The second half of the Wilks deal has been filed with the FCC as Lotus will pay $1.2 million for AAA 100.1 KTHX Dayton NV and 95.9 K240CA Carson City. Lotus will simultaneously divest Sports “NBC Sports 1060” KFOY Sparks to Lazer Broadcasting for $50,000. KFOY will be Lazer’s first property in the Reno market. Original Report 4/26: Wilks Broadcast Group has completed the sell-off of their broadcast properties as their three stations in Reno will be split between two buyers. Locally based Evans Broadcast Company, run by Jerry Evans, will acquire Country “92.1 The Wolf” KWFP Sparks and Classic Rock “100.9 The Bandit” KURK Sparks/105.1 K286AG Carson City for $750,000. Lotus Broadcasting will acquire AAA “100.1 The X” KTHX Dayton in a deal ...[Read More]
As we reach another of the Big 4 holidays when it comes to format changes, we do so already knowing most of the details for what will likely be the biggest one of the week as Cumulus will launch a new Urban AC in New York City. Completed Changes 7/4: Cumulus AC 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville, NY shifts its focus to New York City as Urban AC “Radio 103.9” WNBM. 7/3: Townsquare Media Rock 106.9 KLUB Victoria, TX flips to “Classic Rock 106.9“. 7/2: Noalmark’s “Kix Country 93.5” KIXV Hot Springs, AR flips to a simulcast of sister “Real Rock 101.5” KHRK. 7/2: Clear Channel’s 99.1 K256AS Honolulu drops Hawaiian for Dance “Evolution 99.1“. 7/1: Hot AC “107.1 FM” WWZY Long Branch/99.7 WBHX Tuckerton, NJ relaunches as ...[Read More]
Following the sale of 92.9 KURK Reno to Educational Media Foundation, Wilks Broadcasting is moving its Classic Rock “92.9 The Bandit” format to 100.9. The move of The Bandit to 100.9 on June 30 will displace Hot AC “Mix 100.9” KMXW. Neither KURK nor KMXW are ratings winners. In the Fall 2013 Nielsen Audio ratings, “Mix 100.9” registered a 1.0 share, while KURK held a 1.6 share of the Reno audience. In addition to 100.9, Wilks Broadcasting retains Country “92.1 The Wolf” KWFP and AAA “100.1 The X” KTHX following the sale of 92.9 KURK.
Wilks Broadcasting has sold Classic Rock “92.9 The Bandit” KURK Reno to Educational Media Foundation for $1.25 million. The sale gives EMF a second Reno signal to add its Christian CHR “Air-1” network joining its Christian AC “K-Love” on 88.3 KLRH Sparks/101.7 K269FC Reno. Following the sale of KURK, which had 1.6 share in the Fall 2013 Nielsen Audio ratings, Wilks will still own 3 stations in the market: Country “92.1 The Wolf” KWFP, AAA “100.1 The X” KTHX, and Hot AC “Mix 100.9” KMXW.