1280 Salt Lake City

Utah Jazz Acquire KZNS Salt Lake City

Update 5/22: Larry H. Miller Communications has finalized its purchase of 1280 KZNS and 97.5 KZNS-FM for $3.25 Million and will begin operating both stations on Wednesday, May 23. “1280 The Zone” KZNS will assume 1320 KFAN’s lineup. David James & Patrick Kinahan in mornings from 6-10am, Jim Rome from 10am-1pm, Scott Garrard and Jake Scott 1-3pm, Spence Checketts and Gordon Monson 3-6pm, Inside The Outdoors with Steve Brown from 6-7pm, and Fox Sports Radio at night. 97.5 KZNS-FM will break its simulcast of 1280 to become “Fox Sports 97.5“. The station will carry “Fox Sports Daybreak” from 6-10am on a two hour delay. A local show hosted by Jake Scott and Tony Parks will follow from 10am to 1pm followed by a replay of Jim Rome from 1-4pm and then...[Read More]

The Zone Moves Again In Salt Lake City

As Simmons Media moves to divest a number of stations required by its purchase of 3 Point Media and Millcreek Broadcasting last year, the aftershocks are beginning to be felt. Active Rock “97.5 The Blaze” KZZQ Coalville, UT dropped its format at 12am last night and began simulcasting Sports “1280 The Zone” KZNS Salt Lake City. Both of those stations are in the SLC Divestiture Trust I overseen by Larry Patrick. KZNS had been simulcasting since earlier this year on 104.7 KZNS-FM Lyman, WY which is remaining in Simmons possession. “The Blaze” had returned to its Active Rock format last December following a run as Variety Hits under the same moniker. PD/Morning Host Roger Orton has a farewell message for the station on its Facebook page. 104.7 meanwhile has ...[Read More]