Disney Sells KPHN Kansas City

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Radio Disney has finally found a buyer for the last of the seven stations it put up for sale last June.1190 KPHN Kansas City goes to the locally based Catholic Radio Network for $700,000. Catholic Radio Network already owns 1090 KEXS Excelsior Springs in the Kansas City market along with seven … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/26

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Most of the applications of note this week were in regards to translators seeking upgrades.Apex Broadcasting is seeking an upgrade of Variety Hits "SC 103.1" WVSC Parris Island, SC from a Class C3 with 11kW at 114.9 meters to a C2 with 50kW at 150 meters. The application also requests the city … [Read more...]

Wilks Launches KC102.1 Kansas City

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Update 2/5: KCKC made the flip to AC "KC 102.1" at 3pm today.The move places the station in competition with Entercom's "99.7 The Point" KZPT, which was tenth in the market with a 4.2 share in the Holiday PPM monthly. KCKC's now-former AAA format registered a 2.0 share. Listen to the launch of … [Read more...]

Radio Disney Sells Three

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Update 12/8: When Salem returns 99.5 KDIS-FM Little Rock to the air, it will do so as Christian Preaching "Faith Talk 99.5" KSLR-FM.FaithTalk995.com, FaithTalkLittleRock.com, and KSLRFM.com were all registered by Salem on Friday. While awaiting FCC approval for the purchase of the station, Salem … [Read more...]

Dennis Miller Changes Timeslot; Goes Live In Dallas & Kansas City

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As the Conservative Talk syndication shuffle continues, Westwood One has announced Dennis Miller will change his live clearance time in 2014.Now airing from 10am-1pm eastern, Miller's show will move into the 12-3pm daypart as Westwood One prepares to complete its merger with Cumulus Media … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Dozens of more new translator CP's have been granted since our last report.Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators:94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY - 250 watts - // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ - 100 watts - // 94.7 WDSD Dover, … [Read more...]

Rumor: Cumulus Pulling Sean Hannity Early?

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With Sean Hannity set to depart all Cumulus owned stations at the end of the year and Michael Savage moving into afternoon drive on most of their Conservative Talk stations, will Cumulus pull the plug on Hannity early?After wiping Hannity's name off their station sites earlier this month, a few … [Read more...]

Michael Savage To Move To Afternoons In January

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Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Michael Savage's "Savage Nation" will shift into the afternoon timeslot in January.Savage will take the 3-6pm Eastern/12-3pm Pacific spot opened up on Cumulus owned stations by Sean Hannity not resigning with the company earlier this month. Cumulus … [Read more...]

Sean Hannity Confirms Cumulus Departure

Sean Hannity Clear Channel Live Extension

While it has been an unstated fact for the past several weeks, Premiere Radio Networks and Sean Hannity have confirmed they will not be reupping with their current Cumulus owned affiliates at the end of the year.Telling InsideRadio that, "We fired them weeks ago," the move coincides with Cumulus … [Read more...]

When Is A Word Considered Profane?

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In the wake of David Ortiz' speech at Saturday's Boston Red Sox game saluting the law enforcement officials work arresting the suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing a debate has opened up on whether FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski overstepped his boundaries addressing the language used by Ortiz as … [Read more...]

Kansas City Public Television Acquires KTBG

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Kansas City Public Television has announced it has agreed to purchase NPR News/AAA "90.9 The Bridge" KTBG Warrensburg/Kansas City, MO from the University of Central Missouri.The acquisition will cost KCPT $1.7 Million including $1.1 Million for the station itself and $600,000 for improvements … [Read more...]

Northwestern College Acquires KLJC Kansas City

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Northwestern College of St. Paul, MN has expanded its its foothold in the Central part of the country with the acquisition of Christian AC 88.5 KLJC Kansas City and its translator in Emporia, KS from Calvary Bible College.No terms were disclosed for the sale, which has yet to be filed with the … [Read more...]

Do Social Media Likes Lead To Ratings: Part 1

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One week after the launch of Country "94.7 Nash-FM" New York the first thing we noticed were the amount of people that quickly began following the station on social media. Seven days into operation WNSH already has 8894 likes on Facebook and 2356 Twitter followers*.To put it into comparison, top … [Read more...]

Cumulus To Launch 102.5 The Fan Kansas City

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Cumulus Media will flip Comedy "Funny 102.5" K273BZ Kansas City to Sports "102.5 The Fan" on Wednesday, January 2.The station will launch with the complete national CBS Sports Radio lineup including the Tiki Barber, Dana Jacobsen, and Brandon Tierney morning show, John Fienstein, Jim Rome, and … [Read more...]