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.

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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.