103.9 Palm Springs

Alpha Completes Palm Springs Shakeup With 98.5 The Bull

Alpha Media has completed its Palm Springs shuffle with the launch of Country “98.5 The Bull” KDES this morning. Launching with the usual 10,000 in a row, the new format brings a direct format competitor to Marker Broadcasting’s “Big 106” KPLM. Alpha Media, Palm Springs announced the launch of a brand new country station, 98.5 The BULL! The Bull is branded as a contemporary country station playing new Country music. Alpha Media Executive VP of Programming, Scott Mahalick commented on the announcement, “If Stagecoach had a radio station it would be 98.5 The Bull, it’s a perfect fit.” “We’re so excited about adding a new and fresh Country format to Alpha’s already fantastic platform of Coachella Valley radio stations.” remarked Alpha Media Market Manager, Tricia...[Read More]

Another Rebranding For 103.9 Palm Springs

After a couple weeks identifying as simply “103.9 FM“, Morris has rebranded their new Palm Springs Soft AC as “103.9 The Breeze” giving the station its third identity since changing formats at the beginning of the month. Update 3/6: The “Easy” branding didn’t last long on 103.9 K280CV. Just days after launch the new Soft AC format is branding itself simply as “103.9 FM” with its website relocated to FitzOn1039.com. The “EZ” moniker was utilized in the Palm Springs market by CBS AC “103.1 Sunny-FM” KEZN until this past Christmas. While we are unsure if a CBS cease & desist caused the name to be dropped, they would likely be the cause if they are still using the branding somewhere on KEZN. Original Report 2/24...[Read More]

2014 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

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]

2011 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list of changes we’re expecting to happen check our Watchlist. 1/4: Still coming across some smaller market changes that occurred during the holidays. MTS Broadcasting’s “ESPN 1240” WCEM Cambridge, MD shifts to Standards running Music of Your Life. In the Ozarks, “Real Country 104.3” KBCN Harrison, AR shifts to ESPN Radio. Oldies 93.7 WKAD Cadillac and Standards 1340 WMBN Petoskey, MI have flipped to Sports as “The Ticket” using Fox Sports Radio. 1/4: ...[Read More]

Crush 103.9 Debuts In Palm Springs

Update 1/3: Morris launched Hot AC “Crush 103.9” on 92.7 KKUU-HD2 and translator 103.9 K280CV Cathedral City. The station is running commercial free for the month of January. The syndicated Kidd Kraddick will debut in mornings on February 1. Tyler Russel moves from sister Rock 93.7 KCLB to host afternoons. Original Report 10/31: Copper Mountain Broadcasting has shuffled the programming of its stations in the desert areas around Palm Springs, CA. CHR “KQ 92” KQCM Joshua Tree has moved to 95.5 in Twentynine Palms. 92.1 is now KKCM and has changed its city of license to Thermal giving it better coverage in Palm Springs. The station is now simulcasting sister Country “KX 96” KXCM Joshua Tree. Meanwhile, Morris Communications will soon flip 103.9 K280CV Cathe...[Read More]