Grupo Radio Centro has flipped 920 KQBU El Paso TX from a simulcast of Regional Mexican “Ke Buena 97.5” KBNA-FM to Sports “Lone Star Sports 920“. KQBU will carry the full CBS Sports Radio network lineup as well as Houston Astros baseball and Houston Texans football. The station becomes the third Sports station in the El Paso market joining Townsquare Media’s “ESPN 600” KROD and iHeartMedia’s “Fox Sports 1380” KHEY.
Entravision made format changes in twelve markets Monday as it has eliminated the Spanish Adult Hits “José” brand from its portfolio along with its final Spanish CHR “Super Estrella” station. Two of the markets where José had operated have flipped to Regional Mexican “La Tricolor“. Those are the Los Angeles/Inland Empire trimulcast of 97.5 KLYY Riverside/103.1 KDLD Santa Monica/103.1 KDLE Newport Beach and 105.9 KRZY-FM Santa Fe/Albuquerque NM. The Los Angeles station will feature the Los Metiches Show in mornings. Formerly known as the LMShow, it had aired in afternoons on many of Entravision’s now former José stations. In the eleven other markets, Entravision is launching its “Suavecita” brand. Suavecita debuted in December 2016 in th...[Read More]
Gois Broadcasting’s Spanish Tropical “Mega 95.1” 1400 WLLH Lowell MA has requested and been granted a dismissal of its November 2016 application to end the use of its synchronous transmitters in Lowell and Lawrence MA. Hubbard Radio's application to move 94.9 K235BP Bemidji MN to 94.1 in Minneapolis has been dismissed following interference claims by "Frogtown Community Radio" 94.1 WFNU-LP St. Paul as the LPFM submitted documentation from listeners of their station within K235BP's proposed 60dBu contour. The translator was set to rebroadcast Sports "1500 ESPN" KSTP Minneapolis.
Station Sales After bouncing around multiple stations and translators for a few years, 4-K’s LLLP Sports “Mile High Sports Radio” will gain some stability as it acquires 1340 KDCO Denver and translators 92.9 K225BS Longmont and 104.7 K284CI Denver CO from Vic Michael’s Kona Coast Radio for $464,000. 4-K’s previously has twice sold off the home of the station in the past three years forcing it to move to another frequency. It has operated off of 1340 KDCO since June 2015. Township Media will purchase 1490 KTAE Austin TX from Genuine Austin Radio for $750,000. Township owns two translators and two CPs that will all carry the programming of Americana “Sun Radio” that originates on 103.1 KDRP-LP Dripping Springs. Wilfred & Julissa Marcencia’...[Read More]
iHeartMedia will launch Rhythmic Oldies “Hot 93.5” K228FH Montoya/KPRR-HD2 El Paso, TX. The new “Old School” positioned station will flank sister Rhythmic CHR “Power 102.1” KPRR and AC “Sunny 99.9” KTSM with Rhythmic pop from the 70s through 90s much like sister “Hot 95.1” KLQT Albuquerque. iHeartMedia acquired K228FM last June from Mary Guthrie for $85,000 and modified its CP to operate with 99 watts vertical at 359 meters.
Update 8/29: XHIM relaunched as gold based AAA “Universal 105.1” at 12pm today. Now positioned as “Modern Classics”, the change adds more 1990s and 2000s songs to the station’s playlist including some recurrents like Lorde’s “Team”. XHIM retains its daily 9am hour of Beatles songs and 12pm hour of songs starting with a certain letter. Original Report 8/26: A change is afoot at Grupo Radio Mexico Classic Rock “Rock 105.1” XHIM Ciudad Juarez, MX/El Paso, TX. The company registered Universal1051.com back in June, and the site is now up in a mostly completed state. Grupo Radio Mexico operates nine stations in the market targeting both sides of the border. XHIM and sister CHR “104.3 Hit-FM” both currently feature English la...[Read More]
Station Moves Telesouth Communications is canceling its previously granted CP to upgrade 103.1 WOSM Ocean Springs/Biloxi, MS from a Class C2 with 50kW at 140 meters to a C1 with 100kW at 180 meters at the request of Apex Broadcasting. Concurrently WOSM has proposed to remain at its current tower with an increase to 150 meters (Coverage Map). At the same time Apex’ 103.1 WZLB Valparaiso/Fort Walton Beach applies to relocate to a new tower site upgrading from 50kW at 114.4 meters to 50kW at 145.8 meters (Coverage Map). After making an emergency move to a new tower with 850 watts at 140 meters via STA, Adams Radio’s 103.9 WWFW Fort Wayne is seeking to make the move permanent with an increase to 1.6kW. Bryan Broadcasting proposes to shift the CP of 100.9 KKEE Wheelock, TX to a new ...[Read More]
Station Moves Georgia State University’s “Album 88.5” WRAS Atlanta is again attempting to move its transmission site from the southeast side of the city to downtown. The proposed tower site is used by a few translators as well as auxiliary sites for WUBL, WWPW, WWWQ, and WNNX. WRAS seeks to operate with 50kW at 318 meters. Clear Channel seeks to move two of its Dallas market signals to their auxiliary antenna permanently. 102.1 KDGE Fort Worth-Dallas and 102.9 KDMX Dallas will remain in the Cedar Hill area with 100kW while increasing their height from 485 to 535 meters above average terrain. Educational Media Foundation has completed its move of 102.9 KYSF Bonanza/Klamath Falls, OR to 97.5 and now seeks to increase the station from a C3 to C2. The station will increase fr...[Read More]
Univision has debuted its new replacement program for Eddie ‘Piolin’ Soltelo. “El Bueno, La Mala, y El Feo” debuted this morning on Regional Mexican “LA 101.9” KSCA Los Angeles and in middays on “La Que Buena 97.5” KBNA El Paso, “Estereo Latino 102.9” KLTN Houston, 98.5 KGBT McAllen, and “Estereo Latino 92.9” KROM San Antonio. Univision states that the program will soon be heard in Albuquerque, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco. The show features Raul ‘El Bueno’ Molinar from Univision’s KLNO Dallas, Sylvia ‘La Mala’ del Valle (formerly known as ‘La Bronca’ on El Numero Uno Radio Network), and KSCA’s Andres ‘El Feo’ Mal...[Read More]
As Bobby Bones made his debut at new flagship WSIX Nashville, Clear Channel has revealed more stations that will debut the show over the next couple weeks. Previously announced were “KASE 101” 100.7 KASE Austin, “93.7 the Bull” KSD-FM St. Louis, “106.1 The Twister” KTGX Tulsa, “Cat Country 107.1” WCKT Fort Myers, “B100” WOBB Albany GA, “Kicker 95.1” KYXR Beaumont, and 98.1 WTXT Tuscaloosa. Since the announcement Clear Channel has flipped or relaunched “Wild Country 97.1” KNST-FM Tucson and “102.1 The Bull” KSSN Wichita to build around Bones’ show. The new affiliates announced are: “US 103.5” WFUS Tampa where existing morning host Catfish will shift to afternoons. 95.5 KWNR Las ...[Read More]
Univision will launch a Nationally oriented Spanish News/Talk network on nine of its AM stations on July 4. “Univision America” will feature local, national and international news, weather and traffic updates, as well as shows focused on the issues that matter most to Hispanics. The stations planned to be part of this network are all currently Spanish News/Talk: 1200 WRTO Chicago, 1270 KFLC Dallas, 750 KAMA El Paso, 1010 KLAT Houston, 870 KISQ Las Vegas, 1020 KTNQ Los Angeles, 1530 KGBT McAllen, 1140 WQBA Miami, and 1350 KCOR San Antonio. The only markets where Univision owns an AM that will not be involved are New York and San Juan. The Miami Herald reports that some of WQBA’s programming with be merged into sister “Radio Mambi” 710 WAQI which will retain its...[Read More]