OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 26th, 2007 — A three year vision became a reality Saturday, January 20th, when Bott Radio Network (BRN) began broadcasting to Central Nebraska at 104.5 FM from a brand new 1,000 foot tower near Lexington. Broadcasting with 100,000 watts of power, the new expanded signal can now be heard as one drives all the way from Grand Island, Hastings and Kearney, to McCook and North Platte.
Bott Radio Network purchased the radio station in January 2004 at a bank auction after it had gone off the air. BRN changed the call letters fromKAMI to KCVN—The Christian Voice of Nebraska— and promptly returned the station to the air with BRN’s format of Quality Bible Teaching, Christian News, and Information. As the station resumed broadcasting from its original 350 foot tower near Cozad, BRN began looking for an opportunity to maximize the station’s reach with a 1,000 foot tower. That opportunity came when Bott Radio Network and Nebraska Rural Radio Association joined forces to build a brand new 1,000 foot tower near Lexington, so that both stations, KCVN 104.5 FM and KRVN 93.1 FM, could expand their signals by broadcasting from the same tall tower. Today, this new 1,000 foot tower is one of the tallest radio towers in Central Nebraska.
Bott Radio Network serves the state of Nebraska in Lincoln at 88.5 FM, in Omaha at 92.7 FM, in Fremont at 102.9 FM, and in Cozad at 1580 AM and now all across Central Nebraska with 100,000 watts of power and a 1,000 foot tower at 104.5 FM.
With headquarters in Kansas City, Bott Radio Network is recognized as a national leader in Christian broadcasting. “For forty-five years, Bott Radio Network has featured America’s finest Bible teachers and Christian news and information programs to help people grow in the Lord and apply their faith in their daily lives,” says BRN Executive Vice President Rich Bott, “Bott Radio Network stretches across the United States from California to Tennessee, with a focus on the heart of America.”
BRN features some of the nation’s most recognizable Christian and conservative talk show personalities including Dr. James Dobson of Focus On The Family—one of the top three radio programs in the nation; Dr. Richard Land of For Faith & Family—a broadcast that originates from the Southern Baptist headquarters in Nashville, TN; attorney and judicial advocate Jay Sekulow of Jay Sekulow Live from Washington D.C. BRN also features Dr. Woodrow Kroll from Back to the Bible with worldwide headquarters in Lincoln, NE, along with Rev. Billy Graham, Chuck Swindoll, June Hunt, Charles Stanley and many other national Christian leaders. Time magazine recognized several of BRN’s talk show hosts as among the nation’s top 25 most influential evangelicals. BRN Founder and President Dick Bott said: “For years, Bott Radio Network has served families with Quality Bible Teaching and Christian News and Information. We are excited about our wide coverage area in the state of Nebraska. This will enable more people to both grow in their faith and to know what’s happening in the world around them with a Biblical worldview.”
Founded in 1962, Bott Radio Network currently broadcasts its format of Quality Bible Teaching and Christian News and Information programming over 50 radio facilities in nine states across the nation, covering more than 30 million people. It is also heard nationwide over the SkyAngel Direct Broadcasting Satellite system Channel 9781, and worldwide via the Internet at www.bottradionetwork.com.
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For More Information, Contact:
Bott Radio Network / Nebraska
Tom Millett, Nebraska Area Manager
233 S. 13th St., Ste. 1520
Lincoln, NE 68508
Bott Radio Network
10550 Barkley, Ste. 108
Overland Park, KS 66212
913-642-7770 Ext. 5852