96.5 Des Moines

96.9 The Bull Launches In Des Moines

iHeartMedia Country “96.5 Country” K243CA Millman/100.3 KDRB-HD2 Des Moines has completed its power increase to 250 watts and move to 96.9. With the change in frequency, iHeart has relaunched the station as “96.9 The Bull“. The Bull features The Bobby Bones Show in mornings, Billy Greenwood in middays, local host Nick Bruns in afternoons, and Michael J in evenings. K243CA competes against Cumulus’ combo of “92.5 Nash Icon” KJJY and “97.3 Nash-FM” KHKI. The station was not listed publicly in the Fall 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings.

iHeart Launches 96.5 Country Des Moines

iHeartMedia has launched Country “96.5 Country” K243CA Millman/KDRB-HD2 Des Moines. The 102 watt translator (Coverage Map) gives an in-market competitor to Cumulus’ duo of “92.5 Nash Icon” KJJY and “97.3 Nash-FM” KHKI. Those stations placed fourth and fifth in the Fall Phase 2 Nielsen Audio trends with a combined 10.6 share.

FCC Applications 8/17

Translator Moves Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has amended its application for 96.9 K245AI San Pasqual, CA to relocate to San Diego with 250 watts at 560 meters rebroadcasting Univision’s 102.9 KLQV (Coverage Map). Reach Communications 92.1 W221CE Wesley Chapel South, FL applies to shift to 102.9 with 250 watts at 58 meters. Rebroadcasting a subchannel of Clear Channel’s 100.7 WMTX, W221CE will cover parts of Tampa and South Tampa (Coverage Map). Edgewater Broadcasting’s 100.1 W261BX Birmingham seeks a modification to 35 watts at 347 meters rebroadcasting Summit Media’s 104.7 WZZK (Coverage Map). Clear Channel’s CP for 96.5 K243CA Millman, IA proposes a modification to 102 watts at 110 meters from downtown Des Moines rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of sister 10...[Read More]