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KROC-FM
KROC 106.9KROC logo.png
Broadcast areaRochester-Austin-Albert Lea-Mason City
Frequency106.9 MHz
Branding106.9 KROC
Programming
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
AffiliationsAP Radio, Jones Radio Network, Premiere Networks, PopCrush
Ownership
Owner
KFIL-FM/AM, KDOC-FM, KDCZ, KOLM, KWWK, KROC-AM, KYBA
History
First air date
1965
Call sign meaning
Koolin' it in ROChester
Technical information
Facility ID61323
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT338 m (1,109 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
43°34′15.00″N 92°25′37.00″W / 43.5708333°N 92.4269444°W / 43.5708333; -92.4269444
Links
WebcastListen Live!
Websitekroc.com

KROC-FM (106.9 FM) is a commercial Top 40 (CHR) radio station serving Rochester, Minnesota. The station's transmitter is located near the Minnesota-Iowa border. The station is owned by Townsquare Media. It airs a Top 40 (CHR) music format.[1][2]

History

The station was owned by the Southern Minnesota Broadcasting Company, along with other properties in the area, but they were sold to Cumulus Media in December 2003. KROC-FM went on-the-air at 106.9 MHz in 1965 with an easy listening and classical music. In 1967, the hybrid format was dropped, and the FM began simulcasting with KROC-AM until the mid-1970s, then changed to an automated MOR format called The Great Entertainers. That format would be replaced with a highly successful Top 40/CHR format, under the FM 107 KROC moniker. In the 1950s, the owners launched a television station (KROC-TV), though that is now operated separately by Gray Television as KTTC.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare Media would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including KROC-FM, for $238 million. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare and Dial Global are both controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[3][4] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[5]

Translator

Broadcast translators of KROC-FM
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
K293CV 106.5 FM Rochester, Minnesota 250 D FCC FM Query

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  2. ^ "KROCFacility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.