As we first indicated in our 2/4 Domain Insight, iHeartMedia has performed a double flip in Spokane WA. Country “Kix 96.1” KIIX-FM Opportunity has moved to 1280 KZFS/99.3 K257FX Spokane as “Kix 99.3“. That replaces Christian AC “Up! 99.3” on those frequencies. 96.1 KIIX-FM is currently stunting with snippets of Alternative songs promoting the launch of “Alt 96.1” on Monday, March 5 and sweepers from Bobby Bones redirecting listeners of the Country format to the 99.3 signal. KIIX-FM has applied for new KFOO-FM call letters and will feature The Woody Show in mornings. KIIX-FM registered a 1.5 share in the Fall 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings as the third Country signal in the market trailing QueenB Radio’s “Big 99.9 Coyote Country”...[Read More]
Slightly more than two years after dropping Country for CHR, Clear Channel’s “Power 96.1” KPXR Opportunity/Spokane has returned to Country and its prior “Kix 96.1” branding. Kix is launching with the Bobby Bones Show in mornings and a Premium Choice lineup of Amy James in middays, Tyler Reese in afternoons, and local host Cole at night. Then KIXZ dropped Kix for CHR “Hits 96.1” in March 2012 and then rebranded as Power in September 2013. The Elvis Duran show moves from mornings on 96.1 to sister Hot AC 103.1 KCDA.
Clear Channel CHR “Hits 96.1” KIXZ-FM Spokane has rebranded as “Power 96.1“. KIXZ had flipped to CHR from Country in March 2012 and registered a 1.7 share in the Spring 2013 Arbitron ratings. The station features a completely syndicated/Premium Choice lineup of Elvis Duran, Ryan Seacrest, Jackson Blue, and Billy The Kidd. The station competes in a crowded CHR marketplace in Spokane against Mapleton Communication’s “Now 105.7” KZBD, Queen B Rhythmic “Hot 96.9” KEZE and Adult CHR 92.9 KZZU.
Clear Channel Country “Kix 96.1” KIXZ-FM Spokane flipped to CHR as “Hits 96.1” on Saturday, March 24. Elvis Duran’s syndicated morning show moves from Mapleton’s “Now 105.7” KZBD. The station has also added Ryan Seacrest for middays. The move places KIXC in direct competition with the aforementioned KZBD as well as Queen B Radio’s tandem of Rhythmic “Hot 96.9” KEZE and Adult CHR 92.9 KZZU. Concurrently, sister Progressive Talk 1280 KPTQ shifts to Classic Country.