Salem Communications continues to take control of the final five stations it acquired from Disney in September. In Denver, 1690 KDDZ Arvada has changed call letters to KDMT and is now stunting with the music of Johnny Cash as “Cash Country 1690“. The stunt will lead into the launch of Salem’s “Wall Street Business Network” programming as “Money Talk 1690“. In Minneapolis/St. Paul Salem has moved their Business programming from 1570 KYCR Golden Valley to 1440 KDIZ Golden Valley. A call letter swap is expected to follow. What’s next for 1570? Salem has registered KDIZ1570.com, KDIZAM.com, and TwinCitiesWellnessRadio.com. It looks like a Brokered Health Talk format will be forthcoming.
The final five stations left to be sold by Radio Disney will go to multiple holding companies of Salem Communications for a combined $2.225 million. 1260 WSDZ Belleville, IL will be Salem’s only station in the St. Louis market for $275,000 under Caron Broadcasting. 1380 WWMI St. Petersburg, FL will become Salem’s fifth AM in the Tampa market for $750,000 as it goes to South Texas Broadcasting. 1440 KDIZ Golden Valley, MN becomes Salem’s fourth AM in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market as it goes to Common Ground Broadcasting for $375,000. 1640 KDZR Lake Oswego/Portland, OR goes to Salem Media of Oregon for $275,000. Salem already owns one AM and three FMs in the Portland market. 1690 KDDZ Arvada/Denver, CO goes to Salem Media of Colorado for $550,000. Salem currently ow...[Read More]