Educational Media Foundation’s Christian AC “K-Love” will enter Puerto Rico for the first time as the company purchases Rock “Alfa Rock 105.7” WCAD San Juan from Broadcasting & Programming Systems of Puerto Rico for $2.9 million. Fitzgerald & Hawras Partnership and Sound Communications are entering a Coordinated Modification Agreement in which Fitzgerald & Hawras’ Oldies “Cool 96” 96.1 WPHD South Waverly PA and Sound AC “Magic 92.7” WENY-FM Elmira NY will exchange licenses but retain programming on their current frequencies. Both groups have filed modifications that would see the two stations swap frequency locations before then exchanging licenses to keep the current programming and ownership on the existing freque...[Read More]
When Hog Radio closes on its acquisition of Variety Radio Group Soft AC “Variety 106.5” KBVA Bella Vista/Fayetteville AR on Tuesday, August 1, it will relaunch the station as “Lite 106.5“. The station will position itself as “The Best Variety of Timeless Classics” while the Westside Eagle-Observer reports that the company “promises only minor changes.” Hog Radio purchased KBVA in April for $1.15 million. It will become the company’s fifth station in the Fayetteville market joining Country “96.7 The Coyote” KCYT, Sports “ESPN 99.5” KAKS/1290 KUOA, and Classic Hits “Star 101.5” KFMD.
Jon Williams and Derek ‘Deek’ Kastner have exited Butler Broadcasting Alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA Springdale/Fayetteville AR and are jumping to Cumulus’ crosstown cluster. 94.9 KRMW Cedarville will flip from Classic Country “94.9 Nash Icon” to Adult Alternative on Friday, July 15 as “Radio Jon/Deek” prior to the duos debut on July 18. The Nash Icon brand and morning host ‘Big Dan’ Hentschell have already slid down to what was “94.3 Nash-FM” KAMO-FM Rogers. Northwest Arkansas Business describes the upcoming “Radio Jon/Deek” as “a mixture of classic and adult rock” with The Police, Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay and The Black Keys listed as artists the...[Read More]
Perry Broadcasting launched Urban “Kiss 105.3” 1340 KQIS/105.3 K287AN Fayetteville AR. Perry acquired the now former Christian AC “105.3 The Voice” KFMD from Hog Radio in October for $50,000. The new format launched on Saturday morning promoting 25,000 songs without commercials and “Nonstop Hip-Hop & R&B hits all over NW Arkansas”. KQIS is now the only Urban targeted station in the market.
Station Sales Oklahoma City based Perry Broadcasting is expanding to Fayetteville AR via a pair of acquisitions. Perry will acquire 1340 KFMD Bethel Heights from Hog Radio for $350,000 and 105.3 K287AN Fayetteville from Don Campbell for $50,000. The two stations currently air a Christian AC format as “105.3 The Voice” but will likely flip to Perry’s specialty within the Urban realm. In the southeast suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Religious Information Network sells Christian AC “The Remnant” 88.1 WAJC Newport MN to Maranatha Assembly of God Church for $52,000. Susan Nilon sells her 50% stake and 100% voting interest in Florida Talk Radio, owner of Talk 1220 WSRQ/106.9 W295BH Sarasota FL to partner Jim Lampl for $10,000. Larry Fuss’ Delta Radio and Delt...[Read More]
Station Sales Radio Disney continued the sell-off of its stations with 1560 WQEW New York going to Family Radio and The Word Network purchasing 910 WFDF Farmington Hills/Detroit. In other previously reported deals this week, Simmons Media purchased Spanish Peaks Broadcasting’s cluster in Missoula, MT and Idaho Wireless purchased Pacific Empire Broadcasting’s 102.5 KMGI and 930 KSEI Pocatello, ID. Morgantown, WV and Southwestern Pennsylvania will be gaining a new commercial FM as Robert and Ashley Stevens’ Broadcast Communications purchases 106.9 WRIJ Masontown, PA from He’s Alive, Inc or $350,000. The purchase includes an application to convert the station to commercial operation where it will become a sister to Rock 103.1 WKVE Mount Pleasant, PA. WRIJ’s curre...[Read More]
Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the “Nash Icon” Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The stations making the move to Nash Icon are: Country 92.5 KJJY Des Moines Classic Country “92.5 The Outlaw” Newaygo/Muskegon MI News/Talk 93.7 WJBC-FM Pontiac/Bloomington IL AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville/Fayetteville AR Country 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque CHR “Hot 97.9” KQLK De Ridder/Lake Charles Classic Hits “Good Time Oldies 98.9” W255CJ Atlanta CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR B...[Read More]
Update 11/24: KCYT will launch its permanent format on Monday, November 25 at 5:00pm. Original Report 11/22: Hog Radio is preparing to launch a new Country station in Fayetteville, AR. 96.7 KCYT Ozark has completed its move-in to Fayetteville and is currently testing with automated Hip-Hop. That will end on soon when the station flips to Country “96.7 The Coyote“. The station has hired Darren Wilhite and Tim Wall for mornings. The duo once hosted mornings in the market at “Kix 104” KKIX as well as WDAF-FM Kansas City, WTNR Grand Rapids, and WYCD Detroit. Wilhite is also currently hosting mornings at Wilks AAA “Alice 102” KCKC Kansas City. The Coyote will become the third Country station in the market joining the aforementioned KKIX and Cumulus’ ...[Read More]
Cox Urban AC “Kiss 104.1” Greenville/Atlanta, GA has applied to go forward with the previously approved realloting of the city of license to Palmetto, GA. No technical changes are involved. Stereo 93 Inc. CHR 93.7 KISR Fort Smith, AR has applied to move its tower site north where it will add city grade coverage of Fayetteville, AR. The station will adjust from a Class C with 100kW at 381 meters to a C1 with 89kW at 315 meters. Cochise Broadcasting is attempting to change a pair of its Arizona stations. Tucson rimshot 103.7 KXZK Vail has applied to shift from 790 watts at 145 meters to 6kw at 25 meters. 95.3 KCDQ Douglas, AZ applies to relocate to Tombstone where it will upgrade from a Class A with 800 watts at 12 meters to a C0 with 100kW at 300 meters. Apex Broadcasting CHR ...[Read More]
We start this update with a number of translator sales. Mount Wilson FM continues its expansion in Monterey, CA with the purchase of 94.7 K234AW Monterey from One Ministries for $90,000. The 18 watt translator holds a CP to relocate to 95.1 as K236BK with 250 watts. Once Mount Wilson closes on its recent purchase of 1240 KNRY Salinas, the translator will be used to bring that station to FM. Mount Wilson also purchased 97.9 KYZZ from Buckley last month. Zimmer Radio will bring News/Talk 950 KWOS Jefferson City, MO to FM following its purchase of 100.9 K265CT from Lifesounds, Inc for $35,000. Chicago Public Media has agreed to acquire 91.7 W219CD Elgin, IL from Lifetalk Radio for $52,500. The 10 watt translator will be used to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 91.5 WBEZ Chicago. Calvary Chapel...[Read More]
Cumulus Media is attempting to bring four stations back into its fold. The stations were placed in either the Last Bastion Station Trust or Volt Radio following previous Citadel restructuring and the merger between Citadel and Cumulus. With changed market definitions, Cumulus now looks to take these stations back. They are: AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville, AR. The station changed city of license from Praire Grove in 2011, which moved it from the Fayetteville, AR market to Fort Smith. Cumulus says that is enough to allow it to reabsorb the station. Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque. In this application, Cumulus says the move of 1510 KOAZ Isleta into the market in 2010 brought the market over the 45 station threshold which allows them to add an addition...[Read More]
Hog Radio, Inc. has launched “FM 101.5 Classic Hits” KFMD Greenland/Fayetteville, AR. Jaime Osborn is Director of Programming for the station which is operating with 5.5kW at 213.5 meters rimshotting the Fayetteville market from the south.