88.7 Phoenix

Neon 90.7 Brings 90s Hits To Suburban Phoenix

East Valley Institute of Technology flipped Classic Country “90.7 The Goldmine” to 1990s based Classic Hits “Neon 90.7” last month. The station, which serves the eastern suburbs of the Phoenix market, is playing a broad mix of music from the 80s through early 2000s with an emphasis on 90’s rhythmic titles. Artists heard in our brief samplings include En Vouge, Digital Underground, Michelle Branch, Crystal Waters, and Quiet Riot. KVIT is one of two stations operated by the high school along with CHR “Pulse 88.7” KPNG Mesa.

FCC Report 1/15: KROY Gets Deleted

The pending sale of Roy Henderson's 99.7 KROY Palacios TX to New Wavo II will not proceed as the FCC has dismissed its 2013 license renewal and deleted the station. The saga of KROY began in November of 2007 when it filed for a Silent STA after its tower site was dismantled. A 2009 CP to move to a new location was never filed for a license to cover in July 2012 and was Silent or operating without FCC authorization. In response to an FCC letter of inquiry, Henderson stated that KROY operated from March 1 through 9, 2013 and December 23, 2013 through January 2, 2014 at sites without a license or STA. That kept the station silent in the FCC's eyes from December 26, 2009 when its final STA expired and March 15, 2014 when it began Program Test Authority. The FCC determined that the station's...[Read More]

Classic Country Goldmine Comes To Phoenix’ East Side

East Valley Institute of Technology has broken up the simulcast of 88.7 KPNG Chandler and 90.7 KVIT Apache Junction AZ as KVIT flips to Classic Country “90.7 The Goldmine“. The high school owned station is featuring Country hits of the past fifty years with a focus on music from 1978-1998. KVIT serves the eastern side of the Phoenix market including Chandler, Gilbert and Mesa. Sister 88.7 KPNG Chandler continues with the “Pulse” Hot AC format.

Phoenix’s Pulse Moves To 88.7

East Valley Institute of Technology has launched 88.7 KPNG Chandler, AZ as Dance CHR “Pulse 88.7” as the format moves from its previous frequencies. The high school station had been heard on 90.7 KVIT Apache Junction and 92.7 K224CJ Phoenix giving it nearly full coverage of Phoenix. The new Class C3 signal is located south of the market, but on a clear enough signal to be heard in more populated areas (Coverage Map). EVIT paid Arizona Community Media Foundation $700,000 for KPNG. 92.7 K224CJ will soon shift to rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Hubbard’s “Alt AZ 93.3” KDKB Mesa. 90.7 KVIT is owned by EVIT. No word if its long term plan is to simulcast KPNG or other as the school is only promoting the new 88.7 signal now as the home of the Pulse format.

FCC Applications 6/7: Pair Of Stations Sliding Closer To Phoenix

Station Moves 1TV.com’s “Oldies 97.3 KIKO-FM Claypool/Globe, AZ is attempting to make a move to better reach the east side of the Phoenix market. KIKO-FM seeks to shift to 96.5 and upgrade from a Class C3 to a Class C with 32kW at 981 meters (Coverage Map). To make the move happen, Petracom Hot AC “96.5 The Storm” KRFM Show Low would have to relocate to 98.5 with a downgrade from a Class C to a Class C0 with no changes to its 100kW at 303 meters facilities via a Show Cause Order. Just south of Phoenix, East Valley Institute of Technology applies to downgrade its CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler from a Class C1 to C3 with 15kW at 113 meters (Coverage Map). Another station in the pending Salt Lake City frequency shuffle has applied for its new frequency. Alpha Media’s ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 3/6

With Alpha Media closing on its acquisition on Access.1’s nine stations in Shreveport and Tyler, the two stations that Access.1 had to place in a trust in 2103 are being returned. Cosecha Communications will transfer Regional Mexican simulcast “La Invasora” 92.1 KSYR Benton, LA and 92.3 KCUL-FM Marshall, TX to Access.1, while Alpha Media will take over operations of the stations via a Facilities, Services and Personnel Agreement. Golden City Broadcast has exercised its option to convert its LMA of Mandarin Chinese 93.5 KADD Logandale, NV/Las Vegas from M&M Broadcasting for $2.26 million. East Valley Institute of Technology is purchasing the CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler, AZ from Arizona Community Media Foundation for $700,000. EVIT operates CHR “Teen Pulse Radio...[Read More]