American General Media has appointed Randy Fox as Program Director for Rhythmic CHR “Kiss 97.3” KKSS and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” KKRG Albuquerque NM. Fox most recently spent 16 years at 102.5 KSFM Sacramento and former sister Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO mostly as Creative Services Director and Assistant Program Director and was serving as Acting PD upon his exit in April. He also previously worked in Austin, El Paso, Las Cruces, Phoenix, and Saginaw in his career. American General Media Albuquerque has hired Randy Fox as Program Director of heritage Rhythmic KKSS-FM (KISS 97.3) and upstart Hot AC KKRG (MIX 105.1) effective Monday, July 23rd. Fox joins AGM from CBS Radio in Sacramento as PD of KSFM. Fox had held several positions with CBS Radio prior to the PD pos...[Read More]
Completed Changes Sarasota – iHeartMedia’s former “Sarasota News Radio” 1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota flipped to CHR “103.9 Kiss-FM“. (1/1) Oklahoma City – Cumulus Classic Hits “Fun 96.9” KQOB flips to Variety Hits “Alice 96.9“. (12/31) Buffalo – Hawk Communications Classic Hits 1330 WSPQ Springville signed-off. (12/31) Long Island – With 94.7 WLIX-LP signing off, 93.3 W227CL Coram began rebroadcasting “101.5 The Breeze” W268AN Plainview/93.5 WVIP-HD4 New Rochelle. (12/31) Pittsburgh – Calvary Inc. News 1410 KQV went dark. (12/31) Roanoke – Mel Wheeler Inc. launched Classic Rock “97.3 The Rock Channel” W247AD Roanoke VA. (12/31) Webster MA – Just Because Inc. Country ...[Read More]
After stunting with Christmas Music since Halloween, American General Media flipped the former Classic Hip-Hop “Yo! 105.1” KKRG Santa Fe/Albuquerque to Hot AC “Mix 105.1” at midnight. Launching with the standard 10,000 songs commercial-free, the new format is taking dead aim at iHeartMedia’s market leading “100.3 The Peak” KPEK and creating a flanker to sister Rhythmic CHR “Kiss 97.3” KKSS. While no web or social presence is live for the station, it can be streamed here. Original Report 10/31: American General Media has made its second big change since closing on its acquisition of Univision’s Albuquerque properties as Classic Hip-Hop “Yo! 105.1” KKRG Santa Fe/Albuquerque has gone All-Christmas as “Santa 105.1...[Read More]
And the final piece of the puzzle has been revealed. BB Broadcasting will pay $750,000 for CHR “Z106.3” KDLW Los Lunas from American General Media. BB is led by Thomas Bozzuto who operates a Maryland based Real Estate Management company. BB will enter into a pair of agreements to operate the station. American General Media will provide back office services for the station and agree to a $66,000 deal over five years to utilize their equipment at the tower site. BB has also agreed to a Time Brokerage Agreement for Vanguard Media, who is purchasing 101.3 KJFA-FM, to provide programming and marketing services. Update 6/26: The first round of filings for the deal have been made with the FCC giving more details about its structure. American General Media will pay $5 million for Univi...[Read More]
Univision Radio has swapped format locations for two of its Albuquerque market stations. Classic Hip-Hop “Yo 101.3” KKRG Albuquerque moves to the 105.1 frequency formerly held by Regional Mexican “105.1 Nuevo Mexico” KJFA Santa Fe, while the latter format goes in reverse. The move upgrades the Classic Hip-Hop format from the Class A signal on 101.3 to the Class C signal of 105.1. Both stations have already exchanged call letters. “Yo 101.3” was the first launch of the Classic Hip-Hop boom in February 2014. It was up to a 2.0 share in the Spring Phase 2 Nielsen Audio ratings. KJFA’s Regional Mexican format on the other hand registered a 1.1 share.