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88.3 Phoenix Stunting

As the Cesar Chavez Foundation moves off of the non-commercial band in Phoenix following its three acquisitions in the market last year, the now former 88.3 KNAI-FM (operating under new KCCF-FM call letters) has begun stunting with a loop redirecting listeners to the new home of its Regional Mexican “La Campesina” network. With the 88.3 allocation operating as a shared-time facility with Family Stations’ 88.3 KPHF Phoenix and the Campesina network operating commercially in its other markets outside of Phoenix and Visalia CA, the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Farmworker Educational Radio Network made three acquisitions in 2017 to allow them to operate 24/7 and commercially in Phoenix. First it purchased 860 KMVP (now KNAI) from Bonneville for $800,000. That was followed ...[Read More]

Bonneville Sells Phoenix AM To Cesar Chavez Foundation

Bonneville has sold 860 KMVP Phoenix to Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Farmworker Educational Radio Network, Inc. for $800,000. The foundation currently owns shared-time 88.3 KNAI Phoenix, which operates from 5:00am to 7:30pm daily as part of its Regional Mexican “La Campesina” network. The acquisition of KMVP follows a consent decree with the FCC last year to swap its Visalia CA market station for a commercial frequency for airing commercials on a non-commercial license. This sale now gives the group a commercial allocation in Phoenix. Is a sale of its part of 88.3 or swap for a translator the next play to make the group legal in Phoenix? 860 KMVP had been airing a brokered Gospel format in recent years. A new LMA with the buyer will start in April. This is to announce that a...[Read More]