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ESPN Deportes Dallas Update

990 ESPN Deportes WMYM Miami 1210 WNMA 910 KKSF San FranciscoAfter Deportes Media lost its LMA of Liberman Broadcasting’s 1540 KZMP University Park/Dallas in September, Liberman did bring the network back to the market in mid-October and like iHeart in San Francisco is now operating the network directly.

Original Report 11/10: Deportes Media has lost its LMAs of three of the four stations it operates with ESPN Deportes Radio programming.

The company lost its LMA of Liberman Broadcasting’s 1540 KZMP University Park/Dallas in September and that station flipped to a simulcast of “La Ranchera 106.7” KZZA. Deportes Media had moved its San Francisco LMA from 860 KTRB to iHeartMedia’s 910 KKSF in July, but the format there is now being operated by iHeart directly. In Miami, Actualidad Radio’s 990 WMYM Miami has replaced Deportes Media’s LMA of Multicultural Broadcasting’s 1210 WNMA Miami Springs FL as the local affiliate.

Deportes Media continues to operate Entravision’s 1180 KGOL Humble/Houston TX. The websites for the other three stations simply state the stations are off the air and a Dallas phone number for their accounting department. Deportes Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2015 and agreed to merge with CornerWorld Corporation in March. The merger had to close by September 30, 2016 or would automatically terminate. No filing or proof of closing can be found.

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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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