KFEQ radio station which started in Oak will observe 100th anniversary

Oak radio station KFEQ celebrates 100 years


February 9, 2023

John Scroggin was a visionary Oak businessman. He was one of the first Nebraska residents to see the potential in the new technology known as wireless radio. It’s difficult to believe but it’s been 100 years since his pioneering radio station launched its first broadcast. He was officially granted a liccense to broadcast by the United States Department of Commerce, the predecessor of today’s Federal Communication Commission.

Scroggin was authorized to begin broadcasting June 16, 1923. There are reports he may have made the first broadcast on the 15th.

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