KRQN
Broadcast areaCedar Rapids metropolitan area
Frequency107.1 MHz
Programming
FormatConservative talk
AffiliationsUSA Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerGeorge S. Flinn, Jr.
History
First air date
2005 (as KROJ)
Former call signs
KROJ (2002-2006)
Technical information
Facility ID89113
ClassA
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.

History

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]

References

  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