1320 Salt Lake City

Station Sales 5/5: $1.8 Million Deal For Phoenix Translator

Translator Sales Hubbard Broadcasting is purchasing 92.7 K224CJ Phoenix AZ from Happy Dog Communications for $1.8 million. Should the deal close it will set a record for highest price for a single translator as Elroy Smith’s $4.6 million deal for a Chicago translator and Big Apple Broadcasting’s $3.5 million deal in New York both collapsed prior to closing. Hubbard already operates K224CJ as “Oldies 92.7” rebroadcasting 1440 KAZG Scottsdale via 93.3 KDKB-HD2 Mesa. Jaemin and Hyunjoo Chang purchase 95.3 K237FL Woodlake CA from Rudex Broadcasting for $150,000. K237FL holds a CP to relocate to 106.3 in Los Angeles where it will rebroadcast HK Media Korean “Radio Seoul 1650” KFOX Torrence. SummitMedia is swapping 102.1 W271BN Birmingham AL to Educational Med...[Read More]

KFNZ Salt Lake City Update

After originally telling the FCC that it wished to surrender the license for 1320 KFNZ Salt Lake City, Cumulus Media has requested instead for a Silent STA as it negotiates a sale of the station license to an unnamed bidder. Cumulus will proceed with a separate sale of the station’s real estate and tower site so any buyer will only receive the license of the station and need to build new transmission facilities. Original Report 2/28: Cumulus Media has pulled the plug on Sports “1320 KFAN” KFNZ Salt Lake City and taken the station dark. The station had been carrying the syndicated Bob & Tom show in mornings, a local afternoon show hosted by Kyle Gunther and Ben Anderson in afternoons, and CBS Sports Radio in other dayparts. Gunther and Anderson have exited the company...[Read More]

KFNZ Salt Lake City To Stick With Sports

Following the end of their lease to Larry H Miller Communications, Cumulus will retain the Sports format and “1320 KFAN” branding at KFNZ Salt Lake City. The station will simulcast with 1230 KJQS Murray and is currently running Yahoo! Sports Radio around the clock. However, cluster GM Todd Larsen hints at future local additions. “Everyone wants to be a part of this station! I’ve been overwhelmed by the magnitude of interest in KFAN from on-air personalities to listeners and sports organizations from every level. I am excited to continue these two heritage, local and independent sports radio stations.”

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]