102.9 Branson

Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee’s New Directions Media Group LLC have announced their acquisition of Earls Family Broadcasting’s Branson MO stations for an undisclosed amount. The group had launched in 2015 with the debut of four stations in Pine Bluff AR and then expanded to the Tyler TX market earlier this year with the purchase of Waller Broadcasting. The stations included in the deal are Hot AC “My 100.1” KOMC-FM Kimberling City, Country “102.9 The Z” KHBZ Harrison AR, Classic Country 106.3 KRZK Branson, Full Service AC 900 KHOZ/94.9 K235CE Harrison AR, and Classic Hits 1220 KCAX/98.1 K251BZ Branson. Also included are local news site HometownDailyNews.com and cable channel “The Vacation Channel“. Tom Taylor Now adds that the company plan...[Read More]

Multiple Changes In Branson

Earls Family Broadcasting is changing-up the programming at all three of its FMs serving Branson, MO. First up, the company is consolidating the Country music programming heard on 106.3 KRZK Branson and 102.9 KHOZ-FM Harrison, AR on the 102.9 signal, which rebrands as “102.9 The Z” KHBZ. That opens up 106.3 KRZK to flip to News/Talk. The station will feature six hours of local programming daily along with the syndicated Dennis Miller and Dave Ramsey in the daytime lineup. The final change will take place on December 26, as Adult Standards 100.1 KOMC-FM will shift to AC. The current “Timeless Favorites” format featuring music from the 50’s through the 90’s will give way to a more current 80’s to now mix. The press release with more details follows: ...[Read More]