Riviera Broadcasting has promoted Mikey Fuentes to Vice President of Programming. Fuentes has programmed Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3/101.9” KKFR Mayer/K270BZ Phoenix and Soft AC “95.1/94.9 The Oasis” KOAI Sun City West/K235CB Chandler since 2011. With the promotion he will add day-to-day programming of Hot AC “Hot 97.5/103.9” KMVA Dewey-Humboldt/103.9 KZON Gilbert. Prior to joining Riviera, Fuentes has served as Director of Programming for Impact Radio Boise and PD/Morning Host of 97.3 KKSS and 106.3 KYLZ Albuquerque, and 96.1 KWIE Riverside. He has also worked on-air in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Phoenix. Riviera Broadcasting announced today Mikey Fuentes has been named VP of Programming as he assumes responsibility of Hot AC station Hot 97.5 / 103.9, KM...[Read More]
Riviera Broadcasting Soft AC “95.1 The Oasis” KOAI Sun City West/Phoenix has added an additional signal as 94.9 K235CB Chandler signs-on to bring the programming to the eastern side of the market. Rebroadcasting 103.9 KEXX-HD2, the directional 250 watt signal of K235CB allows the recently launched Soft AC to reach Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and other towns east of Phoenix (Coverage Map). Launched in August 2014, KOAI registered a 1.4 share in the February 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings.
Update 8/13 3:02pm: After ten minutes of stunting with a few Alternative songs, KVIB flipped to Soft AC “95.1 The Oasis” at 12pm today. The new format takes dead aim at Clear Channel AC “99.9 KEZ” KESZ and CBS Classic Hits 94.5 KOOL. Those points were hammered in by the station’s choice of Little River Band’s “Cool Change” and Eagles “Take It Easy” as the first two songs. Riviera Broadcasting is pleased to announce the Valley’s newest radio station, 95.1 The Oasis, which made its debut in Phoenix at 12:00 noon MST on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. 95.1 The Oasis is the only place in the Valley to find “Lite and Refreshing” music from artist such as Billy Joel, Madonna, Lionel Richie, Adele, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Elton John, ...[Read More]
Translator Changes Bridgelight LLC is seeking to increase the power of its CP for 95.1 W236CH Fort Greene, NY from 10 to 99 watts. The translator will cover Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Hudson County NJ from 4 Times Square via Cumulus’ 94.7 WNSH-HD4 (Coverage Map). Spring Arbor University seeks to relocate 98.3 W252CN Holt, MI to Lansing with an increase from 80 watts at 42.6 meters to 170 watts rebroadcasting 106.9 WSAE Spring Arbor (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 102.9 W275CA Saginaw, MI applies to increase its CP from 2 watts at 112 meters to 13 watts at 121 meters with a move to 92.3 (Coverage Map). Ben F. Stinson’s 92.7 K224EN Hesperus, CO proposes to relocate to Durango on 92.3 with 250 watts at -269 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting 92.5 KRWN Farmingt...[Read More]
Dozens of more new translator CP’s have been granted since our last report. Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators: 94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY – 250 watts – // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ – 100 watts – // 94.7 WDSD Dover, DE 94.9 W235BX Colliers, WV – 56 watts – // 94.5 WWSW-FM Pittsburgh, PA 96.5 W243DB Kingston, NY – 90 watts – // 96.1 WPKF Poughkeepsie 100.1 K261ED St. Louis, MO – 130 watts – // 100.3 KMJM-FM Bridgeton 100.7 W264CT Shorewood, WI – 104 watts – // 100.7 WKKV-FM Racine 103.7 W279CM Mount Vernon IL – 250 watts – // 89.7 WBMV Mount Vernon 104.9 W285EV Houlton, MN – 250 watts – // 107.9 KQQL Anoka Cavalry Sat...[Read More]