- July 21, 2017 at 4:54 am #175534
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, WNKU’s Middletown repeater has been sold to Grant County Broadcasters based in Dry Ridge KY. They own a country radio station. However, it does not automatically mean that 105.9 will switch to country. Here’s the link to the article:July 21, 2017 at 10:51 am #175538
I know they now have Jim LaBarbara and Peter Z doing air shifts on 106.7 and they could easily program Oldies on 105.9. I am not sure they would though since the format isn’t much of a revenue generator any longer.August 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm #175795
On the bright side people can rejoice it didn’t get sold to a national sat-caster.August 20, 2017 at 8:53 am #176128
knowbetterParticipantAugust 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm #176204
On the bright side people can rejoice it didn’t get sold to a national sat-caster.and Jeff, the guy who bought it is definitely a local broadcasterLocal is good regardless of the format. I know a good independent classic hits station along the lines of WXRC in Charlotte to give WGRR a good run is out of the question, but I can dream.(Hopefully, that comment is sacchrine enough to where someone doesn’t feel a need to start a cyber-war!)September 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm #176716
From John Kieswetter: WNKU Ends Broadcasting Thursday Sept. 28
http://wvxu.org/post/wnku-ends-broadcasting-thursday-sept-28#stream/0September 29, 2017 at 4:12 am #176852
I beleive this is going to be the new website for WNKN its registared by the same owners of WNKR. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=1059wnkn.com Right now the site just shows a parked page by godaddy.September 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm #176862
According to John Kiesewetter WNKR is getting all of the studio equipment from WNKU. So it sounds to me like the programming and whatever the format will be will originate from the WNKR studios in Dry Ridge KY. They didn’t want the old farm house on the 17 acers property located in MiddletownOctober 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm #177012
Playing Classic Country and is simulcasting WNKR 106.7 as of yesterday. Strangley makes no mention of Cincinnati, Dayton, or southwest Ohio but instead calls itself “West Ohio’s County Giant”. Uh, to make that claim don’t you have to pretty much cover West Ohio? I can’t imagine the signal making it much north past Sideny, and you still have at least half of West Ohio north of that. And since when does 34K watts on a 512 foot tower sitting on relativley flat land qualify you as a “giant” anyway.
(Hopefully, my opinion is still sacchrine enough to the hypersensitive ones that seem to look for an opportunity to start a cyber-war!)October 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm #177013
Also, WNKR packs a punch for a 1.8K watt signal as I can pick it up driving out around Mason.October 21, 2017 at 9:02 am #177463
Still playing classic country but no longer a simulcast.
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