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104.1 KTDK To Be Restored?

Update 10/29: Whitley Media and Dick Witkovski’s North Texas Radio Group have filed a petition for reconsideration in regards to cancelled sale and deletion of KTDK. Witkovski currently owns 96.1 KZRC Bennington, OK and 99.7 KETE Sulpher Bluff, TX. His group previously owned Dallas area move-ins 93.7 KNOR and 98.3 KBOC before selling them in the early 2000’s. The petition for reconsideration is not available in the FCC’s online database. INSTANT INSIGHT: For Whitley and Witkovski to file a petition for reconsideration, they have likely come to agreement on a license transfer to take the station out of Cumulus’ hands. Even if the FCC rejects it, the cost of lawyers would be less than waiting for the allocation to come up down the road when put up for auction. Update ...[Read More]

KTCK To Replace WBAP On 96.7 Dallas

As 104.1 KTDK Sanger, TX went dark on Monday, Cumulus announced plans to give Sports “1310 The Ticket” KTCK a new FM signal in the Dallas market. News/Talk 96.7 WBAP-FM Flower Mound will shift to a simulcast of KTCK by Monday, October 21. In regards to dropping WBAP from 96.7, Dan Bennett, VP/Market Manager of Cumulus Dallas told DFW.com that, “We have seen no ratings increase since adding the FM. WBAP at 820 AM still covers 114 counties in the day and has been heard in up to 38 states at night and early morning before the sun comes up. WBAP at 820 is one of the biggest radio signals in America.” WBAP will replace KTCK on 99.5 KPLX-HD2. 96.7 WBAP-FM (to become KTCK-FM) rimshots the Dallas market from northwest of the city with 90kW at 621 meters. The 96.7 frequency ...[Read More]

Cumulus To LMA ESPN 103.3 Dallas

Update 10/4: Cumulus will begin its LMA of KESN on Tuesday, October 8. With KESN coming under Cumulus management, 104.1 KTDK will drop its simulcast of “The Ticket” 1310 KTCK this weekend. As Cumulus’ first attempt to divest the station was rejected by the FCC last month, it is unknown at this time how Cumulus will handle the quick divestiture of the station. Unless they have arranged a quick donation of the station, one of their remaining options will be to take the station off the air and turn in the license to the FCC. Randy Galloway, who had announced his pending retirement from his afternoon slot at KESN when the LMA was first announced, will move up his timetable. Galloway will host his final show on KESN on Monday before the LMA goes into effect instead of remainin...[Read More]