KAWL-FM 104.9 York NE Automated 1983

Back in the early 1980s, KAWL was your typical small market AM/FM combo. The AM was live, full-service radio. The FM was automated, employing the standard Carousel and reel-to-reel automation system. In those days, the FM was only 3,000 watts at 300 feet, so coverage was limited to the immediate area around York. Later, it was upgraded to 13,000 watts at 974 feet, providing rimshot coverage to Lincoln. Today, this station is KTMX-FM aka “104.9 Max Country.”

I recorded this during a weekend visit to York College in the fall of 1983. Equipment used was a Pioneer AM/FM/cassette stereo unit with a TDK D90 tape.


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