Aberdeen WA

Alpha Media Acquires Morris Radio

Alpha Media will be paying $38,250,000 for Morris Communications radio holdings. The purchase will consist of $18,250,000 in cash and the issuance of 8,196,722 shares in Alpha Holdings valued at $20 million and 8,196,722 shares in Alpha Holdings II valued at $6,585. The addition of Classic Rock “100.9 The Eagle” KXGL Amarillo and Classic Country “Country Legends 106.9” KTPK Topkea from JMJ Broadcasting will cost Morris $8,650,000 as the company exercises their option agreement to purchase the stations. Those stations will then be rolled into Alpha’s purchase of Morris. Additionally, Alpha began operating all of the Palm Springs/Victor Valley stations involved in the deal via LMA on May 15. Original Report 5/18: Morris Communications is selling its radio divisi...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/26: Next Phase Of Salt Lake Shuffle Upcoming

Station Moves The long gestating frequency shuffle involving many Salt Lake City area frequencies is coming even closer to fruition. iHeartMedia’s 105.7 KNRS-FM Centerville and 106.5 KAAZ-FM Spanish Fork have applied to make their moves to 105.9 and 106.7 respectively. Neither station will make any other change to their facility. While 106.9 KEGH Brigham City to 107.1 Woodruff, 107.5 KKLV Orem to Kaysville, and 107.9 KUDD Roy to Randolph are built-out and awaiting the rest of the chain to be completed, after the two iHeart station moves, 105.3 KDWY Diamondville, WY to the Humpy site on 105.5 Oakley, UT, 106.1 KBMG Evanston, WY to 106.3, and other out of market moves will still need to be completed. Media-One Country “98.3 The Bull” WYBL Ashtabula, OH applies to relocate t...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/8

Station Moves Royce International Broadcasting CHR 97.7 KRCK-FM Mecca/Palm Springs, CA applies to move to an adjacent tower where it will drop power from 2kW to 1.6kW, while increasing height from 174 to 197 meters (Coverage Map). Northwest Indy Radio holds a CP to relocate 91.1 KBSG Westport, WA to 89.5 in Hoquium. Now they apply to move it instead to 90.1 with 600 watts at 96 meters (Coverage Map). Florida Keys Media seeks to double the power of Classic Rock “Sun 103.1” WFKZ Plantation Key/Key Largo, FL. WFKZ applies to modify from a Class C2 with 50kW at 137 meters to a C1 with 100kW from the same antenna height and location (Coverage Map). Translator Moves North of Buffalo, Priority Radio’s 89.1 W206CA Grand Island, NY applies to relocate to 106.9 due to displacement ...[Read More]

Bigfoot Moves; Seattle Rimshot Stunting

Update 5/7: KANY has completed the move of its Country format to 107.3 KLSY as “Bigfoot 107.3“. 93.7 KANY is now stunting with bird calls and sweepers redirecting the Bigfoot listeners to 107.3. The station is ID’ing itself as “93.7 The Birds“. Is it too much to look for a connection to the current Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks? Update 4/24: Wolfenbarger has confirmed to NWBroadcasters.com that a format shuffle will take place at his stations with something new coming to 93.7 KANY.. It should come as no surprise that we would do something else with 93.7 (sister station KANY-FM Montesano) at some point…Jodesha Broadcasting, has every intention of remaining in Southwest Washington with programming for the residents of the area. We will retain all of...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/30

Translator Moves Entercom has agreed to purchase the Construction Permit for 105.7 W289CB Milwaukee from Kevin Youngers for $300,000. As part of the sale, Entercom has applied to relocate the translator to the tower of 103.7 WXSS where it will operate with 240 watts at 284 meters rebroadcasting 103.7 WXSS-HD3 (Coverage Map). Apple 107.1 Inc. has made yet another modification to its application for 106.3 W292DV New York as it changes the originating station to Multicultural Broadcasting’s 1660 WWRU Jersey City. The translator will operate with 40 watts at 200 meters (Coverage Map). Alpine Broadcasting is attempting to move two of its translators into Kansas City, or in this case Kansas Cities. 92.7 K224ET Knob Noster, MO seeks to relocate to Kansas City, KS where it will rebroadcast C...[Read More]