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The Story Behind Nebraska’s Ghost Radio Station Will Leave You Scratching Your Head In Wonder

In a mystery worthy of the movies, a radio station operated from Omaha for years – but no one knew exactly where the signal was coming from or who was responsible for it. It had a loyal following, and the mystery was part of the appeal for some listeners. The FCC, on the other hand, was not quite as entertained.

And so the tale of Omaha’s “ghost station” ended as quietly as it began. 1490 AM continues to crank out music for its listeners, but it’s maybe just a bit less magical than when the station was shrouded in mystery.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.