104.9 Seattle

Country 98.9 Seattle Adds Michael Kraig Mason For Nights

Hubbard Radio’s “Country 98.9” KNUC Seattle continues to staff up with the addition of Michael Kraig Mason for nights. Mason has worked at CHR “Z100” KKRZ and Alternative 94.7 KNRK Portland, “XL 102” WRXL Richmond VA, and in the Seattle market from 2006-2011 in afternoons at Active Rock “Funky Monkey 104.9” KFNK. Mason is the second on-air addition for KNUC following the Tim Leary Morning Showgram. Hubbard Radio Seattle announces the appointment of Michael Kraig Mason as the Evening Personality at Country 98.9 (KNUC). “I am so grateful for the opportunity to be back on the air in my hometown! Thanks to Lisa Adams, Marc Kaye, Greg Strassell and Kraig Kitchin for believing in me and making this happen! I’ve never been more excited in my l...[Read More]

iHeart Begins Operating Remainder Of Boston & Seattle Acquisitions

Following the FCC’s approval of its necessary divestments yesterday, iHeartMedia has begun operating the remainder of the stations it acquired from Entercom. Talk 680 WRKO Boston and Variety Hits 96.5 Jack-FM” KJAQ and Classic Rock 102.5 KZOK Seattle officially began being operated by iHeartMedia at 12:01am this morning. At the same time Talk 1430 WKOX Everett MA, Smooth Jazz 102.9 KFNY Centralia (formerly Alternative “Alt 102.9” KFOO) and Christian CHR 104.9 KTDD Eatonville WA (formerly Rhythmic CHR KUBE) are now being operated by the Jeanette Tully led Ocean States Trust until divested. iHeart dropped the former formats on the two Washington stations last week in order to retain the intellectual property. KUBE’s format is now housed on 93.3 KPWK-HD2 Seattle,...[Read More]

Causes And Effects Of iHeart’s Seattle Shuffle

The four station format shuffle that iHeartMedia pulled off yesterday may have caught many off-guard but the pieces started coming together over six years ago. In 2009, then Clear Channel rounded out their Seattle cluster with the acquisition of CHR “Kiss 106.1” KBKS Tacoma/Seattle as part of a seven station swap with CBS Radio. That deal at the time gave Clear Channel full control of the younger demographics in the market as KBKS joined Rhythmic CHR 93.3 KUBE in their holdings. That monopoly ended up leading to the demise of both stations as they were known. In 2010, Sandusky (now part of Hubbard) flipped “Movin 92.5” KQMV to Rhythmic leaning CHR and the station quickly became not just the dominant CHR in the market, but the dominant station in the market. In the l...[Read More]

iHeart Shuffles Four Seattle/Tacoma Stations

The flip of 102.9 KYNW Centralia was not the only move iHeartMedia has made to its Seattle cluster as the company makes changes to four of its Seattle/Tacoma area stations. The moves start as Rhythmic CHR 93.3 KUBE is downgraded to the 104.9 signal that was home to Rock “104.9 The Brew” KKBW Eatonville. With the move the format will be focused on the Tacoma area as “Tacoma’s Hits & Hip-Hop”. SupaSam remains in mornings on KUBE, while Tiffany Warner moves from middays to afternoons. That will clear 93.3 to become CHR “Power 93.3“. Positioned as “Seattle’s New Hit Music”, the new station will take direct aim at Hubbard’s market leading “Movin 92.5” KQMV. Carla Marie and Anthony, most recently of the syndicated...[Read More]

Freddy Haunts Seattle, Is a Brew To Follow?

Update 11/1: KSGX made the flip to “The Brew 104.9” at 12am. However, unlike all of Clear Channel’s other Brew branded stations, this one is leaning towards Active Rock. That move pretty much returns the station to the format the station ran as “The Funky Monkey” from 1999 until November 2010 when the station switched to its now defunct “Gen X” format. Original Report 10/28: Clear Channel’s 80s/90s Hits “Gen X 104.9” KSGX Seattle is now stunting with Halloween Music and Horror Movie clips as “Freddy 104.9“. On November 1, the station will flip to Classic Rock as “104.9 The Brew“. The station is already teasing the new format with the following video on their website. TheBrew1049.com, Brew1049.com, and Fredd...[Read More]