iHeartMedia has debuted a sixth FM signal in San Francisco with the launch of 104.1 K281BU. Launching as “Santa 104.1“, the new Educational Media Foundation owned translator is being operated by iHeart via its 98.1 KISQ-HD2 San Francisco and is running commercial-free through the holidays. K281BU operates with 80w/389m from the tower of 93.3 KRZZ on San Bruno Mountain and basically covers just the city of San Francisco.
After 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 ...Read More
Cumulus Media Classic Rock “107.7 The Bone” KSAN San Francisco has promoted Dominic ‘Zakk’ Zaccagnini to Program Director. Zakk joined KSAN in July 2015 as APD/MD/Afternoon Host from sister 97.9 WLUP Chicago. He also has worked in Atlanta, San Jose, Louisville, Memphis, and Greenville SC as well as hosting the “Zakk & Jack” morning show on Fox Sports Radio from 2010-2012. Zaccagnini is KSAN’s third PD this year as he succeeds Bryan Schock. Schock joined KSAN and sister AAA 104.5 KFOG in March. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted Dominic “Zakk” Zaccagnini to Program Director of Classic Rock radio station 107.7 The Bone/KSAN-FM. He was previously Assistant Program Director/Music Director for 107.7 The Bone, a position he held since July...Read More
Station Sales Salem Media is converting its LMA of Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” KTRB San Francisco into a $5.125 million purchase from Susan Uecker, the bankruptcy court appointed receiver of Pappas Radio through an East Bay Broadcasting subsidiary. Salem began operating KTRB on July 1 after a previous attempt to sell the station to John Douglas’ US International Radio for $6.5 million in 2015 was cancelled. Apex Media agrees to purchase Hot AC “i93.7” WALI Walterboro SC from Premiere Enterprises for $325,000. The station has also filed an application to relocate to Burton SC where it will join Apex Media’s Variety Hits “SC103” 103.1 WVSC Port Royal and Classic Hits “104.9 The Surf” WLHH Ridgeland in targeting the Hilton Hea...Read More
After 32 consecutive seasons on Cumulus Sports 680 KNBR San Francisco, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors will move to Entercom’s “95.7 The Game” KGMZ for the 2016-2017 season. The Warriors will join the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders on KGMZ, while the NHL’s San Jose Sharks air on sister Classic Rock “98.5 KFOX” KUFX San Jose. The station will run expanded pre and post-game coverage and in-season daily coverage as well as Warriors themed Wednesday. Tim Roye will remain with the franchise for his 22nd season as play-by-play voice for the franchise, while appearing on the station’s shows three times a week during the season. To compliment KGMZ’s signal, the Warriors will also affiliate with Empire Broadcasting Country 95.3 KRTY Los A...Read More
iHeartMedia abruptly dropped the Talk format of 910 KKSF San Francisco this morning to return the Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes” network to the market. The station is now being operated by Deportes Media via LMA, which had been running the network on 860 KTRB San Francisco until that station became Salem Media operated Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” on July 1. KKSF had been running a mix of local and syndicated Talk including longtime KGO host Gil Gross, Program Director Cory Callewaert and Joel Riddell, and the syndicated Stephanie Miller and Alan Colmes. KKSF registered a 0.3 share in the June 2016 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings.
Cumulus Sports “KNBR 1050” KTCT San Francisco is adding a local morning show as it revamps the station as a younger alternative to sister 680 KNBR. “The Audible” will air from 6-9am starting August 8 and will be hosted by Kevin Frandsen, Drew Hoffar and Rudy Ortiz. Frandsen is a San Jose native who retired from Major League Baseball after the 2015 season following a ten year pitching career. Hoffar most recently served as co-host of the Don Geronimo Show at both KHTK Sacramento and in its subscription podcast form. Ortiz is the latest talent to jump from Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco where he was a co-host of the weekend “3 Amigos” program. He is also a touring stand-up comedian. The Audible will replace CBS Sports Radio&...Read More
As we first reported on June 17, Salem Media has confirmed it will launch Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” KTRB San Francisco over the July 4 weekend. Salem will assume the LMA currently held by Deportes Media who has been operating the station as Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 860“. KTRB becomes Salem’s 26th “Answer” branded Conservative Talker and is featuring a lineup of in-house syndicated talent: 3-6am – Hugh Hewitt 6-9am – Mike Gallagher 9am-12pm – Dennis Prager 12-3pm – Michael Medved 3-6pm – Larry Elder 9pm-12am – Steve Deace Salem Media Group (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that it is launching a News Talk station in San Francisco over the July 4th weekend. 50,000 watt KTRB-AM covers the entire San Franc...Read More
iHeartMedia is bringing its digital “iHeart 80s Radio” to San Francisco. Classic Hits “Big 103.7” KOSF will relaunch as “iHeart 80s 103.7” at 12pm today. Former MTV VJ Martha Quinn will host mornings on the station starting on Tuesday, June 14 following eight days of commercial-free music. iHeart recently launched an All 80s format in Albuquerque, but KOSF will be the first full powered station to include the “iHeart” name in its branding as the company continue to blur the lines betweBeen its streaming properties and radio stations. The move will leave the San Francisco market without a traditional Classic Hits station although recently launched sister “98.1 The Breeze” KISQ shared some musical overlap with KOSF. The “Big 1...Read More
“Hot 97” WQHT New York afternoon host and MTV personality Nessa is launching a daily five hour syndicated show to be offered in any daypart. “Nessa On Air” will be distributed by Benztown for use on CHR, Rhythmic, or Urban formatted stations. The first affiliate will be CBS CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco, who will air the program from 10pm-2am starting Monday, June 6. This marks a return to the market where she spent five years hosting nights at iHeartMedia’s Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD prior to joining WQHT in January 2015. Cat Collins, former PD of KYLD and Hot AC “Star 101.3” KIOI San Francisco is serving as Executive Producer for Nessa On Air. Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming...Read More
Entercom is making on-air changes at three of its San Francisco market stations. At AC 96.5 KOIT, the recently departed Brent Carey is replaced by Freska, who moves over from middays at at Classic Hip-Hop “Q102.1” KRBQ Billy Vidal will move up from weekends to take the open midday slot at KRBQ. Meanwhile at sister Urban AC 102.9 KBLX, Victor Zaragosa is leaving the Dream Team morning show with Kimmie Taylor and Mark Curry to move to afternoons. Tony Sculfield joins the station to take the vacant spot on the morning show. He joins from nights at Crawford Broadcasting’s 106.3 WSRB Lansing/Chicago. Bay Area afternoons just got a bit bigger and mornings just became a tad wittier. Legendary on-air personality Victor “Big Daddy” Zaragoza will be moving to the afternoon drive ti...Read More
For the second time in a week, Cumulus has raided the staff of Entercom Sports “95.7 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco to jump to their duo of 680 KNBR and 1050 KTCT San Francisco. Jeremiah Crowe will leave his role as Assistant Program Director at KGMZ to become PD of “1050 KNBR” KTCT and APD of 680 KNBR. Prior to joining KGMZ, Crowe worked as a producer for ESPN Radio. In the press release, OM/680 PD Lee Hammer states that a relaunch of the 1050 signal is forthcoming. KTCT currently features CBS Sports Radio programming from 6am-12pm, a local midday show hosted by Ted Ramey, a simulcast of KNBR’s afternoon show, and then CBS and NBC Sports Radio programming at night. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed seasoned sports talk radio producer and programming...Read More