96.3 Salt Lake City

FCC Update 8/9: One Texas Station Forced To Modify; Another Deleted

In March, the FCC issued an Order To Show Cause to LKCM Country “95.9 the Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro/Fort Worth, TX over its use of a side-mounted antenna sending double the licensed power including in the direction of Lake Country Radio’s 95.9 KCKL Malakoff, TX. The agency sought for KFWR to give reasons why KFWR’s total power output shouldn’t be dropped from 25kW to 9.1kW to limit the radiation to 100kW in all directions, while reclassifying their antenna system as directional. A response from KFWR offered to remove the mounting pole and parasitics from the antenna. KFWR took great offense to the reclassification as directional as the agency had previously not established how much distortion is permitted while using a side-mounted non-directional antenna. After a few respons...[Read More]

Broadway Media Acquires Simmons Salt Lake City

Dell Loy Hansen’s Broadway Media has agreed to purchase most of the assets of Simmons Media. Broadway Media, which began operating the stations via LMA on October 1, 2013 will acquire Rhythmic CHR “U92” 92.5 KUUU, Alternative “X96” 96.3 KXRK, Variety Hits “Rewind 100.7” KYMV, Country “Eagle 101.5” KEGA, and CHR “Mix 107.9” KUDD in the Salt Lake City market and Oldies 940 KMER and AC “K107.3” KAOX Kemmerer, WY and associated boosters for $11 Million. Broadway will also acquire the Humpy Peak tower site from Simmons for $2 Million. Among the provisions in the sale, if the current lessee of 960 KOVO Provo does not exercise its option to acquire the station by December 31, it too will be transferred to Broadway. Othe...[Read More]