About KIOW

KIOW arrived on the air on November 8, 1978, built by Tony and Sue Coloff.  The station is outside of Forest City near Pilot Knob State Park–one of the highest elevations in Iowa. KIOW’s radio signal goes north to Hope, MN and south to Boondocks, Iowa – running up and down I-35 with 25,000 watts of power, digital stereo sound, 24 hours a day. Mix 107.3 FM plays a unique mix of music. Local research as well as National music research and services, keep KIOW in step with the music tastes of Northern Iowa & Southern Minnesota. KIOW mixes contemporary hits, country hits and oldies. The result is a live, fresh and innovative sound that blends “The Best of America’s Most Popular Music.”

KIOW’s comprehensive morning news and information package dominates listenership in Northern Iowa. KIOW news gives listeners their first news of area interest and their only daily local news source. CBS News, Associated Press and Radio Iowa provide National, State and Sports News. KIOW updates farm markets directly from Chicago, and is part of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network. KIOW has played a major role in warning listeners of weather emergencies since going on the air in 1978. KIOW is an official National Weather Service reporting station.

KIOW’s staff and philosophy is involved and dedicated. Community activities and promotions keep us in touch with our listeners everyday and in times of celebration and in strife.

KIOW is Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota’s Best Mix of Music, News, Weather, Sports, Contests and Fun!


 18643 360th Street, Forest City, IA 50436

Telephone: (641) 585-1073

Toll Free: (877) 606-5870

Fax: (641) 585-2990


 Adult Contemporary




 North Iowa adult listeners

 (Winnebago, Hancock, Worth, Cerro Gordo, Wright, Franklin, Kossuth, and Humboldt counties

in Iowa, and Freeborn and Faribault Counties in Minnesota)


107.3 mhz stereo



 25,000 watts  24 hours every day…



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