Former 98.5 KYGO Denver Program Director Eddie Haskell is moving up I-25 to serve as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia in the adjacent Fort Collins market. Haskell served as PD of KYGO from January 2013 through August 2016 during the time upon which former KYGO morning host David Mueller was found to have groped Taylor Swift. Haskell stated on the witness stand that Mueller’s unfounded claim that he too had touched Swift that night had cost him some jobs following his exit from KYGO. Haskell previously spent nine years as OM of Citadel’s Albuquerque cluster where he programmed Country 92.3 KRST as well as programmed WYCD Detroit, KKAT-FM Salt Lake City, WXLK Roanoke, and KDJM Denver. Since leaving KYGO he has been focusing on his podcasts about Tesla cars and country artist inter...[Read More]
Townsquare Media has made a change in programming leadership at its Northern Colorado cluster. Justin Tyler has exited as Operations Manager and Program Director of Alternative “94.3 The X” KMAX, Country “K99” 99.1 KUAD, Hot AC “99.9 The Point” KKPL, and Classic Hits “Tri 102.5” KTRR. Tyler joined Townsquare in October 2014 after previously serving as VP/Programming for Great Eastern Radio. Incoming to replace Tyler is Cumulus Kansas City OM Lance Tidwell. Tidwell will take on the Operations Manager duties and also program KUAD. Tidwell has been with Cumulus Kansas City since March 2016 and has previously served as Senior VP/Programming for iHeartMedia in San Antonio and Tucson while programming Country stations in Hartford, Boise, Memphis, M...[Read More]
William Neidig’s Spanish Media Consulting Corporation will acquire Christian 1570 KVAM Loveland/Fort Collins CO from Vic Michael’s Kona Coast Radio its translator 101.3 K267CD Loveland from co-owned Mountain Community Translators for $149,000. Neidig’s La Familia Broadcasting also purchases 94.7 K234AH Cheyenne WY from Mountain Community Translators for $10. K234AH will continue to rebroadcast La Familia’s “La Jota Mexicana” 1630 KRND Fox Farm WY. KVAM/K267CD have now begun simulcasting KRND. Samuel Stratemeyer has purchased Classic Hits “Magic 102.7” 1500 WMJL/102.7 WMJL-FM Marion KY from JoeMyers Productions for $150,000. Grace Broadcasting Services purchases Classic Hits 1250 WKBL and Country “US 51 Country” 93.5 WKBQ Covington...[Read More]
A shuffle that started out with two stations in Cheyenne WY will now have its ramifications felt as far south as Pueblo CO. As we previously reported iHeartMedia Active Rock 106.7 KBPI has begun its move to 107.9. The station will be heard on not only 107.9 K300CP Denver and the soon-to-be former KPAW Fort Collins, but also replaced the similar Active Rock format of “Z107.9” KDZA-FM Pueblo/Colorado Springs. The move creates a KBPI trimulcast stretching nearly along the entire Interstate 25 corridor in the state of Colorado and into the Cheyenne WY market as well. The station will simulcast on 106.7 through the end of the year before a new format is launched. No changes to the KBPI lineup accompany the frequency change. iHeartMedia’s Denver Region today announced new programming...[Read More]
FM Changes Kern Community Radio's "89.7 Savage Radio" KSVG Mettler CA is seeking a waiver to make a rare downgrade from a Class A to Class D with 99w/23m. Although new Class D licenses were eliminated in 1978 with the exception of Alaska, Kern Community Radio believes its eight point waiver request is the only way to keep the group from having to turn in KSVG's license. Among the rationale for seeking the downgrade is the coverage will be equivalent to a 100w LPFM, it is the only non-commercial station in the Bakersfield market with a local studio, and the downgrade is the only way for the station to preserve its current coverage contour.
Just weeks after flipping to 1990s Hits as “iHeart 90s 107.3“, iHeartMedia’s K297AK Loveland CO/97.9 KXBG-HD2 Cheyenne WY has rebranded as “B107.3“. Now positioned as “Everything 90’s”, no other changes accompanied the name and positioning change. Original Report 6/29: After four days of stunting with Christmas music, iHeartMedia has flipped Christian AC “Up 107.3” K297AK Loveland CO/97.9 KXBG-HD2 Cheyenne WY to 90s Hits “iHeart 90s 107.3“. The new station is being voiced by iHeartMedia Tucson Operations Manager Chris Kelly, who used to serve as PD/Morning host at “96.1 Kiss-FM” KSME Greeley/Fort Collins. The first hour of “iHeart 90s 107.3” consisted of: House of Pain – Jump Around Foo Fi...[Read More]
Radio Wyoming CHR “iMix 96.7” KIMX Laramie WY has moved to new move-in 104.5 KYAP Centennial as “iMix 104.5“. The move of the KIMX programming comes as 96.7 completes its move to 96.9 Nunn CO covering the Fort Collins market. The station is currently testing with a simulcast of sister Oldies “The Big 870” Pierce CO. Applications to swap the call letters of KIMX and KYAP are pending.
Townsquare Media flipped AC “Tri 102.5” Loveland/Fort Collins CO to Classic Hits on Friday, September 9. The move takes out all currents and post 2000 tracks from the station’s library and returns some 1970s. No changes were made to the on-air lineup under PD/Afternoon host Justin Tyler. The flip leaves the Fort Collins market with no Mainstream AC although iHeartMedia’s “Star 92.9” KYWY Warren Air Force Base WY is heard in much of the market despite focusing most of its marketing on the adjacent Cheyenne WY market.
Radio-One is seeking a waiver or flexibility over two Washington DC translator applications after getting their filings mixed up.
Community Radio For Northern Colorado debuted its new AAA “105.5 The Colorado Sound” KJAC Tinmath/Fort Collins CO today. CRNC purchased then Sports “ESPN Denver” in December from Front Range Sports Network for $3 million. KJAC will allow new sister 91.5 KUNC Greeley to drop its music programming to focus completely on Public News/Talk. The KJAC staff will include former KBCO host Ron Bostwick in mornings and former “92.9 Dave-FM” WZGC Atlanta host Margot Chobanian in middays. Former KBCO host Keefer Fulgham, who joined KUNC last year will serve as MD/afternoon host and KUNC host Benji will move to nights.
iHeartMedia has launched Christian AC “Up 107.3” K297AK Loveland CO/97.9 KXBG-HD2 Cheyenne WY. This is the second annual format change on December 26 for the translator, which debuted its now former AC “Sunny” identity one year ago today. The station had stunted both years with Christmas music as “Santa 107.3“. iHeart is launching “Up 107.3” with a “30 Day Christian Music Switch” challenge to draw listeners of secular stations as opposed to going after the established “K-Love“, “Air 1” and “Way-FM” networks that already are entrenched in the Northern Colorado marketplace.
If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...[Read More]