KFNZ Salt Lake City Update
After originally telling the FCC that it wished to surrender the license for 1320 KFNZ Salt Lake City, Cumulus Media has requested instead for a Silent STA as it negotiates a sale of the station license to an unnamed bidder.
Cumulus will proceed with a separate sale of the station’s real estate and tower site so any buyer will only receive the license of the station and need to build new transmission facilities.
Original Report 2/28: Cumulus Media has pulled the plug on Sports “1320 KFAN” KFNZ Salt Lake City and taken the station dark.
The station had been carrying the syndicated Bob & Tom show in mornings, a local afternoon show hosted by Kyle Gunther and Ben Anderson in afternoons, and CBS Sports Radio in other dayparts. Gunther and Anderson have exited the company.
KFNZ had carried Sports programming since 1996. For much of that time, Larry H. Miller Communications had leased the station from first Citadel Media and then Cumulus until it purchased 1280 KZNS and 97.5 KZNS-FM and moved all of their programming to the then-competing Sports station in 2012. Cumulus retained the “KFAN” moniker and relaunched the station with a new lineup.