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FCC Report 10/22: KXFM To Stay In Santa Maria After All

Dismissals Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 99.1" KXFM Santa Maria CA has requested and had its CP to change city-of-license to Port Hueneme and serve the Oxnard/Ventura and Santa Barbara markets with 3.8kW/493m revoked. Point stated that it "reached the conclusion that the station as permitted in its CP is unlikely to achieve full radio market coverage unobstructed from the proposed transmitter site (or other existing Class B sites complying with the FM separations rules) and hence might not be sustainable as a local provider."

El Dorado Continues Sell-Off With KXFM Divestment

El Dorado Broadcasters has been divesting its properties in the Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo CA markets over the past few months. The most recent deal will see Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria go to John Hearne’s Point Broadcasting for $1.175 million. Point does not own any other stations in the Lompoc/Santa Maria market, but does have 2 AMs and 4 FMs in the adjacent Santa Barbara market operating as Rincon Broadcasting. KXFM applied last November to relocate to Montecito where it would moves its signal coverage to the Santa Barbara and adjacent Oxnard/Ventura markets. The application has yet to be approved by the FCC. Since the start of 2016, El Dorado has sold off four other stations in the San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria markets. “Sunny Country 102.5” KSNI-FM and News/Tal...[Read More]

FCC Report 11/15: KXFM Seeks Shift To Santa Barbara

[alert-note]This is a free preview of our weekly FCC Report available to Radioinsight Premium Subscribers. Click here for Subscription Info.[/alert-note] FM Changes El Dorado Broadcasters is seeking to move Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria CA to Montecito where it would be placed in the Santa Barbara market, but also place coverage over the Oxnard/Ventura market. The station’s application proposes placing KXFM on an existing tower on Rincon Peak where it would downgrade from a Class B to B1 with 1.3kW at 427 meters (Coverage Map). El Dorado owns no other stations in either Oxnard/Ventura or Santa Barbara, but will continue to own 1 AM and 2 FM in the Lompoc/Santa Maria market following the move of KXFM. Further up the California coast, Hooten Broadcasting AAA “92.7 The Skunk” K...[Read More]