FCC Report 5/7: Big Downgrade For Bismarck AM

AM Changes iHeartMedia Sports "Fox Sports 710" KXMR Bismarck ND currently utilizes seven towers split between two sites. It is seeking to consolidate all operations on what is currently its four tower nighttime array, but in doing so will downgrade its daytime power from 50kW to 4kW, while retaining its current 4kW night operation. The current 3 towers right off of Interstate 94 in Menoken which is home to KXMR's 50kW day and 13kW critical hours operation will be removed. [nbox type="warning" align= "center"]Visit the stations and studios of Williamsport PA on this weeks Tower Site of the Week[/nbox]

FCC Report 9/11: Louisville Translator MX Resolved

Anchor Radio and Ryan Media have come to a settlement to resolve one of the mutually exclusive conflicts created on the first day of the AM Translator Waiver Period. Anchor Radio is taking a $25,000 cash settlement from Ryan Media to withdraw its application for 104.7 W284AD New Albany IN to move to 96.1 with 250w/115m from its existing tower site. W284AD will continue to operate on 104.7, albeit with a directional 99 watts rebroadcasting Gospel "1240 Love" WLLV Louisville.

FCC Applications 6/7: Pair Of Stations Sliding Closer To Phoenix

Station Moves’s “Oldies 97.3 KIKO-FM Claypool/Globe, AZ is attempting to make a move to better reach the east side of the Phoenix market. KIKO-FM seeks to shift to 96.5 and upgrade from a Class C3 to a Class C with 32kW at 981 meters (Coverage Map). To make the move happen, Petracom Hot AC “96.5 The Storm” KRFM Show Low would have to relocate to 98.5 with a downgrade from a Class C to a Class C0 with no changes to its 100kW at 303 meters facilities via a Show Cause Order. Just south of Phoenix, East Valley Institute of Technology applies to downgrade its CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler from a Class C1 to C3 with 15kW at 113 meters (Coverage Map). Another station in the pending Salt Lake City frequency shuffle has applied for its new frequency. Alpha Media’s ...[Read More]

Station Sales: Week Of 10/3

Long Point Communications is purchasing the assets of Finger Lakes Radio Group out of a bankruptcy auction for $3.375 million. Long Point is a partnership of Bruce Danziger and Eric Sivertsen. Danziger owns stations in Pittsfield, MA under the Gamma and Berkshire Broadcasting names, Burlington, VT under Vox AM/FM, and Marion and Kokomo, IN as Hoosier AM/FM. Included in the purchase are seven stations and five translators: AC 98.5 WNYR-FM Waterloo, Classic Rock “99.3 The Wall” WLLW Seneca Falls, Country “K101.7/104.5” 101.7 WFLK Geneva/1550 WCGR Canandaigua/104.5 W283BF Canandaigua, News/Talk 1240 WGVA/96.1 W241AW Geneva, Country “96.9/101.9 WFLR” 1570 WFLR Dundee/96.9 W245BL Dundee/101.9 W270BY Watkins Glen, and News/Talk 1590 WAUB Auburn/98.1 W251AJ Mel...[Read More]


After seven years as “ESPN Radio 710” Clear Channel Sports KXMR Bismarck has dropped the network. KXMR has rebranded as “710 The Fan” and airing a mixture of programming from sister “KFAN” 100.3 KFXN Minneapolis and Fox Sports Radio. The new KXMR lineup includes KFAN’s Power Trip from 6-9am, Paul Allen from 9am-12pm, and Dan Barreiro from 3-7pm. Fox Sports Radio programming includes Jay Mohr Sports from 12-3pm, TMZ Sports from 7-8pm, and all night and weekend hours. Prior to flipping to ESPN in 2007, KXMR had simulcast then 1130 KFAN Minneapolis’ regional network. With the ESPN Radio affiliation being dropped in Bismarck, no local station has picked up the network yet, however 1400 KQDJ/97.1 K246AM Jamestown has dropped Classic Country for ES...[Read More]

Bob-FM Bismarck Hits A Rig

Radio Bismarck Mandan has closed on its purchase of Variety Hits “105.9 Bob-FM” KKBO and flipped the station to Country “105.9 The Rig“. KKBO becomes the fourth Country station in the Bismarck market joining Clear Channel’s combo of market leading 1130 KBMR and “KQ 94.5” KQDY along with Townsquare Media’s “US 103.3” KUSB. The Bob-FM audience is being directed to new sister Classic Hits “Mojo 107.5” KXRV.

Y93 Bismarck Returns To CHR

Clear Channel Hot AC “Y93” 92.9 KYYY has segued back to CHR. With the shift Elvis Duran’s syndicated show takes the place of John Tesh in mornings. The evolution could be traced back to last Christmas when the station shifted from AC to Hot AC. The move places KYYY back in direct competition with Townsquare Media’s “Hot 97.5” KKCT.

Connoisseur Sells Out Of Bismarck

Connoisseur Media has sold its standalone station in Bismarck, ND. Variety Hits “105.9 Bob-FM” KKBO has been sold to Radio Bismarck Mandan for $700,000. The sale will place KKBO in a cluster with Classic Hits “Mojo 107.5” KXRV. The Press Release follows: Connoisseur Media announces it has signed an agreement to sell KKBO-FM to Radio Bismarck Mandan. Said Radio Bismarck’s President and CEO Bob Denver, “This is an exciting move for us. Together with our sister station Mojo 107.5 (KXRV-FM), Radio Bismarck expands its ability to continue serving the community with exemplary programming and local focus.” Denver continued, “With this move we are filling another of the three studios we built in downtown Bismarck last summer. Our team of veteran broa...[Read More]