Q: What will I hear on KLIN 94.5 FM?
A: The exact same programming you hear on 1400AM. FCC law mandates that our FM translator is 100% simulcast with AM programming. This means Jack & John, Rush, Hannity, Laura, Drive Time Lincoln and SportsNightly/Husker sports will all be heard on 94.5 FM.
Q: Why add 94.5 FM if all you can do is repeat the same thing on 1400AM?
A: Because FM signals are more clear and have better signal penetration than their AM counterparts. For example, you currently cannot hear 1400AM inside most downtown buildings and sports venues like the Devaney Center. But FM does not have this problem, so you can now receive KLIN programming at your office or listen to Husker basketball inside the arena on 94.5 FM. In addition, AM signals like ours tend to decrease coverage area after sundown. This is not a problem with FM, so we will have better nighttime coverage around Lincoln & Lancaster County which will be particularly helpful for evening Husker sports broadcasts and severe weather coverage.
Q: How far away will I be able to hear KLIN 94.5 FM?
A: Field tests of our transmitter have shown that KLIN FM can be heard in a roughly 30 mile radius from our broadcast center atop the U.S. Bank building in downtown Lincoln. As always, radio reception varies from radio to radio based on the tuner, your location and any potential signal interference factors.
Q: The FM signal seems to be delayed from the AM signal. Why?
A: Based on the way KLIN engineers have designed KLIN FM, there will be a slight (less than 2 second) delay on what you hear on 1400AM versus when you hear it on 94.5FM.
Q: Will KLIN 94.5FM broadcast in stereo?
A: Not at this time, but we will be looking into that possibility in the future. One thing to consider is that even if KLIN FM were broadcasting in stereo, most of our current programming is not fed to KLIN in stereo. But you will hear a clearer, more dynamic sound in the talk, news & sports programming than is currently possible on the AM dial.
Q: Are there any other advantages to having KLIN programming on FM?
A: Yes, especially for smart phone & portable radio users. Many portable radios don’t receive AM radio particularly well based on their internal antenna. They are designed with FM music radio in mind, not AM talk radio. Also, many of today’s smart phones are equipped or can have FM tuners inside them. Due to broadcast restrictions the KLIN smart phone APP cannot air Husker sports broadcasts, now with an FM tuner in your smart phone, you can hear the Huskers through your iPhone or Android device as long as you are in range of our FM transmitter. If you don’t have an FM tuner in your smart phone, trying searching for such free apps at your favorite app store or check here for iPhone.