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KILJ 105.5FM:
DAILY: all times approximate, depending on commercial/programming load

KILJ’S Mornings have all the information you need to start your day. John & Theresa bring you the weather… local, state, and national news… ag news, school lunch menus, area events, and Community Conversation – all mixed with some fun to keep your morning flowing smoothly. Simulcast on KILJ AM 1130 until 8am…

KILJ News Director Theresa Rose keeps you on top of the local news scene in Southeast Iowa. If it’s happening in our listening area, KILJ does our best to bring you the information on newscasts, through interviews, Forum programs, Breakfast Clubs, and Community Reminders.

Radio Iowa News follows all there is to know in the state of Iowa…ABC News covers the nation and the world with a watchful eye…and the Brownfield Network covers Ag News For America.
For a complete schedule of KILJ’s News coverage, click on the NEWS tab for our NEWS BROADCAST SCHEDULE.


Sports Director John Kuhens has been describing the action of area sporting events on KILJ since 1970. Daily reports keep you informed on the action coming up, results and sports stories from around the area. State sports news compliments our coverage from Radio Iowa and national updates from ABC Sports….KILJ broadcasts live play by play year round…from area high schools to college coverage of the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers- John, often flanked by color commentator and stats man Kent Bennett- call every basket, touchdown, field goal, winner and result. KILJ also brings you the Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa State Cyclones, University of Northern Iowa Panthers, Indycar Series Racing and MUCH, MUCH more on KILJ AM and FM and

SUCCESSFUL FARMING: Mon-Fri between 6 & 6:15am
Derived from Successful Farming magazine, the largest, paid-circulation farm publication in the country. The radio magazine is naturally aimed at a farm and ranch audience. But Host, Darrell Anderson does a great job of making makes the shows interesting to the nonfarm listener, as well.

OFA: Mon-Fri between 6:10 & 6:30am
A daily check of all the wisdom of the Old Farmer’s Almanac, packaged neatly in a quick radio broadcast. You’ll be amazed and entertained by what you’ll hear!

The Breakfast Club gives local events the spotlight, and raise awareness of the event/activity, or newsworthy event everyone should know about. A feature of KILJ News, this interview segment plays in prime simulcast time (when scheduled) Monday through Friday between 7 & 9am. Have something Breakfast Club worthy? Call us, at 319-385-8728 for more information, or to set up a Breakfast Club interview!

FYI: Mon-Fri (7-10am when scheduled)
FYI’s (For Your Information) are a paid, long form commercial and interview that gives local businesses or organizations a 5-10 minute window to discuss their services, new services, and events at their establishments. Want to learn more? Call KILJ at 319-385-8728, or for information.

EDWARD JONES REPORTS: (7:30 – 8:30am, 5-6pm)
Troy Spence of Edward Jones Investments, Mt Pleasant, brings you a recap of the day’s financial markets during the KILJ Morning Report and Evening Report.

SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS: (Noon -1pm – during school year)
News Director Theresa Rose visits with Mt Pleasant School Superintendent John Roederer (Mon), New London Superintendent Chuck Reighard (Tues) and WMU/WACO Superintendent Pat Coen (Wed) for information from our area school districts.

MIDWEST OLD THRESHERS SHOW: (Thursdays 1:15pm March through November)
Lennis Moore, Terry McWilliams, and other guests, discuss the events and activities at Midwest Old Threshers, and at McMillan Park.

MONEY ON MONDAYS: (Mondays 9am)
Pat McCabe from Wells Fargo Advisors in Mt Pleasant gives insight to the financial world and money trends, along with occasional guests from the world of finance.

Dan & Pat McCabe of Wells Fargo Advisors in Mt Pleasant give a mid-day look at the financial markets to keep you informed.

BROWNFIELD REPORTS: (M-Sat, various times)
The Brownfield Network, providing Ag News For America – gives ag market news and information, current prices, trends, and more for our ag listeners.

ISU EXTENSION REPORT (Thursdays, Noon hour)
Henry, Des Moines, and Louisa County Extension specialists talk about topics from money, to family, food, and more.

FOCUS: (Sunday following Noon Newscast)
Join KILJ News for an interview with the folks behind the area events, causes, and activities that are important to our area.

HOMETOWN HEADLINES: (Following KILJ’s Morning Report News 7:30 – 8:30am)
Reporters from our local communities fill us in on the happenings in their hometowns and the surrounding areas.

EMPOWERMENT 15: (M, T, T, F at 12:45pm)
Pastor Monte Knudsen from Faith Christian Outreach Church shares 15 minutes of effective insight, and the word of God to empower, equip, and imrove your life.

HEAVEN & HOME HOUR: (7 days a week at 8am *approximate* on KILJ AM 1130)
Seven days a week since 1933, the Heaven & Home Hour has been heard on radio. Bible-based messages of hope and instruction reach thousands of people every week. Book studies, topical messages, and special guest speakers combine to meet the spiritual and contemporary needs of listeners.

MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD: (Sundays, 6:30am KILJ AM & FM)
Music and the Spoken Word has become the world’s longest-running continuous network broadcast. Every week since 1929, young ears, aging hands, and anxious eyes have looked for the Music and the Spoken Word broadcast. And while the times and technologies have changed, the essence of this broadcast has remained the same. It’s a beacon of hope that steadies troubled hearts and brings upon joy.

Each Sunday, you’ll hear the preaching ministry of Pastor Mike Hess of Calvary Baptist Church in Mt Pleasant. The Calvary Connection… connecting the riches of Christ, with the realities of life.

A Second Look at Sports radio program was started over a decade ago to connect the dots between sports and the Scriptures. It features interviews with Christian athletes from the high school level to college and professional levels. Hosted by former Pastor and Chicago Cubs scout, Dwight Allen.

The Lutheran Hour, airs weekly on 1300 stations and the American Forces Network. Airing nationally since 1930, the The Lutheran Hour is one of the world’s oldest continually broadcast Christ-centered radio programs. From the show’s early years to today, it continues to bring God’s changeless Word and offers comfort and hope to millions.

HOME REMEDIES WITH DOUG RYE: (9am *approximately)
Doug Rye may be the best-known residential energy consultant in the nation. Since 1990, his weekly "Home Remedies” radio show has provided practical insight into home construction ideas and energy efficiency measures.
Doug is known nationwide for his honest, down-to-earth and friendly style.

Each Sunday, KILJ FM brings you the live worship service from the New London Presbyterian Church. Summer hours are from 9:30 – 10:30am. Winter hours are from 10:30 – 11:30am.




October 30th , 1970 … 3:30 PM …

105.5FM signed on as KILJ. The first programming sent out to southeast Iowa was local news…followed by music… and at 7:30 that night, it was a live broadcast of Mt. Pleasant Panther Football.

People couldn’t believe their ears…… news and sports as well as music on an FM station!!!

Frosty Mitchell and Robert Ray started KILJ… Paul and Joyce Dennison purchased the station in 1977.

KILJ-FM was one of the first in Iowa to use an AM station format on an FM frequency. Before that time it was "elevator” music only on FM’s.

KILJ played middle of the road music until the early 1980?s. Then KKSI-AM was acquired and given the call letters KILJ-AM.

That led to the birth of KJ Country… We were the first to play country music on the FM band in S.E. Iowa.

KILJ-AM took over the Memory Music format.

September 2004… KILJ shuffled the AM and FM formats once again… bringing a unique mixture of easy listening to the FM side… broader than the old "Memory Music” format… but still playing some of the same smooth style music… Now, 105.5FM is "The Smooth Sound of Southeast Iowa”… while KILJ AM 1130 became " Southeast Iowa ‘s ONLY AM Country” station, taking the country music format back.

Both stations compliment the music with National, State and Local news… high school and college sports, Tom Churchilll’s weather forecasts, and grain and livestock markets.

Now you know our history… Stay tuned while we make more!!!!!!



Paul Dennison: Owner, Sales

Lora Roth: Traffic Director, Office Manager

John Kuhens: General Mgr, Sports Director, Morning Show Host

Theresa Rose: News Director, Morning Show Host, newscasts all day

Anna Greiner: On-air, Production Manager, PSA Director, Community Calendar Coordinator

Koehler Wendt: Sports Programming, Production Assistant, Host "Koehler’s Comments” and "Football on Friday Night”




Class AA 6 – 9am, noon – 1pm, 3 – 7pm


Commercial Rate $15.00

Class A All Dayparts 5am – Midnight

1130 AM

Commercial Rate $5.00

105.5 FM

Commercial Rate $10.00


Commercial Rate $15.00

Remote Broadcasts
2 Hour (8 breaks) & 50, 15 second promos……………… $400.00

We would be happy to speak with you about creating a specialized advertising package to best suit your needs. Advertising on KILJ means that you can expect a quality script and production.

We’d love to hear from you! Call 385-8728 or email kiljradio@kilj.comtoday and let us get your business noticed!