93.3 Minneapolis

Alt 93.3 Minneapolis Debuts

Update 6/13: W227BF finally launched its Alternative format as “Alt 93.3” this morning. As expected the format is positioning itself between sister Modern AC “Cities 97” KTCZ, AAA “89.3 The Current” KCMP, and Active Rock “93X” 93.7 KXXR. Update 6/3: Clear Channel continues to rotate formats on 93.3. Over the course of the past week listeners have heard the Urban AC, Classic Rock, Classic Country, and Rhythmic CHR amongst the formats being rotated. All signs continue to point towards Alternative being the permanent format as Clear Channel has added Alt933.com to its previous registration of 933TheEdge.com. Original Report 5/26: Educational Media Foundation’s 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, MN flipped from Christian AC “K-Love” to Urba...Read More

FCC Applications 4/22

Women’s World Broadcasting has filed a pair of applications to increase its profile in Atlanta following its recent purchase of 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from Life Radio Ministries for $15,000. The translator has applied to move into Atlanta proper where it would operate with a directional 250 watts. The translator will cover the southern half of Atlanta while rebroadcasting Cox’ 98.5 WSB-HD3. The second application will increase Women’s World’s Country “South 107” WTSH Aragon. The application to move to a new tower site will put the station’s 60dBu contour directly over the portions of Atlanta that W296BB will not cover. The app will see the station continue to operate at 100kW with a height increase from 158 to 287 meters. Entercom’s 96.3 ...Read More

Translator Report 8/28

The Clear Channel/EMF bulk translator move to the IDS Center in Minneapolis has hit a few hitches. The planned moves of 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, 97.7 K249ED Albertville, 99.9 K260BA Coon Rapids, and 102.5 K273BH Fridley have been hit with informal objections to move by a Jeff Sibert. The move of 97.7 is also being objected by United Audio Corp., the owner of 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN. Northpine.com has more details on the move, including a part of history repeating itself. These petitions impacted Clear Channel’s frequency swap of 1130 KFAN and 100.3 KTLK earlier this month. A similar Clear Channel/EMF move in Baton Rouge is being protested as well. EMF has applied to upgrade 97.7 K249DV Baker, LA from 13 watts to 250 watts where it will simulcast Clear Channel’s 101.5 WYNK-HD2. Gu...Read More

Translator Report 6/29

This past week has seen a lot of moves for translators with Clear Channel making moves to add new programming options in two major markets. In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Clear Channel is teaming with EMF Broadcasting to bring two translators to the top of the IDS Center in Minneapolis. Northpine.com reports 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, MN will upgrade from 10 to 99 watts and rebroadcast 97.1 KTCZ-HD2, while 102.5 K273BH Fridley, MN will jump from 41 to 250 watts rebroadcasting 101.3 KDWB-HD2. Clear Channel purchased 103.5 K278BP Cottage Grove, MN from EMF last year. It is used to rebroadcast Sports 1130 KFAN via 100.3 KTLK-HD2. Clear Channel and EMF are also working in tandem in Detroit. As part of the deal that gave Clear Channel access to 103.5 in Minneapolis last year, EMF gained programming contr...Read More

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