Broadcast areaCedar Rapids metropolitan area
Frequency107.1 MHz
FormatConservative talk
AffiliationsUSA Radio Network
OwnerGeorge S. Flinn, Jr.
First air date
2005 (as KROJ)
Former call signs
KROJ (2002-2006)
Technical information
Facility ID89113
ERP4,700 watts
HAAT113 meters (371 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
42°8′56″N 91°52′50″W / 42.14889°N 91.88056°W / 42.14889; -91.88056Coordinates: 42°8′56″N 91°52′50″W / 42.14889°N 91.88056°W / 42.14889; -91.88056

KRQN (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a conservative talk format."[1] Licensed to Vinton, Iowa, United States, the station serves the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. The station is currently owned by George S. Flinn, Jr.[2] KRQN's transmitter is located east of Vinton near Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area.


Prior to September 2011, KRQN aired a classic hits format. On September 9, 2011, at 1:07 p.m., after stunting with clips of top 40 music and liners promoting that "the clock is ticking" and to "lock in a preset" and listen at said time, along with bell tolling sounds and people saying "I", 107.1 flipped to Top 40/CHR as i107.1, launching with Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO. With this move, KRQN took on the market's more established Top 40/CHR, KZIA, and later, KOSY upon that station's debut in August 2014.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Townsquare would acquire 53 Cumulus stations, including the local marketing agreement for KRQN, 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]

On May 1, 2021, KRQN dropped its top 40/CHR format and flipped to conservative talk as a result of its LMA with Townsquare Media ending.[6]


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Spring 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  2. ^ "KRQN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  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.
  6. ^ Townsquare Media Ends LMA Of KRQN Radioinsight - May 10, 2021