Public News/Talkers in Boston and Salt Lake City seek coverage upgrades and an AM revitalization translator cancels its plans to leave St. Louis.
FM Changes Way Media’s recently acquired 89.7 KAWA Sanger TX seeks to increase its coverage in Dallas by upgrading from a Class C1 to C0. KAWA will increase power from 14 to 45 watts from its current 518 meter antenna (Coverage Map).
Wasatch Public Media’s 88.3 KCPW Salt Lake City is taking the rare step of dropping its NPR affiliation on Monday, June 24. The station is taking this step to differentiate its programming from the University of Utah’s 90.1 KUER-FM. In doing so the station will lose Morning Edition, On Point, Fresh Air, and All Things Considered from its daily lineup. All except On Point also air on KUER-FM. The new lineup, which will feature programming from American Public Media, Public Radio International, Public Radio Exchange and the BBC. The new schedule can be seen here. KCPW CEO Ed Sweeney told the Salt Lake Tribune that the change was based on the inability of the station to raise funds. It became evident to us that it was harder to convince lenders and underwriters that we were unique...[Read More]