After launching in early November with Christmas Music as “98.3 K-Santa“, Iris Media’s 98.3 KDVC Columbia MO debuted its permanent identity at midnight as Soft AC “98.3 The Dove“. The new format creates a head-to-head format competitor to Cumulus Media’s 101.5 KPLA. It is currently running jockless and commercial-free focusing on “Lite Rock Favorites from the 70’s, 80’s and MORE”.
Fifteen years after Michael Rice’s Contemporary Media lost his license for 98.3 KFMZ Columbia MO, the full-power allocation has finally returned to the market. Iris Media’s 98.3 KDVC Columbia launched today with Christmas Music as “98.3 K-Santa” with a permanent format to come after the holidays. The KSanta.com domain is owned by Zimmer Radio and as we reported when Iris won the FCC auction for the station in 2015, owner Joseph Uzoaru is based in the same city as Zimmer. 983KDVC.com and 983KSanta.com were registered by employees of Zimmer as well. Educational Media Foundation’s “K-Love” translator 98.3 K252FE Columbia has relocated to 106.5 with the sign-on of KDVC.
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Station Moves A week after the FCC issued a Show Cause Order to reclassify LKCM Radio’s “95.9 The Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro, TX as operating with a directional array, the station applies to have it switched back to non-directional with the installation of a stock antenna at the currently licensed power and height (Coverage Map). E-String Wireless Urban “Z93.9” KAGZ Burke/Lufkin, TX seeks to relocate to 97.7 with no changes to its 1.8kW at 184 meters licensed facilities (Coverage Map). An eight year quest to relocate Sacramento State University Classical 88.9 KXPR Sacramento, CA to a new location east of the city will continue. KXPR asked earlier this month to have its current CP cancelled before it was set to expire today and then reapplied for the same 50kW at 12...[Read More]
Translator Moves Clear Channel’s move of 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD towards Washington, DC will get an assist from Salem Communications. With the translator operating under an STA with 25% of its licensed power due to an interference claim from Red Zebra Broadcasting’s WWXX Buckland, VA, Clear Channel has applied to shift the translator to Rockville, MD on 104.9 with 250 watts at 112 meters rebroadcasting Salem’s 105.1 WAVA-FM Arlington, VA (Coverage Map). With 104.9 being well within WAVA-FM’s coverage area this will simply be a quick step before Clear Channel shifts it again to either 104.5 or 104.7 in Washington proper. Aleluya Christian Network’s 101.5 K268CJ Livington, TX seeks to relocate to the northern suburbs of Houston with a COL change to Conroe wher...[Read More]