KOTK

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KOTK
KOTK 94.5-1420TheAnswer logo.jpg
City Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Omaha area
Branding 94.5/1420 The Answer
Slogan Omaha's Conservative Talk
Frequency 1420 kHz
Translator(s) 94.5 K233CO (Omaha)
First air date March 2, 1957 (as KOOO)
Format Conservative Talk
Power 1,000 watts day
330 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 50307
Transmitter coordinates 41°11′59.00″N 95°54′34.00″W / 41.1997222°N 95.9094444°W / 41.1997222; -95.9094444
Former callsigns KOOO (3/2/1957-3/1979)
KESY (3/1979-1981)
KOOO (1981-1984)
KROM (1984-1986)
KESY (1986-6/1990)
KLAO (6/1990-6/1990)
KESY (6/1990-1/1995)
KBBX (1/1995-5/2002)
KHLP (5/2002-12/2005)
Affiliations Salem Communications
Owner Salem Media Group
(Caron Broadcasting, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website theansweromaha.com

KOTK (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a conservative talk format. Licensed to Omaha, Nebraska, United States, the station serves the Omaha area. The station is owned by Salem Media Group, through its Caron Broadcasting, Inc. subsidiary, and features programming from Salem Communications.[1] KOTK's studios are located on Burt Street (near North 120th Street and Dodge Road) in West Omaha, while its two-tower transmitter array is located in south Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Missouri River from South Omaha.

History[edit]

The station went on the air on March 2, 1957 under the name KOOO, sporting a country music format, later simulcasting with 104.5 FM, which went on the air on May 12, 1972. By 1978, KOOO had changed to a news/talk format, with 104.5 FM moving to MOR. In March 1979, it flipped to an easy listening format and was renamed KESY, again simulcasting with 104.5. In 1981, the AM reverted to the old KOOO call sign and adopted a Music of Your Life/nostalgia format. In 1984, the call sign changed to KROM. In 1986, the AM once again became KESY with a beautiful music format, although not simulcasting 104.5. For a brief two-week period in June 1990, the calls became KLAO before reverting to KESY. In January 1995, the station changed its call sign to KBBX, and flipped to an Urban Oldies format. Journal Communications purchased KBBX in January 1998 and changed the programming to a Regional Mexican format. On May 10, 2002, as part of a major format shuffle, the format would move to then-sister station 97.7 FM. After two weeks of simulcasting, the station became KHLP with an advice talk format. In April 2005, it was announced that Journal had sold KHLP to Salem Communications, and the station was rebranded in December of that year as "Newstalk 1420 KOTK." On September 4, 2008, KOTK flipped to a Spanish religion format with the slogan "La Luz".[2]

On April 4, 2016, KOTK changed their format to conservative talk, branded as "94.5/1420 The Answer".[3]

Previous logos[edit]

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