Mexican Owner Pulls 105.7 Max-FM San Diego Programming In Rent Dispute
Broadcast Company of Americas 1980s Hits “105.7 Max-FM” XHPRS-FM Tijuana/San Diego is currently off the air reportedly due to money owed to station licensee Jaime Bonilla Valdez.
The San Diego Reader reports that the station’s programming was pulled on Wednesday evening and replaced with a separate mix of Alternative leaning 1980s music originating from Mexico with no commercials or imaging. BCA’s programming continues to run on co-owned “ESPN 1700” XEPE Cerro Jaramillo. The company also leases 1090 XEPRS Rancho del Mar from Andreas Bichara as Sports “Mighty 1090“.
The Reader states that Bichara is separately seeking a new operator for 1090 at $100,000 per month or to buy outright for $12 million.
XHPRS-FM ranked 21st in the San Diego market with a 2.2 share in the November 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings. Entercom’s competing Classic Hits “Sunny 98.1” KXSN was third with a 5.4 share.
Good morning. We are currently resolving an issue that is affecting what you hear on the air. Listen to MAX-FM on our stream at https://t.co/ZtN9uEDMeh and on the MAX app. We hope to be back on 105.7 soon. Thanks for listening and for your patience. https://t.co/FVxqIzPTr3
— 105.7 MAX FM (@1057MAXFM) December 14, 2018