After time as Adult Standards, AAA, and Soft AC, One Putt Broadcasting’s “105.5 K-Jewel” KJWL San Joaquin/Fresno CA has now shifted to 80s based Classic Hits. Now positioning as “Fresno’s Greatest Hits”, the new format positions the station up against Art Laboe’s Rhtyhmic leaning Classic Hits 94.3 KOKO and Cumulus Media’s Rhythmic Oldies “Mega 97.9” KMGV. KJWL had picked up its now former Soft AC format when it moved from 99.3 and dropped its AAA “Jewel-FM” identity in January 2017.
One Putt Broadcasting moved AAA “99.3 Jewel-FM” KJWL Fresno to 105.5 KJZN San Joaquin on New Years Day to prepare for the launch of CHR “99.3 Now-FM“. The station launched at 7:20am on Monday following a day of looping Van Halen’s “Right Now”. It debuted with a full airstaff. Miggy Santos, PD of Alpha Media CHR “Energy 95.3” KLLY Bakersfield joins the station as PD/Morning Host. KLLY midday host DJ Jess comes aboard for afternoons, while Nicole Giordano in nights. Santos previously hosted mornings at “Y101” KWYE Fresno, while DJ Jess spent many years at “Q97” KSEQ. With KJWL’s move to 105.5, it takes on its former “K-Jewel” branding and shifts back to Soft AC. Classic Hip-Hop “Rewind 105.5...[Read More]
One Putt Broadcasting’s newly launched Classic Hip-Hop 105.5 KJZN San Joaquin/Fresno has completed its name the station campaign and is now branding itself as “Rewind 105.5“. Joining the station as promotional voice/music consultant is Derrick ‘DJ Aesop’ McElroy, a member of Bay Area based rap collective Living Legends. Tully Huffaker has been named Music Director. Update 3/4 6:20pm: When KJZN makes its flip to Classic Hip-Hop on Thursday morning it will do so without a name. One Putt Broadcasting has launched a name the station social media campaign for the new Classic Hip-Hop format. Original Report 3/4 8:45am: One Putt Broadcasting will pull the plug on Sports “105.5 The Game” KJZN San Joaquin/Fresno at 6:00am on Thursday, March 5. The Fresno Be...[Read More]
Update 11/24: The sale price has been filed with the FCC revealing One Putt will pay $6.6 million for KFRR, KJFX, and KJZN. Original Report 11/12: Wilks Broadcasting has sold its three stations in Fresno to One Putt Broadcasting for an undisclosed price. One Putt, a partnership of John Ostlund’s JSA Broadcasting and Chris Pacheco’s Fat Dawgs LLC will add Wilks’ three FMs to their existing four stations in the Fresno market. Joining the group are Classic Rock “95.7 The Fox” KJFX Fresno, Alternative “New Rock 104.1” KFRR Woodlake, and Sports “105.5 The Game” KJZN San Joaquin. They will join One Putt Broadcasting’s existing cluster of AC “99.3 Jewel-FM” KJWL, Sports “790 The Deuce” KFPT, Sports “ESPN 940...[Read More]
Update 4/1: Wilks has launched Sports “95.5 The Game” as “K95” moved to 107.1 with a flip to Classic Country. Update 3/4: Wilks has directly registered 955TheGameOnline.com for potential use on WHOK. Update 3/1: While Wilks has not yet made a move in Columbus, more signs point to an additional FM Sports outlet in the market. Dispatch Broadcasting, owners of Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM and “ESPN 1460” WBNS has registered a bunch of blocking domains. 955TheTicket.com, 95TheTicket.com, 955TheTicketColumbus.com, SportsRadio955TheTicket.com, and TheTicketColumbus.com were registered on February 25 and all redirect to 97.1’s website. “K95.5” WHOK is Wilks’ other Country station in the market along with “Wink 107.1...[Read More]
Update 5/1/09: KJZN did flip to Talk as “105.5 The Truth” on Friday, May 1. The all-syndicated lineup features Mancow, Laura Ingraham, Jerry Doyle, Michael Savage, Rusty Humphries, Curtis Sliwa, and Phil Hendrie. However, Wilks did not get all its plans in place quick enough as primary competitor Peak Broadcasting registered 1055TheTruth.com and TheTruth1055.com and have them pointing to the site of 580/105.9 KMJ. Wilks Broadcasting Smooth Jazz 105.5 KJZN Fresno has begun stunting with Christmas Music in preparation of a format change on Friday, May 1. The stunting is interspersed with promos promising “The Truth coming on Friday”. Will KJZN be competing with the new 105.9 KMJ-FM for the talk audience?