Over the past week we have become aware of a few format changes that have taken place over recent months that have not been reported anywhere. Starting in Lubbock TX, Walker Broadcasting & Communications gave 1420 KJDL its third format of the calendar year. Originally CHR “Z98.5” paired with K253BD Lubbock, the station assumed the Alternative format and “Edge” branding from 105.7 KRBL Idalou in February. After the translator moved to 98.7 as K254CI, the format was flipped at some point in August to Classic Country “Raider 98.7“. Considering the station’s website is still 1057Edge.com, it’s not really a surprise the station isn’t up on letting the world know about the new format. Salem Communications quietly launched Soft AC “...[Read More]
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Walker Broadcasting & Communications is reshaping its portfolio in Lubbock, TX. Alternative “105.7 The Edge” KRBL Idalou has moved to 1420 KJDL/98.5 K253BD Lubbock replacing CHR “Z98.5“. The CHR format lasted almost exactly one year as it debuted on February 18, 2014. The move of The Edge makes way on KRBL for Classic Hits “105.7 King-FM“. The new station is named for former Townsquare Media Classic Hits “98.1 Kool” KKCL PD/Morning Host Landon King. King will be holding the same duties at KRBL. Walker Broadcasting & Communications also owns Texas/Red Dirt Country “105.3 The Rebel” KJDL-FM Levelland in the Lubbock market.
Walker Broadcasting & Communications flipped Classic Country 1420 KJDL/98.5 K253BD Lubbock, TX to CHR “Z98.5” on February 18. KJDL operates with 500 watts daytime and 140 watts nighttime. K253BD runs with 105 watts at 175.2 meters from the west side of Lubbock. The new format places the station in direct competition with Townsquare Media CHR “102.5 Kiss-FM” KZII and Wilks Hot AC “Mix 100” KMMX.