With the FCC approving the sale of “Q104.5” KMCQ Covington/Seattle, WA to Educational Media Foundation, the station signed-off its Classic Hits format just before midnight on Sunday evening before EMF relaunched the station as Christian AC “K-Love” KLSW later this afternoon. The sale had held up following a petition to deny by William Resler over the pending change of format, license modification to non-commercial status, and main studio waiver. As the FCC does not get involved in format changes the petition was denied. https://www.facebook.com/Q1045Seattle/photos/a.494601373970405.1073741825.358840480879829/782878988475974/?type=1&theater Update 2/27: EMF will be paying $7 million of KMCQ. As it does whenever it acquires a commercial stations, it will apply to...[Read More]
Translator Moves Following interference complaints from Saga’s 102.1 WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia’s Classic Rock “Rock 102” W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT applies to relocate to 101.5 with 5 watts at -27 meters (Coverage Map). 101.5 is first adjacent to sister CHR “KC 101.3” WKCI-FM Hamden, which means its just a first step before a second frequency change. Michael Piazza’s 99.3 K257CD Phoenix seeks to increase its coverage with an upgrade to 250 watts horizontal at 261 meters from its existing location. K257CD will continue to rebroadcast CRC Broadcasting’s “Money Radio 1510” KFNN Mesa (Coverage Map). Yet another translator is attempting to make a move into Indianapolis as Kaspar Broadcasting’s 94.3 W232CP Noblesville s...[Read More]
Update 8/6: Programming of the station is now being handled by the Seattle based Ohana Media Group. Tom Oakes, the company’s Vice President of Programming and Operations Manager of their Anchorage cluster is overseeing programming of KMCQ. Original Report 8/5: 104.5 KMCQ Seattle, which had generated a cult following for its broad 60s/70s Oldies format has shifted to 70s/80s Classic Hits and rebranded as “Q104.5“. The move places the station in more direct competition with Clear Channel’s 95.7 KJR-FM, which has straddled the line between Classic Hits and Classic Rock since the beginning of this year. ClassicHitsQ1045.com was registered by station owner Queen Cities Broadcasting in June.