Cumulus News/Talk 770 KKOB Albuquerque has brought its programming to FM. Following Cumulus’ agreement to purchase 94.5 K233CG Sandia NM from Martha Whitman for $425,000, the translator has immediately begun rebroadcasting KKOB. The translator operates with 250w vertical/1240m giving it great coverage of the Albuquerque market. The translator previously carried an 1980s hits format with 1550 KQNM Albuquerque, but most recently was rebroadcasting “Air 1” 105.5 KQRI. Whitman just closed on the purchase of K233CG from EMF for $61,431.66. As part of that deal she cannot consummate the sale with Cumulus until 365 days have passed. Cumulus will operate the translator via a Retranmission Agreement for $1000 per month which will be pro-rated from the purchase price until then. Cu...[Read More]
In a move that quietly went under the radar… Vanguard Media Classic Hits “Kool 94.5” 1550 KRKE Albuquerque/94.5 K233CG Sandia, NM flipped to 80s Hits “The 80s Channel” back on May 12. The station is running a locally originating format created by KM Richards. Listen to the launch of The 80s Channel at FormatChange.com.
Vanguard Media has completed the upgrade of its Albuquerque translator giving its Classic Hits station improved coverage and a new FM frequency. The former “Kool 107.5” K298BK Sandia has moved to 94.5 as K233CG with an upgrade from 99 to 250 watts. The translator is fed from 1550 KRKE Albuquerque. With the move and signal upgrade, the new “Kool 94.5” has tweaked its programming from Oldies to focus on music from the 1970’s and 80’s. The move places the station closer musically to American General Media’s “Big 98.5” KABG Los Alamos which rimshots Albuquerque from the north.
Another Clear Channel AM News/Talk is making the move to FM via translator. Radio Training Network’s 95.3 W237DI West Tampa, FL has applied to move to 105.9 with a power boost from 115 to 250 watts at 456 feet. The application also shifts the originating programming station to Clear Channel’s 970 WFLA. The EMF/Clear Channel duo are working on an additional move-in in Cincinnati. 96.9 W245AJ Forest Park, OH has applied to move to downtown Cincinnati where it will rebroadcast Clear Channel’s WKFS-HD2. We’ve noticed a trend where translators to be programmed by EMF have their applications prepared by EMF’s engineers and translators prepared by Clear Channel end up being programmed by Clear Channel despite who owns the translator. This application was prepared by ...[Read More]