KXKT
KXKT KAT103.7 logo.png
Broadcast areaOmaha-Council Bluffs
Frequency103.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingKat 103.7
Programming
FormatCountry music
HD2: Voodoo Festival Radio
Ownership
Owner
KFAB, KFFF, KGOR, KISO
History
First air date
1980; 42 years ago (1980)
Former call signs
KJAN-FM (1980–1988)
KOMJ (1988–1990)
Call sign meaning
KXKaT
Technical information
Facility ID69686
ClassC0
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT331 meters (1,086 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°18′32″N 96°1′34.1″W / 41.30889°N 96.026139°W / 41.30889; -96.026139Coordinates: 41°18′32″N 96°1′34.1″W / 41.30889°N 96.026139°W / 41.30889; -96.026139
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitethekat.iheart.com

KXKT (103.7 FM) is an American radio station broadcasting a country music format.[1] Licensed to Glenwood, Iowa, United States, the station serves the Omaha area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and licensed as iHM Licenses, LLC.[2] KXKT's studios are located at 50th Street and Underwood Avenue in Midtown Omaha, while its transmitter is located at the Omaha master antenna farm at North 72nd Street and Crown Point.

History

KXKT started as KJAN-FM, an album rock station. It gradually moved to Top 40, competing against KQKQ-FM ("Sweet 98"). The call letters changed to KOMJ in 1988 and then to KXKT in 1990. With the tower originally in Atlantic, Iowa, "103.7 The Kat" struggled against the heritage and popular "Sweet 98." In April 1992, the station began adding more alternative rock music in the playlist. By summer of 1992, the station turned to a more straight forward alternative playlist. However, at Midnight on October 6, 1992, KXKT would abruptly flip to country as "KT-103". The last song before the flip was "If I Can't Change Your Mind" by Sugar, while the first song under the country format was by Travis Tritt.[3][4] "KT-103, Omaha's Continuous Country" kept the same on-air staff (many who had never played country music before), a rarity in the radio industry, where flipping formats usually results in new on-air staffs.

KXKT is licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to broadcast in the HD (hybrid) format.[5]

former logo
former logo

References

  1. ^ "KXKT Facility Record". U.S. Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ Jeff Bahr, "Country Music Options Expand," The Omaha World-Herald, October 10, 1992.
  4. ^ Jeff Bahr, "Rock Listeners Protest Switch," The Omaha World-Herald, October 17, 1992.
  5. ^ FCC Internet Services Staff. "Station Search Details". licensing.fcc.gov.