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.
American General Media is selling its two Christian Preaching stations to Wilkins Radio. Wilkins subsidiary Wild West Radio Corporation will acquire 1000 KKIM Albuquerque for $587,500. The deal gives Wilkins a second station in the market joining 1190 KXKS. Under the name Bakersfield Christian Radio Corporation, Wilkins adds 1410 KERI Bakersfield for $777,500, plus an additional $160,000 for the transmitter site. The South Carolina based Wilkins Radio owns 21 Christian formatted stations across the country.