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Broadcast areaRochester-Austin-Albert Lea-Mason City
Frequency106.9 MHz
Branding106.9 KROC
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
First air date
1965 (1965)
Call sign meaning
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
Facility ID61323
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
Translator(s)106.5 K293CV (Rochester)
Public license information
WebcastListen Live

KROC-FM (106.9 MHz) is a commercial 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.[2][3]


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.[4][5] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[6]


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


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