In addition to Amaturo Group’s suburban Los Angeles 92.7 trimulcast shifting to EMF Broadcasting’s Christian CHR “Air-1” on Friday night, the network debuted just to the north in Santa Barbara. 97.5 KRUZ, which was traded by Cumulus to EMF for 103.7 KXPC-FM in Oregon, dropped its Modern AC format at midnight for EMF’s Christian CHR programming. Cumulus retained the rights to the KRUZ call letters and has parked them on the former 1060 KOAI Van Buren, AR for when That station is currently silent. 97.5 switched to KRUZ-FM on November 15, but will gain new calls when the sale to EMF closes.
Cumulus Media and EMF Broadcasting have agreed to swap a pair of stations on the west coast. AAA 97.5 KRUZ Santa Barbara will go to EMF and join its “K-Love” network in exchange for EMF’s 103.7 KXPC-FM Lebanon OR. EMF will begin programming KRUZ via Time Brokerage Agreement as soon as Cumulus completes the move of Classic Rock “106.3 The Surf” KRRF south from Goleta in the Santa Barbara market to Oak View in the Oxnard/Ventura market. Cumulus will also retain the rights to the KRUZ call letters. KXPC-FM has a pending Construction Permit as well that will move the station from Lebanon, midway between Salem and Eugene, to Harrisburg OR directly in the center of the Eugene market. That 103.7 signal will give Cumulus a replacement in the market for 97.9 KNRQ, whic...[Read More]