Emmis Amends Austin Portion of Three Market Signal Modification Plan
Emmis has filed a modification to its application to relocate “103.5 Bob-FM” KBPA San Marcos to Austin to correct its coordinates.
Original Report 2/7: Educational Media Foundation’s $432,000 December purchase of Regional Mexican “La Caliente 98.3” KMJR Odem TX from Tejas Broadcasting could lead to the addition of a new FM signal for San Antonio with the assistance of Emmis Communications following a series of contingent applications filed yesterday.
To make the move possible Emmis will downgrade Variety Hits “103.5 Bob-FM” KBPA San Marcos from a Class C0 to a Cl with 48kW/326.2m from a tower just east of downtown Austin giving the station a better signal in the northern suburbs of Georgetown, Round Rock, and Taylor. A new Austin city of license will accompany that move.
KMJR will move from 98.3 Odem to 103.7. While remaining on the same tower it will move to what is currently KXAI’s antenna with 75kW/290.3m giving the station identical coverage to what it has now.
Those moves will allow KXAI to relocate from Refugio to a new city-of-license of Balcones Heights where it downgrade from a Class C1 to a Class A. KXAI seeks to operate with 4.3kW/98m where it will cover San Antonio and its adjacent suburbs.
EMF’s “K-Love” currently is heard in the San Antonio market on 91.1 KZLV Lytle, which covers the majority of the market. “Air 1” is on rimshot 97.7 KZAR McQueeny whose 60dBu signal does not cover any of the city.
Terms of compensation to Emmis from Educational Media Foundation were not disclosed and will be held in confidence according to the agreement.