iHeartMedia will flip Spanish Adult Hits “La Preciosa 1450” KTZR Tucson AZ to Talk on Monday, September 26. The new “Talk Of Tucson” will duplicate some of the programming of sister 790 KNST in different timeslots. Glenn Beck will add a live clearance on KTZR from 6-9am while continuing on KNST from 4-7pm. Other shows that will air on KTZR include Trending Today with Rusty Humphries from 9am-12pm, Michael Savage from 12-3pm, Michael Berry 3-5pm, Rob Hunter 5-6pm, America Now with Meghan McCain 6-9pm and 12am-3am, Ground Zero 9pm-12am, and Alex Jones 3-6am. KTZR will also serve as the flagship for the new Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.
Anchor Radio and Ryan Media have come to a settlement to resolve one of the mutually exclusive conflicts created on the first day of the AM Translator Waiver Period. Anchor Radio is taking a $25,000 cash settlement from Ryan Media to withdraw its application for 104.7 W284AD New Albany IN to move to 96.1 with 250w/115m from its existing tower site. W284AD will continue to operate on 104.7, albeit with a directional 99 watts rebroadcasting Gospel "1240 Love" WLLV Louisville.
With the 250 mile Translator Waiver period starting on Friday, the week leading up to it featured many licensees rushing to get their applications in first. Expecting hundreds of applications to flood the FCC with their waiver applications, we will be featuring daily updates next week with all the translator applications as they are added to the CDBS. To get this information and much more please consider subscribing to RadioInsight Premium today! FM Changes As we reported earlier in the week, Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge is purchasing Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR Kindred ND and moving it out of the Fargo market. KZDR applies to relocate to Wahpeton MN with 6kw/46m. To make the move of KZDR possible, Radio Fargo-Moorhead’s 107.9 KPFX Fargo applies to change city-of-li...Read More
We take pride at RadioInsight.com in being on top of everything going on in the radio industry. Sometimes a change falls through the cracks that baffles us on how nobody picked up on it. But the problem gets much worse when the station’s operator does nothing to get the word out about its new identity. Back in December, iHeartMedia gave Country 97.1 KYWD Green Valley/Tucson AZ a fresh coat of paint as its “Wild Country” name gave way to “The Bull“. Yet the company has done nothing to notify anybody of the change. The company’s local advertising page still proudly promotes KYWD as “Wild Country“. Neither of the two local media columnists nor any national site was given a release to give the station some attention. This is a station that garner...Read More
Station Sales After selling 94.1 K231BQ Golden CO to iHeartMedia, Marc Paskin’s Marco Broadcasting Corporation winds down operations with the sale of 1550 KBUD Golden/Denver to Chuck Lontine’s Marconi Wireless of Colorado for $25,000. Lontine’s group is planning on launching “96.9 The Cloud” K245AD Arvada/Boulder in early 2016, which KBUD could serve as originating signal. In addition to beginning to operate 590 KFNS Wood River IL/St. Louis via LMA, Markel Radio Group LLC will acquire the station for $250,000 plus an additional $50,000 in fees from Detalus Consulting, the bankruptcy receiver for Grand Slam Sports. Prior to the sale closing, Markel will end its LMA with 1380 KXFN St. Louis. Grand Crown Resorts of Pigeon Forge sells Silent 930 WSEV Sevierville T...Read More
While the focus has been on their expansion in South Florida this week, Educational Media Foundation is also growing in Arizona. Grand Canyon Broadcasters sells 90.7 KGCB Prescott, 90.7 K214DT Flagstaff, and 101.9 K270BA Wickenburg to EMF for $1 million. Upon closing of the sale KGCB will flip from its locally programmed “90.9 Shine-FM” Christian AC format to “K-Love“. Tyler Media is purchasing three translators around Tulsa, OK. John Jason Bennett sells 107.7 K299BL Tulsa and 107.9 K300CY Coweta to Tyler for $480,000, while Bennett’s Screen Door Broadcasting sells 107.7 K299BP Coweta for $10,000. All three translators will rebroadcast Regional Mexican “La Z” 1270 KTUZ Claremore/Tulsa. KZLZ LLC. purchases the CP for 103.3 K277CV Tucson, AZ from Kev...Read More
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
KZLZ, LLC’s long gestating plan to move 104.9 KWCX-FM Willcox, AZ appears to have come to a screeching halt as it has requested all of its pending applications be dismissed by the FCC. KWCX-FM’s application to relocate to the Tucson suburb of Tanque Verde as a Class A operating with 3kW horizontal at -70 meters (Proposed Coverage Map) was set to expire on August 27, 2012. The station applied for its License To Cover on August 22 stating it had constructed the facility as permitted. In an August 28, 2012 Petition To Deny to a later application, Journal Broadcasting (now Scripps) owner of co-channel “ESPN Tucson” 104.9 K285DL Tucson, had its Chief Engineer travel “to the specified transmission site and found no evidence of any broadcast operation or construction...Read More
Cumulus has flipped CHR “I97.5” KSZR Oro Valley/Tucson to Classic Hip-Hop “97.5 The Vibe“. The station becomes the fifth Cumulus station to launch the format joining stations in Atlanta, Erie, Indianapolis, and Memphis. The previous CHR format registered a 1.9 share in the Winter Phase 1 Nielsen Audio ratings, well behind iHeartMedia’s market leading 93.7 KRQQ‘s 9.5 share. Cumulus Media announces that KSZR-FM in Tucson is now the newest Classic Hip Hop station, 97.5 The Vibe. The station, formerly programmed as Top 40, turned on the Classic Hip Hop format today at 12:00 p.m. Pacific. 97.5 The Vibe launched with wall-to-wall music and will play a unique mix of hit music from the biggest stars from the early days of Hip Hop. 97.5 The Vibe has a totally uni...Read More
Lotus Communications will launch Spanish Adult Hits “La Buena 94.3” in Tucson. 94.3 is K232FD Tortolita, which recently signed-on as a translator for what is currently “ESPN Deportes 990” KTKT Tucson. The new format will feature a pair of syndicated shows originating at Entravision’s “Jose 97.5/103.1” KLYY/KDLD/KDLE Los Angeles: Alex ‘El Genio’ Lucas in mornings and Erazno y La Chokolata in afternoons. Rosmar Vega, who is heard on Lotus stations in Bakersfield, Fresno and Las Vegas will add Tucson in middays. KTKT will flank sister Regional Mexican “La Caliente 92.1/101.3” KCMT Green Valley/K267AF Tucson in a Lotus cluster that also includes Classic Rock 96.1 KLPX and Alternative “Rock 102” KFMA.