AM Changes The long-dormant 1500 allocation in Los Angeles sees action as the Howard Levine/William Schwab partnership that won the bidding in the 2014 FCC Auction for the frequency modifies their application to operate with 120 watts daytime utilizing two towers and 150 watts night with four towers. 1500 would operate from the already in use towers of 1330 KWKW Los Angeles that will soon also become home to 790 KABC. The 1500 allocation in Los Angeles has been dormant since 1500 KRCK Burbank went Silent in 1985.
Mighty Media Group Classic Hits “99.3 Guess-FM” 830 WGUE/99.3 W257CY Memphis has expanded to three additional frequencies. Classic Country “Big Country” 1180 WUMY Turrell/100.1 W261CE Southaven, MS/105.5 W288BJ Memphis dropped its format on April 1 to begin simulcasting WGUE. The station is pushing that the addition of the two additional translators allows them to reach the bulk of the Memphis market as 99.3 covers the eastern side of Memphis, 100.1 the southern end, and 105.5 downtown. Additionally, former 94.1 WKQK morning host Steve Conley has joined “Guess-FM” for afternoons.