97.1 Tucson

KLOU PD Dave Adams Moves To Tucson as SVP/Programming

Dave Adams, Program Director for iHeartMedia Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU and Christian AC “Up 103.7” K279AQ/KLOU-HD2 St. Louis is transferring to Tucson as Senior VP of Programming for the company’s seven station cluster. Adams will oversee programming for Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY, CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ, Country “97.1 The Bull” KYWD, Rhythmic CHR “Hot 98.3” KOHT, News/Talk 790 KNST and 1450 KTZR, and Tejano “Tejano 1600” KXEW. Adams joined KLOU in January 2015 after four years programming Classic Hits “Oldies 95.7” WRIT and CHR “97.3 Radio Now” WRNW Milwaukee. iHeartMedia announced today that Dave Adams has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the Tucson market, effective October 24....[Read More]

If A Station Rebrands And Doesn’t Make A Sound…

We take pride at RadioInsight.com in being on top of everything going on in the radio industry. Sometimes a change falls through the cracks that baffles us on how nobody picked up on it. But the problem gets much worse when the station’s operator does nothing to get the word out about its new identity. Back in December, iHeartMedia gave Country 97.1 KYWD Green Valley/Tucson AZ a fresh coat of paint as its “Wild Country” name gave way to “The Bull“. Yet the company has done nothing to notify anybody of the change. The company’s local advertising page still proudly promotes KYWD as “Wild Country“. Neither of the two local media columnists nor any national site was given a release to give the station some attention. This is a station that garner...[Read More]

FCC Applications 6/28: Translator Upgrades In Knoxville & Boise

Station Moves iHeartMedia Country “Wild Country 97.1” KYWD Green Valley/Tucson applies to relocate to the tower site utilized by 88.5 KFLT and 92.1 KCMT where it will operate with 25kW at 100 meters (Coverage Map). S & H Broadcasting’s 105.1 KVGH North Shore, CA (formerly KQCM) is seeking one final move in the Palm Springs market. KVGH seeks a COL change to Bermuda Dunes and a move to the tower utilized by CBS’ “Sunny 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert. KVGH would operate with 1.5kW at 198 meters (Coverage Map). Over the past few years the station has moved from Barstow to Twentynine Palms and finally into the Palm Springs market. Washington State University’s Public News/Talk 89.7 KWWS Walla Walla, WA holds a CP already to increase from a Class C2 to C1...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/16: More Translators For Orlando

Translator Moves Orlando has been one of the biggest hotbeds of translator activity and this week sees three more moves. The bigger of the moves have already been granted and will see Salem basically swap frequencies of two translators in the market. The CP for 94.9 W235CI Oviedo becomes 105.5 W288CJ with 250 watts at 65 meters rebroadcasting Conservative Talk “660 The Answer” WORL Orlando (Coverage Map). That move will enable 105.5 W288BI Deltona to move to 94.9 in Orlando with 250 watts at 134 meters rebroadcasting Christian Preaching 950 WTLN Orlando (Coverage Map). Also in Orlando, Central Florida Educational Association files to modify its recently acquired 93.3 W227CP Orlando. W227CP seeks to operate with 217 watts at 45 meters rebroadcasting Gospel “G106.3” 8...[Read More]

Wild Country Heads To Tucson

The 15 month old simulcast of News/Talk 790 KNST Tucson on 97.1 KNST-FM is on the verge of ending as the station flips to “Wild Country 97.1” at 12pm. Branded as “Tucson’s New Country”, the station will feature the Bobby Bones Show in mornings. The new format will position the station directly against Cumulus’ market leading 99.5 KIIM. Firing shots at their bough, Clear Channel also registered domains for Nash995.com, NashTucson.com, and Nash975.com (pertaining to Cumulus’ low rated CHR “I97.5” KSZR) connecting to Cumulus’ plans to potentially expand the “Nash-FM” brand nationwide. 97.1 flipped from Spanish Oldies “La Preciosa” to a simulcast of KNST in November 2011.

Clear Channel Shuffles More Tucson Formats

Following the revamping of “92.9 The Mountain” KWMT-FM to “My 92.9” on Friday, Clear Channel has announced two more programming shifts in Tucson. Spanish AC “Mia 97.1” KTZR will drop that format in place of a simulcast of sister News/Talk 790 KNST on Monday, November 28. KTZR’s calls and syndicated morning host Alex “El Genio” Lucas have slid to 1450 KWFM as “La Preciosa 1450” displacing 24/7 Comedy’s “Funny 1450” programming. KNST joins Journal Broadcasting’s “104.1 The Truth” KQTH as News/Talkers on the FM band. In the most recent trend, KNST was barely ahead of KQTH in overall market share. The move should help KNST add younger demographics to its core audience.