Columbia MO

Cumulus Turns In Missouri License; Format Moves To New Frequency

Cumulus Media has turned in the license of “Z104.1” KZJF Jefferson City MO and has moved its Classic Hits format to sister 97.5 KJMO Linn. Cumulus had originally filed its intention to place KJMO in a divestiture trust along with three other stations as part of its post-bankruptcy restructuring. With the pending deletion of the KZJF license the company will no longer be required to divest any station in the Columbia/Jefferson City market. KJMO had been airing the Westwood One “Good Time Oldies” format as “Cool 97.5“. With the assumption of the KZJF format it has adjusted its positioning to “Jefferson City’s Cool Classic Hits” and has taken over as the Jefferson City affiliate for Kansas City Royals baseball.

Cumulus Files Reorganization Plan With FCC; To Divest Four Stations

As part of its bankruptcy restructuring plan Cumulus Media will be forced to divest four stations as it loses its grandfathered status. Cumulus did not disclose any new details of its restructuring plan with the FCC, rather using it to try to gain pre-approval from the commission to eliminate any delay as it attempts to get out of bankruptcy as quickly as possible. The company states that outside of its officers and directors only one party will have attributable interest in the company with one unnamed company having the right to vote nearly 11% of the Class A Common Stock of the restructured company. The four stations that will be placed into the Cumulus Reorganization Divestiture Trust for a future sale are: Oldies “Cool 97.5” KJMO Linn/Jefferson City MO, Country “102....[Read More]

Dove Launches In Columbia MO

After launching in early November with Christmas Music as “98.3 K-Santa“, Iris Media’s 98.3 KDVC Columbia MO debuted its permanent identity at midnight as Soft AC “98.3 The Dove“. The new format creates a head-to-head format competitor to Cumulus Media’s 101.5 KPLA. It is currently running jockless and commercial-free focusing on “Lite Rock Favorites from the 70’s, 80’s and MORE”.

K-Santa Arrives In Columbia MO As 98.3 Comes Back To Life

Fifteen years after Michael Rice’s Contemporary Media lost his license for 98.3 KFMZ Columbia MO, the full-power allocation has finally returned to the market. Iris Media’s 98.3 KDVC Columbia launched today with Christmas Music as “98.3 K-Santa” with a permanent format to come after the holidays. The KSanta.com domain is owned by Zimmer Radio and as we reported when Iris won the FCC auction for the station in 2015, owner Joseph Uzoaru is based in the same city as Zimmer. 983KDVC.com and 983KSanta.com were registered by employees of Zimmer as well. Educational Media Foundation’s “K-Love” translator 98.3 K252FE Columbia has relocated to 106.5 with the sign-on of KDVC.

2016 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

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FCC Update 8/16: KFWR Fighting Back

Station Moves A week after the FCC issued a Show Cause Order to reclassify LKCM Radio’s “95.9 The Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro, TX as operating with a directional array, the station applies to have it switched back to non-directional with the installation of a stock antenna at the currently licensed power and height (Coverage Map). E-String Wireless Urban “Z93.9” KAGZ Burke/Lufkin, TX seeks to relocate to 97.7 with no changes to its 1.8kW at 184 meters licensed facilities (Coverage Map). An eight year quest to relocate Sacramento State University Classical 88.9 KXPR Sacramento, CA to a new location east of the city will continue. KXPR asked earlier this month to have its current CP cancelled before it was set to expire today and then reapplied for the same 50kW at 12...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 8/14

Station Sales Alpha Media is converting its LMA of Miller Communication’s 93.9 WSCZ Winnsboro, SC to a purchase for $900,000. Alpha began operating WSCZ via LMA in September 2014 to simulcast Urban “Hot 103.9” WHXT Orangeburg in the northern portions of the Columbia market. Spanish Broadcasting Systems is swapping some of its Puerto Rican holdings for television assets. Spanish AC “Estereo Tempo” 99.9 WIOA San Juan/105.1 WIOC Ponce and Salsa “La Zeta” 92.1 WZET Hormigueros/Ponce will go to International Broadcasting Corporations for WTCV-DT 32 San Juan, WVEO-DT 17 Aguadilla, and WVOZ-DT 47 Ponce. Both companies began operating their new acquisitions last September when they entered into an Option Agreement for this deal. The purchase of 90.5 KWWC C...[Read More]

Z104.1 Jefferson City Debuts

Cumulus made the flip of “104.1 The Fan” KZJF Jefferson City to Classic Hits “Z104.1” at 12pm today. Tim Thomas, afternoon host at sister AC 101.5 KPLA Columbia, will add additional duties as morning host at KZJF. The rest of the day will utilize Westwood One’s Classic Hits network. Kansas City Royals baseball will remain on KZJF following the flip from Sports. Original Report 6/19: Cumulus appears to be on the verge of dropping the Sports format of “104.1 The Fan” KZJF Jefferson City, MO. While no format change has taken place yet, the station’s website now redirects to Z1041.com and branding the station as “Jefferson City’s Classic Hits Station”. KZJF currently airs CBS Sports Radio programming outside of simulcasting the ...[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]

Station Sales Week Of February 6

Translator Sales University of Northwestern-St. Paul is selling a pair of translators to Beasley Media Group for $200,000. $150,000 is allocated towards 106.5 W293CK Clearwater, FL which will rebroadcast Business “Moneytalk 1010” WHFS Seffner/Tampa. $50,000 goes towards 104.3 W282BY Fort Myers, which will be used to rebroadcast “ESPN Deportes 770” WJBX North Fort Myers. iHeartMedia purchases 96.3 W242BF Springfield, FL from Way Media for $75,000. W242BF will be used to rebroadcast “Fox Sports 590” WDIZ Panama City. Zimmer Radio purchases the CP for 106.5 K293BW Columbia, MO from Radio Assist Ministry for $50,000. Zimmer lists 106.9 KTXY Jefferson City as the originating station. First Ventures Capital Partners sells 94.1 K231BM Poplar Bluff, MO to Eagle ...[Read More]

University of Missouri Adds Second Columbia FM

The University of Missouri has announced it is acquiring 90.5 KWWC-FM Columbia, MO from Stephens College for $50,000 and an additional $50,000 in underwriting. KWWC-FM will become the University of Missouri’s second station in Columbia joining Public Talk/Classical 91.3 KBIA. Upon closing of the sale, Missouri plans to move the Classical music programming to 90.5. At that time KBIA will air Public News/Talk programming from 4am to 7pm daily and Classical music at night. Stephens College will keep the Variety programming of KWWC-FM alive via the internet following the sale. KWWC-FM operates with 1.25kW at 40 meters covering much of Columbia proper.

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