KKLN
Loon Rock Station Logo.png
Broadcast areaWillmar, Minnesota
Frequency94.1 MHz
Branding94.1 The Loon
Programming
FormatMainstream rock
Ownership
OwnerHeadwaters Media, LLC
History
First air date
1989 (as KYRS)
Former call signs
KYRS (1988-1999)
Call sign meaning
KK The LooN
Technical information
Facility ID19243
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website941theloon.com

KKLN (94.1 FM, "94.1 The Loon") is a radio station in Willmar, Minnesota, broadcasting from the Kandi Mall and airing a mainstream rock format. Following FCC approval of the transfer of license on Nov. 3, 2009, the station is owned by Headwaters Media, LLC, a company started by the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer.

History

94.1 FM (previous call letters: KYRS) switched from country music to classic and new rock at 6 p.m. on June 26, 1999. For the next 94 hours, they played commercial free music. In October 1999, The Loon moved their studios from Atwater, MN to Willmar, MN, inside the Kandi Mall. In May 2006, The Loon began syndicating Alice Cooper's evening show, Nights with Alice Cooper. In February 2008, The Loon began broadcasting the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, via the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Performance Racing Network (PRN). In September 2008, The Loon began broadcasting NFL Primetime games (Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights) from Westwood One. In October 2008, Eric Perkins of KARE 11 news joined as an afternoon sports commentator at 4:35 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. The station began carrying Pink Floyd program Floydian Slip with Craig Bailey on April 9, 2011.

Programming

Notable weekday programming includes Loon Mornings (with Nate Thomas), The Rock Soup with Nate Thomas, afternoons with Rob Ryan, "The Eric Perkins Sports Drive" (with Eric Perkins, formerly from KARE 11 News), and Nights with Alice Cooper.

Coordinates: 45°04′23″N 94°45′22″W / 45.073°N 94.756°W / 45.073; -94.756