palmtrees

Iowa Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection



The photos in the Iowa section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John C. Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

KBKB: KBKB Radio 1360 Fort Madison came on the air in 1949. The station currently broadcasts Fox Sports programming and is owned by John T Pritchard. Their transmitter and tower are located along Highway 61 as seen in the photo from 2019. Studios are in Burlington (See KBUR below).
KBKB 1360 Fort Madison tower on Highway 61 - 2019.
KBKB FM 101.7 Fort Madison vehicle - 2019.


KBOB: 1170 Radio Davenport came on the air in 1946 as KSTT. In 1984 the calls were changed to KKZX, but in 1987 they went back to KSTT. In 1993 the call letters were changed to KJOC. Then in 2014 to KBOB. Studios are located in downtown Davenport at 1111 East River Drive. This location is also studios for KBEA FM 99.7 Muscatine, Iowa; KIIK FM 104.9 DeWitt, Iowa; KJOC FM 93.5 Bettendorf, Iowa; and WXLP FM 96.9 Moline, Illinois. The photos are from 2019.
KBOB 1170 Davenport signage - 2019.
KBOB 1170 Davenport building - 2019.
WXLP FM 96.9 and KBEA FM 99.7 vehicles - 2019.


KBUR: KBUR 1490 Burlington came on the air in 1941. They are owned by Pritchard Broadcasting Corporation with studios at 610 River Park Place. This building is also studios for the other Pritchard stations; KDMG FM 103.1 Burlington; KHDK FM 97.3 New London, Iowa; KKMI FM 93.5 Burlington; WQKQ FM 92.1 Dallas City, Illinois; and KBKB 1360 Fort Madison. Plus Titan Broadcasting stations KGRS FM 107.3 Burlington and KBKB FM 101.7 Fort Madison. The transmitters and tower for KBUR 1490 and KGRS FM 107.3 are located on Highway 61 in Burlington. The photos are all from 2019.
KBUR 1490 Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
KBUR 1490 Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
KBUR 1490 Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
Pritchard Broadcasting Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
Titan Broadcasting Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
KBUR 1490 Burlington studios at 610 River Park Place - 2019.
KBUR 1490 and KGRS FM 107.3 transmitter building and tower on Highway 61 - 2019.
KBUR 1490 and KGRS FM 107.3 transmitter building and tower on Highway 61 - 2019.
KBUR 1490 and KGRS FM 107.3 transmitter building and tower on Highway 61 - 2019.


KCJJ: KCJJ Radio Iowa City started in 1977 on 1560. In 1998 KCJJ moved into the expand band on 1630. Their antenna site at 4404 Napoleon Street SE near Iowa City has 5 towers, however 1630 uses only one. The 5 towers were being used when they were on 1560. The photo of the tower site is from 2019.
KCJJ Radio 1630 Iowa City 5 towers on Napoleon Street SE - 2019.


KCNZ: KCNZ Radio 1650 Cedar Falls serves the Waterloo area with a sports format. Their 1223 foot tower and transmitter are located on Holmes Road as seen in the photos from 2019. In addition to KCNZ 1650, the tower also has the antenna for K272GA FM 102.3 translator.
KCNZ 1650 Cedar Falls tower on Holmes Road - 2019.
KCNZ 1650 Cedar Falls transmitter building on Holmes Road - 2019.


KCPS: 1150 Burlington came on the air in 1965 as KYND. Later the calls were changed to KKUZ and then to KCPS. Their transmitter and 3 towers are located on Irish Ridge Road as seen in the photos from 2019.
KCPS Radio 1150 Burlington 3 towers on Irish Ridge Road - 2019.
KCPS Radio 1150 Burlington transmitter building on Irish Ridge Road - 2019.


KCRG TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KCRG TV Channel 9 Cedar Rapids. There is a special web page just for KCRG TV. Click on photo.

KCRG TV Channel 9 Cedar Rapids, Iowa


KDMG FM: KDMG FM 103.1 radio Burlington, Iowa is known as "Big Country 103.1" as noted on their vehicle. Photo from 2019.
KDMG FM 103.1 Burlington vehicle - 2019.


KFXA TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KFXA TV Channel 28 Cedar Rapids. There is a special web page just for KFXA TV. Click on photo.

KFXA TV Channel 28 Cedar Rapids, Iowa


KGAN TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KGAN TV Channel 2 Cedar Rapids. There is a special web page just for KGAN TV. Click on photo.

KGAN TV Channel 2 Cedar Rapids, Iowa


KGLO TV: KGLO TV Channel 3 Mason City started out in 1954. The call latters were changed to KIMT in 1977. The news ad featuring Dave Pederson, Perry Martinson, and Tom Anthony is from September 1968.
KGLO TV Channel 3 Mason City ad - 1968.


KGRS FM: KDMG FM 103.1 radio Burlington, Iowa is known as "Big Country 103.1" as noted on their vehicle. Photo from 2019.
KGRS FM 107.3 Burlington vehicle - 2019.


KGYM: 1600 Radio Cedar Rapids started out in 1947 as KCRG. In 1953 the calls were changed to KCRI, but in 1954 back to KCRG. In 2006 the calls were changed to KGYM. The station offers programming from ESPN. Studios are located at 1110 26th Ave SW along with KZIA FM 102.9 and SmartFM 95.1. The KGYM tower site is located at 1534 Bertram Road SE near East Berry Road. All photos are from 2019.
KGYM Radio 1600 studios at 1110 26th Avenue SW - 2019.
KGYM Radio 1600 studios at 1110 26th Avenue SW - 2019.
KGYM Radio 1600 towers at 1534 Bertram Road SE - 2019.
KGYM Radio 1600 transmitter building at 1534 Bertram Road SE - 2019.
KGYM Radio 1600 tower base at 1534 Bertram Road SE - 2019.


KIIN TV: KIIN TV Channel 12 Iowa City came on the air in 1970 as Iowa Public Television's second station. All screen grabs are from 2019.

KIIN TV Channel 12 Iowa City, Iowa KIIN TV 12.1


KIIN TV Channel 12 Iowa City, Iowa KIIN TV 12.2


KIIN TV Channel 12 Iowa City, Iowa KIIN TV 12.3


KIIN TV Channel 12 Iowa City, Iowa KIIN TV 12.4


KILJ: 1130 Mount Pleasant started out as KKSI and in 1984 the calls were changed to KILJ. The KILJ transmitter and tower are located on 245th Street near Hickory Avenue as seen in the photos from 2019.
KILJ Radio 1130 Mount Pleasant tower on 245th Street - 2019.
KILJ Radio 1130 Mount Pleasant transmitter building on 245th Street - 2019.


KLJB TV: John in Arizona has a large amount of photos for KLJB TV Channel 18 Davenport. There is a special web page just for KLJB TV. Click on photo.

KLJB TV Channel 18 Davenport, Iowa


KMJM: 1360 Cedar Rapids started in 1961 as KHAK, the calls were changed to KTOF and then in 2001 to KMJM. The transmitter site is also the location for KHAK FM 98.1 and translator K268CY 101.5 FM. Their transmitter and 4 towers are located on Ivanhoe Road near US Highway 151 as seen in the photos from 2019.
KMJM Radio 1360 Cedar Rapids towers on Ivanhoe Road - 2019.
KHAK FM 98.1 Cedar Rapids antenna on KMJM 1360 tower - 2019.


KMRY: 1450 Radio Cedar Rapids started out in 1948 as KWCR and changed calls numerous times. KWCR to KPIG, then KLWW, the legondary rocker which was inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The calls were then changed to KCDR, and now KMRY. Studios are located at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE which is also the location for KPXR TV (see KPXR-TV below). Thier transmitter and tower are located along Edgewood Road NW. All photos are from 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids studios at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE - 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids studios at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE - 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids studios at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE - 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids vehicle - 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids tower on Edgewood Road NW - 2019.
KMRY Radio 1450 Cedar Rapids tower on Edgewood Road NW - 2019.


KPXR TV: Channel 48 Cedar Rapids started out in 1997 as KTVC. The calls were changed to KPXR TV in 1998. Studios are located along with KMRY Radio (see above) at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE. KPXR-TV 48.1 is Ion; 48.2 is qubo; 48.3 is Ion Plus; 48.4 is Ion Shop; 48.5 is QVC; and 48.6 is HSN. Photos and screen grabs are from 2019.

KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids studios at 1957 Blairs Ferry Road NE - 2019.


KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KPXR TV 48.1


KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KPXR TV 48.2


KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KPXR TV 48.4


KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KPXR TV 48.5


KPXR TV Channel 48 Cedar Rapids, Iowa KPXR TV 48.6


KWKB TV: KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City started in 1999 originally as a Warner Brothers Network affiliate (kWkB). Numerous ownership and network changes have taken place. Currently 20.1 is Escape; 20.2 is Laff; 20.3 is Grit; 20.4 is Bounce; 20.5 is LightTV; 20.6 is infomercials; and 20.7 is Buzzr. All screen grabs are from 2019.

KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City, Iowa KWKB TV 20.1


KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City, Iowa KWKB TV 20.2


KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City, Iowa KWKB TV 20.3


KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City, Iowa KWKB TV 20.4


KWKB TV Channel 20 Iowa City, Iowa KWKB TV 20.5


KWPC: KWPC Radio 860 Muscatine started out in 1947. Their 3218 Mulberry Avenue location was originally a working farm. The station is located in the original farm house that was on the property. The 354 foot tower is also for KMCS FM 93.1 "Vintage Sound" and KWPC translator K236CF 95.1 FM. The photos are from 2019.
KWPC Radio 860 Muscatine studios at 3218 Mulberry Avenue - 2019.
KWPC Radio 860 Muscatine studios at 3218 Mulberry Avenue - 2019.
KWPC Radio 860 Muscatine tower at 3218 Mulberry Avenue - 2019.


KWQC TV: Channel 6 Davenport started out in 1949 as WOC TV (see WOC-TV below). The call letters were changed to KWQC in 1986. Network affiliation changed over the years. Channel 6 has quite a history in the market. Studios are located at 805 Brady Street as seen in the photos from 2019.

KWQC TV Channel 6 Davenport studios at 805 Brady Street - 2019.
KWQC TV Channel 6 Davenport studios at 805 Brady Street - 2019.
KWQC TV Channel 6 Davenport studios at 805 Brady Street - 2019.
KWQC TV Channel 6 Davenport studios at 805 Brady Street - 2019.

KWQC TV Channel 6 Davenport, Iowa KWQC TV 6.1


KWWL TV: KWWL TV Channel 7 Waterloo came on the air in 1953. Studios are located at 511 East 5th Street in Waterloo as seen in the photos from 2019. The ad below from June of 1958 and features Tom Miller, Ralph Penza, Fred Cox, and Arch Chapman.
KWWL TV Channel 7 Waterloo ad - 1958.
KWWL TV Channel 7 Waterloo studios - 2019.
KWWL TV Channel 7 Waterloo studios - 2019.


KXEL: KXEL Radio 1540 Waterloo started out in 1942 as the first US radio station granted 50,000 watts of power with its original license. The tower site is located near Dysart, Iowa on 180th Street as seen in the photos from 2019.
KXEL Radio 1540 Waterloo tower site in Dysart - 2019.
KXEL Radio 1540 Waterloo tower site in Dysart - 2019.
KXEL Radio 1540 Waterloo tower site in Dysart - 2019.
KXEL Radio 1540 Waterloo tower site in Dysart - 2019.


KXIC: KXIC Radio 800 Iowa City has studios, transmitter, and towers on Dubuque Street NE as seen in the photos from 2019.
KXIC Radio 800 Iowa City studios on Dubuque Street NE - 2019.
KXIC Radio 800 Iowa City studios on Dubuque Street NE - 2019.
KXIC Radio 800 Iowa City towers on Dubuque Street NE - 2019.


WHO TV: WHO TV Channel 13 Des Moines came on the air in 1954. The ad below is from June of 1958.
WHO TV Channel 13 Des Moines ad - 1958.


WMT: Radio 600 Cedar Rapids came on the air in 1922 as WJAM. In 1928 the calls were changed to WMT standing for Waterloo Morning Tribune and moved the station to Waterloo. In 1934 WMT moved back to Cedar Rapids after ownership change. Currently their studios are located in the KGAN TV building at Broadcast Park on Old Marion Road NE (see KGAN-TV above). The transmitter site on Radio Road just off Highway 13 is also the location for KOSY FM 95.7 Ananosa and translator K268CY 101.5 FM. All photos are from 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids studios in Broadcast Park - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids studios in Broadcast Park - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids towers on Highway 13 - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids transmitter building - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids tower base - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids vehicle - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids vehicle - 2019.
WMT Radio 600 Cedar Rapids vehicle - 2019.


WMT TV: WMT TV Channel 2 Cedar Rapids started out in 1953. In 1981 the calls were changed to KGAN TV (See KGAN-TV above). The ad for 'Highway Patrol' is from June 1958.
WMT TV Channel 2 Cedar Rapids ad - 1958.


WOC: WOC Radio Davenport started out in 1922, however between 1907 and 1922 there were numerous experimental versions and calls. The station has a rich history that is covered elsewhere and will not be duplicated here. By the way, Ronald Reagan worked for the station. Studios are located at 3535 East Kimberly Road. This location has studios for WOC 1450 and WFXN 1230 along with numerous FMs. Their transmitter and tower site is located near Devils Glen Road along Middle Road. The tower site has antennas for WOC 1420 (they use 3 towers); WVIK FM 90.3; WDLM FM 89.3; WLLR FM 103.7; translator K296GZ FM 107.1; and WHBF TV. All photos are from 2019.
WOC Radio 1420 Davenport iHeart Stations Sign - 2019.
WOC Radio 1420 Davenport 3535 East Kimberly Road studios - 2019.
WOC Radio 1420 Davenport 3535 East Kimberly Road studios - 2019.
WOC Radio 1420 Davenport tower site - 2019.
WOC Radio 1420 Davenport tower site - 2019.


WOC TV: WOC TV Channel 6 Davenport started out in 1949 as Iowa's first TV station. The call letters stood for "Wonders of Chiropractic" as the owner was the Palmer College of Chiropractic. The call letters were changed to KWQC TV in 1986 (See KWQC-TV above). The ad for Hal Hart Sports Reel is from June of 1958.
WOC TV Channel 6 Davenport ad - 1958.


WOI TV: WOI TV Channel 5 Ames serves the Des Moines market. They signed on the air in 1950 as Iowa's second TV station. The ad for '26 Men' is from June 1958.
WOI TV Channel 5 Ames ad - 1958.


WSUI: WSUI Radio 910 Iowa City has quite a history. Starting out as WHAA in 1922, calls were changed to WSUI in 1925. Their transmitter site is located off Sand Road SE along 560th Street SE as seen in the photos from 2019.
WSUI Radio 910 Iowa City transmitter site - 2019.
WSUI Radio 910 Iowa City transmitter site - 2019.
WSUI Radio 910 Iowa City transmitter site - 2019.


All photos are the property of John C. Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

Sponsored Links: