Tyler Media Sports “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO Oklahoma City quietly began simulcasting in Tulsa last week. 1270 KTUZ Claremore moved its Regional Mexican “La Z” format to 1570 KZLI Catoosa/101.9 K270BK Tulsa after a few weeks of simulcasting. Tyler Media owns a translator CP for 107.9 K300CY Broken Arrow that will eventually rebroadcast 1270. The one thing that cannot be simulcast in both markets is Oklahoma University Football that originates on KRXO. iHeartMedia’s Sports “1430 The Buzz” KTBZ and Rock 97.5 KMOD own the Tulsa rights.
Some thoughts on a few of the format changes that took place this past week… KMTT To Rhythmic Hot AC The biggest and most surprising format change to take place over Labor Day Weekend was Entercom’s shift of “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7“. KMTT had struggled since the implementation of the PPM and jettisoned all its AAA currents/recurrents in 2011 for a full Classic Rock presentation in an attempt to streamline its brand. The new format has also had its issues in Seattle. 106.1 KBKS in the mid 90’s, “95.7 The Beat” KBTB in the early 2000’s, and “Movin 92.5” KQMV from 2006-2009 all attempted formats similar to what 103.7 is doing now and failed. The new format enters a Seattle market th...[Read More]
As the summer is winding down, the focus switches to preparing for the fall book in diary markets and getting stations in position to thrive off of holiday season advertising. As with many long holiday weekends, stations are already getting a head start on the format changes. 9/2: Cumulus concludes its shakeup of its Salt Lake City cluster as it shifts KHTB to Alternative “Alt 94.9“. 9/2: News 1200 WINK and Spanish News 1460 WNPL Fort Myers flip to Spanish Adult Hits “Juan” 9/2: Genesee Media’s 1590 WASB Brockport/Rochester, NY will broke its simulcast of “Business 1310” WRSB and flipped to Sports “Team 1590“. 9/1: Active Rock “105.5 The Bone” WXBN Winchester, VA begins simulcasting sister Country “Z104.9” WZFC. ...[Read More]
Update 8/23: “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO will make its debut on Monday at 2:00pm. In addition to the morning shows announced previously, Tyler Media has announced the remaining details of the station’s lineup. Former Oklahoma University and Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle Kelly Gregg and former “610 The Sports Animal” KNML Albuquerque Afternoon Host Eric Gee will be teamed for an 11am to 3pm show. University of Central Oklahoma PBP announcer David Garrett will co-host afternoons with another former Sooner, in this case former DT Tony Casillas. The station will air a mix of play-by-play and NBC Sports Radio network programming from 7pm to 5am. Update 8/16: The Sports format of “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO will debut on Monday, August 25. Update 8/14:...[Read More]
Update 7/17: As the filings for these sales make their way to the FCC Database, we see that Tyler Media will pay Renda $40 Million for its four stations and receive $1.6 Million from WPA Radio for KTLR and KKNG. Original Report 7/16: Renda Broadcasting has sold its Oklahoma City cluster to Tyler Media. The sale brings together Renda’s News/Talk 1520 KOKC, Classic Hits 92.5 KOMA, AC “Magic 104.1” KMGL, and Classic Rock 107.7 KRXO together with Tyler’s “Radio Disney 1560” KEBC, Country “93.3 Jake-FM” KJKE, Regional Mexican “La Z 106.7” KTUZ, and two television stations. In order to get under the mandated limits for stations owned in a market, Tyler will spinoff “Community Talk” 890 KTLR/94.1 K231BH and Classic Country ...[Read More]