1420 Lubbock

Station Sales Week Of 7/20

Radio Sharon transfers its option to acquire 1220 WSTL and 93.7 W229AN Providence RI to Diaz Holdings. New England Christian Media will sell the stations to to Diaz for $240,000. WSTL is the originating station for Radio Sharon’s Spanish CHR “Mega 94.9” W235CN Providence. After applying earlier this month to donate Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council’s MMTC Broadcasting, Birach Broadcasting will instead donate the two stations to Dr. Katrina Chase’s Believe & Achieve Family & Education Center. Jose Carlos Maron’s Radio La Patrona Inc. will purchase Silent 760 KMTL/97.7 K249FE Sherwood/Little Rock AR from the estate of George Domerese for $100,000. James Utley’s CLI R...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 3/3

Walker Broadcasting & Communications sells Classic Country “Raider Country 98.7” 1420 KJDL/98.7 K254CI Lubbock TX to Flores Communications for $275,000. Educational Media Foundation is acquiring 98.5 KNBQ Central Park/Olympia WA from JOSH Broadcasting for $1 million. KNBQ began airing EMF’s “K-Love” programming earlier this year. EMF is also acquiring Classic Hits “Qixie 103.9” WQXZ Hawkinsville GA from Georgia Eagle Media for $150,000. Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network was busy this week as it made three acquisitions in Arkansas. The first purchase was in Little Rock as HPRN filed to purchase NC Communications’ Urban AC “Hot 105.5” 1380 KDXE North Little Rock/105.5 K288EZ Little Rock for $300,000. The second d...[Read More]

The Secret Format Changes Of 2015

Over the past week we have become aware of a few format changes that have taken place over recent months that have not been reported anywhere. Starting in Lubbock TX, Walker Broadcasting & Communications gave 1420 KJDL its third format of the calendar year. Originally CHR “Z98.5” paired with K253BD Lubbock, the station assumed the Alternative format and “Edge” branding from 105.7 KRBL Idalou in February. After the translator moved to 98.7 as K254CI, the format was flipped at some point in August to Classic Country “Raider 98.7“. Considering the station’s website is still 1057Edge.com, it’s not really a surprise the station isn’t up on letting the world know about the new format. Salem Communications quietly launched Soft AC “...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/15: WDTW Seeks To Rebuild What Was Taken Away

Station Moves Pedro Zamora’s silent 1310 WDTW Dearborn/Detroit, MI applies to rebuild the six tower array that had been

Format Shuffle In Lubbock

Walker Broadcasting & Communications is reshaping its portfolio in Lubbock, TX. Alternative “105.7 The Edge” KRBL Idalou has moved to 1420 KJDL/98.5 K253BD Lubbock replacing CHR “Z98.5“. The CHR format lasted almost exactly one year as it debuted on February 18, 2014. The move of The Edge makes way on KRBL for Classic Hits “105.7 King-FM“. The new station is named for former Townsquare Media Classic Hits “98.1 Kool” KKCL PD/Morning Host Landon King. King will be holding the same duties at KRBL. Walker Broadcasting & Communications also owns Texas/Red Dirt Country “105.3 The Rebel” KJDL-FM Levelland in the Lubbock market.

KJDL Lubbock Flips To CHR

Walker Broadcasting & Communications flipped Classic Country 1420 KJDL/98.5 K253BD Lubbock, TX to CHR “Z98.5” on February 18. KJDL operates with 500 watts daytime and 140 watts nighttime. K253BD runs with 105 watts at 175.2 meters from the west side of Lubbock. The new format places the station in direct competition with Townsquare Media CHR “102.5 Kiss-FM” KZII and Wilks Hot AC “Mix 100” KMMX.