KMAJ-FM
KMAJ-FM logo.png
Broadcast areaTopeka metro
Frequency107.7 MHz
BrandingMajic 107.7
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
Ownership
Owner
KDVV, KMAJ, KTOP-FM, KTOP, KWIC
History
First air date
July 1, 1971 (as KSWT-FM)[1]
Former call signs
KEWI-FM (1971, CP)[2]
KSWT (1971-1981)
KMAJ (1981–1990)
Call sign meaning
Kansas MAJic (Magic) branding
Technical information
Facility ID42012
ClassC1
ERP53,000 watts
HAAT235.4 meters
Transmitter coordinates
38°57′15″N 95°54′43″W / 38.95417°N 95.91194°W / 38.95417; -95.91194Coordinates: 38°57′15″N 95°54′43″W / 38.95417°N 95.91194°W / 38.95417; -95.91194
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitekmaj.com

KMAJ-FM, branded as Majic 107.7, is a radio station serving Topeka, Kansas and vicinity with an adult contemporary format. It operates on FM frequency 107.7 MHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media.

History

KMAJ-FM signed on in 1971 as easy listening outlet KSWT "K-Sweet".[3] The music all played from large 10-inch reels of tape, while the rest of the programming elements came from cart carousels within a Harris automation system. There was no "live" announcer in the early years.

In 1981, KSWT became KMAJ and rebranded as "Magic 108".

Each year, KMAJ plays Christmas music, 24/7 leading into the holiday. In 2013, it flipped earlier, starting it on the evening of the 15th, as the first station in Kansas to air the music during the holidays. In 2017 the station flipped on November 16. In 2020, during the pandemic, the station flipped all Christmas on November 10.[4]

On-Air line up consists of Angie Stevens in morning drive since 2015. Sean Kelly in mornings since 2018. John Tesh has been in mid-days since 2015. Amber Lee currently does afternoons and has been on-air since 2014 and serves as Program Director of KMAJ-FM.

Long time morning hosts John Lee Hooker & Mike Manns retired in 2018 after 32 years on-air together.

See also

References

  1. ^ "KSWT(FM)" (PDF). Broadcasting Yearbook. 1976. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  2. ^ FCC History Cards for KMAJ-FM
  3. ^ KMAJ Majic 107.7 History
  4. ^ KMAJ begins playing Christmas Music November 15th, instead of Thanksgiving Day[permanent dead link]