98.3 Phoenix

People Moves 4/30: DeMann Exits Cox Orlando With WPYO Flip

With the flip of Rhythmic CHR “Power 95.3” WPYO Maitland/Orlando to CHR on Friday, Steve DeMann has exited his position of Operations Manager for the Cox Media Group Orlando cluster after ten and a half years. Prior to joining Cox in September 2007, DeMann spent two terms at “102 Jamz” 101.9 WJHM in the market including PD from 2001-2007. He has also worked on air at “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN Boston and “92Q” WERQ Baltimore. With the addition of former 98.5 KVOO Tulsa APD/MD/Afternoon host Krystina Carlyle for as MD/Morning co-host today, Pamal Broadcasting Country “100.9 The Cat” WKLI-FM Albany NY is making another change as incumbent morning host Kevin Richards moves to middays, while midday host Pete Kelly joins the newly minted ‘KC Ca...[Read More]

KKFR Moves Simulcast To 96.1

After failing to accelerate the move of its east side simulcast of Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer/Phoenix AZ, Riviera Broadcasting completed the construction of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ from Phoenix’ South Mountain and has shut down 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix. Due to the existence of Sewanee Phoenix’ 96.1 K241CS Phoenix rebroadcasting Christian “1280 The Trumpet” on the west side of Phoenix, the move to 96.1 creates some coverage holes from the station. 96.1 K241BQ operates with a directional 120w vertical/426m as opposed to the 250w/426m that K270BZ was running. Update 2/13: The FCC has quickly acted on the STA request made by Riviera Broadcasting to accelerate its move of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to Phoenix’ South Mountain prior to the gr...[Read More]

Mikey Fuentes Upped To Riviera Broadcasting VP/Programming

Riviera Broadcasting has promoted Mikey Fuentes to Vice President of Programming. Fuentes has programmed Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3/101.9” KKFR Mayer/K270BZ Phoenix and Soft AC “95.1/94.9 The Oasis” KOAI Sun City West/K235CB Chandler since 2011. With the promotion he will add day-to-day programming of Hot AC “Hot 97.5/103.9” KMVA Dewey-Humboldt/103.9 KZON Gilbert. Prior to joining Riviera, Fuentes has served as Director of Programming for Impact Radio Boise and PD/Morning Host of 97.3 KKSS and 106.3 KYLZ Albuquerque, and 96.1 KWIE Riverside. He has also worked on-air in Palm Springs, San Diego, and Phoenix. Riviera Broadcasting announced today Mikey Fuentes has been named VP of Programming as he assumes responsibility of Hot AC station Hot 97.5 / 103.9, KM...[Read More]

Power 98.3 Phoenix Launches East Side 101.9 Translator

Riviera Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer/Phoenix AZ launched 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix to serve the eastern side of the market this morning. Now branding the station as “Power 98.3 & 101.9“, the station is launching the new signal with a free concert on Monday that requires listeners to share the station’s new logo on social media to get in. Original Report 11/30: Riviera Broadcasting Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer/Phoenix AZ will add a second signal to cover the eastern side of the market. 101.9 K270BZ Phoenix will bring KKFR’s programming to Chandler, Mesa, Tempe and southern parts of Scottsdale via 103.9 KEXX-HD3. The translator will operate with a directional 250 watts at 426 meters from South Mountain (Coverage Map...[Read More]

Hot 97.5 & My 103.9 Phoenix To Merge

Riviera Broadcasting and Trumper Communications have announced a merger that will bring together their Phoenix area Hot AC’s. Trumper’s “Hot 97.5” KMVA Dewey-Humboldt and Riviera’s “My 103.9” KEXX Gilbert will combine on January 1 to form “Hot 97.5/103.9“. Each station covers opposite ends of the Phoenix market with KMVA serving the west side and KEXX strongest in the East. The merger will give the stations full-market coverage in their competition with Clear Channel’s “Mix 96.9” KMXP. In the December PPM ratings released yesterday, KMVA registered a 2.8 share, while KEXX added a 1.9. KMXP had a 3.8 share. No word yet on how this effects the staffs of either station other than Trumper’s Jeff Trumper joining the b...[Read More]