550 San Antonio

KTSA San Antonio Adds FM Translator

Alpha Media News/Talk 550 KTSA San Antonio has added an FM signal with the sign-on of 107.1 K296GK Pleasanton, TX from its new location in downtown San Antonio. KTSA is the #2 commercial Talker in the San Antonio market behind iHeartMedia’s 1200 WOAI. It is the third translator launched in the market by Alpha. In December they signed-on 94.5 K233DB rebroadcasting Sports 1250 KZDC. Earlier this month Alternative “103.3 The App” K277CX debuted, however antenna issues quickly took it off air, with its return awaiting FCC approval. Alpha Media/San Antonio is now simulcasting News/Talk KTSA-AM on its FM translator K296GK-FM at 107.1 FM as well as its original frequency 550 AM. Executive VP of Programming Scott Mahalick said, “Adding the FM frequency to our news talk stat...[Read More]

L&L Acquires Border Media San Antonio

The selloff of Border Media’s properties has reached its conclusion as the Border Media Business Trust has sold their San Antonio cluster to Larry Wilson’s L&L Broadcasting for $31 Million. The purchase gives L&L eight stations in San Antonio and 43 total. Involved in the sale are News/Talk 550 KTSA, Sports “ESPN 1250” KZDC, CHR 94.1 KTFM, Regional Mexican “La Ley 95.7” KLEY, Variety Hits “102.7 Jack-FM” KJXK, Spanish Sports 720 KSAH/103.1 KHHL, and Regional Mexican “Norteno 104.1” KSAH-FM. KHHL’s signal is nonexistent in San Antonio proper, while 95.7 and 104.1 rimshot the market from the south. In 2012 Border Media began its selloff by divesting of its Austin and Rio Grande Valley stations.