96.1 Phoenix

KKFR Moves Simulcast To 96.1

After failing to accelerate the move of its east side simulcast of Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer/Phoenix AZ, Riviera Broadcasting completed the construction of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ from Phoenix’ South Mountain and has shut down 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix. Due to the existence of Sewanee Phoenix’ 96.1 K241CS Phoenix rebroadcasting Christian “1280 The Trumpet” on the west side of Phoenix, the move to 96.1 creates some coverage holes from the station. 96.1 K241BQ operates with a directional 120w vertical/426m as opposed to the 250w/426m that K270BZ was running. Update 2/13: The FCC has quickly acted on the STA request made by Riviera Broadcasting to accelerate its move of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to Phoenix’ South Mountain prior to the gr...[Read More]

FCC Report 2/11: Riviera Seeks STA To Accelerate Phoenix Translator Move

The FCC has quickly acted on the STA request made by Riviera Broadcasting to accelerate its move of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to Phoenix' South Mountain prior to the granting of its Construction Permit by denying it. The FCC states that "K27OBZ's problems do not justify STA for K241BQ. Nor does the STA request supersede the need for a construction permit before such changes can be made. Finally, we do not consider STA requests made for the convenience of the applicant." K241BQ cannot move to South Mountain until the application is granted. Original Report 2/12: Riviera Broadcasting is seeking Special Temporary Authority to expedite its relocation of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to the South Mountain Tower Farm just south of Phoenix. Riviera is in the process of acquiring K241BQ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/20: Power On The Move In Phoenix

Translator Sales After closing on its $175,000 purchase of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ from John Low’s 1TV.com, MKhanGroup LLC. turns around and sells the translator to Riviera Broadcasting for $230,000. K241BQ already holds a CP to relocate to Phoenix’ South Mountain tower farm with 120w vertical/449m rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Riviera’s 103.9 KZON Gilbert. The sale filing also mentions Riviera needs K241BQ to replace 101.9 K270BZ due to interference complaints filed by “Gila 101.9” KQSS Miami AZ. K270BZ simulcasts the programming of Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer via KZON-HD3 to cover the eastern side of the market. Station Sales Universal Media Access sells South Asian “Desi 1170” KLOK San Jose CA to Tron Dinh Do’...[Read More]

Pair Of Phoenix Changes

Two AM’s and a translator in Phoenix will debut new programming on Monday, April 1. 1TV.com’s “NewsTalk 1260 & 96.1” KBSZ Apache Junction/K241BQ Fort McDowell will drop its mix of syndicated and brokered Talk programming to simulcast sister Comedy “Funny 97.3” KIKO-FM Claypool. Both stations rimshot Phoenix from the eastern edge of the metro, but the addition of 1260/96.1 should improve its coverage in the suburbs of Mesa, Gilbert, and parts of Scottsdale. Sandusky’s “The Fan 1060” KDUS Tempe will rebrand as “NBC Sports Radio AM 1060“. NBC Sports Radio will replace Yahoo! Sports Radio as the station’s primary affiliation. The new lineup will include the network’s Brian Kenny from 6-9am and “Under Cente...[Read More]