Rocking M Media launched AAA “Flight 100.5” on Thursday, December 28. KVWF has been stunting as “Wichita’s Christmas Station” since early December. While the station has no web or social presence yet, it can be heard here. Original Report 12/5: Rocking M Media is continuing to shuffle the programming at its three recently acquired Wichita KS properties. After flipping Hot AC “Q92” 92.3 KKGQ Newton to Texas/Red Dirt Country “Kansas Country 92.3” in September, Rocking M pulled the plug on Classic Country “100.5 Hank-FM” KVWF Augusta on Saturday and is currently stunting with Christmas Music. Former Hank-FM morning host Cathy Carrier has moved to the same daypart on KKGQ and is being joined by longtime Topeka personality Trace Taul. Aftern...[Read More]
Rocking M Media has closed on its acquisition of Hot AC “Q92” 92.3 KKGQ Newton/Wichita KS and has flipped the station to Texas/Red Dirt Country as “Kansas Country 92.3“. KKGQ joins a crowded Country market in Wichita that includes Scripps’ market leading 101.3 KFDI-FM and iHeartMedia’s “102.1 The Bull” KZSN on the current end and Scripps’ 1070 KFDI and Connoisseur’s (and soon to be Rocking M’s) “100.5 Hank-FM” KVWF playing Classic Country. KKGQ’s now defunct Hot AC format registered a 0.7 share in the Spring 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings.
Envision Broadcast Network, owners of Hot AC “Q92 The Beat” 92.3 KKGQ Newton/Wichita KS has announced it will merge into Rocking M Media. Rocking M currently owns 24 stations in Central and Western Kansas and is in the process of acquiring Variety Hits “97.1 Bob-FM” KIBB Haven and Classic Country “100.5 Hank-FM” KVWF Augusta in the Wichita markets from Connoisseur Media. As part of the deal, Rocking M will integrate Envision Broadcast Academy’s educational programs for the vision impaired into its operations in all of its markets. Envision today announced a merger between the Envision Broadcast Network and Rocking M Media, LLC, a Manhattan, Kan.-based media company. The Envision Broadcast Network was formed in October 2014 when Envision acquired Q92 (92.3 KKGQ-FM). Envisi...[Read More]
The rollout of “Q92” KKGQ Wichita continues as the station debuted its Hot AC format positioned as “Best Mix 90s To Now” on January 1. Boasting “Best Mix 90s to Now,” the newly formatted KKGQ 92.3 FM kicked off 2015 yesterday as “Q92,” debuting a fresh sound and ushering in a new area of operations for station owner Envision Broadcast Network, a division of Envision Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and improving the quality of life of individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Q92 will feature a popular mix of today’s top performers and favorites from the recent past. The station will be broadcast to a 140-mile listening area that includes Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, and covers the state’s most populated regions, approaching t...[Read More]
Update 10/16: The FCC filing indicates Envision Broadcast Network will pay Journal $1.55 million for 92.3 KFTI. Excluded from the sale are the KFTI call letters and the current intellectual property of the station. Original Report 10/10: Journal Broadcast Group has found a buyer for its necessitated divestiture of Classic Country 92.3 KFTI Newton/Wichita, KS. Envision Broadcast Network, LLC will acquire KFTI for an undisclosed amount. Envision describes itself as “a not-for-profit organization that promotes nationwide advocacy and independence for those who are blind or visually impaired”. Journal was required to divest one Wichita station as part of its pending merger with Scripps. Journal Broadcast Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Journal Communications, Inc. JRN, has announced a...[Read More]
Scripps has filed its application to acquire Journal Communications with the FCC. The deal will lead to Scripps losing its grandfathered status in Wichita. Journal accumulated the cluster prior to the FCC changed the way it counts the number of stations in a market, therefore requiring one of the five FM’s owned by Journal in Wichita to be sold. Scripps has not revealed which station it will sell from “Classic Country 92.3” KFTI, Rock “T95” 95.1 KICT, Country 101.3 KFDI, Classic Rock “104.5 The Fox” KFXJ, and Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo 106.5” KYQQ. The company also owns Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 1070” KLIO. Scripps will also divest one Boise television station and request a waiver to retain both of Journal’s tele...[Read More]