92.7 Phoenix

Steve Goddard Joins Oldies 92.7 Phoenix

Hubbard Radio’s “Oldies 92.7” 1440 KAZG/92.7 K224CJ Phoenix has announced the addition of Steve Goddard for afternoons starting June 11. Goddard has been a staple in the Phoenix market since joining 104.7 KZZP in 1980. He spent 13 years as afternoon host at Country 102.5 KNIX from 1995-2008 before joining CBS Radio Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL-FM from 2008-2015. Goddard most recently served as morning host at Riviera Broadcasting Classic Hits “95.1/94.9 The Oasis” 95.1 KOAI Sun City West/94.9 K235CB Chandler. In addition to hosting afternoons, KAZG will carry Goddard’s two syndicated shows on weekends. “The 70s with Steve Goddard” will air on Saturday mornings from 7-10am, while “Goddard’s Gold” will air on Sundays from 8-11am. Beginning June 11th, legendary r...[Read More]

Station Sales 5/5: $1.8 Million Deal For Phoenix Translator

Translator Sales Hubbard Broadcasting is purchasing 92.7 K224CJ Phoenix AZ from Happy Dog Communications for $1.8 million. Should the deal close it will set a record for highest price for a single translator as Elroy Smith’s $4.6 million deal for a Chicago translator and Big Apple Broadcasting’s $3.5 million deal in New York both collapsed prior to closing. Hubbard already operates K224CJ as “Oldies 92.7” rebroadcasting 1440 KAZG Scottsdale via 93.3 KDKB-HD2 Mesa. Jaemin and Hyunjoo Chang purchase 95.3 K237FL Woodlake CA from Rudex Broadcasting for $150,000. K237FL holds a CP to relocate to 106.3 in Los Angeles where it will rebroadcast HK Media Korean “Radio Seoul 1650” KFOX Torrence. SummitMedia is swapping 102.1 W271BN Birmingham AL to Educational Med...[Read More]

KAZG Phoenix Relaunches As Oldies 92.7

Following the addition of 92.7 K227CF Phoenix last year, Hubbard Oldies 1440 KAZG Scottsdale/93.3 KDKB-HD2 Mesa AZ has rebranded this week as “Oldies 92.7“. Previously known as “AZ Gold“, KAZG is focusing on 1960s and 1970s hits that are being phased out by CBS Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL. The 92.7 translator is owned by Happy Dog Communications, K224CJ holds a Construction Permit to upgrade from 10 to 250 watts at 447 meters from the South Mountain tower farm (Coverage Map).

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 6/21: Phoenix & St. Louis Translator Upgrades

Translator Moves Happy Dog Communications applies to increase power of 92.7 K224CJ Phoenix from 10 to 250 watts from its current 447 meter antenna on South Mountain. The move will come with a change in originating station from East Valley Institute of Technology’s CHR “90.7 The Pulse” KVIT Apache Junction to Hubbard’s 93.3 KDKB-HD2 Mesa, which currently simulcasts Oldies “AZ Gold 1440” KAZG Scottsdale (Coverage Map). Kaspar Broadcasting of Missouri is proposing to relocate 101.5 K268CT Saint Peters, MO to the Crestwood Master FM Tower in St. Louis. K268CT would operate with 250 watts at 268 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Radio-One’s “Hot 104.1” WHHL Hazlewood (Coverage Map). Pamal Broadcasting, which last week purchased the C...[Read More]

Phoenix’s Goldmine Gets A Pulse

East Valley Institute Of Technology CHR “90.7/92.7 The Goldmine” KVIT Apache Junction/K224CJ Phoenix has flipped to Dance as “The Pulse“. The station joins “C89.5” KNHC Seattle in the realm of high school stations programming a Dance format. KVIT launched in January 2011 and added the 92.7 translator giving it coverage of Phoenix proper in May 2012. The student run programming will also extend online. The station’s new Facebook page describes the new format as, “Teen Pulse Radio is the newest online radio station, news/gossip, and video source for teens. Completely run by teens, for teens, get the latest news, gossip, viral videos, and more. Listen to Teen Pulse Radio featuring EDM, Dubstep, Techno, Top 40, Remixes, and much more 24/7, all fo...[Read More]

KVIT To Expand Phoenix Coverage

East Valley Institue of Technology CHR “90.7 The Goldmine” KVIT Apache Junction, AZ will be expanding its coverage in the Phoenix market. The High School owned station is teasing on its website that it will add a second transmitter from the South Mountain tower farm targeting downtown Phoenix on May 1. While no station was identified, multiple signs indicate 92.7 K224CJ will be the second signal for the station. 92.7 has rebroadcast Sierra H’s “101.1 The Beat” KNRJ for the past few years. That station recently completed a signal upgrade making the translator not as necessary for the station that at one time branded 92.7 as the primary signal. 927Goldmine.com was registered last October and already redirects to KVIT’s website. Longtime Phoenix market stal...[Read More]

101.1 The Beat Phoenix Completes Signal Upgrade

Sierra H Broadcasting’s Urban “101.1 The Beat” KNRJ Payson AZ has completed its signal upgrade in the Phoenix metro with a city of license change to Cordes Lakes. The station had been using translators 92.7 K224CJ and 99.3 K257CD in Phoenix to serve the city itself. With the upgrade, the translators have been completely deemphasized. Press Release follows: KNRJ – FM, The BEAT 101.1 FM Upgrades it’s Signal and Reaches One-Million More Listeners In the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and Surrounding Northern Arizona Communities For more than three years The BEAT has been broadcasting on three frequencies to cover the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, 101.1 FM, 92.7 FM and 99.3 FM. This was due to the fact that the station was licensed miles away to Payson, Arizona with its main ...[Read More]

Beating The Energy Away in Phoenix

Sierra H Broadcasting has announced that it will pull the plug on Dance “Energy 92.7/101.1” KNRJ Payson/Phoenix, AZ at 5pm on 10/31. Following a weekend of stunting, a new format will debut on Monday, November 3 at 9:27am. We’ve discovered a domain registration that seems to point to a new format for the station. 927TheBeatAZ.com was registered anonymously last Friday. Now, we’ll go into speculation mode. “Krazy” Kid and Ruben, longtime Phoenix area personalities were let go earlier this month from CBS’ KZON “101.5 Jamz” in a budget cutting move. Sierra H quickly gave the pair a chance to do a “farewell” show on sister 104.3 KAJM. Bringing them to KNRJ would give the station a big publicity boom in the market. Whether this w...[Read More]