102.1 Kansas City

Steel City Media Bankruptcy Update

A second bankruptcy filing was made for WPNT Inc., Steel City’s holding company for Hot AC “Q92.9” WLTJ and Variety Hits “96.9 Bob-FM” WRRK Pittsburgh placing them into the restructuring initiated by the Kansas City holding company yesterday. The creditor list for WPNT Inc. is combined with that of MGTF Media. The company released the following press release about the filings. MGTF Radio Company, LLC and WPNT, Inc. d/b/a Steel City Media, (the “Company”) announced today that the Company filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Company will continue to operate its business while it seeks to reorganize under Chapter 11. The petitions were filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of ...[Read More]

Steel City Media Acquires Wilks Kansas City

Update 6/18: The sale application has been filed with the FCC showing a purchase price of $105.5 million for the four stations. The four licenses will be held by MGTF Media, LLC. Unlike the Pittsburgh stations, which are owned by Saul Frischling and his sons Gregg, Michael, and Todd, the Kansas City stations will be owned by just the sons. Original Report 6/12: Pittsburgh’s Steel City Media is expanding to Kansas City with the purchase of the four Wilks Broadcasting stations in the market for an undisclosed amount. Steel City will purchase CHR “Mix 93.3” KMXV, Country 94.1 KFKF, AC “KC 102.1” KCKC, and Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ in the deal. Steel City currently owns Hot AC “Q92.9” WLTJ and Variety Hits “96.9 Bob-FM” WRRK in ...[Read More]

Wilks Launches KC102.1 Kansas City

Update 2/5: KCKC made the flip to AC “KC 102.1” at 3pm today. The move places the station in competition with Entercom’s “99.7 The Point” KZPT, which was tenth in the market with a 4.2 share in the Holiday PPM monthly. KCKC’s now-former AAA format registered a 2.0 share. Listen to the launch of KC102.1 at FormatChange.com. The first hour of KC102.1 consisted of: Pink – Get This Party Started Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ Justin Timberlake – Mirrors Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are Michael Jackson – Rock With You Naked Eyes – Always Something There To Remind Me Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle Coldplay – Viva La Vida Maroon 5 – One Mo...[Read More]