KFFF
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Broadcast areaOmaha-Council Bluffs
Frequency93.3 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding93.3 The Wolf
Programming
FormatFM/HD1: Classic country
SubchannelsHD2: Regional Mexican "102.3 El Patron"
Ownership
Owner
KFAB, KGOR, KISO, KXKT
History
First air date
1991; 31 years ago (1991) (as KRRK)
Former call signs
KRRK (1989–1996)
KTNP (1996–2000)
KRQC (2000–2004)
KHUS (2004–2008)
KTWI (2008–2012)
Technical information
Facility ID163
ClassC3
ERP8,500 watts
HAAT170 meters (560 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°15′26″N 95°57′52″W / 41.25722°N 95.96444°W / 41.25722; -95.96444
Translator(s)102.3 K272FE (Council Bluffs, relays HD2)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Websitewolfradio933.iheart.com
1023elpatron.iheart.com (HD2)

KFFF (93.3 FM) is a radio station with a classic country format.[1] Licensed to Bennington, Nebraska, United States, the station serves the Omaha area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia and licensed as iHM Licenses, LLC.[2] The station's studios are located on Underwood Avenue in Omaha, while their transmitter is located on Farnam Avenue in Midtown Omaha.

History

KFFF started out as "K-Rock", KRRK, on June 10, 1991, which played active rock music. The station broadcast out of the Ranch Bowl, a bowling alley/concert venue.[3] Five years later, in late June 1996, the station flipped formats to Modern Adult Contemporary as "The Point", and changed their call letters to KTNP. "The Point" tried to capitalize on the popularity of post-grunge at the time, playing music from bands like Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul, among others. In addition, KTNP was networked with sister station KKNB in Lincoln, with the stations occasionally simulcasting programming.[4] However, the station suffered from poor ratings, as it struggled to compete against similarly-formatted (and a more powerfully signaled) KSRZ. The station was overwhelmed with requests by fans to go back to being K-Rock, and the station returned to the old format at 4 p.m. on August 12, 1999, and changed to new call letters KRQC.[5] Legal issues caused the station to change their name to "The Dam" at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve, 2001, but the new rock format remained.[6]

On March 18, 2004, at 10 a.m., KRQC flipped formats to Classic Country as "US 93.3" with new call letters KHUS.[7] On November 19, 2007, after three days of stunting, it flipped formats again to new country as "93.3 The Twister", and changed their call letters to KTWI.[8]

On December 16, 2011, at 3 p.m., KTWI began stunting with Christmas music, branded as "Jingle 93.3". The station reverted back to classic country on January 2, 2012, becoming "93.3 The Wolf".[9][10][11] On January 12, 2012, KTWI changed their call letters to KFFF.

Programming

KTWI carried a New Country format between 2008 and 2011 as "Twister 93.3". It was home to Big D and Bubba in the mornings, the Matt and Ben Show in the afternoon and Sadie G. in the evenings. KTWI is the home of Nebraska Cornhuskers Women's volleyball and basketball.

KFFF-HD2

On October 31, 2014, KFFF launched a Christmas music format on its HD2 sub channel, branded as "Christmas 102.3" (in reference to being relayed on FM translator K272FE 102.3 FM). At Midnight on December 26, 2014, K272FE/KFFF-HD2 (and fellow translator K235CD 94.9 FM, which is relayed on sister station KISO's HD2 sub-channel) flipped to a mainstream rock format as "Rock 94.9/102.3."[12][13][14] On May 27, 2016, KFFF-HD2/K272FE split from the simulcast and flipped to Regional Mexican, branded as "102.3 El Patron".[15]

Translator

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K272FE 102.3 MHz Council Bluffs, Iowa 138406 99 178 m (584 ft) D 41°15′26″N 95°57′52″W / 41.25722°N 95.96444°W / 41.25722; -95.96444 FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "KFFF Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ "KRRK Debuts Rock Format," The Omaha World-Herald, June 11, 1991.
  4. ^ Jim Minge, "New Sound, New Name," The Omaha World-Herald, June 29, 1996.
  5. ^ Jim Minge, "A Challenger to Z-92," The Omaha World-Herald, August 14, 1999.
  6. ^ Kristi Wright, "KRQC-FM gets new name but keeps old format," The Omaha World-Herald, December 31, 2001.
  7. ^ Niz Proskocil, "93.3 ditches heavy metal, hitches wagon to classic country," The Omaha World-Herald, March 19, 2004.
  8. ^ "Broadcasting News-November 2007". www.northpine.com.
  9. ^ "Broadcasting News-December 2011". www.northpine.com.
  10. ^ "Broadcasting News-January 2012". www.northpine.com.
  11. ^ Classic Country Returns to Omaha
  12. ^ New Signal Launches with Christmas in Omaha
  13. ^ iHeartMedia Rocks Omaha on Two Frequencies
  14. ^ Rock 94.9/102.3 Omaha Debuts
  15. ^ iHeart Brings El Patron to Omaha Radioinsight - May 27, 2016