Genuine Austin Radio is converting its LMA of Sports “104.9 The Horn” KTXX-FM Bee Cave/Austin and 1260 KLGO Elgin TX from Total Austin Sports Radio LLC into a purchase for $3.2 million. Genuine Austin Radio, which operates as Austin Radio Network began operating the stations at the start of 2014. The company also owns Classic Country 99.3 KOKE-FM Thorndale/1490 KTAE Austin. Tony Richards’ Kensington Digital Media is acquiring Classic Country 1010 WHIN/100.7 W264CR Gallatin TN from WHIN Inc. for $325,000. Richards, who also serves as President of Indiana’s Federated Media, also owns Classic Hits “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY-FM Bellevue/Nashville. Required by its recent acquisition of stations from Red Rocks Radio, Midwest Communications is selling Classic Roc...[Read More]
After two decades on iHeartMedia Sports “1300 The Zone” KVET and Country 98.1 KVET-FM Austin, the University of Texas is moving its sports broadcasts to Austin Radio Network’s cluster of stations. The entire cluster will air UT Football games including pre and post-game coverage. That includes Progressive Country 99.3 KOKE-FM Thorndale/98.5 K253AN Sunset Valley/1490 KTAE Austin, Sports “104.9 The Horn” KTXX Bee Cave, Classic Hits “Classic 105.3” K287FG Austin/KTXX-HD4, and “Comedy 1260” KLGO Elgin. KOKE-FM/KTAE will also carry Men’s Basketball, while “The Horn” will air Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and featured games from other sports. Texas Football will air in Spanish on Regional Mexi...[Read More]
Austin Radio Network has flipped Gospel “1260 The Word” KLGO Elgin/Austin, TX to Comedy “Comedy 1260“. Utilizing programming from George Gimarc’s Today’s Comedy Network, the move returns the format to the market where it once gained its highest ratings. Emmis had operated “Comedy 102.7” K274AX prior to flipping it to Spanish CHR “Latino 102.7” in May 2013. K274AX peaked at a 4.3 share in January 2012 making it at the time the highest rated translator in a PPM market. KLGO rimshots Austin from suburban Elgin with 1kW daytime and 140 watts nights.
Update 1/2: With Genuine Austin Radio assuming control of 104.9 KTXX-FM and 1260 KWNX today, the stations have flipped to a hybrid Sports Talk/Classic Hits format. Chip Brown and Chad Hastings’ morning show will expand an hour and run from 6am to 10am. Bucky Godbolt and Erin Hogan will remain in the 3-7pm timeslot. Midday co-host Sean Adams has been let go, while his co-host Adam Loeb will remain with the station in a yet to be disclosed role. The rest of the station’s lineup will feature Classic Hits music replacing ESPN Radio programming. Austin has not had a Classic Hits formatted station since 98.9 KXBT was sold to the University of Texas in 2012. Original Report 12/31: Bob Cole, Jason Nassour, and Eric Raines’ Genuine Austin Radio continues to grow. The Austin Americ...[Read More]
Update 7/13: With the sale a few on-air hosts have been dismissed. Morning co-host Chip Brown departs “The Bud Light Morning Rush” while co-host Erin Hogan remains. Early afternoon co-host Chance Mock departs the “Adams Theory” program while Sean Adams remains, and Geoff Ketchum is out as Chad Hasting’s co-host of the 4-7pm “The Drive”. Original Report 7/12: The final pair of stations in Border Media’s Austin cluster to be sold have now changed hands. The Border Media Business Trust has sold Sports “104.9 The Horn” KTXX-FM Bee Cave/1260 KWNX Taylor to Total Austin Sports Radio LLC. for $2.5 Million. Based on the company’s name I think its fair to say that the current format will be retained. Following the sales of the Austin...[Read More]
The Border Media Business Trust has begun the process of selling off its Austin cluster piece by piece. “ESPN 1530” KZNX Creedmor has been sold to El Paso based America Telecommunications Group, Inc for $600,000. America Telecommunications Group owns 95.1 K236AY Westlake Hills which had been distributing programming from BMP’s 104.9 KTXX-HD4. 95.1 carried Spanish Women’s Talk programming “Radio Mujer” based out of Promomedio’s 1040 XEBBB Guadalajara, MX which appears to share common management with America Telecommunications Group. Gonzalo CÃ¡rdenas Barba is listed as Secretary of ATG on the FCC filing of the purchase and General Director of Promomedio. “ESPN Deportes 92.5” KXXS Elgin goes to EMF Broadcasting with an immediate flip to t...[Read More]