Established in 1947 by Oscar Hersch, KFMO was the first radio station in St. Francois County. Jim and Virginia Collins managed the station for more than 20 years and left a proud legacy of broadcasting success. During his time at KFMO, Mr. Collins was President of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, served on the Radio and TV advisory board of Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., as well as Board of Directors of Mineral Area Hospital. Former KFMO News Director, Gib Collins is Jim Collins nephew.
KFMO was purchased by M. L. Steinmetz and MKS Broadcasting in 1992 at which time an impressive upgrade of station facilities and equipment began with a new building, new towers, transmitters and generators to ensure uninterrupted service. KFMO continues to follow the Collins legacy, with current MKS Broadcasting V.P./General Manager Larry Joseph as past president of Missouri Broadcasters Association and member of various local community organizations. All members of the KFMO/B 104 staff are encouraged to participate in our communities as much as possible.
KFMO is all talk, all the time, with extensive news coverage and interviews with local people. If it happens locally, you’ll hear it on “The Radio” KFMO. We offer farming programs from the Brownfield network. The Morning Drive from 6 to 9am with host Mike Ramsey. Swap and Shop “Where you can buy, sell or trade anything” from 9:30 to 10. Dave Ramsey gives advice on how to get out of debt and stay that way from 10 to 1 and Mike Huckabee provides political talk radio from 1 to 4pm on Weedays. Erik Hanson hosts Outside the Box from 4 to 6 on Weekday Afternoons. After 6pm its all sports, either CBS Sports Radio or local high school games. KFMO does extensive coverage of high school football, volleyball, basketball and baseball. 200+ games a year!
Since 1992, KFMO and B 104 have been honored in all phases of broadcasting by our peers:
- 7 Broadcast Excellence Awards for Station Sponsored Community Events along with 3 Certificates of Merit.
- 3 Broadcast Excellence Awards for Corporate Award for Community Service along with 1 Certificate of Merit.
- 4 Broadcast Excellence Awards for Newscast and
- 3 Certificates of Merit.
- 5 Broadcast Excellence Awards for Sportscast with 2 Certificates of Merit.
- 8 Certificates of Merit for Station Promotions.