Kansas City

Kansas City Royals Sign Four Year Extension With KCSP

Entercom Sports “610 Sports” KCSP Kansas City has signed a four year extension to remain the flagship station for the Kansas City Royals. The defending World Champions have been heard on KCSP since 2008. The franchise’s recent run of back-to-back World Series appearances has turned into a ratings goldmine for the station, which has led the market at multiple times during the past season including a station-high 7.4 share in the May 2015 PPM monthly. The Kansas City Royals and 610 Sports Radio, a member of the Entercom Communications Corporation, today announced a new four-year agreement to broadcast the Royals on radio through the 2019 season. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 610 Sports Radio has been the broadcast home of the Kansas City Royals in the...Read More

Alternative Underground Comes To Kansas City

As the Royals were wrapping up the World Series last night, Cumulus flipped Country “102.5 Nash Icon” K273BZ/KCMO-HD2 Kansas City to Alternative “102.5 The Underground“. The flip gives Kansas City a second Alternative station joining Entercom’s “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ. This also makes the first station for Cumulus to flip away from the Nash or Nash Icon initiative following the departure of the Dickey Brothers. K273BZ registered a 0.4 share in each of the past three Nielsen Audio PPM monthlies going up against three other Country stations in the market. KRBZ is currently ranked seventh overall with a 5.3 share of the local audience. Cumulus Media announces that Kansas City’s newest radio station launched today with the debut of 102.5 The Underground, ...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 9/25

Station Sales Catholic Radio Network is adding a third signal in Kansas City as Mortenson Broadcasting sells Silent 890 KGGN Gladstone, MO for $10 with the remainder of the fair market value of the station being considered a charitable donation. The 960 watt daytimer will join Catholic 1090 KEXS Excelsior Springs and Spanish Catholic 1190 KDMR Kansas City. Sheila Callahan & Friends, Inc. is swapping Silent 107.7 KMTZ Three Forks/Bozeman, MT to JLD Media for 104.1 K281BK Missoula. Callahan, which operates as Mountain Broadcasting will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 102.5 KMSO Missoula on K281BK. JLD Media is operated by Kevin Terry, who also owns stations in Helena and Great Falls as Montana Radio Company. River Radio Ministries is transferring Christian AC “104.9 The River̶...Read More

Entercom Adds Second Sports Feed In Kansas City

Entercom has flipped 1660 KUDL Kansas City from Business News to Sports “1660 The Score“. Formerly branded as the KMBZ Business Channel, the new lineup clears Fox Sports Radio programming including Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, and Jay Mohr and CBS Sports programming at night. It creates a second Sports signal in the cluster along with “610 Sports” KCSP.

Entercom Promotes Programmers In Atlanta, Austin & Kansas City

Entercom is promoting from within to fill programming vacancies in three markets. With the closing of its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media, Tony Lorino is heading from “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas City to take over the PD reigns at newly acquired “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta. Lincoln Financial Media VP/Programming John Dimick had been programming WSTR since the exit of Scott Lindy in March. With the demise of Lincoln Financial Media, Dimick is retiring from radio to purchase an auto repair business in Atlanta. Replacing Lorino in Kansas City is Leigh McNabb. She joins KZPT from Milwaukee where she has been APD/Midday host at CHR “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS. The Des Moines native also worked in Champaign and Rockford prior to joining WXSS sister 99.1 WMYX Milwau...Read More

Davidson Media Sells 12

TBLC Media is adding two more Davidson Media stations to its acquisition. Spanish CHR “Selecta 1320” WVNZ Richmond and Regional Mexican “La GranD 1480” WTOX Glen Allen will go to Mahan ‘Mark’ Janbakhsh’s group for $400,000. That brings the amount of stations he has acquired this week from Davidson Media up to 12. Orginial Report 7/13: Mahan ‘Mark’ Janbakhsh’s TBLC Holdings is acquiring ten stations and one translator from Davidson Media for $3.1 million. The purchase includes all of Davidson Media’s holdings in North & South Carolina as well as the Kansas City market. The stations involved are: Charlotte: Spanish Christian “Radio Adoracion” 1030 WNOW Mint Hill/99.1 W256BP Charlotte Greensboro/Winston-Salem: ...Read More

Station Sales Week Of February 6

Translator Sales University of Northwestern-St. Paul is selling a pair of translators to Beasley Media Group for $200,000. $150,000 is allocated towards 106.5 W293CK Clearwater, FL which will rebroadcast Business “Moneytalk 1010” WHFS Seffner/Tampa. $50,000 goes towards 104.3 W282BY Fort Myers, which will be used to rebroadcast “ESPN Deportes 770” WJBX North Fort Myers. iHeartMedia purchases 96.3 W242BF Springfield, FL from Way Media for $75,000. W242BF will be used to rebroadcast “Fox Sports 590” WDIZ Panama City. Zimmer Radio purchases the CP for 106.5 K293BW Columbia, MO from Radio Assist Ministry for $50,000. Zimmer lists 106.9 KTXY Jefferson City as the originating station. First Ventures Capital Partners sells 94.1 K231BM Poplar Bluff, MO to Eagle ...Read More

Rob Carson & Chris Plante Join KCMO Kansas City

Cumulus News/Talk 710 KCMO/103.7 K279BI Kansas City is debuting a new lineup on Monday, February 2. A pair of hosts, Rob Carson and Chris Plante will join KCMO from Washington, DC. Carson will take over the KCMO morning show from 5-9am. He has spent the majority of his career in Hot AC, where he hosted mornings and afternoons at KSTP-FM Minneapolis, WVMX Cincinnati, and WRQX Washington before segueing to Talk at WMAL Washington. Carson currently also hosts the 12-3pm segment of Envision Radio Networks’ “America Weekend”. Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move ...Read More

KMBZ To Break Simulcast; Split Talk Formats

Entercom News/Talk 980 KMBZ/98.1 KMBZ-FM Kansas City will split into two brands on Monday, January 5, 2015. Current KMBZ evening host Darla Jaye will shift to 5-9 in the morning on “Talk 980AM“, where she will anchor a Conservative Talk lineup including Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sean Hannity. The rest of the 980 lineup will include America Now from 5-8pm, Herman Cain 8-10pm, Laura Ingraham 10-12am, and Coast to Coast AM overnights. With Limbaugh and Jaye leaving the 98.1 lineup, Kansas City’s Morning News expands to 5-10am followed by “Trend KC” with Zac Burns & Jayme Monacelli from 10am-2pm. Current afternoon hosts Scott Wright and Dana Parks remain in place, while late morning host Jonathan Weir moves to 6-9pm. Syndicated Ground Zero from 9pm-12am,...Read More

FCC Applications 10/30

Station Moves Family Life Broadcasting’s 88.1 KJTY Topeka, KS is attempting to rimshot Kansas City a little more as it is applying to move its transmitter site eastward to near Lawrence where it will operate with 88kW at 176.9 meters (Coverage Map). Concurrently, Templo Apostoles y Prophetas Bethel’s 88.1 KZGC-FM Garden City, KS applies to upgrade to 1kW at 125 meters (Coverage Map). Liberman Broadcasting is reapplying for two of its expiring CP’s. In the Dallas suburbs, “FunAsia 104.9” KZMP-FM Pilot Point seeks 42kW at 606 meters (Coverage Map). In suburban Houston, “La Raza 103.3” KJOJ-FM Freeport wants 100kW at 595.8 meters (Coverage Map). In between Houston and San Antonio, Roy Henderson’s 92.3 KNRG New Ulm, TX seeks to increase from a Cl...Read More

Jury Awards $1 Million To Woman Defamed By Entercom’s 96.5 The Buzz Kansas City

On April 20, 2012 Afentra & Danny Boi of Entercom Alternative “96.5 The Buzz” KRBZ Kansas City asked listeners to send them the names of area residents who “were said to be local porn stars.” Two listeners identified Ashely Patton as such and Danny Boi googled her and found a porn star named “Ashley Payton”. Thinking they were one and the same, the hosts identified her and her former high school on-air. Suing for mental suffering, shame and humiliation, Patton today was awarded $250,000 in damages and an additional $750,000 in punitive damages. Entercom has agreed not to appeal. While the trial has been ongoing this week, KRBZ has been running jockless and the station’s Facebook page has been shut down. The Twitter account is alive trying to r...Read More

Nash Icon Launches Across The Country

Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the “Nash Icon” Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The stations making the move to Nash Icon are: Country 92.5 KJJY Des Moines Classic Country “92.5 The Outlaw” Newaygo/Muskegon MI News/Talk 93.7 WJBC-FM Pontiac/Bloomington IL AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville/Fayetteville AR Country 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque CHR “Hot 97.9” KQLK De Ridder/Lake Charles Classic Hits “Good Time Oldies 98.9” W255CJ Atlanta CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR B...Read More

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