KSRZ

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KSRZ
KSRZ logo.png
City of license Omaha, Nebraska
Broadcast area Omaha-Lincoln-Council Bluffs
Branding Star 104.5 / The Christmas Station (during holidays)
Frequency 104.5 MHz(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1972
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 331.7 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 50308
Transmitter coordinates 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806Coordinates: 41°18′16″N 96°1′41″W / 41.30444°N 96.02806°W / 41.30444; -96.02806
Former callsigns KOOO-FM (1972-1979), KESY-FM (1979-1997)
Owner E.W. Scripps Company
(Scripps Broadcasting Holdings, LLC)
Sister stations KEZO-FM, KKCD, KMTV-TV, KQCH, KXSP
Webcast Listen Live
Website 104star.com

KSRZ (104.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format.[1] Licensed to Omaha, Nebraska, USA, the station serves the Omaha-Lincoln-Council Bluffs Metropolitan area. The station is owned by E.W. Scripps Company.[2] Most recently, the station has moved to an adult contemporary direction after being a hot adult contemporary station as of 2008, when the competitor station on 102.7 changed to religious programming. This leaves KQKQ as the only hot adult contemporary station in Omaha despite KQKQ classified as modern adult contemporary. Nielsen BDS still reports the station as a hot AC despite now being the only AC station in Omaha, although for Mediabase, this was changed in 2011, when KSRZ was granted a report on the adult contemporary panel.

KSRZ started in 1972 as KOOO, a country music station. In 1979, the station changed their call letters to KESY and flipped to an automated beautiful music format. In 1993, the format changed to smooth jazz and used live DJs once again. The format was short lived and the station flipped to adult contemporary. In 1997, KESY was moved to the 97.7 FM frequency, opening the 104.5 FM frequency, which ushered in KSRZ and the modern adult contemporary format.

KSRZ broadcasts ESPN Deportes Radio on its HD Radio digital audio subchannel.

Journal Communications and The E.W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including KSRZ. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.[3]

Alternate Logos[edit]

logo used during Christmas season

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KSRZ Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 

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