Broadcast areaWaterloo-Cedar Falls
Frequency97.7 MHz
Branding97.7 KCRR
FormatClassic rock
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
First air date
1983 (1983) (as KGCI)
Former call signs
KGCI (1983–1995)
Call sign meaning
"Classic Rock Radio"
Technical information
Facility ID25471
ERP16,000 watts
HAAT124 meters (407 ft)
WebcastListen Live

KCRR (97.7 FM) is a radio station in Iowa serving Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and surrounding cities with a classic rock format. This station is owned by Townsquare Media. Elwin Huffman serves as morning news host. KCRR carries the Dwyer and Michaels Morning Show.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including KCRR, for $238 million. The deal was part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[1][2] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013; KCRR was one of three stations (along with KKHQ-FM and KOEL-FM) that were placed in a divestiture trust for eventual resale within two years.[3] In December 2016, the Federal Communications Commission approved Townsquare's request to reacquire the stations from the divestiture trust.[4]


  1. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  2. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Connoisseur Media Sells Wichita Pair To Rocking M Media". allaccess.com. 2016-12-13. Retrieved 2021-05-10.

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