106.3 Branson

Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee’s New Directions Media Group LLC have announced their acquisition of Earls Family Broadcasting’s Branson MO stations for an undisclosed amount. The group had launched in 2015 with the debut of four stations in Pine Bluff AR and then expanded to the Tyler TX market earlier this year with the purchase of Waller Broadcasting. The stations included in the deal are Hot AC “My 100.1” KOMC-FM Kimberling City, Country “102.9 The Z” KHBZ Harrison AR, Classic Country 106.3 KRZK Branson, Full Service AC 900 KHOZ/94.9 K235CE Harrison AR, and Classic Hits 1220 KCAX/98.1 K251BZ Branson. Also included are local news site HometownDailyNews.com and cable channel “The Vacation Channel“. Tom Taylor Now adds that the company plan...[Read More]

Format Swap In The Ozarks

Earls Family Broadcasting swapped the formats on 106.3 KRZK and 1220 KCAX/98.1 K251BZ Branson MO. 1220 KCAX/98.1 K251BZ has assumed the Classic Hits format that had been heard on KRZK. That change comes after KCAX flipped from Southern Gospel to Classic Country with the addition of its translator late last year. That will mean a return to Classic Country for 106.3 KRZK. KRZK had been Classic Country until a flip to Talk in 2012. It moved to a mix of Talk from 6am-8pm weekdays and Classic Hits at other times in May 2016. The station’s two local talk shows, Ellis Island with Janet Ellis and At Your Service with Scott McCaulley will remain in place in the 6-10am timeslots but add some music to their shows. Earls Family Broadcasting (EFB), the parent company of five local radio stations ...[Read More]

Multiple Changes In Branson

Earls Family Broadcasting is changing-up the programming at all three of its FMs serving Branson, MO. First up, the company is consolidating the Country music programming heard on 106.3 KRZK Branson and 102.9 KHOZ-FM Harrison, AR on the 102.9 signal, which rebrands as “102.9 The Z” KHBZ. That opens up 106.3 KRZK to flip to News/Talk. The station will feature six hours of local programming daily along with the syndicated Dennis Miller and Dave Ramsey in the daytime lineup. The final change will take place on December 26, as Adult Standards 100.1 KOMC-FM will shift to AC. The current “Timeless Favorites” format featuring music from the 50’s through the 90’s will give way to a more current 80’s to now mix. The press release with more details follows: ...[Read More]