As we first indicated in our 2/4 Domain Insight, iHeartMedia has performed a double flip in Spokane WA. Country “Kix 96.1” KIIX-FM Opportunity has moved to 1280 KZFS/99.3 K257FX Spokane as “Kix 99.3“. That replaces Christian AC “Up! 99.3” on those frequencies. 96.1 KIIX-FM is currently stunting with snippets of Alternative songs promoting the launch of “Alt 96.1” on Monday, March 5 and sweepers from Bobby Bones redirecting listeners of the Country format to the 99.3 signal. KIIX-FM has applied for new KFOO-FM call letters and will feature The Woody Show in mornings. KIIX-FM registered a 1.5 share in the Fall 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings as the third Country signal in the market trailing QueenB Radio’s “Big 99.9 Coyote Country”...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has flipped Sports “Fox Sports 1280” KZFS/99.3 K257FX Spokane, WA to Christian AC “Up 99.3“. JJ Hemingway, who spent 15 years at sister AC “Kiss 98.1” KISC rejoins the company to host mornings. The rest of the lineup includes Heather Williams in middays, Laura Marie in afternoons, and John Tesh’s “Intelligence For Your Life” at night.
Clear Channel Classic Country 1280 KPTQ Spokane has revealed it will flip to Sports on April 11. The station, to be rebranded as “1280 Fox Sports Spokane“, will run the Fox Sports Radio national lineup around the clock including Dan Patrick and Jay Mohr. KPTQ has registered a 0.0 share of the audience in the last three ratings books. The flip to Sports will place it in direct competition with QueenB’s “ESPN 700” KXLX. It was one year ago today that KPTQ dropped its Liberal Talk format for Classic Country.
Clear Channel Country “Kix 96.1” KIXZ-FM Spokane flipped to CHR as “Hits 96.1” on Saturday, March 24. Elvis Duran’s syndicated morning show moves from Mapleton’s “Now 105.7” KZBD. The station has also added Ryan Seacrest for middays. The move places KIXC in direct competition with the aforementioned KZBD as well as Queen B Radio’s tandem of Rhythmic “Hot 96.9” KEZE and Adult CHR 92.9 KZZU. Concurrently, sister Progressive Talk 1280 KPTQ shifts to Classic Country.