Stephens Media Group has made programming changes at two of its recently acquired stations in Kennewick/Richland/Pasco WA. AC “95.7 More-FM” KKSR Walla Walla has moved its format to 960 KALE/106.1 K291BS Richland as “106.1 More-FM” replacing Classic Hits “Big 106.1“. That move actually reverses the change made by previous owner Ingstad Radio Washington in September 2016. The move of the AC format from KKSR makes way for the launch of Christian AC “Shine 95.7” on the 100kW KKSR. The move gives a commercial competitor locally to EMF’s “K-Love” network which is heard in the market on 93.3 KRKL Walla Walla and 103.1 K276EU Kennewick.
Stephens Media will pay $10.725 million for Ingstads’ twelve stations and two translators in Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima WA. Original Report 4/2: Stephens Media Group has agreed to purchase fourteen stations in the Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima markets from Ingstad Radio Washington for an undisclosed price. The deal will bring the Tulsa based Stephens up to 41 stations nationally including their home market and Rochester and Watertown NY. Stephens began operating the stations via LMA on Sunday, April 1. The stations involved in the deal are: Kennewick/Richland/Pasco: Country “94.9 The Wolf” KIOK Richland, AC “95.7 More-FM” KKSR Walla Walla, CHR “Power 99.1” KUJ-FM Burbank, Classic Rock “Eagle 106.5” KEGX Richland, Classic ...[Read More]
Ingstad Radio Washington has swapped formats at two of its stations in the Tri-Cities of Washington AC “106.1 More-FM” 960 KALE/106.1 K291BS Richland is promoted from the AM/Translator combo to the Class C signal of 95.7 KKSR Walla Walla as “95.7 More-FM“. The station has also added the syndicated Brooke & Jubal for mornings. “Classic Hits 95.7” in turn moves to 960 KALE/106.1 K291BS Richland as “Classic Hits 106.1“. KKSR registered a 1.7 share in the Richland/Kennewick/Pasco Spring 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings, while KALE had a 0.0.