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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.


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]


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

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


  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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