iHeartMedia has broken up its “Rock 94.9/102.3” simulcast in Omaha and launched Regional Mexican “102.3 El Patron” K272FE Council Bluffs IA/KKFF-HD2 Bennington NE. The flip gives a competitor to Flood Communications’ “Lobo 97.7” KBBX Nebraska City. El Patron has picked up the syndicated El Show de Piolin for mornings. The Active Rock format continues on 94.9 K235CD/KISO-HD2 Omaha.
As the clock struck midnight on December 26, iHeartMedia “Man’d Up” and launched “Rock 94.9/102.3“. Airing on both 94.9 K235CD Omaha and 102.3 K272FE Council Bluffs, the station is airing a mix of Rock hits from the 70s to early 2000s. Update 12/23: When the Christmas music ends on 94.9 K235CD Omaha, the translator will flip to Rock conveniently branded as “Rock 94.9“. Rock949Omaha.com was registered by iHeartMedia earlier this month and is already redirecting to 94.9’s site. A flip to Rock will place the translator in competition with Journal’s “Z92” KEZO. Original Report 11/12: Following the launch of “Christmas 102.3” K272FE Council Bluffs/Omaha on Halloween, iHeartMedia has debuted “Christmas 94.9”...[Read More]
We have what will be the first entrant in the 2014 Post-Christmas Format Change Watchlist as iHeartMedia has launched “Christmas 102.3” K272FE Council Bluffs/93.3 KFFF-HD2 Bennington in the Omaha market. In previous years iHeart has aired Christmas music on Classic Hits 99.9 KGOR, who will cede it this year to K272FE. Journal Communications AC “Star 104.5” KSRZ and Salem’s Christian AC “100.7 The Fish” KGBI usually program holiday music as well. K272FE is licensed with 99 watts at 181 meters with a signal that covers Omaha and Council Bluffs (Coverage Map).
It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]
In May, Cumulus News/Talk 98.7 WOKI Oliver Springs/Knoxville, TN proposed a mutually exclusive upgrade which would see the station relocate to 98.3. This week Cumulus has requested that WOKI’s application be dismissed as well as the requested moves of the other stations involved. Central Florida Educational Foundation is proposing a major upgrade to 88.7 WMYZ Clermont, FL. The Class A station currently operates with 1.2kW at 106.7 meters and seeks to rise to a Class C2 with 31kW at 113.4 meters. WMYZ simulcasts sister Christian AC “Z88.3” WPOZ Union Park/Orlando. Entercom has purchased 95.7 W239BF Greece, NY from Family Life Ministries for $150,000. The translator is licensed to rebroadcast Entercom’s 92.5 WBEE-HD2 Rochester, which in turn simulcasts Sports “E...[Read More]