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Arizona LPFM Format Moves To Commercial Station

Rewind 108 1470 KVSL 107.9 99.7 KPKX-LP The move of KPKX-LP’s programming to KVSL included a family purchase.

Ernie & Wanda Barbee’s Casa Pinon LLC will purchase 1470 KVSL Show Low from New Directions Media for $100,000. A previous sale of the station to Mountain Media for $220,000 filed last year never closed. Ernie and Wanda Barbee are the parents of KPKX-LP licensee Vance Barbee.

Original Report 5/3: Filed under something you don’t see every day…

Show Low Community Radio and New Directions Media have partnered to move the format of Variety Hits “Rewind 99” from 99.7 KPKX-LP Show Low AZ to 1470 KVSL/107.9 K300CL Show Low as “Rewind 108“. KVSL had been airing a mix of Talk, Sports and AC.

The move bumps the station from the 2 watt LPFM to the combination of the 5kW AM and 152 watt translator to better cover Show Low. The KPKX-LP will flip to Country as “99.7 The Bear“.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.

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