94.1 Denver

Marty Lenz To Anchor KOA Denver’s Colorado Morning News

iHeartMedia News/Talk 850 KOA/94.1 K231AA Boulder/K231BQ Golden CO has appointed Marty Lenz as its new co-anchor of Colorado’s Morning News. Lenz will debut on KOA on January 8 alongside co-anchor April Zesbaugh filling the opening created by Stefan Tubbs’ July arrest for suspected domestic violence, disturbance by phone. Tubbs has since had all charges against him dropped but the company chose not to rehire him. Lenz joins KOA from Entercom News 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC San Francisco where he has worked since 2010 as well as KRON-TV and NBC Sports Bay Area. He is a Denver area native and played football at Colorado State University before working in the market at AC 101.1 KOSI, Classic Rock “99.5 The Hawk” KKHK, Smooth Jazz 95.7 KHIH, Hot AC “Mix 100” KIMN, ...[Read More]

iHeartMedia Shuffles Lineups At Three Denver Stations

iHeartMedia has made on-air lineup changes at three of its stations in Denver. Starting at Classic Rock “103.5 The Fox” KRFX, Susie Wargin takes over the midday slot. Wargin had been co-hosting 10am-12pm on Sports “Denver Sports 760” KDSP. Gregg ‘Uncle Nasty’ Stone returns to the company to take afternoons at KRFX. Nasty had hosted afternoons at Rock 106.7 KBPI for 15 years until his layoff in 2012. KRFX morning hosts Rick Lewis and Kathy Lee will pull double duty as they will join News/Talk 850 KOA/94.1 K231BQ for afternoons along with Denver Broncos play-by-play man Dave Logan. “Lewis & Logan” will air from 4-7pm. Logan had been co-hosting the 10am-12pm show with Susie Wargin on KDSP. He also had hosted afternoons on KOA until his move...[Read More]

KOA Adds FM Simulcast; Christmas Debuts On 107.9 Denver

iHeartMedia News/Talk 850 KOA Denver officially announced the launch of its simulcast on 94.1 K231BQ Golden/KBCO-HD3 during this evening’s Denver Broncos pre-game show. In a few weeks 94.1 K231AA Boulder (which currently rebroadcasts CHR “95.7 The Party” KPTT) will also begin simulcasting KOA as the two translator signals are synchronized to maximize coverage. KOA had quietly been rebroadcasting on 107.9 K300CP Denver for the past couple years. With the addition of the two 94.1 translators, K300CP/103.5 KRFX-HD2 have begun stunting as “Colorado Christmas 107.9“. The former “Smokin 94.1” format continues for now on 1550 KBUD Golden and online. iHeartMedia Denver announced today the addition of an FM simulcast for KOA NewsRadio. Effective immediately...[Read More]

FCC Applications 6/28: Translator Upgrades In Knoxville & Boise

Station Moves iHeartMedia Country “Wild Country 97.1” KYWD Green Valley/Tucson applies to relocate to the tower site utilized by 88.5 KFLT and 92.1 KCMT where it will operate with 25kW at 100 meters (Coverage Map). S & H Broadcasting’s 105.1 KVGH North Shore, CA (formerly KQCM) is seeking one final move in the Palm Springs market. KVGH seeks a COL change to Bermuda Dunes and a move to the tower utilized by CBS’ “Sunny 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert. KVGH would operate with 1.5kW at 198 meters (Coverage Map). Over the past few years the station has moved from Barstow to Twentynine Palms and finally into the Palm Springs market. Washington State University’s Public News/Talk 89.7 KWWS Walla Walla, WA holds a CP already to increase from a Class C2 to C1...[Read More]

Mile High Sports To Return 6/29

Mile High Sports Radio will return to Denver on Monday, June 29. Afternoon host Eric Goodman tweeted to a listener that the station will be heard on 1340 KVOQ with an FM signal to follow. @chizman69 @Gilfest We will be relaunching on Monday, June 29th on AM 1340 with our FM soon to follow… Thanks for your patience! — Eric Goodman (@EricGoodman) June 8, 2015 Colorado Public Radio is in the process of swapping KVOQ to Cedar Cove Broadcasting for 88.3 KRKY-FM Fort Collins. Original Report 5/21: With Marc Paskin’s Marco Broadcasting closing on its $875,000 acquisition of 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden, CO/Denver from 4-K’s LLLP, “Mile High Sports Radio” has lost its on-air home. A message on the station’s website states: Mile High Sports Radio is making changes! In ...[Read More]

Pot Rock Smokes Into Denver

With the exit of “Mile High Sports Radio“, Marco Broadcasting has relaunched 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden/Denver, CO as “Smokin 94.1” KBUD. Featuring a mix of Rock hits and marijuana themed programming, KBUD will also air the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge in mornings. The station is focusing on the niche of weed smokers in the first state to legalize marijuana, just like the short-lived on-air version of “K-High” in Colorado Springs. Denver has a new morning show on a brand new radio station. The Bubba the Love Sponge Show ® will lead off when Smokin 94.1 debuts early Monday. The four-hour show featuring Bubba, Ned, Manson and 25 Cent, will air Monday through Friday from 6-10 am on the first station in the United States to specifically target people w...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 2/27

Station Sales Just months after closing on its acquisition of “Mile High Sports” 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden/Denver, CO, 4-K’s LLLP is transferring the duo to Marco Broadcasting Company for $875,000. Marco is run by Marc “Uncle Kokua” Paskin, a former radio personality turned real estate investor/philanthropist. In addition to acquiring 104.5 KMCQ Covington/Seattle for $7 million, Educational Media Foundation acquires one half of the Classic Country “Bear” simulcast in eastern North Carolina. 98.9 WNBR-FM Bethel/Greenville goes from Coastal Carolina Radio to EMF for $700,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Mark Jensen’s MWB Broadcasting sells Classic Hits 1370 KAWL and AC “Mix 105” 104.9 KTMX York, NE to Nebraska Rural Rad...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of November 7

Station Sales 4-K’s LLLP is converting their lease of 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden, CO for “Mile High Sports Radio” into an outright buy. Vic Michael’s Advanced Modulation Broadcasting will receive $550,000 for the station and translator. Bristol Broadcasting is acquiring Silent 1350 WNVA and 106.3 WNVA-FM Norton, VA from Radio Wise, Inc. for $35,000. The stations have been off the air due financial and health hardships of the owners. The equipment and studio/transmitter sites of both stations were sold at public auction. Bristol intends to apply to relocate WNVA-FM to a new location within 90 days in order to expedite its return to the air. North Face Broadcasting is trading Classic Hits “106.5 The Fox” KCIJ Atlanta, LA to Educational Media Foundation f...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/9: Another Twin Cities Translator Move-In

Translator Moves iHeartMedia is filing to move yet another translator to the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. 96.7 W244CS Hudson, WI, which the company announced the acquisition of last week, has applied to change city-of-license to Calhoun Beach, MN where it will operate with 170 watts at 236 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of 107.9 KQQL. Due to interference complaints from 99.9 WXJB Homosassa, FL, Reach Communications has applied to shift 99.9 W207BU Bayonet Point to 100.3. W207BU, which is operated by iHeartMedia as Alternative “Alt 99.9“, would operate with 250 watts at 327 meters directed southward towards St. Petersburg (Coverage Map). Alpha Media’s 94.7 K234CI Marion, TX has completed its relocation into San Antonio and now applies to move ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 5/28

After taking a week off for the Memorial Day holiday, we’re back with a roundup of the last two weeks worth of FCC filings. Station Moves Connoisseur Media’s Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX Norwalk, CT has applied to change its city-of-license to Southport, CT with no changes to its 3kW at 91 meters signal (Coverage Map). The move will shift WFOX’s home market from Stamford/Norwalk to Bridgeport where it will join sister Hot AC “Star 99.9” WEZN. Domestic Church Media’s Catholic 89.3 WFJS-FM Freehold, NJ proposes an increase from 3.8kW at 50 meters to 15.2kW from the same antenna. The directional pattern will point towards the southeast increasing the station’s coverage towards Brick and Toms River. Translator Moves Educational Media Fo...[Read More]

Mile High Sports Denver Relocates

With the closing of the sale of 1510 KCKK Littleton/93.7 K229BS Loveland, CO from 4K’s LLC to Hunt Broadcasting, Mile High Sports has lost its LMA on the station. After two days off the air, the Mile High Sports programming has quickly relocated to Cedar Cove Broadcasting’s 94.1 K284BR Golden and Lincoln Financial’s 107.5 KQKS-HD2. The translator is licensed to operate with 24 watts at 216 meters and licensed to rebroadcast EMF’s 91.1 KLDV Morrison, CO. Mile High Sports is the flagship station of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche’s Altitude Radio Network but sublicenses most of the games to Lincoln Financial Media’s 104.3 KKFN and 950 KRWZ. 1510 and 93.7 are currently off the air, but we expect they will return with a music format. 937TheRock.com...[Read More]