1340 Palm Springs

920 KGX & 1340 KWXY Palm Springs Unveil New Identities

Desert Broadcasters launched its two new brands in Palm Springs at this afternoon as 920 KKGX Palm Springs became Conservative Talk “KGX Real Talk” while 1340 KWXY Cathedral City will return to its heritage Soft Oldies/Beautiful Music identity. KKGX’s all-syndicated programming lineup will include the Armstrong & Getty in mornings, Chris Plante from 10am-12pm, Todd Schnitt from 12-3pm, Palm Springs based Chad Benson from 3-6pm, America Now with Buck Sexton 6-9pm, Beyond Reality Radio 9-11pm, Kate Delaney 11pm-3am, and Doug Stephan 3-5am. KGX debuted atat 3:00pm after a two hour special on both frequencies that featured Station Manager Kevin Barrett, Chad Benson, a Southern California aircheck and jingle montage, and tributes and interviews with former station owners ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 10/28

Station Sales Quicksilver Broadcasting sells Classic Rock “Z104” 104.1 WMZK and Classic Country “730 The Patriot” WJMT Merrill/Wausau WI to WRVM Inc. for $260,000. WRVM will convert both stations to non-commercial simulcasts of Christian 102.7 WRVM Suring WI. Broadway Media sells Silent 107.9 KAOX Shelley/Idaho Falls ID to Frandsen Media for $25,000. As part of the deal Frandsen will also assume Broadway’s obligations for the frequency changes required at 99.1 KNYN Fort Bridger WY (to 103.9), 103.9 KGNT Smithfield UT (to 99.1), and 95.9 KLZX Tremonton UT (to 99.9 Weston ID) as part of previous upgrades to allow Broadway’s predecesors to upgrade their signals in the Salt Lake City market. KAOX previously completed its move from 107.3 in Kemmerer WY. Deser...[Read More]

Palm Springs AM Duo To Go Dark

RR Broadcasting will take Conservative Talk 920 KPSI Palm Springs and Liberal Talk 1340 KWXY Cathedral City CA dark on August 12. Owned by Ric and Rozene Supple, the two stations are the final remnants of a one time five station cluster. 98.5 KDES, 100.5 KPSI-FM, and 107.3 K297BO were sold to Alpha Media in August 2015, while 1450 KPTR was donated to College of the Desert in March. The Desert Sun reports that the Supples will file Silent STAs for the stations while awaiting a suitable offer to sell. Both owners are in their 90’s and seeking to cut back on their businesses. Both stations feature all-syndicated lineups. KPSI’s programming includes Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Michael Savage. KWXY assumed the Liberal Talk format from KPTR when it was sold and featur...[Read More]

KWXY Gives Way To 107.3 Mod-FM Palm Springs

Alpha Media has relaunched Standards “Legend 107.3” K297BO Palm Springs/KDES-HD2 as “107.3 Mod-FM” as the station completes its breakaway from 1340 KWXY Cathedral City. Alpha had acquired programming rights to the translator as part of its purchase of KDES and 100.5 KPSI from RR Broadcasting in August. RR retained KWXY and its two other AM stations in the market and is now carrying Talk programming on 1340. The new “Mod-FM” is positioning as “Great Standards From Yesterday To Today” while removing any remaining instrumentals from the playlist. With the recent format changes made by Alpha to the former 98.5 KDES to Country and 103.9 K280CV to Sports, Alpha has consolidated the Gold based stations they operate in the market from four to two: K2...[Read More]

KWXY Returns To FM

Update 6/12: KWXY signed-on their FM translator on Wednesday. With the addition of K297BO Palm Springs, the station is now positioning itself as “107.3 KWXY – The Sound Of Palm Springs“. Original Report 4/7: One of the last remaining Beautiful Music stations in the country will be returning to the FM band. R&R Radio’s 1340 KWXY Cathedral City will be launching a simulcast on 107.3 K297BO Palm Springs via 98.5 KDES-HD2. KWXY had been operating on 98.5 until February 2010 when a market shuffle caused by the move of then 104.7 KDES into the Riverside/San Bernardino market banished the station to 1340. Ahead of the move the station has let go of PD/Morning Host Ford Michaels and afternoon host John O. K297BO will operate with 250 watts at 181 meters covering the bul...[Read More]