New South Radio launched a pair of new formats for their AM/Translator combos in Jackson MS in December. 780 WIIN Ridgeland/93.1 W225BK Cedar Hill have gone All-Blues as “Blues 93.1“. WIIN had been simulcasting Classic Country “93.5 The Legend” WHJT. 930 WSFZ/107.1 W296DD Jackson has been running a stunt loop of Neil Diamond’s “Cherry Cherry”. The Clarion Ledger picked up on this in late December and New South GSM Bill Rakestraw told the paper “It’s not ready to be announced yet. But we know it’s happening. It’s not stuck,” after some locals posted on Facebook thinking the station was broken. No word yet on what the long term plans for the station are.
Station Sales While Save KPLU attempts to raise the money to purchase the station, The University of Washington has filed its application to purchase 88.5 KPLU Tacoma, its three simulcasts, and eight translators from Pacific Lutheran University for $8 million following the sale’s announcement in November. As part of the deal, all current employees will be terminated prior to closing and the KPLU call letters are excluded. The other facilities involved in the deal are 88.9 KPLK Sedro-Woodley, 89.3 KVIX Port Angeles, 90.1 KPLI Olympia, 88.7 K204BI Bellingham, 90.1 K211AP Centralia, 90.3 K212AG Raymond, 92.1 K221FR West Seattle, 96.7 K244EV Arial, 100.9 K265DP Aberdeen, 104.7 K284BM Longview and 105.5 K288GG Mount Vernon. Marianne Barton’s Mid-Utah Radio will merge into husband Do...[Read More]