103.3 St. Cloud

St. Cloud Translator Demands $1 Million “Ransom” To Stop Active Rock Flip

As we first reported in our 1/29 Domain Insight, Leighton Broadcasting is preparing to launch a new format on 103.3 K277BS St. Cloud MN. The plan is to bring Active Rock “Z-Rock” from 98.9 KZPK-HD3 to K277BS on Monday, March 5. That is unless Tri-County Broadcasting’s “Rockin 101” WHMH-FM and Townsquare Media Classic Rock “103.7 The Loon” KLZZ pay them a $1 million dollar ransom. The station is running a social media campaign to draw attention to the March 5 launch and their attempt to get their competitors to halt it. K277BS is currently rebroadcasting News/Talk 1450 KNSI St. Cloud, which is in the process of sliding its audience to its new translator at 99.3 K257GK. INSTANT INSIGHT: Straight out of The Power Pig playbook. Leighton Broadcasting – ...[Read More]

Translator Report 11/6

It’s not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a construction permit to move to downtown Shreveport with 250 watts. Following the FCC decision to force “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air until it can find a new frequency, Radio Power Inc. has applied to move the translator to 93.5 where it will operate with 99 watts. Radio Power has also purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. That translator has applied to move to downtown Detroit with 250 watts on 107.1. Both 935TheOasis.com and 1071TheOa...[Read More]