Translator Moves Educational Media Foundation’s 96.5 K243BN Laveen, AZ applies to open up its directional pattern to increase coverage to the east and west while remaining at its current 250 watts at 278.6 meters antenna on Phoenix’s North Mountain. K243BN will likely be heading towards a signal conflict with 1TV.com’s 97.3 KIKO-FM Claypool, which applied last month to upgrade to a Class C on 96.5. K243BN will change its originating station to an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 99.9 KESZ Phoenix (Coverage Map).
The station that doesn’t know how to stay dead is rising again in Oklahoma. Alternative “The Spy” aired on 105.3 Kingfisher/Oklahoma City from 2002 to 2004 and again from January 2009 to March 2011 before a sale gone awry led to the demise of the format on-air, however it has continued online at TheSpyFM.com. Now the Spy will get a third life on-air. Oklahoma State University’s 91.7 KOSU Stillwater/107.5 KOSN Ketchum/Tulsa will drop its nighttime Classical programming in favor of the Alternative format provided by the webcaster. Spy programming will air nightly from 7pm to 5am and on Sundays from 10am to 12pm with the specialty “Toaster Brunch” Jamaican music program. KOSU will continue its regular NPR News/Talk programming the remainder of the day, whil...[Read More]