KOMJ

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KOMJ
KOMJ-AM 2016.png
City Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Omaha, Nebraska
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Branding "Boomer 104-1 and 1490"
Slogan "The Greatest Music Ever Made"
Frequency 1490 AM kHz
First air date March 1942[1]
Format Adult Standards/Oldies[2]
Power 1,000 Watts day and night
Class C
Facility ID 74104
Transmitter coordinates 41°13′59.0″N 95°58′2.0″W / 41.233056°N 95.967222°W / 41.233056; -95.967222
Callsign meaning K Omaha's MaJic
former branding
Former callsigns KYNN (1942-1985)
KEDS (1985-1987)
KEZO (1987-1996)
KOSR (1996-2005)
Affiliations Chicago Cubs Radio Network[3]
Owner Steven Seline[4]
(Walnut Radio, LLC)
Webcast KOMJ Webstream
Website KOMJ Online

KOMJ is an Adult Standards and Oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Omaha, Nebraska, serving the Omaha/Council Bluffs area.[2] KOMJ is owned and operated by Steven Seline, through licensee Walnut Radio, LLC.[4] KOMJ's transmitter is located near South 32nd Avenue and Vinton Street in the Hanscom Park neighborhood near Downtown Omaha.

History[edit]

Logo used until January 6, 2015, under the "Magic" branding.

On August 1, 2013, a Federal Communications Commission agent attempted to inspect the studios of KOMJ.[5] The address listed on filings with the FCC, 10714 Mockingbird Drive, was in fact the address for the Journal Broadcast Group studios.[5] KOMJ owner, Cochise Radio Partners, did not have staff or equipment at that location.[5] Journal Broadcast Group had sold the station to Cochise Radio Partners in 2007.[5] Less than a year later, in March 2014, the FCC fined Cochise Broadcasting, LLC $17,000 for "failing to operate and staff a main studio with a public inspection file".[6]

On October 17, 2014, Cochise Radio Partners announced they were selling KOMJ to Walnut Radio, LLC for $450,000.[7][8] The sale between Cochise and Walnut closed on January 2, 2015.[9] Five days later, the station dropped the Middle of the road music from its format for Adult Standards, Classic Hits, and Oldies.[10] The new format is branded "Boomer 1490".[10]

Translator[edit]

In addition to the main station, KOMJ is relayed by an FM translator in the core Omaha metro.[11][12]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
K281CJ 104.1 FM Omaha, Nebraska 153185 250 watts 95 m (312 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 (PDF). Reed Reference Publishing Company. 2010. p. D-349. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cubs TV and Radio Affiliates". Chicago Cubs/MLB Advanced Media, LP. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "KOMJ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d Hubbard, Russell (September 15, 2013). "Where's Omaha's 'Magic 1490' radio coming from? No one seems to know". Omaha World-Herald. Omaha, Nebraska: Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Marcucci, Carl (March 29, 2014). "FCC nails KOMJ with $17,000 fine". Streamline RBR, Inc. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (October 17, 2014). "Walnut Radio Adds KOMJ Omaha". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Asset Purchase Agreement". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Consummation Notice". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Venta, Lance (January 7, 2015). "Walnut Radio Launches Boomer 1490 Omaha". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "K281CJ Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ "FCCdata.org - powered by REC". REC Networks. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 

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