Educational Media Foundation is acquiring Treasure Valley Broadcasting Company’s pair of stations in the Boise ID market. EMF will purchase Oldies “Kool Oldies 99.5” KKOO Fruitland and Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 1260” KWEI Weiser for $600,000. As EMF usually does when it applies to purchase commercial broadcast licenses they have filed to convert both to non-commercial status with main studio waivers. KKOO and KWEI will both flip to Christian AC “K-Love” as a satellite of 91.9 KLVR Middletown CA. EMF already owns Christian CHR “Air 1” 98.7 KARO Nyssa OR in the Boise market.
An AM seeks to move into the Boise market, power increase in Spokane, and a translator owner in New Hampshire submits a doctor's note.
Idaho Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists will launch Christian CHR “Project 88.7” KOAY Middleton/Boise ID on February 20. The launch will be tied into the Boise stop of the Rock & Worship Roadshow concert tour. KOAY has been airing Christmas music since early October continuing through January. The new station will flank sister Christian AC 89.5 KTSY Boise. To help promote the launch, KOAY is giving future listeners that posts a picture of themselves on Instagram or Twitter with the station hashtag tickets to the concert.
Station Sales Sunnylands Broadcasting sells AC “95.9 Star-FM” KRSX Goldendale WA/The Dalles OR to Gorge Country Media for $100,000. Haystack Broadcasting, who had been operating KRSX via LMA, is assigning its LMA and agreement to purchase the station to Gorge Country Media. After nearly ten years of leasing Spanish Christian “Genesis 680” WGES St. Petersburg FL, Vision Communications Network is acquiring the station from ZGS Broadcasting for between $550,000 and $610,000 depending on how quickly they pay off the promissory note. Manna Christian Missions sells Christian 1350 WCRM Fort Myers FL to Aaron Howard’s Genesis Multi Media for $450,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Chicago Public Media will acquire Public News/Talk 91.1 WKCC Kankakee IL from Ka...Read More
Boise, ID has joined the list of markets regaining the Alternative Rock format as Impact Radio Group debuted “92.7 The Alternative” K224EP Horseshoe Bend/101.9 KQBL-HD3 at 12pm Sunday. The station will run jockless with core artists including Black Keys, Pearl Jam, Muse, Nirvana, Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Imagine Dragons, and Foo Fighters. The Boise market has been sans an Alternative station since Impact flipped “V99.1” KQLZ to News/Talk in 2011. K224EP is operating with 99 watts at 802 meters (Coverage Map).
Impact Radio Group Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma/Boise has added a second signal. 101.5 K268CU Eagle has signed-on with 250 watts at 71 meters from Table Rock Mountain just east of the city (Coverage Map). The station says the signal will remove holes in the station’s coverage in downtown Boise. Wild 101 is now BIGGER and LOUDER in Boise at 101.5! You'll never lose us downtown ever again! — Wild 101 (@wild101) June 29, 2015
Station Moves iHeartMedia Country “Wild Country 97.1” KYWD Green Valley/Tucson applies to relocate to the tower site utilized by 88.5 KFLT and 92.1 KCMT where it will operate with 25kW at 100 meters (Coverage Map). S & H Broadcasting’s 105.1 KVGH North Shore, CA (formerly KQCM) is seeking one final move in the Palm Springs market. KVGH seeks a COL change to Bermuda Dunes and a move to the tower utilized by CBS’ “Sunny 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert. KVGH would operate with 1.5kW at 198 meters (Coverage Map). Over the past few years the station has moved from Barstow to Twentynine Palms and finally into the Palm Springs market. Washington State University’s Public News/Talk 89.7 KWWS Walla Walla, WA holds a CP already to increase from a Class C2 to C1...Read More
Translator Moves On the heels of Radio-One taking over the programming of Hope Christian Church’s 106.1 W291BA Baltimore from CBS, Hope is applying to relocate 90.9 W215BY Church Hill, MD across the Chesapeake Bay to 101.5 in Baltimore where it will rebroadcast Radio-One’s “Spirit 1400” WWIN Baltimore. W215BY seeks to operate with 250 watts at 170 meters from the tower of Radio-One’s 92.3 WERQ Baltimore (Coverage Map). Immanuel Broadcasting Network’s 101.9 W270CP Atlanta applies to relocate to downtown Atlanta on 102.1 with 250 watts at 169 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 94.9 WUBL Atlanta (Coverage Map). Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting’s 99.5 W258CC Athens, GA seeks to modify its CP to relocate to 92.7 with an increase ...Read More
Station Moves One of only two facilities licensed to operate on 87.9 is seeking to move. Mountain View Public Broadcasting’s pending acquisition of 87.9 KSFH Mountain View, CA seeks to move to 100.7 due to “operational challenges faced on this channel, which is outside the normally used FM broadcast band”. The Class D signal intends to operate with 10 watts at -44 meters (Coverage Map). KSFH originally operated on 90.5 and 88.1 prior to moving to 87.9 in 1999. If granted, the move will leave Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls’ K200AA Sun Valley/Reno, NV as the only broadcast facility licensed on 87.9. New Translator Grants Kevin Youngers has been granted a CP for 93.7 W229CG Cleveland, OH. W229CG will operate with 27 watts at 51 meters rebroadcasting EMF Broadcasting̵...Read More
Kevin Terry’s JLD Media is transferring its recently acquired Regional Mexican 100.7 KPDA-FM Mountain Home and “La Gran D” 106.3 KDBI Homedale/Boise, ID to Rancho Radio, LLC for no consideration. The new ownership group will see Terry holding 75% interest and Scot Matthews holding 25%. Matthews’ Mav Media owns Regional Mexican “104.7 La Preferida” KNIV Lymon, WY/Salt Lake City. Digity Media is acquiring the CP for 96.3 W242CI Jupiter, FL from Calvary Chapel Church for $70,000. Digity will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 102.3 WMBX Jensen Beach/West Palm Beach. Sun Broadcasting is selling 900 WBML Macon/105.1 W286CE Fort Valley, GA to Macon Urban Radio Alliance for $125,000. Macon Urban Radio Alliance began operating the stations via Time Brokerage Agreem...Read More
Station Moves Southern Stone Communications Classic Rock “95.7 The Hog” WHOG-FM Ormond-By-The-Sea/Daytona Beach, FL applied to increase from a Class C3 to C2. Retaining its current tower site and 100 meter height, WHOG-FM will increase from 25kW to 48kW (Coverage Map). Better Public Broadcasting Association’s 91.3 KLDB Beaver, OR applies to relocate to 90.9 with no changes to its 100 watts at -22 meters facilities. Translator Moves Windy City Broadcasting’s Smooth Jazz “Groove 103.9” W280EM Chicago has applied to increase from 17 watts to 33 watts horizontal and 99 watts vertical at 355 meters (Coverage Map). American General Media’s 106.9 K295AZ Buttonwillow, CA applies to relocate to 98.1 in Wasco with 3 watts at 34 meters rebroadcasting AC 101.5...Read More
KQBL and its “Bull” Country format will make its move from 100.7 to 101.9 at midnight tonight. After a few days of simulcasting on both frequencies, 100.7 will return to the KPDA call letters and Regional Mexican “La Poderosa” that was used from 2008 until the launch of the Bull in 2014 under new owners JLD Media. The previous occupant of the 101.9 frequency, Regional Mexican “La Gran D” KDBI moved to 106.3 last month. Original Report 1/6: Just before Christmas, Impact Radio Group announced the sale of 100.7 KQBL Mountain Home/Boise to JLD Media for $200,000. Now a second part of the deal has dropped. With JLD Media closing on its acquisition of Regional Mexican “101.9 La Gran D” KDBI Emmett and Spanish CHR “Latino 106.3” KQTA Homedale from Adelante Medi...Read More