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City Norfolk, Nebraska
Branding 94.7 News Channel Nebraska
Slogan "The news you need the music you love"
Frequency 94.7 MHz
First air date 1979
Format News/Classic hits
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 164.2 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 9954
Transmitter coordinates 41°55′28.00″N 97°36′22.00″W / 41.9244444°N 97.6061111°W / 41.9244444; -97.6061111
Owner Red Beacon Communications, LLC
Sister stations KNEN-LD (TV) Ch 35.1 35.2 35.3, KUSO 92.7
Webcast Listen Live

KNEN(94.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/classic hits format. Licensed to Norfolk, Nebraska, United States, the station is currently owned by Red Beacon Communications, LLC.[1]


KNEN was founded by Gene Koehn in 1979 as a Top 40 radio station. Koehn was a native of Norfolk, Nebraska, and started his radio career with Norfolk's WJAG radio. He left WJAG, and Norfolk, over a wage dispute. Koehn was a top salesman with the station, and was successful enough that he was earning nearly as much money as the station manager. The station manager took umbrage with this, and called Koehn in to advise him that there would be changes in how he was paid. Koehn did not take this news well, and left the station. He vowed he would return and start a new station in town, and did just that.

On October 8, 2015 KNEN changed their format to news/classic hits, branded as "94.7 News Channel Nebraska" or "NCN 94.7" [2]


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KNEN-LD (TV)[edit]

KNEN LD, a low power television station, which is an affiliate of KNEN (NCN Radio) was also launched on October 9, 2015 broadcasting on TV Channel 35, which offers programming on channels 35.1, NCN News, 35.2, Antenna TV and 35.3 WeatherNation


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