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).
While the focus has been on their expansion in South Florida this week, Educational Media Foundation is also growing in Arizona. Grand Canyon Broadcasters sells 90.7 KGCB Prescott, 90.7 K214DT Flagstaff, and 101.9 K270BA Wickenburg to EMF for $1 million. Upon closing of the sale KGCB will flip from its locally programmed “90.9 Shine-FM” Christian AC format to “K-Love“. Tyler Media is purchasing three translators around Tulsa, OK. John Jason Bennett sells 107.7 K299BL Tulsa and 107.9 K300CY Coweta to Tyler for $480,000, while Bennett’s Screen Door Broadcasting sells 107.7 K299BP Coweta for $10,000. All three translators will rebroadcast Regional Mexican “La Z” 1270 KTUZ Claremore/Tulsa. KZLZ LLC. purchases the CP for 103.3 K277CV Tucson, AZ from Kev...[Read More]
Station Moves Emmis Alternative “101X” 101.5 KROX-FM Buda/Austin, TX has applied to make a significant upgrade to its signal. KROX-FM seeks to increase from a Class C2 with 12.5kW at 258.1 meters to a C1 with 86kW at 320 meters from the tower of sister 103.5 KBPA San Marcos (Coverage Map). From the new location KROX-FM’s 60dbu signal will reach into parts of San Antonio. While still awaiting its license after its CP was set to expire in September, Hispanic Target Media now seeks to increase 102.9 KHMQ King City, CA to 6kW at 17 meters (Coverage Map). The group had filed for two STA’s to remain silence that were dismissed by the FCC following Informal Objections from King City Communications stating that the station did not in fact build its facility before the CP ex...[Read More]