92.5 Austin

FCC Report 5/1: When Contingent Applications Go Awry In Suburban Atlanta

Back in 2009, Radio Training Network's "93.3 The Joy-FM" WVFJ-FM Manchester GA, Rome Radio Partners' 93.5 WSRM Coosa GA and Cox Media Urban AC "Kiss 104.1" WALR-FM Greenville GA filed contingent applications to modify their facilities. The moves would see WVFJ-FM change city-of-license to Greenville while upgrading from a Class C1 to C0, WSRM move to a new tower site with a directional antenna to protect WVFJ-FM, and WALR-FM downgrade from a C0 to C1 while changing city-of-license to Palmetto. After a series of application modifications and objections the FCC has finally ruled on what can proceed.

Border Media Begins Austin Selloff

The Border Media Business Trust has begun the process of selling off its Austin cluster piece by piece. “ESPN 1530” KZNX Creedmor has been sold to El Paso based America Telecommunications Group, Inc for $600,000. America Telecommunications Group owns 95.1 K236AY Westlake Hills which had been distributing programming from BMP’s 104.9 KTXX-HD4. 95.1 carried Spanish Women’s Talk programming “Radio Mujer” based out of Promomedio’s 1040 XEBBB Guadalajara, MX which appears to share common management with America Telecommunications Group. Gonzalo Cárdenas Barba is listed as Secretary of ATG on the FCC filing of the purchase and General Director of Promomedio. “ESPN Deportes 92.5” KXXS Elgin goes to EMF Broadcasting with an immediate flip to t...[Read More]

Big Talker 98.9 Austin Now True Oldies

Border Media’s “98.9 The Big Talker” KXBT Austin has flipped to a simulcast of sister “True Oldies 92.5” KXXS with 98.9 to become the permanent home of the format in the coming weeks. The move shifts the more successful, cheaper to operate station to the more powerful signal in the Austin market. 98.9 is a Class C2 operating with 29kW at 515 feet just seven miles west of downtown Austin. 92.5 is a rimshot Class A broadcasting with 3.4kW at 440 feet twenty miles east of Austin. It does have an application to move to Austin proper that is stuck in FCC limbo. After Labor Day 92.5 will assume the ESPN Deportes programming currently heard in the market on sister 1260 KWNX, which in turn will begin simulcasting Sports “104.9 The Horn” KTXX.