Thirteen translators in Indiana and Michigan have gone silent after ending their deal to rebroadcast Progressive Broadcasting System's Christian AC 104.7 WFRN-FM Elkhart. Indiana Radio Watch reports that Friends of Christian Radio took 94.3 W232CK Gary, 95.1 W236BD Michigan City, 96.3 W242BM Kokomo, 97.5 W248AP Chesterton, 102.3 W272BZ Portage, 102.3 W272CZ Sheridan, 105.3 W287BE Greenwood, 106.7 W294BA Valparaiso, 107.7 W299AJ Marion IN and 96.3 W242BH Marshall, 100.3 W262AF Parchment, 101.1 W266AE Coldwater, and 102.5 W273BM Benton Harbor MI all filed silent STAs while seeking a new source to rebroadcast.
Update 4/20: KCHH began simulcasting 970 KBUL on Friday, April 15 billed as “NewsRadio 95“. Original Report 4/5: Townsquare Media is preparing to make Billings, MT the next stop on the ever growing News/Talk to FM movement. “NewsRadio 970” KBUL Billings will be adding one or both from the tandem of 90’s Hits “Channel 95” 95.5 KCHH Worden, MT and translator 95.1 K236AB Billings as they have registered NewsRadio955.com and NewsRadio95.com. KCHH has a construction permit to move 20 miles west to Billings proper making the need for the translator simulcast moot. Just like the recent shift of WBEN Buffalo, KBUL will not be able to duplicate its calls on FM due to KBUL Reno, NV.