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City McCook, Nebraska
Slogan Real Christian Radio
Frequency 1360 kHz
Translator(s) K252FV (98.3 MHz, McCook)
Format Religious
Power 1,000 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 65925
Transmitter coordinates 40°11′45″N100°41′57″W / 40.19583°N 100.69917°W / 40.19583; -100.69917 Coordinates: 40°11′45″N100°41′57″W / 40.19583°N 100.69917°W / 40.19583; -100.69917
Callsign meaning Kansas Nebraska Good News
Former callsignsKWRV (1961–1966)
KICX (1966–1990)
OwnerKansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting Corporation

KNGN (1360 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a religious music format. [1] It is licensed to McCook, Nebraska and owned by Kansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting Corporation. [2]

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McCook, Nebraska City in Nebraska, United States

McCook is a city in and the county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,698 at the 2010 census.



Secular programming

KWRV signed on the air on June 23, 1961. [3] It was owned by the Regional Broadcasting Corporation and maintained studios on Norris Street in McCook. [4] KWRV was knocked off the air for two hours one day in May 1962 when a snake pursued a mouse into its transmitter. [5]

KWRV was sold in 1966 to Semeco Broadcasting Corporation—named for principals Walter E. Sehnert, Vernon A. Meints, and KWRV general sales manager W. O. Corrick—for $91,000. [6] The new owners changed the station's call letters to KICX effective May 19, 1966. [4] The station maintained a middle-of-the-road music format and affiliations with the ABC Information and Intermountain networks. [3] KICX's programming began to be simulcast on KICX-FM 95.9 when that station signed on January 31, 1979. [7]

KICX-FM is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary music format. Licensed to McCook, Nebraska, United States, the station is currently owned by Armada Media.

Change to religion

Semeco, now owned by Corrick's estate, sold KICX-AM-FM to Ron Crowe and Associates for $200,000 in 1989. [8] In order to buy another McCook station, KSWN, Crowe had to spin off a station, and he chose to donate KICX AM to the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. [9] The station relaunched as KNGN, for "Kansas Nebraska Good News", on April 8, 1990. [10] Locally, the station was operated by Peace Lutheran Church and relied heavily on programming from the synod's KFUO in St. Louis. [11]

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KFUO (AM) radio station (850 AM) licensed to Clayton, Missouri, United States

KFUO is the longest continually operating Christian radio station in the United States. Owned and operated by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), KFUO's programming includes Bible studies, theological and social commentary, and Lutheran sacred music. The station airs a total of four Lutheran church services on Saturday evening, Sunday morning, and Sunday evening.

However, as time went on, the synod could no longer afford to continue running the station. As a result, in 2001, the station's license was transferred to the locally based Kansas Nebraska Good News Broadcasting Corporation. [12] The station also relocated from its original studios at Peace Lutheran to a larger facility at a former country school in McCook. [12]

In 2018, the station added an FM translator, K252FV on 98.3 MHz. The new translator enabled the station to go 24-hours for the first time in its history. [12]

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