FM Changes Kern Community Radio's "89.7 Savage Radio" KSVG Mettler CA is seeking a waiver to make a rare downgrade from a Class A to Class D with 99w/23m. Although new Class D licenses were eliminated in 1978 with the exception of Alaska, Kern Community Radio believes its eight point waiver request is the only way to keep the group from having to turn in KSVG's license. Among the rationale for seeking the downgrade is the coverage will be equivalent to a 100w LPFM, it is the only non-commercial station in the Bakersfield market with a local studio, and the downgrade is the only way for the station to preserve its current coverage contour.
Redrock Broadcasting is set to launch the third current based Country outlet in the St. George/Cedar City UT market. 102.3 KUTQ La Verkin has begun testing as it prepares to launch as “New Country Q102.3“. The new format will become a competitor to Canyon Media’s 99.9 KONY and Cherry Creek Radio simulcast “Big Kickin Country” 94.9 KCIN Cedar City/107.3 KIYK St. George. Redrock, headed by former Simmons Media President Craig Hanson, purchased the former KCDC from Cochise Broadcasting in March for $375,000. It joins a cluster that includes Classic Hits “K98.9” KRQX Hurricane and Hot AC “Mix 103.1” KURR Hildale.
Catholic Radio Network sells Silent 1570 KPIO Loveland/Denver, CO to Loveland Radio Partners for $10 and the cancellation of $569,000 worth of debt related to the 2009 acquisition of KPIO. Catholic Radio Network moved their programming to 1060 KRCN Longmont earlier this year. Youngers Colorado Broadcasting is swapping Silent 99.3 KPCR Fowler/Pueblo, CO to Way Media for the CP for 93.9 K230BO Westcreek, CO. Youngers will then sell K230BO to Mountain Community Translators for $25,000. Lamb of God Communications sells Catholic 91.7 WLGO Ashtabula, OH to the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago for $160,000. Mountain View Broadcast LLC is converting its Time Brokerage Agreement of “China Radio International” 1060 KDYL South Salt Lake, UT to a purchase as it pays Holiday Broadcasting Co...[Read More]
Jesse Portillo’s Big Radio Pro is acquiring five California stations in a distress sale. For $2.7 million Big Radio Pro purchases Standards 103.3 KZPO Lindsay/Visalia from the Estate of Linda Ware, the CP for 100.1 KNGS Coalinga from William Zawila, the CP for 106.9 KAAX Avenal from Avenal Educational Services, the CP for 94.7 KYAF Firebaugh from Central Valley Educational Services, and the CP for 102.1 KZPE Ford City/Bakersfield from the Estate of H.L. Charles. The buyer is a Bakersfield based Spanish language programmer and consultant. Not yet filed with the FCC, Redrock Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Silent 102.3 KCDC La Verkin/St. George, UT from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Headed by Craig Hanson, Redrock recently purchased Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX and also owns H...[Read More]