The End of the Road
for KSO


On September 1, 1989, the "Great Country" format left 1460AM, KGGO-FM was simulcast on the station and on September 11, 1989, the KSO call letters were retired forever.

For all practical purposes, KSO died at 6:00PM on September 1, 1989. Leading up to the switch to KGGO, this recorded history of KSO and "goodbye" was read by KSO Program Director, the late Jarrett Day. This history account dovetails closely with our account presented on the site. Although the early histories differ some, or at least this account gives more detail for the Cedar Rapids stream of the story, the stories merge in 1935 when KWCR was moved to Des Moines, the KSO/KRNT call letter switch was made, and KWCR was put on 1430 with the KSO call letters (previously held by KRNT). See Brief History of KSO and KRNT.


Jarrett Day says goodbye and thanks everone


Jarrett Day - KSO history and the switch of 1460 to KGGO


Brief History of KSO and KRNT home page