98.9FM Frequency History
98.9FM began its life in 1962 as a community station serving its city of license, Leavenworth, Kansas. Twenty years later, Mark Wodlinger Broadcasting purchased the station and launched ZZ-99 to compete head-on with KBEQ’s Top 40 format. That attempt was abandoned in 1986, with the sign-on of a satellite oldies outlet. The next year, the station began its run of three successive nature themed brands: The Wave (easy listening), The River (adult contemporary), and since 1992, The Rock.