FM Changes Kern Community Radio's "89.7 Savage Radio" KSVG Mettler CA is seeking a waiver to make a rare downgrade from a Class A to Class D with 99w/23m. Although new Class D licenses were eliminated in 1978 with the exception of Alaska, Kern Community Radio believes its eight point waiver request is the only way to keep the group from having to turn in KSVG's license. Among the rationale for seeking the downgrade is the coverage will be equivalent to a 100w LPFM, it is the only non-commercial station in the Bakersfield market with a local studio, and the downgrade is the only way for the station to preserve its current coverage contour.
Station Sales After a second attempt at bringing a 107.7 signal into the Omaha market failed due to conflicts with the FAA, Kona Coast Radio is selling Silent 107.7 KIMI Malvern IA to Educational Media Foundation for $100,000. EMF will utilize KIMI to bring their “Air-1” network into the Omaha market as a satellite of 92.7 KYRA Thousand Oaks CA. Stephens Media sells Silent 1490 KBIX Muskogee OK and 102.9 K275CK Clinton MO (with a CP to relocate to Muskogee) to Grupo Teletul Multimedia for $175,000. University of Utah purchases Silent 93.9 KYLZ Parowan UT from Tri State Radio for $450,000. KYLZ holds a CP to relocate to Enoch where it will cover the St. George/Cedar City market with 100kw/341m. Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa sells Silent 89.9 KWDS Kettleman City CA to Intermountai...[Read More]