97.9 Phoenix

KDKB Drops Rock After 43 Years; Flips To Alternative

93.3 KDKB Mesa/Phoenix has dropped its Rock format of 43 years and flipped to Alternative “Alt AZ 93.3” at 12pm today. The move returns Alternative to the Phoenix market for the first time since 103.9 KEXX dropped the format in January 2012. The new format is launching commercial free through the end of the week. Trip Reeb, VP/Market Manager for Hubbard Phoenix is heading the development of the new format. Reeb has a long resume in the Alternative format including stints Programming and serving as CEO of “91X” XETRA-FM San Diego and eighteen years as General Manager of 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles. The launch follows two hours of stunting as “93.3 The Cheese” playing nothing but lounge covers of Alternative Rock songs performed by Richard Cheese. The entire st...[Read More]

Hubbard Acquires Sandusky Radio

Hubbard Radio has agreed to acquired the properties of Sandusky Radio for $85.5 Million. The ten station deal includes five stations each in Seattle and Phoenix. The stations are: CHR “Movin 92.5” KQMV Seattle Modern AC “Click 98.9” KLCK Seattle AC “Warm 106.9” KRWM Bremerton/Seattle Soft AC/Standards 880 KIXI Seattle “Alternative Talk 1150” KKNW Rock 93.3 KDKB Mesa/Phoenix Active Rock 97.9 KUPD Tempe/Phoenix Classic Rock 100.7 KSLX Scottsdale/Phoenix Sports “NBC Sports 1060” KDUS Tempe/Phoenix Oldies “AZ Gold 1440” KAZG Scottsdale/Phoenix The two new markets add to Hubbard’s existing holdings in Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Washington DC. With the sale Sandusky will depart the radio industry ...[Read More]