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La Jefa Moves In Albuquerque

On the heels of the American General Media acquisition of Univision’s Albuquerque cluster and spin-offs of four stations, the company has made its first big programming move. Regional Mexican “La Jefa 101.3” KJFA-FM Albuquerque has moved its programming to 840 KARS Belen/102.9 K275AO Albuquerque replacing Active Rock “Area 102.9“. With 101.3 now operated by Vanguard Media, the move gives AGM a second Regional Mexican property to pair with “Radio Lobo 97.7” KLVO Belen. With the move of La Jefa to 102.9, American General Media has also switched 102.9 KSFE Pecos/Santa Fe from a simulcast of KLVO to KARS. KJFA-FM registered a 1.1 share in the Spring 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, while the Active Rock format it replaced held a 1.2 share. The 101.3 signal ...[Read More]

More American General Media/Univision Albuquerque Sale Details

And the final piece of the puzzle has been revealed. BB Broadcasting will pay $750,000 for CHR “Z106.3” KDLW Los Lunas from American General Media. BB is led by Thomas Bozzuto who operates a Maryland based Real Estate Management company. BB will enter into a pair of agreements to operate the station. American General Media will provide back office services for the station and agree to a $66,000 deal over five years to utilize their equipment at the tower site. BB has also agreed to a Time Brokerage Agreement for Vanguard Media, who is purchasing 101.3 KJFA-FM, to provide programming and marketing services. Update 6/26: The first round of filings for the deal have been made with the FCC giving more details about its structure. American General Media will pay $5 million for Univi...[Read More]

Area 102.9 Albuquerque Shifts To Active Rock

American General Media Alternative “Area 102.9” 840 KARS Belen/102.9 K275AO Albuquerque has segued to Active Rock while retaining the current branding. Now positioning as “Shut Up & Rock”, the move shifts KARS/K275AO’s focus from attacking iHeartMedia’s Alternative “104.1 The Edge” KTEG to Rock “94 Rock” KZRR. While American General Media does not subscribe to Nielsen Audio’s ratings, KZRR was second in the Albuquerque market with a 4.9 share in the Spring 2015 Phase 1 trends and KTEG held a 2.2 share.

Area 102.9 Albuquerque Debuts

Update 7/24: KARS and K275AO debuted its “Area 102.9” Alternative format at 12pm today. Branded as “New Mexico’s Modern Rock” and positioning itself as “All About The Music”, the station is launching with 10,000 songs in a row. The format places KARS in direct competition with Clear Channel’s “104.1 The Edge” KTEG. We have landed and are beginning the invasion with INXS, the 1st of 10,000 songs in a row at 102.9 fm! http://t.co/BeJczURlXb — AREA1029 (@AREA1029) July 24, 2013 Original Report 7/12: American General Media is preparing to launch a new station/translator combo in Albuquerque. 840 KARS Belen, NM has completed its move from 860 and relocation to a new tower site. The station will now operate with 1.8kW days and 30 ...[Read More]