Stephens Media will pay $10.725 million for Ingstads’ twelve stations and two translators in Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima WA. Original Report 4/2: Stephens Media Group has agreed to purchase fourteen stations in the Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima markets from Ingstad Radio Washington for an undisclosed price. The deal will bring the Tulsa based Stephens up to 41 stations nationally including their home market and Rochester and Watertown NY. Stephens began operating the stations via LMA on Sunday, April 1. The stations involved in the deal are: Kennewick/Richland/Pasco: Country “94.9 The Wolf” KIOK Richland, AC “95.7 More-FM” KKSR Walla Walla, CHR “Power 99.1” KUJ-FM Burbank, Classic Rock “Eagle 106.5” KEGX Richland, Classic ...[Read More]
Ingstad Radio Washington has flipped Conservative Talk “1390 KUSA” KBBO Yakima, WA to Sports “1390 The Fan“. The new lineup will include a simulcast of programming from Bonneville’s “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle from 7am to 7pm weekdays and Fox Sports Radio at night and weekends. KBBO will remain the local affiliate for Seattle Mariners baseball. The flip brings Sports programming back to 1390 after a three year hiatus as it was previously the market’s ESPN Radio affiliate as KJOX. KBBO becomes the third affiliate of KIRO across the state of Washington joining sister “ESPN 1340” KJOX Kennewick and Mapleton’s 1510 KGA Spokane.
Radio Yakima has swapped frequencies at its two AM stations. Classic Country “1390 The Tractor” KTCR has moved to 980, while Conservative Talk “K-USA” 980 KBBO moves to 1390. Dewey Boynton, OM of Radio Yakima, tells the Yakima Herald that the move was made to give the Tractor “better sound quality”. 980 operates with 5kW day and 500 watts night, while 1390 runs 5kW day and 390 watts night.
James Ingstad continues to shuffle the programming at his recently acquired AM’s in Washington State. News/Talk 1340 KJOX Kennewick has flipped to Sports “ESPN 1340“. The station will simulcast the programming of Bonneville’s “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle from 9am to 6pm daily and ESPN Radio the remainder of the day along with Seattle Mariners baseball, Washington State University football and basketball, and Gonzaga basketball. Concurrently sister 960 KALE Richland drops Fox Sports Radio for Classic Country. The KJOX calls were moved to 1340 in February when it was swapped with the KTCR calls that were moved to 1390 in Yakima. That station flipped from ESPN Radio to Classic Country “The Tractor” at that time. The ESPN programming concurrently move...[Read More]