Clear Channel To Kiss New Orleans

96.3 KissFM Kiss New Orleans W243AT WQUE-HD2 WYLD-HD2 Elvis Duran Ryan SeacrestClear Channel is on the verge of launching CHR “96.3 Kiss-FM” in New Orleans via translator.

96.5 K243AT Meraux, LA is awaiting FCC approval on its license to finalize its upgrade and move to 96.3 where it will operate with 250 watts via an HD subchannel of 93.3 WQUE. The translator has been silent since last August and has seen its application to resume broadcasting sit in FCC limbo since May 31.

No new domains have been registered for the station however KissNewOrleans.com has remained in Clear Channel’s portfolio since 104.1 KSTE flipped to Gospel in 2005. That station is now Rhythmic AC “Voodoo 104” KVDU. What will be the new site for K243AT can be seen at this link. The site has links to Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest, neither of whom currently have New Orleans clearances.

The purpose of KissFM on 96.3 will not be to beat Entercom’s “B97” WEZB but rather knock them down a bit.

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