FCC Report 10/2: iHeart Loses Five Translators

Five iHeartMedia translator applications utilized in both waves of the AM Translator Waiver Period have been dismissed and their licenses deleted. 99.3 W257DR Vineland NJ (previously W235BY) was intended to move to 102.5 in Philadelphia, 102.9 W275CI Scotchtown NY (W254CG) with a CP to move to 105.1 Richmond VA, 106.5 W293CW Parkersburg WV (W234BW) moving to 106.9 Cleveland, 104.9 W285FG Shorewood WI (W264CT) moving to 105.5 Dayton OH have all expired but have been replaced with applications to move a new translator to serve those same areas and intended AMs (see below). 92.1 K221GH Portland IA (K258CI) moving to 96.9 Des Moines IA rebroadcasting 1460 KXNT has not been replaced yet.

FCC Report 9/18: What’s iHeart Doing With Identical Cleveland Translators?

iHeartMedia currently has two translators from the AM Revitalization Waiver Period seeking identical facilities on 106.9 in Cleveland OH. On August 1, iHeart applied to move what was originally 94.7 W234BW Parkersburg WV to Cleveland rebroadcasting News/Talk 1100 WTAM with 195w vertical/213m. Over the course of the two waiver periods, iHeart had seven translators that it applied to move to different destinations in each. W293CW was one of those where it was granted a Construction Permit to relocate to Marion OH as 106.5 W293CW rebroadcasting 1490 WMRN. On top of that the translator was given a six month extension of its CP to extend the time it had to be built from expiring on March 15 to September 15.

Station Sales Week Of 9/9

Station Sales Radio-One is divesting Brokered Chinese 1090 WILD Boston to Radio Boston Broadcasting for $888,326.16. The $15,000 per month LMA fees that the company has paid since December 2013 will go towards the purchase price. Radio Boston Broadcasting is owned by James Su’s Universal Broadcasting with a 78% stake and John & Greg Douglas’ AIM Broadcasting with a 22% stake. WILD airs programming from China Radio International. Shelby Broadcast Associates is spinning its recently acquired Silent 950 WNZZ and 94.1 W231DF Montgomery AL to Roscoe Miller’s Autaugaville Radio for $215,000. Shelby had just purchased WNZZ from Cumulus’ Joule Broadcasting Trust for $55,000. Spencer Travis Hickman is acquiring a pair of Chattanooga market AMs. Charles Rodgers’ St...Read More

Kool Oldies Gets A Stay Of Execution In Boise

With the sale of Treasure Valley Broadcasting’s “Kool Oldies 99.5” KKOO Fruitland/Boise to Educational Media Foundation set to close shortly bringing a flip to Christian AC “K-Love“, the station’s format has found a new home. Impact Radio Group has acquired the intellectual property of the station and placed it on 101.5 K268CU Boise in place of the simulcast of Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD that had been airing on the translator. Morning host KJ Mac will remain with the station as it moves to K268CU. The translator has a Construction Permit to relocate to sister 102.7 KZMG’s tower on Deer Point where it will operate with 250w/805m.

FCC Report 6/12: Pair of Boise FMs On The Move

FM Changes A pair of Boise market stations are on the move. Radio Rancho’s Regional Mexican “106.3 La Gran D” KDBI Homedale ID is applying to move to 106.5 with no changes to its 100kW/313m facilities. KDBI seeks a waiver in making the move in that it believes it would better serve the public interest being third adjacent to both Townsquare Media’s 105.9 KCIX Boise and Scripps’ 107.1 KTHI Caldwell than being second adjacent to KCIX. Impact Radio Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma applies for a new tower site closer to the population center while downgrading from a Class C0 to C1 with 100kW/194m. KSE Radio Ventures Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KXKL-FM Denver applies to move to the new tower of sister 100.3 KIMN. KXKL-FM will downgrade fro...Read More

EMF Acquires Boise Duo

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.

FCC Report 2/21: KRXR Looks For Move Into Boise

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.

Christian CHR Project Coming To Boise

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 Week Of 12/19

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

Alternative Returns To Boise

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).

Wild 101.1 Boise Adds Second Signal

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

FCC Applications 6/28: Translator Upgrades In Knoxville & Boise

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

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