Albuquerque’s Classic Country On The Move

Classic Country 104.7 KABQ-FM 98.1 Albuquerque Clear ChannelClear Channel is moving Classic Country to a new home in Albuquerque.

On Friday, June 21, the format of “Classic Country 104.7” from KABQ-FM Bosque Farms to 98.1 K251AU Albuquerque. No word yet on what will replace it on 104.7.

Clear Channel acquired K251AU from Maria Candelaria in April for $170,000. It has just filed a license to cover for its signal upgrade to 165 watts rebroadcasting 107.9 KBQI-HD2. That’s still a steep drop from the 100kW signal of 104.7.

In the Winter 2012 Arbitron ratings KABQ-FM registered a 2.3 share of the Albuquerque market.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of 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.

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