iHeartMedia has named Jose ‘El Gallo’ Gadea as Program Director for its Spanish Adult Hits “La Preciosa” network. Gallo joins iHeartMedia from UniRadio’s Tijuana/San Diego cluster where he served as PD/Midday host of Regional Mexican “La Invasora 99.7” XHTY. He has also programmed Univision’s Regional Mexican “La Nueva 106.5” KLNV and Spanish AC “K-Love 102.9” KLQV San Diego and Emmis’ Regional Mexican “La Z 107.1” KLZT Austin. He will be based at “La Preciosa 92.9” KFSO Visalia/Fresno CA, while overseeing other La Preciosa network stations in Bakersfield, Monterey/Salinas, Riverside/San Bernardino, Santa Barbara CA, San Antonio TX, and Sioux City IA. iHeartMedia announced today that Jose ...[Read More]
Clear Channel Rhythmic CHR “Wild 105.7” K289BN/101.9 KQXT-HD2 San Antonio has flipped to Regional Mexican “La Preciosa 105.7“. The Wild format debuted in September 2012 on 105.7 and 92.5 KRPT Devine amidst rumors that Cox would flip 106.7 KTKX to CHR. 92.5 broke off its simulcast in February 2013 to flip to Classic Country “K-BUC“. Morning host Spoon will remain with the cluster as Digital Director. The move to Regional Mexican places 105.7 in competition with Univision’s duo of “Estereo Latino 92.9” KROM and “Tejano 107.5” KXTN and Border Media’s (About To Be L&L Broadcasting) pair of “La Ley 95.7” KLEY and “Norteño 104.1” KSAH
With expectations that Cox will flip Classic Rock “X106.7” KTKX to CHR, Clear Channel has launched a Rhythmic flanker “Wild 92.5/105.7” in San Antonio. Billed as “San Antonio’s Party Station”, “Wild 92.5/105.7” displaces Conservative Talk “92.5 The Patriot” on 92.5 KRPT Devine and a simulcast of News/Talk 1200 WOAI on 105.7 K289BN San Antonio. The station is launching with 10,000 songs commercial free. The Rhythmic CHR format directly targets Univision’s “98.5 The Beat” KBBT while protecting sister Mainstream CHR “Mix 96.1” KXXM from any new potential competitors.
Lincoln Financial Media will add an FM signal in Atlanta via Edgewater Broadcasting’s 94.5 W233BF Social Circle, GA. The translator application will cover much of greater Atlanta with 250 watts at 951 feet being fed via an HD subchannel of 94.1 WSTR. This could potentially give Sports “790 The Zone” WQXI Atlanta an FM signal. Clear Channel will be gaining an additional signal in San Antonio. Carlos Lopez’ 105.7 K289BN Pleasanton, TX has been granted a CP to relocate to downtown San Antonio from the tower of Clear Channel’s 101.9 KQXT. It will operate with 145 watts with coverage of downtown San Antonio. Considering the application was prepared by Clear Channel’s engineers it likely will be programmed by the company. Calvary Chapel of Kansas City’s ...[Read More]