100.3 Asheville

Saga Rewinds In Asheville

Saga Communications has launched Classic Hits “Rewind 100.3” W262CO Asheville, NC. Rebroadcasting 105.9 WTMT-HD2, the launch of “Rewind 100.3” brings the Classic Hits format back to Asheville for the first time since Saga flipped 96.5 WOXL to AC “Mix 96.5” in December 2008. W262CO is positioning as “Upbeat, Fun Music” and launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. Saga Asheville OM/Brand Manager Neal Sharpe will add programming duties for Rewind to his daily itinerary. Saga purchased W262CO from Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting earlier this month for $125,000. The translator had been moved from 105.5 in Cashiers to Asheville. The translator is now operating from Asheville with 250 watts at 337 meters (Coverage Map).

Station Sales Week Of 6/12

Station Sales Towers Investment Trust is selling Active Rock “103.7 The Eagle” KZGL Flagstaff, AZ to Rick Murphy’s Murphy Air LLC for $850,000. Murphy owns a cluster of stations serving the Laughlin, NV/Lake Havasu City, AZ, but this will be his entrance into Flagstaff. Towers Investment Trust purchased KZGL out of receivership in 2010 for $350,000. Family Stations is selling Silent 1460 KARR Kirkland/Seattle to engineer James Dalke for $3000. KARR has been operating from a temporary tower site under an STA since its previous site was sold to become a housing development and did not renew its lease with the station. Hawkeye Communications sells Country 1360 KLYR Clarksville, AR to Ozark Communications for $100. Both the buyer and seller are owned by husband and wife Jerry...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/23: Philly Translator Move-In Denied

The FCC has denied Hope Christian Church of Marlton’s attempt to move 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ to the tower site of Davidson Media’s “Mega 1310” WEMG Camden, NJ/Philadelphia, which would’ve become the originating station for the translator. The move would’ve required W289AZ to move approximately 25km to a location with zero overlap with the currently approved signal contours for the translator utilizing the “Mattoon Waiver”. The FCC ruled that because a previous application by Hope to modify the translator was to enable it to qualify for the waiver by making it mutually exclusive to the final move to Camden. “Therefore, the evident purpose of the April Modification was to manipulate the Commission’s modification and waiver policies in a...[Read More]