Dimes Media has brought some pieces of the former “New Rock 107.3” KURQ Grover/San Luis Obispo CA back to the market. 1340 KYNS San Luis Obispo/93.7 K229AK Baywood-Los Osos/106.1 KWWV-HD3 have flipped to Alternative “Alt 93.7“. Two on-air pieces of the former KURQ have joined KYNS. The syndicated Bob & Tom will air in mornings, while Hammer joins for afternoons. Just like at KURQ, Hammer will voicetrack for San Luis Obispo from his base at One Putt Broadcasting’s “New Rock 104.1” KFRR Fresno. The former Soft AC “B93.7” format heard on KYNS/K229AK continues to be heard as “B98.5” on K253BR San Luis Obispo/KKWV-HD2. The station had been heard on both frequencies since K253BR signed-on earlier this year.
Update 10/23: The sale has been filed with the FCC revealing that Dimes Media is paying $1 million for the five Mapleton Communications stations in the San Luis Obispo market. Original Report 10/15: Mapleton Communications is selling its five stations and one translator in San Luis Obispo, CA to newcomer Dimes Media. Dimes Media is headed by Eric Fahnoe, who is a member of the Buckley family currently in the process of winding down operations of Buckley Broadcasting after three generations. Fahnoe is the newphew of the late Rick Buckley and grandson of company founder Richard Dimes Buckley from which the new company takes its name. Fahnoe was Vice President/General Manager of Buckley’s Connecticut properties until their sale to Connoisseur Media earlier this year. The five stations i...[Read More]
The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times of the year for format changes. Between December 21, 2012 and January 8, 2013 we logged 58 format changes and this year is already shaping up to be busy. Changes That Have Taken Place 1/6: Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPKX Phoenix flips to Sports simulcasting “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR 1/6: “Rock 92.3” WRKN New Orleans flips to Country “Nash-FM 92.3” 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ Miami relaunches as Spanish Hot AC “I95” following move of previous format to 106.7. 1/6: Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL New York flips to Regional Mexican “La Invasora” 1/6: 1290 WPCF/93.9 W227CE Panama City flip to Dance “93.9 Play-FM“. 1/3: Soft AC/Oldies “1320/1450 The Dove” WD...[Read More]
Update 12/26: 1340 KYNS/93.7 K229AK came out of Christmas Music with a shift to Soft AC “B93.7“. Positioned as “The Songs You Remember”, KYNS launched with Al Jarreau’s “We’re In This Love Together”. The station has picked up the syndicated Delilah for evenings. Update 12/20: Whatever new format comes to KYNS after the holidays will be branded as “B93.7“. B937SLO.com was registered on December 12 and already redirects to the former “SLO Radio News” site. Original Report 11/26: Mapleton Communications has pulled the plug on News “SLO Radio News” 1340 KYNS San Luis Obispo/93.7 K229AK Baywood-Los Osos, CA after less than a year. KYNS flipped to Christmas Music as “Christmas 93.7” today. The station...[Read More]