Media in Omaha, Nebraska

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This is a list of media serving the Omaha metropolitan area in Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Radio[edit]

Start dates are for the frequency/station license, not for callsign or programming that may have moved from license to license. Omaha radio stations gets 25 Analog FM stations, 10 Digital HD Radio FM stations including 8 subchannels Like HD-2 and HD-3, 11 Analog AM stations, and 1 Digital HD Radio AM Station affiliated KFAB.

AM[edit]

AM radio stations
Frequency HD Call sign Name Format Owner City
590 AM Repeats on KEZO-HD2 KXSP AM 590
ESPN Radio
Sports E.W. Scripps Company Omaha, Nebraska
660 AM No KCRO Omaha's Christian Talk Christian Talk Salem Communications Omaha, Nebraska
1020 AM No KMMQ La Preciosa Spanish
(Regional Mexican)
NRG Media Plattsmouth/Omaha
1110 AM 1 KFAB NewsRadio 1110 News/Talk Clear Channel Communications Omaha, Nebraska
1180 AM No KZOT The Zone 2 News/Talk NRG Media Bellevue/Omaha
1290 AM No KOIL -- News/Talk NRG Media Omaha, Nebraska
1340 AM No KHUB -- Talk NRG Media Fremont, Nebraska
1420 AM No KOTK La Luz Spanish Salem Communications Omaha, Nebraska
1490 AM No KOMJ Magic 1490 Easy listening Cochise Broadcasting LLC Omaha, Nebraska
1560 AM No KLNG -- Christian Wilkins Communications Council Bluffs, Iowa
1620 AM No KOZN The Zone
Fox Sports Radio
Sports NRG Media Bellevue/Omaha

FM[edit]

FM radio stations
Frequency HD Call sign Name Format Owner City
88.1 FM No KMLV K-LOVE Contemporary Christian Music Educational Media Foundation Ralston/Omaha
88.9 FM No KYFG Spirit Catholic Radio Christian VSS Catholic Communications Omaha, Nebraska
89.7 FM No KIWR 89.7 The River College/Alternative Iowa Western Comm. Coll. Council Bluffs, Iowa
90.7 FM 3 KVNO Classical 90.7 Classical Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska
91.5 FM 1 KIOS Omaha Public Radio/NPR Public radio Omaha Public Schools Omaha, Nebraska
92.3 FM 2 KEZO Z92 Active rock E.W. Scripps Company Omaha, Nebraska
92.7 FM No K224DJ Bott Radio Network Christian
rebroadcasts KLCV
Community Broadcasting La Vista/Omaha
93.3 FM 2 KFFF 93.3 The Wolf Classic country iHeartMedia, Inc. Bennington/Omaha
93.7 FM No KBUL Mav Radio 93.7 College Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, Nebraska
93.7 FM No K229BI Bott Radio Network Christian
rebroadcasts KLCV
Community Broadcasting Omaha, Nebraska
94.1 FM 1 KQCH Channel 94.1 Top 40 (CHR/Pop) E.W. Scripps Company Omaha, Nebraska
96.1 FM 2 KISO 96.1 KISS FM Top 40 (CHR/Pop) iHeartMedia, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska
97.3 FM No KBLR Country 97.3 Country NRG Media Blair, Nebraska
97.7 FM No KBBX-FM Radio Lobo Spanish
(Regional Mexican)
Connoisseur Media Nebraska City/Omaha
98.5 FM No KQKQ Q98-5 Hot AC NRG Media Council Bluffs, Iowa
Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area
99.9 FM 2 KGOR Super Hits 99.9 Oldies iHeartMedia, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska
100.7 FM No KGBI The Fish—Safe For The Whole Family Contemporary Christian music Salem Communications Omaha, Nebraska
101.9 FM No KOOO The Big O-101.9 The Keg Classic rock NRG Media La Vista/Omaha
102.7 FM No KVSS (FM) Spirit Catholic Radio Christian VSS Catholic Communications Omaha, Nebraska
103.7 FM 2 KXKT Kat 103.7 Country iHeartMedia, Inc. Glenwood/Omaha
104.5 FM 2 KSRZ Star 104.5 Hot AC E.W. Scripps Company Omaha, Nebraska
105.5 FM No KFMT Gold 105.5 Classic rock NRG Media Fremont, Nebraska
105.9 FM 1 KKCD CD 105.9 Classic rock E.W. Scripps Company Omaha, Nebraska
106.9 FM No KOPW Power 106.9 Today's Hottest Jamz Rhythmic (Hip Hop) NRG Media Plattsmouth/Omaha
107.7 FM No KIMI Big Apple News Radio Silent Kona Coast Broadcasting, Inc. Malvern, Iowa/Omaha

Television[edit]

Television stations in the Omaha Metro area (Ascending order)
Band
Ch.
Call City Owner Start Virt.
Ch.

ATSC
DTV
HD
Nickname Programming
3 KMTV Omaha E. W. Scripps Company 1949 3.1 1080i 3 News Now CBS
3 KMTV Omaha E. W. Scripps Company 1949 3.2 480i Laff Laff
3 KMTV Omaha E. W. Scripps Company 1949 3.2 480i Escape Escape
6 WOWT Omaha Gray Television 1949 6.1 1080i WOWT 6 News NBC
6 WOWT Omaha Gray Television 1949 6.2 480i COZI-TV Cozi TV
6 WOWT Omaha Gray Television 1949 6.3 480i ANT-TV Antenna TV
7 KETV Omaha Hearst Television 1957 7.1 1080i Newswatch 7 ABC
7 KETV Omaha Hearst Television 1957 7.2 480i KETV-ME Me-TV
15 KXVO Omaha Mitts Telecasting
(operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
1995 15.1 1080i CW15 CW
15 KXVO Omaha Mitts Telecasting
(operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
1995 15.2 480i TBD TBD
15 KXVO Omaha Mitts Telecasting
(operated through SSA by Sinclair Broadcast Group)
1995 15.3 480i Charge! Charge!
26 KYNE
NET
Omaha Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission 1965 26.1 1080i NET HD PBS
26 KYNE
NET
Omaha Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission 1965 26.2 720p NET World World
26 KYNE
NET
Omaha Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission 1965 26.3 480i NET Create Create
26 KYNE
NET
Omaha Nebraska Educational Telecommunications Commission 1965 26.4 480i NET Kids PBS Kids
32 KBIN
IPTV
Council Bluffs Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 32.1 1080i IPTV HD PBS
32 KBIN
IPTV
Council Bluffs Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 32.2 480i IPTV Learn PBS Kids
(6am-6pm)
Create
(6pm-6am)
32 KBIN
IPTV
Council Bluffs Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 32.3 480i IPTV World World
32 KBIN
IPTV
Council Bluffs Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 32.4 480i IPTV Kids PBS Kids
36 KHIN
IPTV
Red Oak Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 36.1 1080i IPTV HD PBS
36 KHIN
IPTV
Red Oak Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 36.2 480i IPTV Learn PBS Kids
(6am-6pm)
Create
(6pm-6am)
36 KHIN
IPTV
Red Oak Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 36.3 480i IPTV World World
36 KHIN
IPTV
Red Oak Iowa Public Broadcasting Board 1975 36.4 480i IPTV Kids PBS Kids
42 KPTM Omaha Sinclair Broadcast Group 1986 42.1 720p FOX42 Fox
42 KPTM Omaha Sinclair Broadcast Group 1986 42.2 480i MyNetTV ThisTV MyNetworkTV
This TV
42 KPTM Omaha Sinclair Broadcast Group 1986 42.3 480i Comet Comet
48 KOHA-LD Omaha Word of God Fellowship 1992 48.1 480i Daystar Omaha Daystar

Print[edit]

Cover page of The Progress, June 21, 1890
Cover page of The Afro-American Sentinel, Saturday, July 30, 1898
Cover of The Enterprise, April 4, 1896

The Omaha World-Herald, the Omaha Bee, and by 1900 the Omaha Daily News had developed into the city's most influential journals.

The African American community in Omaha has had several newspapers serve it. The first was the Progress, established in 1889 by Ferdinand L. Barnett. Cyrus D. Bell, an ex-slave, established the Afro-American Sentinel in 1892. In 1893 George F. Franklin started publishing the Enterprise, later published by Thomas P. Mahammitt. It was the longest lived of any of the early African American newspapers published in Omaha. The best known and most widely read of all African American newspapers in the city was the Omaha Monitor, established in 1915, edited and published by Reverend John Albert Williams. It stopped being published in 1929. In 1906, Lucille Skaggs Edwards published, The Women's Aurora, making her the first black woman to publish a magazine in Nebraska.George Wells Parker, co-founder of the Hamitic League of the World, founded the New Era in Omaha from 1920 through until 1926. The Omaha Guide was established by B.V. and C.C. Galloway in 1927. The Guide, with a circulation of over twenty-five thousand and an advertisers' list including business firms from coast to coast, was the largest African American newspaper west of the Missouri River. The Omaha Star, founded by Mildred Brown, began publication in 1938, and continues today as the only African American newspaper in Omaha.[1][2]

Current[edit]

Current newspapers and online newspapers in the Omaha Metro area alphabetical
Name Description
Daily Nonpareil Council Bluffs and western/southwestern Iowa daily newspaper established in 1857
The Daily Record Monday through Friday, daily business and legal newspaper, Omaha, established in 1886
Food & Spirits Quarterly metro area guide to food, dining, spirits and wine
Heartland Messenger Monthly watchdog newspaper
Lifestyle
metroMAGAZINE A greater Omaha lifestyle, dining, entertainment and events magazine
Omaha City Weekly Independent weekly news magazine
Omaha.Community Omaha news and neighborhood reports; schools, events, business, sports, jobs, real estate, restaurant reviews, local deals, free community classifieds
Omaha Magazine
Omaha Star Founded in 1938, today it is Nebraska's longest-running and only African American newspaper
Omaha World-Herald Omaha's local daily newspaper
One
The Reader Liberal independent weekly
Varsity View Area high school news since 2002
Velocity Magazine A youth culture magazine

Historic[edit]

Historic newspapers in the Omaha Metro area[3] alphabetical
Name Description
Arrow Founded in 1854, it was the first newspaper in Omaha
Nebraskian Founded in 1854
Times Founded in 1857
Democrat Founded in 1858
Republican Founded in 1858 under Dr. Gilbert C. Monell and from 1859 to 1861 was under E. D. Webster
Telegraph Founded in 1860
Daily Herald Founded in 1865 under Dr. George L. Miller
Daily Evening Tribune Founded in 1870 with Phineas W. Hitchcock as a chief stockholder
Evening Bee Founded in 1871
Den Danske Pioneer The Danish Pioneer was founded in Omaha in 1872 and printed in the city until 1958
Bee Founded in 1874, bought by World-Herald in 1937 and closed
The Evening World Founded in 1885; purchased The Daily Herald in 1889
The Progress Founded in 1889 by Ferdinand L. Barnett as an African-American newspaper
Afro-American Sentinel Founded in 1892 by Cyrus D. Bell as an African-American newspaper
Enterprise Founded in 1893 by George F. Franklin, later published by Thomas P. Mahammitt as an African-American newspaper
The Women's Aurora Founded in 1906 by Lucille Skaggs Edwards
Omaha Tribune Founded in 1912 as a national German-language weekly; publishing company still operates in Omaha as the Interstate Printing Company
Omaha Monitor Founded in 1915 by Father John Albert Williams as an African-American newspaper
New Era Founded in 1920 by George Wells Parker as an African-American newspaper
Omaha Guide Founded in 1927 by B.V. and C.C. Galloway as an African-American newspaper

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Writers Project. (1939) "The Negro Press", The Negroes of Nebraska. Retrieved 8/26/08.
  2. ^ Suggs, H.L. (1996) The Black Press in the Middle West, 1865-1985. Greenwood Press.
  3. ^ "Early Editors' Rivalry Included Horsewhipping, With Whipper Sat Upon," Omaha First Century, Installment VII. Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 9/15/07.

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