1070 Wichita

Scripps To Divest One Journal Wichita FM

Scripps has filed its application to acquire Journal Communications with the FCC. The deal will lead to Scripps losing its grandfathered status in Wichita. Journal accumulated the cluster prior to the FCC changed the way it counts the number of stations in a market, therefore requiring one of the five FM’s owned by Journal in Wichita to be sold. Scripps has not revealed which station it will sell from “Classic Country 92.3” KFTI, Rock “T95” 95.1 KICT, Country 101.3 KFDI, Classic Rock “104.5 The Fox” KFXJ, and Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo 106.5” KYQQ. The company also owns Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1070” KLIO. Scripps will also divest one Boise television station and request a waiver to retain both of Journal’s tele...[Read More]

True Oldies Wichita Shifts To ESPN Deportes

Journal Broadcast Group has flipped 1070 KLIO Wichita from Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel to Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1070“. The station forms a sales pair with sister Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo 106.5” KYQQ in a market with a Hispanic population of 15.6 percent. Journal’s press release follows: In order to better serve the community’s growing Latino population in Wichita, True Oldies 1070 has changed its programming to ESPN Deportes, the one and only Spanish radio sports network in the United States. The change means ESPN Deportes Radio on AM1070 is now the only around-the-clock Spanish-language radio network serving Hispanic sports fans in Kansas. Since its launch in 2005, the radio network has grown to include 45 affiliates throughout the c...[Read More]