1970|
|HAAT||148.3 meters (487 ft)|
|Former callsigns||KUVR-FM (1980-1984)
(Legacy Communications, LLC)
KMTY broadcasts a country music format branded as "Big Country 97.7" to the greater Kearney, Nebraska, area. KMTY previously aired an adult hits music format branded as "Jack FM" and before that a similar adult hits format as "Bob FM". In addition to its music programming, KMTY broadcasts Major League Baseball games as an affiliate of the Kansas City Royals radio network.
On September 30, 2011, KMTY was granted an FCC construction permit to change the city of license from Holdrege, Nebraska to Gibbon, Nebraska, move to a new transmitter site, increase ERP to 100,000 watts and decrease HAAT to 42 meters.
In May 2013, Armada Media and Legacy Broadcasting traded some stations in Nebraska, with two stations in Holdrege (KUVR/1380 and KMTY/97.7) going to Legacy and eight others in the Scottsbluff and North Platte markets [KZTL/93.5 (Paxton-North Platte) and KRNP/100.7 (Sutherland-North Platte) KOAQ/690 (Terrytown), KOLT/1320 (Scottsbluff), KMOR/93.3 (Gering), KETT/99.3 (Mitchell), KOZY-FM/101.3 (Bridgeport), KHYY/106.9 (Minatare)] going to Armada Media. The transaction was completed on October 11, 2013, for a purchase price of $800,000.
On June 17, 2013 KMTY changed their format from adult hits (branded as "Jack FM") to country, branded as "Big Country 97.7".
The move from Holdrege to Gibbon was licensed by the FCC on August 25, 2014.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- "Royals Radio Network". Kansas City Royals. Retrieved July 16, 2009.
- "Royals Radio Affiliate Profile: Holdrege, Nebraska [KMTY-FM]". Royals Review. November 17, 2008.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for KMTY
- Radio-Locator information on KMTY
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for KMTY
- FCC construction permit
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