Update 5/9: BYU will pay $875,000 to acquire KUMT. Original Report 4/26: After announcing last October that it would flip “Classical 89” 89.1 KBYU-FM Provo/Salt Lake City to its Mormon “BYU Radio“, Brigham Young University has reversed face and will keep the Classical programming in place. Instead BYU will acquire AAA “107.9 The Mountain” KUMT Randolph UT from Community Wireless of Park City for an undisclosed amount. BYU will place the “BYU Radio” programming currently heard online and on SiriusXM on the 107.9 frequency upon closing of the sale. The original plan was met with numerous protests as it would have left Salt Lake City without a Classical FM outlet. Hey everybody, KUMT has been sold and unfortunately, Wasatch Community Media didn&...[Read More]
The AAA format of “107.9 The Mountain” KUMT Randolph/Salt Lake City UT has come to a quick end after just ten days on the air. KUMT operator Mike Summers states that he was unable to come to an agreement with station licensee Community Wireless of Park City, who will launch their own programming on the frequency in the coming days. Summers posted the following announcement on the station’s Facebook page regarding the end of the Mountain programming. It’s with a heavy heart that I have to let our listeners and supporters know we won’t be moving forward with The Mountain on 1079 FM. At a critical juncture in the process, we are unable to come to an agreement with the licensee of KUMT – Community Wireless of Park City. They have decided to move forward with...[Read More]
Broadway Media CHR “Mix 107.9” KUDD Randolph/Salt Lake City UT will make its move to the stronger in-market 105.1 signal on Thursday, March 31. 105.1 has been running a temporary Dance format since Christmas as Broadway waited to complete the divestiture of 107.9 to Community Wireless so it could take 105.1 KAUU American Fork out of the divestiture trust that currently holds its license. The move of KUDD to 105.1 will place it on Farnsworth Peak where most of the in-city signals transmit from. When the KUDD call letters move to 105.1, 107.9 will become KUMT.
Broadway Media has announced it will donate the license for CHR “Mix 107.9” KUDD Randolph/Salt Lake City to Community Wireless, Inc, the owners of Public News/AAA 91.9 KPCW Park City. As part of the deal the groups will apply for contingent upgrades. KPCW will move to 91.7 and Broadway Rhythmic CHR “U92” 92.5 KUUU South Jordan to 92.3 with a stronger signal in Salt Lake City proper. Broadway will pay all costs associated with KPCW’s upgrades. It has been expected for months that the “Mix” CHR format will move to the upgraded 105.1 KAUU Manti in some form. 105.1 is currently stunting with Christmas music as “The Gift“. KPCW-FM, the nonprofit community radio station serving Summit and Wasatch Counties since 1980, has entered into an agree...[Read More]
The long gestating FCC Docket 05-243 that will see stations in four states relocate to new frequencies is starting to take place. Originally filed in July 2005 and approved by the FCC in January 2008, the docket will mainly see many stations in the Salt Lake City market upgrade and/or move to new frequencies. The first batch of moves have begun to be completed as SLC Divestiture Trust II’s 106.9 KEGH Brigham City has moved to 107.1 in Woodruff from Humpy Peak. The station is currently simulcasting Broadway Media’s “ESPN 700” KALL North Salt Lake City. That move will enable EMF Broadcasting’s 107.5 KKLV Orem to move to Kaysville from the Farnsworth Peak tower site used by many of the stations in the market and Broadway Media’s “Mix 107.9” KUDD...[Read More]
Dell Loy Hansen’s Broadway Media has agreed to purchase most of the assets of Simmons Media. Broadway Media, which began operating the stations via LMA on October 1, 2013 will acquire Rhythmic CHR “U92” 92.5 KUUU, Alternative “X96” 96.3 KXRK, Variety Hits “Rewind 100.7” KYMV, Country “Eagle 101.5” KEGA, and CHR “Mix 107.9” KUDD in the Salt Lake City market and Oldies 940 KMER and AC “K107.3” KAOX Kemmerer, WY and associated boosters for $11 Million. Broadway will also acquire the Humpy Peak tower site from Simmons for $2 Million. Among the provisions in the sale, if the current lessee of 960 KOVO Provo does not exercise its option to acquire the station by December 31, it too will be transferred to Broadway. Othe...[Read More]