San Francisco Format Shuffle: KDFC to 90.3, KUFX to 102.1
Update 1/24: KDFC bid farewell to 102.1 at noon today and began its new simulcast with 98.5 KUFX. 102.1 will assume the KUZX call letters when 90.3 officially becomes KDFC.
The new on-air lineup at “98.5/102.1 KFOX” will include Greg Kihn remaining in mornings, Tim Jeffries moving to middays from afternoon drive, Big Rick Stuart (most recently at AAA KFOG) in afternoon drive, while Laura Steele moves from middays to nights. The station also retains San Jose Sharks hockey on both frequencies. Larry Sharp, who programmed KUFX in the early 90’s and crosstown “107.7 The Bone” KSAN from 2000 to 2008 has been named Program Director.
Listen to how the addition sounded on 98.5 here.
Update 6:30pm: There’s a few other pieces to the purchase of KUSF. Classical Public Radio will assume the intellectual property of 102.1 KDFC from Entercom and transfer it to the 90.3 frequency. 102.1 will become Classic Rock “K-Fox” assuming the programming that is currently heard on Entercom’s recently acquired 98.5 KUFX San Jose on Monday, January 24.
The new non-commercial KDFC will be heard on 90.3 in San Francisco and 89.9 KNDL in Santa Rosa, CA covering the Northern suburbs of San Francisco. KNDL is currently Christian AC “89.9 The Candle“.
More details at The San Francisco Chronicle.
Original Report 1/18 4:20pm: The University of San Francisco has sold 90.3 KUSF San Francisco to Classical Public Radio Network for $3.75 Million. The existing programming will continue online only at KUSF.org. The 90.3 frequency has temporarily gone silent as engineering work is conducted at the station.
Classical Public Radio Network is owned and operated by The University of Southern California and is based at 91.5 KUSC Los Angeles.
The University of San Francisco claims the school will use the proceeds of the sale to support its mission while ensuring the long-term presence of high-quality classical music programming in the Bay Area.