Lazer has filed its acquisition of Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Station, CHR “106.3 Pop-FM” KWNZ Lovelock, and Conservative Talk “107.3 K-News” KNEZ Hazen NV with the FCC. Lazer will pay $425,000 for the three stations and will begin operating the three stations via LMA today. Update 8/3: Bighorn Media has completed the flip of 104.1 KRZQ Fallon/Reno NV to Soft Oldies “Easy 104.1” KUEZ. Shamrock has parked the KRZQ call letters on the former 105.9 KZNV Amargosa Valley NV, which holds a CP to move to 106.1 where it will rimshot into Las Vegas. Shamrock has also announced the sale of the remainder of its Reno cluster to Lazer Broadcasting (and not Entravision as we incorrectly noted below). Active Rock “Z105.3” KZTI Fallon Stati...[Read More]
Five iHeartMedia translator applications utilized in both waves of the AM Translator Waiver Period have been dismissed and their licenses deleted. 99.3 W257DR Vineland NJ (previously W235BY) was intended to move to 102.5 in Philadelphia, 102.9 W275CI Scotchtown NY (W254CG) with a CP to move to 105.1 Richmond VA, 106.5 W293CW Parkersburg WV (W234BW) moving to 106.9 Cleveland, 104.9 W285FG Shorewood WI (W264CT) moving to 105.5 Dayton OH have all expired but have been replaced with applications to move a new translator to serve those same areas and intended AMs (see below). 92.1 K221GH Portland IA (K258CI) moving to 96.9 Des Moines IA rebroadcasting 1460 KXNT has not been replaced yet.
Update 10/22: “107.3 K-News” KNEZ will debut on Tuesday with the following lineup: 6-9am Glenn Beck, 9am-12pm Mike Huckabee, 12pm-3pm Michael Smerconish, 3pm-6pm Sean Patrick, 6pm-9pm Rusty Humphries. Patrick, the only local host in the lineup, will serve as News Director for the station. KNEZ will join Cumulus’ News/Talk 780 KKOH and Americom’s pair of Hot Talk “1270/96.1 The Buzz” KBZZ and Liberal Talk 1230 KJFK in the spoken word battle in Reno. Update 10/21: The first of Shamrock’s stations has signed on as 107.3 KNEZ is stunting with all Michael Jackson. It appears now that the station will debut its permanent format as News/Talk “KNews“. A Twitter account with a logo for the station has gone live. Two of the other stations in the ...[Read More]