101.1 Lexington

WVLK Translator Forced Off

Cumulus News/Talk 590 WVLK Lexington has lost its FM signal for the second time. The FCC has ordered Cumulus to take 101.1 W266AN Lexington dark following the 51 interference claims brought upon it by Mountain Broadcasting Service’s Country 101.1 WSGS Hazard. In April the FCC gave Cumulus thirty days to resolve the interference complaints or suspend operations. Cumulus followed in May with an Application For Review asking whether an interference claim can be brought upon by a station operating via STA from an auxiliary site for prolonged period of time, whether the Local Community Radio Act of 2010 requires a translator to remedy interference claims from a station over 100 miles away, and whether the LCRA required the FCC to assess translator interference equally to how LPFM’s ...[Read More]

WVLK Lexington Returns To FM

Just shy of the one year anniversary of Cumulus flipping 101.5 WVLK-FM Richmond/Lexington, KY from a simulcast of 590 WVLK Lexington to Country “101.5 Nash Icon“, the News/Talker has returned to the FM band. 101.1 W266AN Lawrenceburg operates with 250 watts at 243 meters (Coverage Map). Cumulus Media announces that it will bring News/Talk 590 WVLK to Lexington’s FM dial today with the addition of a new FM translator. At 10:00 a.m. CST, Cumulus Lexington launched the FM simulcast of its existing News/Talk station WVLK-AM on the 101.1 frequency. Jim Mahanay, Corporate Program Director for Cumulus said: “We are extremely pleased to announce that our audience in Lexington can now enjoy WVLK’s exceptional News/Talk programming—including Larry Kudlow, John Batchelor, Mark Levin and T...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/30

Cumulus Media purchases 101.1 W266AN Lawrenceburg, KY from Finley Willis for $5000. Cumulus intends to file an application to relocate the translator closer to Lexington where it will rebroadcast News/Talk 590 WVLK Lexington. CBL Investments is selling Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX-FM Hurricane/St. George, UT to Craig Hanson’s Redrock Broadcasting for $250,000. Hanson, the former President of Simmons Media currently operates KRQX via LMA and owns Hot AC “Mix 103.1” KURR Hildale in the St. George market. Richard Witkovski’s North Texas Radio Group is acquiring Classic Country 1550 KMAD Madill, OK from Keystone Broadcasting for $40,000. The Benett Kessler Trust transfers AC “Sierra Wave Radio” 92.5 KSRW Independence, CA and sister LPTV KSRW-LP Mammoth Lakes to Sc...[Read More]