KNEO became an official radio station and operated from Abundant Life Assembly of God church on the 91.5 FM frequency. It was broadcasted from a 70-foot tower at 380 watts. When KNEO began, the station was on-air from 6am to 6pm everyday. Bill Nichols became pastor of Abundant Life church in 1987, and within six months, KNEO was on the airwaves full time.
The radio expands its signal another 10-15 miles by renting a translator at 106.3 FM.
KNEO moved to its present location on Hwy 86, west of Neosho, and with the move KNEO changed its signal to 91.7 FM. KNEO began broadcasting with 2,760 watts of power from a 340-foot tower for 24 hours a day from a converted two-car garage, covering a 35-mile radius.
Mark and Sue Taylor founded Sky High Broadcasting, which today owns KNEO Radio.
KNEO raised its power to 4,600 watts, now covering a 50-mile radius.
KNEO was given the opportunity to expand its radio signal. KNEO's output power was increased to 14,000 watts and today covers a 65-mile radius in the Four-State area.
We operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and broadcast over 7,000 sermons each year.
KNEO is governed by a Board of Directors, made up from the area of various church backgrounds. Our operating philosophy is:
We always have to remember that it's not anything we've done. God's the one who put these things together. We just need to remember that we're only pieces in a giant chess set and to let God move us where He needs us. Then He'll bring everything together. We're just pawns in the King's hand.Mark Taylor, General Manager
KNEO Radio is committed to use the voice that God has given us to honor and glorify Him and to help further His kingdom purposes in the day in which we now live. With the ability to reach a populated area of over 600,000 people in the 4-State area and the ability to also reach millions more around the world via the Internet, KNEO realizes that we have a voice that is greater than most church congregations and we are committed to fulfilling God 's plans that he has for this ministry. We consider it a great honor that God has chosen us to represent Him and be about His business here on the earth at this time. KNEO will not back down from spreading the truth, we will always be moving forward and seeking God's council daily until He decides to make an adjustment. This radio ministry is not about our labors but about God's plans being fulfilled. We are Radio that impacts the future.
KNEO Radio continues to grow, and as we do we want to always assure our donors and sponsors that we consider your support valuable. KNEO is governed by a Board of Directors, and from the board we have selected a finance committee that oversees the entire cash flow of this ministry. This committee goes through a four-step process that acts as check and balance systems for the ministry.
Each May an audit is conducted at KNEO by a local CPA firm. This is just another way to make sure your gifts and donations are being handled properly.
KNEO is also a member of the Missouri Broadcasters Association and we pay for a mock inspection every two or three years to make sure all of our operating procedures our inline with what the FCC wants.
We are also members of the National Religious Broadcasters Association, which requires its members to operate in complete integrity. We realize that we are not only accountable to you and others for how we operate but are watched by a much greater, heavenly authority Who we will have to give an account to as well someday.
Vision can change, and may need to be altered. But it's the values that always need to stay the same. Our values are based on the Word of God, which never changes.