American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting have completed their swap of assets in Santa Fe, NM. American General Media has moved the Santa Fe portion of its Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo” simulcast to their newly acquired 102.9 in Pecos under new KSFE call letters. The format continues to be heard in Albuquerque on 97.7 KLVO Belen. With Hutton taking over 94.7, the station has transferred its KLBU call letters over but not its Spanish Variety Hits “Juan” format. After stunting with a loop of Bob Marley’s “Jammin”, KLBU debuted its new identity this afternoon as “Jam’n 94.7“. The Rhythmic Hot AC format is being positioned as “Today & Back In The Day”. The first hour of “Jam’n 94.7” featured: Di...[Read More]
Station Sales American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting are swapping signals in the Santa Fe, NM market. Hutton will send Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 102.9” KLBU Pecos to AGM for “Radio Lobo” 94.7 KKIM-FM Santa Fe, which currently simulcasts 97.7 KLVO Belen/Albuquerque. The deal gives Hutton a much more powerful signal in Santa Fe as 94.7 KKIM-FM is a 100kW Class C1, however the deal may also help American General Media in the adjacent Albuquerque market as the 3.7kW Class C3 signal of KLBU is on the same channel as AGM’s Albuquerque translator 102.9 K275AO. That signal currently rebroadcasts 840 KARS Belen, NM as Alternative “Area 102.9“. Owning KLBU should allow AGM flexibility in upgrading K275AO’s signal. Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta i...[Read More]
Hutton Broadcasting has flipped “Blu 102.9” KLBU Pecos/Santa Fe, NM to Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 102.9“. The station describes its new format as “a Spanish-language Adult Hits radio format with multigenerational appeal for both hombres & señoritas. JUAN plays what he likes and JUAN likes hits… ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and some 2000s.” The “Juan” format is distributed by Sparknet, just like its English cousin “Jack“. The previous Blu format could best be described as a Rhythmic AAA playing a broad mix of Rhythmic Pop from the last 30 years under the moniker “The Beat Of Santa Fe”. The station debuted in 2003 as the first terrestrial station focusing on Chill music.