1550 Albuquerque

Station Sales Week Of 7/8

Station Sales Vanguard Media is selling Silent 1550 KQNM Albuquerque NM to Immaculate Heart Radio $250,000. KQNM has been silent since the end of September 2015 pending the sale of it. Immaculate Heart already has a CP to upgrade 98.9 K255AU Corrales NM to 70w vertical/1246m rebroadcasting KQNM. Carolina Christian Radio sells 1180 WLTT Carolina Beach/Wilmington NC to James and Maxine Utley’s CLI Radio LLC for $53,000. CLI currently operates Carolina Christian Radio’s 1490 WWIL Wilmington via LMA as Gospel “Gospel Joy 1490“. L. Topaz Enterprises sells the CP for 103.9 KKUJ Monument OR to Xana Oregon for $15,500. Translator Sales

80s Channel Debuts In Albuquerque

In a move that quietly went under the radar… Vanguard Media Classic Hits “Kool 94.5” 1550 KRKE Albuquerque/94.5 K233CG Sandia, NM flipped to 80s Hits “The 80s Channel” back on May 12. The station is running a locally originating format created by KM Richards. Listen to the launch of The 80s Channel at FormatChange.com.

FCC Applications 2/12

Telesouth Communications has applied to boost its 103.1 WOSM Ocean Springs/Biloxi, MS from a Class C2 with 50kW at 140 meters to a C1 with 100kW at 180 meters. The increased coverage area would add Mobile, AL to the station’s 60dBu coverage area. Pittsburgh Public Media has requested an increase of Jazz 88.1 WYZR Bethany, WV from 1.1kW to 10kW as it attempts to boost its coverage in the greater Pittsburgh area. WYZR rimshots Pittsburgh while serving the Wheeling, WV market. Kevin Youngers has applied to move his CP for 103.9 K280FW Del Valle, TX to 92.9 with a boost from 9 to 170 watts from Austin’s West Lake Hills. The translator is currently licensed to rebroadcast EMF’s 92.5 KVLR Sunset Valley. Ted McCall has applied to relocate 105.9 W290BW Anderson, SC to Greenville ...[Read More]

Kool Moves In Albuquerque

Vanguard Media has completed the upgrade of its Albuquerque translator giving its Classic Hits station improved coverage and a new FM frequency. The former “Kool 107.5” K298BK Sandia has moved to 94.5 as K233CG with an upgrade from 99 to 250 watts. The translator is fed from 1550 KRKE Albuquerque. With the move and signal upgrade, the new “Kool 94.5” has tweaked its programming from Oldies to focus on music from the 1970’s and 80’s. The move places the station closer musically to American General Media’s “Big 98.5” KABG Los Alamos which rimshots Albuquerque from the north.

Albuquerque AMs Swap Places

Vanguard Media has swapped the formats and call letters of its two ALbuquerque AM’s. Talk “The Rock Of Talk” 1550 KIVA shifts to 1600, while Classic Hits “Cool 107.5” KRKE goes in reverse. The move places the Talk format on the 1600 signal that operates with 10kW daytime and 175 watts at night from just south of the city. 1550 operates with 10kW daytime and just 27 watts at night, but will now be paired with the 107.5 translator (K298BK Sandia) that covers the whole city and adjacent towns. The 107.5 translator currently has a Construction Permit to upgrade from 99 watts to 250 watts with a move to 94.5. KIVA will soon be paired with 98.9 K255AU Corrales which will operate with 99 watts from the same location as 107.5.

Translator Report 1/17: WFLA To Get FM Signal

Another Clear Channel AM News/Talk is making the move to FM via translator. Radio Training Network’s 95.3 W237DI West Tampa, FL has applied to move to 105.9 with a power boost from 115 to 250 watts at 456 feet. The application also shifts the originating programming station to Clear Channel’s 970 WFLA. The EMF/Clear Channel duo are working on an additional move-in in Cincinnati. 96.9 W245AJ Forest Park, OH has applied to move to downtown Cincinnati where it will rebroadcast Clear Channel’s WKFS-HD2. We’ve noticed a trend where translators to be programmed by EMF have their applications prepared by EMF’s engineers and translators prepared by Clear Channel end up being programmed by Clear Channel despite who owns the translator. This application was prepared by ...[Read More]

Translator Report 11/6

It’s not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a construction permit to move to downtown Shreveport with 250 watts. Following the FCC decision to force “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air until it can find a new frequency, Radio Power Inc. has applied to move the translator to 93.5 where it will operate with 99 watts. Radio Power has also purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. That translator has applied to move to downtown Detroit with 250 watts on 107.1. Both 935TheOasis.com and 1071TheOa...[Read More]