1490 The Fan Tucson Adds FM Simulcast

ESPN Tucson 1490 KFFN 104.9 The Fan KWCX Journal Broadcasting

This report is corrected from our original version.

1490 The Fan” KFFN Tucson has added an FM simulcast on 104.9 K285DL and rebranded as “ESPN Tucson“.
KFFN carries the bulk of the ESPN Radio lineup along with the local “Happy Hour with Jody Oehler” from 4 to 6pm. The station also carries play-by-play of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns.

Previously, K285DL was simulcasting Journal’s Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 106.3” KGMG.

The translator will need to find a new home in the near future as KWCX Willcox, AZ has a construction permit to move to Tanque Verde, AZ and have coverage over much of the greater Tucson area.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.


  1. Actually, the 104.9 simulcast is on K285DL, a translator owned by Journal that used to simulcast KGMG.

  2. Pretty sure the KFFN simulcast *is* K285DL, flipping from the previous KGMG relay; I see no evidence of a license to cover for KWCX-FM’s move. Do you know something I don’t?

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