Radio Kö 87.9

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Radio Kö 87.9
Radio station ( private )
reception terrestrial
Reception area Augsburg (Bavaria)
business March 21, 1987 to March 31, 2002
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Radio Kö 87.9 was a private local radio from Augsburg . The radio station broadcast its program in Augsburg on the frequency of 87.9 MHz for over 15 years . The radio house was on Königsplatz in the city center. At the beginning of the 1990s there was also a studio in the so-called Glöggler high-rise on Rumplerstraße in Augsburg.


In the mid-1980s, the Aichach publishing house, Mayer & Söhne, embarked on a new media path: The publisher was involved in local radio. He was awarded the contract to operate Radio Kö, one of three private and advertising-financed radio stations in the Augsburg area. Each station had to adhere to certain genres of music. A quiet program and lots of oldies and hits were planned for Radio Kö. When Thomas Sixta took over responsibility for the group's media division in 1998, the young managing director Michael Kimmich was in charge of Radio Kö. However, the station suffered from the fact that, on the one hand, the Augsburg economic area was too weak to support three radio stations, and on the other hand, the hit and oldie format licensed when it was founded limited it to the age group 50+. Under the new managing director Werner G. Lengenfelder, the team and studio technology were changed, but the upswing was not enough to push Radio Kö out of the economic valley. In 2003 broadcasting had to be stopped.

Radio Kö 87.9 started broadcasting on March 21, 1987. Around 1990 there was a merger with a second local provider, Radio OK . That is why the motto “Radio Kö is OK” existed for some time. At that time, Radio Kö 87.9 was located in the Glöggler high-rise in the university district. Later the move to Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 11 on Königsplatz, in the rooms above the Augsburger StadtZeitung .

A big event of Radio Kö 87,9 was the annual "bath duck race" on the Augsburg ice canal for the benefit of a good cause.

Other actions included a. Europa-Park campaign, where raffles were drawn for trips with Deutsche Bahn to Europa-Park in Rust; the "bribe scandal", with 10 DM notes; “Tatort Augsburg”, where the person who was able to sit in a car the longest wins the car; the "flying" yellow pages; the Christmas tree giveaway and, most recently, the moderator casting, with a separate radio broadcast on Radio Kö as a prize. The winner Robert Adam (later Robert G. Adam) broadcast his program “The Robert Adam Show” until the end.

On March 31, 2002, the station ceased operations due to inefficiency . The terrestrial frequency of 87.9 MHz was officially switched to the Munich Rock antenna on April 2, 2002 (unofficially earlier) .

Some former presenters are still active on the radio.

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