iHeartMedia has named Travis Moon as Director of Country Operations for the company’s four Country stations in Austin and San Antonio. Moon will be responsible for the day-to-day programming at 98.1 KVET-FM and 100.7 KASE Austin and “KJ 97” 97.3 KAJA and Classic Country “92.5/93.3 The Bull” KRPT in San Antonio. In Austin he replaces JT Bosch, who exited on Friday and in San Antonio he takes the place of Lance Tidwell follow his departure last month. Moon programmed KAJA/KRPT from 2009 until 2014 when he left to join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as Senior Liaison, Programming/Radio Development. He also programmed 105.1 WUBE Cincinnati and spent 11 years at iHeart’s 102.1 KEEY Minneapolis on-air and rising to APD/MD.
iHeartMedia stuck first as Classic Country “92.5/93.3 K-BUC” KRPT Devine/K227BH San Antonio rebranded as “The Bull” this morning. No changes in content at the station, which runs the Premium Choice Classic Country feed around the clock. Original Report 10/28: Alpha Media and iHeartMedia are both seeking to stake a claim to the “Bull” brand in the San Antonio market. Earlier this month we reported on Alpha’s registration of TheBullSA.com with a mostly completed site for what is now “ESPN Deportes 103.1” KHHL Karnes City, which serves the rural area southeast of the city. Last week iHeart registered TheBullCountry.com which now redirects to the site of Classic Country “92.5/93.3 K-BUC” KRPT Devine/K227BH San Antonio. Both comp...[Read More]
Clear Channel has broken up the “Wild 92.5/105.7” simulcast in San Antonio. While the Rhythmic CHR format remains on 105.7 K289BN San Antonio, 92.5 KRPT Devine has flipped to Classic Country “92.5 K-BUC“. The station will focus on Country hits from the 70’s through 90’s. Sister “KJ97” KAJA PD Travis Moon will program the new station with KAJA morning host Randy Carroll serving as the imaging voice of K-BUC. 925KBUC.com was registered earlier today but is not yet live. The KBUC call letters have a long history in San Antonio on many stations, but most famously for the Country format on 1310 and its then sister 107.5. Since 2005 the calls have been held by “Super Tejano 102.1” Raymondville in the McAllen/Brownsville market. The prev...[Read More]
Update 10/29: Clear Channel has flipped 12 stations to Comedy today running the 24/7 Comedy service. The new Comedy affiliates are: 1420 WACT Tuscaloosa AL (Was News/Talk simulcasting 105.9 WRTR) 800 KBFP Baskersfield CA (Was simulcasting Spanish Oldies “La Presciosa 105.3” KBFP-FM) 92.3 W222AF Atlanta GA (Was simulcasting “ESPN Deportes 640” WGST) 1460 WHAL Columbus GA (Was Sports “Fox Sports 1460“) 1280 WIBB Macon GA (Was Gospel “Hallelujah 1280“) 1470 KWSL Sioux City IA (Was Classic Country “The Whistle“) 1580 WWTF Lexington KY (Was Urban AC “Groovin 1580” WGVN) 1210 WLRO Baton Rouge LA (Was Gosepl “Hallelujah 1210“) 1470 WJDY Salisbury MD (Was Sports “Fox Sports 1470“) 1370 WJIP Ellenville N...[Read More]
With expectations that Cox will flip Classic Rock “X106.7” KTKX to CHR, Clear Channel has launched a Rhythmic flanker “Wild 92.5/105.7” in San Antonio. Billed as “San Antonio’s Party Station”, “Wild 92.5/105.7” displaces Conservative Talk “92.5 The Patriot” on 92.5 KRPT Devine and a simulcast of News/Talk 1200 WOAI on 105.7 K289BN San Antonio. The station is launching with 10,000 songs commercial free. The Rhythmic CHR format directly targets Univision’s “98.5 The Beat” KBBT while protecting sister Mainstream CHR “Mix 96.1” KXXM from any new potential competitors.