95.3 Bakersfield

99.3 Now-FM Fresno Launches As Jewel-FM Moves

One Putt Broadcasting moved AAA “99.3 Jewel-FM” KJWL Fresno to 105.5 KJZN San Joaquin on New Years Day to prepare for the launch of CHR “99.3 Now-FM“. The station launched at 7:20am on Monday following a day of looping Van Halen’s “Right Now”. It debuted with a full airstaff. Miggy Santos, PD of Alpha Media CHR “Energy 95.3” KLLY Bakersfield joins the station as PD/Morning Host. KLLY midday host DJ Jess comes aboard for afternoons, while Nicole Giordano in nights. Santos previously hosted mornings at “Y101” KWYE Fresno, while DJ Jess spent many years at “Q97” KSEQ. With KJWL’s move to 105.5, it takes on its former “K-Jewel” branding and shifts back to Soft AC. Classic Hip-Hop “Rewind 105.5...[Read More]

Alpha Gives Bakersfield An Energy Shot

Alpha Media has relaunched CHR “Kelly 95.3” KLLY Bakersfield as “Energy 95.3“. With a more pronounced Rhythmic lean, the move places KLLY in-between American General Media’s combo of CHR “Hits 93.1” KKXX and Rhythmic “Hot 94.1” KISV. The current airstaff remains in place with Danny Hill as PD/Morning Host, DJ Jess in middays, Snacks in afternoons and Jo-Go at night.

Alpha Media Acquires Buckley’s Bakersfield/Merced Stations

Update 10/16: Alpha Media is paying $5.8 million for the six stations. Original Report 10/10: Alpha Media is expanding into California with the purchase of Buckley Broadcasting’s six stations in Bakersfield and Merced. The stations involved in the deal are: Bakersfield – Hot AC “Kelly 95.3” KLLY, News/Talk 97.7 KNZR-FM/1560 KNZR, and Rhythmic Oldies “Groove 99.3” KKBB Merced – Country 96.3 KUBB and Rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.7” KHTN Following the deal, Buckley will be down to just one station (Sports “ESPN 630” KIDD Monterey) as it winds down its divestitures over the past few years. Alpha Media of Portland, OR announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Buckley Broadcasting of Ca...[Read More]