With the asset swap made this week by Impact Radio Group and Radio Rancho, a pair of formats have moved to new frequencies. Sports “ESPN Boise” has moved from 730 KNFL/96.5 K243BM Boise to 99.1 K256CZ Boise/101.9 KQBL-HD2 Emmett. The swap places the format on a stronger FM signal as it moves from the 99 watt/805m K256CZ to 250w/805m. 730 KNFL is currently running a loop redirecting listeners to the new 99.1 frequency for the format. With 96.5 vacant, Alternative “92.7 The Alternative” K224EP Boise/KQBL-HD2 has moved to that translator as “96.5 The Alternative“. Impact is acquiring 99.1 K256CZ and $35,000 from Radio Rancho for 730 KNFL, 92.7 K224EP, and the Construction Permit for 106.7 K294DC (which will rebroadcast 730).
Station Sales Impact Radio Group will swap Sports “ESPN Boise” 730 KNFL Boise ID, 92.7 K224EP Boise, and the CP for 106.7 K294DC Boise to Kevin Terry’s Radio Rancho LLC. for 99.1 K256CZ Boise and $35,000. Radio Rancho owns two other FM’s in the Boise market, while Impact will own 1 AM, 4 FMS, and 3 translators in the market upon closing of this deal. The current formats will not be involved in the deal. Radio Rancho is also selling 95.7 KMGR Gunnison UT to Sanpete County Broadcasting for $50,000. The seller has a pending deal to acquire KMGR from Broadway Media’s SLC Divestiture Trust in exchange for two translators. Laurel Media is purchasing Oldies “92 Gold” 92.3 WRRN Warren, Country “Kinzua Country 104.3” WKNB Clarendon, and News/Tal...[Read More]
Impact Radio Group Sports “ESPN 730” KINF Boise is the latest AM recipient of an FM translator. EMF Broadcasting owned 96.5 K260AI Boise has signed-on rebroadcasting KINF. The translator had previously been operating on 99.9 with a rebroadcast of EMF’s “Air 1” 98.7 KARO Nyssa, OR/Boise. The translator is operating with 99 watts at 804.7 meters. It was displaced off of 99.9 by the coming move of KXML Jackson, WY to Fairfield, ID where it will rimshot the Boise market. The Idaho Statesman reports that KINF has also added a local afternoon show. “The Ballgame Show with Rick and Johnny” hosted by Rick Worthington and John Mallory is airing from 2-4pm daily. KINF picked up the ESPN affiliation in Boise at the beginning of this year, when Cumulus’ ...[Read More]
Update 1/1: After stunting for a few days with a loop of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, 730 KINF debuted its new identity as Sports “ESPN 730 Boise” at 12am this morning. Original Report 11/30: With Cumulus dropping ESPN Radio from its Sports stations in many markets in favor of CBS Sports Radio in January, the network continues to lock up new affiliates. In Boise, the new station will be Impact Radio Group’s 730 KINF. KINF currently simulcasts a News/Talk format with sister “Newsradio 99.1” KINF-FM Mountain Home, which will continue with that format. “ESPN 730 Boise” will debut on January 1 with coverage of the Rose and Orange Bowls. The station will be going up against Cumulus’ “93.1 The Ticket” KTIK-FM (simulca...[Read More]
Update 2:45pm That was quick. “Newsradio 99.1 and AM730” debuted at 12pm Mountain time as KQLZ began simulcasting 730 KINF. Original Report 1:35pm: After just a few weeks on the air, Impact Radio Group is adding an FM simulcast for its new “NewsRadio 730” KINF Boise. Modern Rock “V99.1” KQLZ dropped its format shortly after 10:30 this morning and is now stunting with the same loop of Michael Jackson’s Thriller that led into the debut of 730 KINF on July 21. The station has left a farewell message on its Facebook page. Impact Radio registered IdahoNewsRadio.com on August 3 and applied for all call letter change to KINF-FM for 99.1 earlier today. Thanks to @NWOIdaho for help with this report.
Update 7/21: 730 KINF debuted its News/Talk format at 4pm today. The station will air all-news blocks in morning and afternoon drive featuring a mix of local reports and Talk Radio Network’s “America’s Radio News Network”. Rick Worthington has been named Program Director. Worthington previously served as news director at 780 KKOH Reno. Jay Howell is News Director. He formerly worked at WFLA Tampa, WSM Nashville, and KBOI Boise. The news blocks will be surrounded by the aforementioned Laura Ingraham, Rusty Humphries, and Phil Hendrie talk shows. Original Report 7/17: Impact Radio Group has closed on its purchase of 730 KBSU Boise from Boise State University. After stunting all weekend with a loop of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” the station will flip...[Read More]