Townsquare Media has flipped Classic Hits “107.9 The River” KRVK Vista West/Casper WY to Variety Hits “107.9 Jack-FM“. The move took place in late March and shifts KRVK to a jockless presentation, although its previous on-air staff were all voicetracked from other Townsquare markets.
There have been many duels in the badlands of Wyoming over the years, although not many of them have been centered around pop music. Breck Media Group started one on Thursday as Country “New Country 92.5” KDAD Bar Nunn flipped to CHR “Max 92.5” KMXW. The new format goes directly after Townsquare Media’s “104.7 Kiss-FM” KTRS-FM. KDAD had rebranded from “Buckin 92” to “New Country 92.5” in January. Bob Breck, who served as General Manager of KDAD, Rock 100.5 KTED, and Classic Hits “Kool 105.1” KZQL purchased the cluster from Northeast Broadcasting’s Casper Radio Group in February.
Station Sales Steven Silverberg’s Casper Radio Group is selling their three stations to Breck Media Group for $963,000. The three stations serve the Casper WY market and are Country “New Country 92.5” KDAD Bar Nunn, Active Rock 100.5 KTED Evansville, and Classic Hits “Kool 105.5” KZQL Mills. Perception Media Group sells Conservative Talk “Fox Radio 910” WFJX Roanoke VA to Dr. David Points’ Mahon Communications for $289,865. Ted Austin’s Snake River Radio acquires Christian Preaching 1490 KRTK Chubbuck/Pocatello ID from Inspirational Family Radio for $80,000. Faith Broadcasting Company sells 1380 WMTA Central City KY to Richard Benham’s Giving Hope 2U LLC for $160,000. Alaska Multimedia LLC acquires Talk/Oldies “Hometown Radi...[Read More]
Sometimes a unique radio brand may be too much for a marketplace. A perfect example of that is Northeast Broadcasting’s 92.5 KDAD Bar Nunn/Casper WY, which rebranded earlier this week from “Buckin 92” to “New Country 92.5“. While the “Buckin” branding fits in with the popularity of rodeo in Wyoming the rhyming clearly would cause some problems for some conservative listeners. The shift to a simple “New Country” identity makes the station more friendly to female listeners and clearly describes what the station is.
Translator Applications It’s not the upgrade to 99 watts that 103.9 W280EM Chicago stated they were going to file for, however Windy City Broadcasting is seeking to increase power while lowering antenna height. The translator will shift from 15 watts at 536 meters to 17 watts at 341 meters from the John Hancock Tower in downtown Chicago (Coverage Map). Charles Crawford’s 94.1 W231CU Miami continues its move down the dial as it upgrades its signal. The next move will take it to 104.7 from the North Miami tower of ten full powered FM’s where it will operate with 99 watts at 231 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 93.9 WMIA-FM (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 89.3 K207DU Spring Valley/Las Vegas, NV seeks to modify its existing CP...[Read More]