KCHA And KCZE To Feature ‘Game of the Week’ and More Community Driven Programs

Charles City, Iowa –  Service to Clients, Service to Listeners, Service to Communities

That’s the motto KCHA and KCZE is built upon.  A foundation created to produce content that matters by engaging our listeners to news, sports and topics that fall upon your ears each and every day.

In order to raise the standard of journalism daily, we are creating new programs to the airwaves starting next week.  Whether you live in Charles City, New Hampton or any of the surrounding communities, our goal is to connect with you on a daily basis.

A Live Noon Hour

Next week, Kellan Heavican will be hosting the noon hour LIVE on 95.9 and 1580/103.3. The Lunchtime Traffic Jam will feature a host of new programs and continue ones already on the air.

In addition to the live, local news, the local and area sports update will be The Afternoon Scoresheet. We’ll bring you the same sports updates, but better than before.  We’ll continue state news and sports with Radio Iowa and local producers and agriculture enthusiasts will still be able to stay in touch with the latest markets with the Brownfield Midday Commodities.  

Oh, and we can’t forget to get you your latest weather forecasts.

Both KCHA and KCZE will be featuring the Community Conversation. Kellan be talking with city leaders from surrounding communities about the latest happenings. In addition, we’ll be talking with our local school districts about what’s happening in education.

The last segment, let’s just say, is a surprise for you.

This all starts next Monday LIVE. We can’t wait for you to join us.

A New Way To Listen To The Oldies

You can now hear your favorite oldies station on the FM dial. Fabulous 1580 can now be heard on 103.3 FM- Fab Oldies 1580 and 103.3  

High School Athletics

The addition of the FM feed allows us to reach more of you. We’re increasing our sports coverage this fall too. For the first time ever, our Fab Oldies 1580 and 103.3 will be bring you the Game of the Week.  Right now, we’re covering four weeks of Iowa high school football.

August 24: North Butler at Nashua-Plainfield

September 21: Nashua-Plainfield at St. Ansgar

October 12: Riceville at Rockford

October 19: North Butler at Sumner-Fredericksburg


We’re working closely with our high schools in town to let the students and faculty to bring you the news.  

The Charles City and New Hampton FFA programs are creating a weekly ag program.  It will provide the latest ag news, markets and have other unique segments that are sure to connect you with the things that matter the most.

Students and staff will be on air weekly providing school updates and showcasing their talents in all departments across school.

Don’t worry- Erik Hoefer’s Comet Connection will still air Saturday mornings from 8-10.  


In an always-changing media landscape where small radio stations are being bought up by national media conglomerates, we are proud to be locally owned and operated.  

Small town radio is alive-and-well in Northeast Iowa.

Always local, always serving you and always connecting you. We can’t wait join you for all of our new programming starting next week.

If you haven’t already, download the KCHA, Fabulous 1580 and 95.1 The Bull app.  Or find us online at or and you can hear your favorite station anywhere in the world.

Service to Clients – Service to Listeners – Service to Communities



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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