Arizona LPFM Format Moves To Commercial Station
The move of KPKX-LP’s programming to KVSL included a family purchase.
Ernie & Wanda Barbee’s Casa Pinon LLC will purchase 1470 KVSL Show Low from New Directions Media for $100,000. A previous sale of the station to Mountain Media for $220,000 filed last year never closed. Ernie and Wanda Barbee are the parents of KPKX-LP licensee Vance Barbee.
Original Report 5/3: Filed under something you don’t see every day…
Show Low Community Radio and New Directions Media have partnered to move the format of Variety Hits “Rewind 99” from 99.7 KPKX-LP Show Low AZ to 1470 KVSL/107.9 K300CL Show Low as “Rewind 108“. KVSL had been airing a mix of Talk, Sports and AC.
The move bumps the station from the 2 watt LPFM to the combination of the 5kW AM and 152 watt translator to better cover Show Low. The KPKX-LP will flip to Country as “99.7 The Bear“.