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Spanish Wars Erupt In Eastern Pennsylvania

A battle that started in Philadelphia a couple of years ago is blowing up into a multiple market war between competing Spanish CHR formats and a baffling FCC filing. Victor ‘VJ Mar’ Martinez, who took over operations of “La Ola” 1400 WEST/99.5 W258BM Easton/1600 WHOL Allentown and relaunched it as “Mega 99.5” at the end of 2016, has expanded his station to the neighboring Reading market via American FM Associates’ 92.9 W225CF Reading and Cumulus’ 100.7 WLEV-HD2 Allentown. “Mega 92.9/99.5” gives Reading its second Spanish CHR to go along with iHeartMedia’s “Rumba 1340/92.3” WRAW Reading/92.3 W222BY Laureldale. It will soon gain a third. Quilvio Perdomo’s Radio Sharon Foundation has launched “Latina 92....[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 4/14

Station Sales After bouncing around multiple stations and translators for a few years, 4-K’s LLLP Sports “Mile High Sports Radio” will gain some stability as it acquires 1340 KDCO Denver and translators 92.9 K225BS Longmont and 104.7 K284CI Denver CO from Vic Michael’s Kona Coast Radio for $464,000. 4-K’s previously has twice sold off the home of the station in the past three years forcing it to move to another frequency. It has operated off of 1340 KDCO since June 2015. Township Media will purchase 1490 KTAE Austin TX from Genuine Austin Radio for $750,000. Township owns two translators and two CPs that will all carry the programming of Americana “Sun Radio” that originates on 103.1 KDRP-LP Dripping Springs. Wilfred & Julissa Marcencia’...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/1: Big Upgrades In San Francisco & Cleveland

Educational Media Foundation is preparing signal upgrades for properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland. EMF’s 107.3 KLVS Livermore, CA seeks to relocate about 15 miles west of its current location to a new tower site in the Diablo Mountains east of Oakland. KLVS would operate with 4.1kW at 481 meters increasing its coverage into San Francisco and San Jose (Coverage Map) at the expense of its coverage in Stockton and Modesto. In Cleveland, an application filed by iHeartMedia will see EMF’s 106.1 W291BV Solon, OH move to the current auxiliary antenna of CBS’ 102.1 WDOK where it will operate with 200 watts at 264 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeart’s 96.5 WAKS Akron. The new location will give W291BV coverage of all of Cleveland and its nearb...[Read More]