KGOR
99.9 KGOR Omaha
Broadcast areaOmaha metropolitan area
Frequency99.9 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding99.9 KGOR
Programming
FormatClassic hits
Subchannels
  • HD2: iHeartRadio Family Top 40 Countdown (Top 40)
  • HD3: Air 1
Ownership
Owner
KFAB, KFFF, KISO, KXKT
History
First air date
1959 (as KFAB-FM)
Former call signs
KFAB-FM (1959–1975)
Technical information
Facility ID26928
ClassC0
ERP115,000 watts
HAAT370 meters (1,210 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°18′24.6″N 96°1′37.7″W / 41.306833°N 96.027139°W / 41.306833; -96.027139Coordinates: 41°18′24.6″N 96°1′37.7″W / 41.306833°N 96.027139°W / 41.306833; -96.027139
Translator(s)HD3: 104.9 K285GP (Millard)
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Websitekgor.iheart.com

KGOR (99.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in Omaha, Nebraska, broadcasting a classic hits radio format.[1] It is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., and licensed as iHM Licenses, LLC.[2] The radio studios and offices are at North 50th Street and Underwood Avenue in Midtown Omaha.

KGOR has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 115,000 watts, the most powerful FM station in Omaha. The transmitter is at the Omaha master antenna farm on North 72nd Street near Crown Point Avenue.[3] KGOR is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast using HD Radio technology.[4] The HD2 digital subchannel carries a Top 40 format from iHeartRadio. The HD3 subchannel airs contemporary worship music from "Air 1," feeding FM translator K285GP at 104.9 MHz in Millard, Nebraska.[5]

History

In 1959, KFAB-FM signed on the air.[6] At first it simulcast co-owned KFAB 1110 AM. The two stations broadcast a middle of the road format with popular music, news and sports. From the 1950s through the 80s, KFAB-AM-FM were co-owned with the Lincoln Journal Star daily newspaper. In the late 1960s, KFAB-FM broke away from the AM station. It carried a beautiful music format, featuring quarter-hour sweeps of mostly instrumental cover versions of popular music.

In the 1970s, it switched to an automated adult contemporary sound. The station changed its call sign to KGOR in 1975 to differentiate it from KFAB.

In November 1988, KGOR transitioned from AC to oldies, the first FM station in the format in Omaha.[7] (KOIL (1290 AM) was the first all oldies station in 1986.) KGOR became one of the highest rated stations in the city, ranking in the top five in the Arbitron ratings. The format started out playing music from the 1950s-1960s, before moving to 1960s-1970s by the mid 1990s.

In 2000, KGOR and co-owned KFAB were acquired by Clear Channel Communications, the forerunner to today's iHeartMedia.[8] KGOR shifted away from its "oldies" branding in the early 2000s, trying to avoid the word "Old." It started calling itself a "classic hits" station, focusing on the 1960s-1980s, mostly playing 1970s titles. By the 2010s, the playlist shifted to mostly 1980s hits, with some 70s and 90s titles included.

HD3 translator

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
K285GP 104.9 MHz Millard, Nebraska 148229 70 308 m (1,010 ft) D 41°18′25″N 96°1′38.1″W / 41.30694°N 96.027250°W / 41.30694; -96.027250 FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "KGOR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KGOR
  4. ^ FCC Internet Services Staff. "Station Search Details". licensing.fcc.gov.
  5. ^ Radio-Locator.com/K285GP
  6. ^ Information from Broadcasting Yearbook 1961-1962 page B-102
  7. ^ "KGOR's Try for 'Gold' Surprises Some,'" The Omaha World-Herald, November 29, 1988.
  8. ^ Information from Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2010 page D-348