104.1 Reno

Lazer Broadcasting Acquires Three In Reno

Lazer has filed its acquisition of Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Station, CHR “106.3 Pop-FM” KWNZ Lovelock, and Conservative Talk “107.3 K-News” KNEZ Hazen NV with the FCC. Lazer will pay $425,000 for the three stations and will begin operating the three stations via LMA today. Update 8/3: Bighorn Media has completed the flip of 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to Soft Oldies “Easy 104.1” KUEZ. Shamrock has parked the KRZQ call letters on the former 105.9 KZNV Amargosa Valley NV, which holds a CP to move to 106.1 where it will rimshot into Las Vegas. Shamrock has also announced the sale of the remainder of its Reno cluster to Lazer Broadcasting (and not Entravision as we incorrectly noted below). Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Stati...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/21

Station Sales Shamrock Communications is selling Alternative 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to John Burkavage’s Big Horn Media for $200,000. Burkavage was the previous General Manager of Shamrock’s Reno cluster until retiring in 2015. He also spent a decade with Entercom as the Market Manager of its Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Greenville/Spartanburg clusters. He is currently operating the station via LMA, while Shamrock retains its other three FMs in the Reno market. After going silent rather than converting its satellite dish, Continental Broadcasting Corp. of Arizona sells 1480 KPHX Phoenix to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for $100,000. In the Atlanta suburbs, Multicultural Broadcasting sells Brokered Caribbean 1430 WGFS Covington GA to Light Media Holdings for $50,000. Jon Yinger’s...[Read More]

KRZQ Returns In Reno

On the heels of their launch of Talk “107.3 K-News” KNEZ, Shamrock Communications has formally announced its second station in Reno will launch as Alternative 104.1 KRZQ. The previous incarnation of KRZQ carried the Alternative format over two frequencies from 1992 until September 2011 when Wilks Broadcasting flipped it to Adult CHR “Mix 100.9“. The official announcement as sent out to listeners and advertisers including information on the airstaff follows: Just over a year ago, the former owners of KRZQ gave up on almost 20 years of history when they dropped the stations for a “Hot AC” format. The public outcry for the station was astounding and did not fall on deaf ears. When we opened MyRenoRadio for your input on what formats these stations should be, the respon...[Read More]

Shamrock To Launch Four Stations In Reno

Update 10/22: “107.3 K-News” KNEZ will debut on Tuesday with the following lineup: 6-9am Glenn Beck, 9am-12pm Mike Huckabee, 12pm-3pm Michael Smerconish, 3pm-6pm Sean Patrick, 6pm-9pm Rusty Humphries. Patrick, the only local host in the lineup, will serve as News Director for the station. KNEZ will join Cumulus’ News/Talk 780 KKOH and Americom’s pair of Hot Talk “1270/96.1 The Buzz” KBZZ and Liberal Talk 1230 KJFK in the spoken word battle in Reno. Update 10/21: The first of Shamrock’s stations has signed on as 107.3 KNEZ is stunting with all Michael Jackson. It appears now that the station will debut its permanent format as News/Talk “KNews“. A Twitter account with a logo for the station has gone live. Two of the other stations in the ...[Read More]