Fort Smith

Rock 94.1 Debuts In Fort Smith

Days after launching Classic Rock “101.9 The River” K270BR/KISR-HD3 Fort Smith AR, Fred Baker Stations has launched Active Rock “Rock 94.1” K231BS/KISR-HD2 Fort Smith. K231BS has been running a loop of Disturbed’s “Down With The Sickness” for the past few months. It is the third recent translator launch after K270BR and Classic Country “105.5 The Rooster” K288GO/KISR-HD4 in August. After playing “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed in a constant loop for months, a new Fort Smith radio station, Rock 94.1 FM, will begin regular programming Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:41 am. Rock 94.1 FM has played the 2000 hit “Down with the Sickness” by Disturbed over 70,000 times to draw attention to the station’s new format, Active Rock. Rock 94...[Read More]

101.9 The River Debuts In Fort Smith

After stunting with a loop of Free’s “All Right Now” since April, Fred Baker Stations launched Classic Rock “101.9 The River” K270BR/KISR-HD3 Fort Smith AR. K270BR is featuring a broad deep-cuts based Classic Rock playlist overseen by Program Director Rick Hayes. K270BR was one of three translators in Fort Smith running a loop of one song the past few months. 105.5 K288GO had been running a loop of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” and flipped to Classic Country “105.5 The Rooster” in August. 94.1 K231BS continues with a loop of Disturbed’s “Down With The Sickness”. After playing Free’s “All Right Now” in a constant loop for months, a new Fort Smith radio station, The River 101.9 FM, will begin regular programm...[Read More]

FCC Report 6/24: WMEX Boston Finds New Home

AM Changes As Marshfield Broadcasting prepares to restore 1510 WMEX Boston, the company has applied to diplex the station with 1260 WBIX Boston. While currently licensed under an STA to operate with 1kW daytime from the WBIX site, WMEX has now applied to operate with 10kW daytime, 2kW critical hours, and 100 watts at night while changing city-of-license to Quincy. The four tower array where WMEX was licensed with 50kW was not included in the sale of the station last year.

Fox Sports Moves In Fort Smith

Pharis Broadcasting has moved the programming of “Fox Sports 103.1” KHGG-FM Waldron AR to 1580 KHGG/101.1 K266BS Van Buren/Fort Smith replacing Country “101.1 The Judge“. 103.1 KHGG-FM has been taken silent for what Pharis states is “Maintenance and Repairs” in its STA filing with the FCC. The 101.1 translator puts a stronger signal over Fort Smith than the 103.1 rimshot whose 60dBu signal does not reach Fort Smith itself. InsideFortSmith.com reports that Alma High School sports will move to sister “96.7 The Marshall” 1230 KFPW/96.7 K244FJ, while KHGG will continue to be the home of Van Buren High School and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sports.

Station Sales Week Of 2/24

Station Sales Impact Radio Group will swap Sports “ESPN Boise” 730 KNFL Boise ID, 92.7 K224EP Boise, and the CP for 106.7 K294DC Boise to Kevin Terry’s Radio Rancho LLC. for 99.1 K256CZ Boise and $35,000. Radio Rancho owns two other FM’s in the Boise market, while Impact will own 1 AM, 4 FMS, and 3 translators in the market upon closing of this deal. The current formats will not be involved in the deal. Radio Rancho is also selling 95.7 KMGR Gunnison UT to Sanpete County Broadcasting for $50,000. The seller has a pending deal to acquire KMGR from Broadway Media’s SLC Divestiture Trust in exchange for two translators. Laurel Media is purchasing Oldies “92 Gold” 92.3 WRRN Warren, Country “Kinzua Country 104.3” WKNB Clarendon, and News/Tal...[Read More]

FCC Report 12/11: MX Settlement Reached In St. Louis

Covenant Network and Salem Media have come to a settlement over their competing AM Revitalization applications for 96.7 in St. Louis. Salem applied for and has been granted a CP to move 95.1 W249CQ Colfax IN to 95.1 instead with 85w/157m rebroadcasting Conservative Talk "1260 The Answer" WSDZ Belleville IL. That will enable Covenant Network's 97.5 W248CH Belleville to make its move to 96.7 in Shrewsbury MO with 250w/263m rebroadcasting Catholic 1460 KHOJ St. Charles.

KLSZ Segues From Nash Icon To Nash

Cumulus has transitioned 100.7 KLSZ-FM Fort Smith AR from its Nash Icon brand to its flagship Nash brand as “100.7 Nash-FM“. The move positions KLSZ-FM directly against iHeartMedia’s 99.1 KMAG as a younger skewing Country format. KMAG and Cumulus Classic Country “Big Country 107.3” KOMS Poteau OK currently are tied for the market lead with an 8.7 share. KLSZ held just a 0.6 share in the Spring 2016 ratings. KLSZ is adding Cumulus’ suite of syndicated programming including America’s Morning Show, Nash Nights Live, and The Blair Garner Show. Cumulus Media announces that Fort Smith radio station KLSZ-FM launched today as the all-new NASH FM 100.7, playing the most new country music in the River Valley. NASH FM 100.7 brings Nashville to Fort Smith coun...[Read More]

FCC Report 8/21: More Power For WHOO

Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk 1080" WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL applies to relocate to the tower site that Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista is planning to abandon with a power increase.

Station Sales Week Of 7/31

Station Sales Radio Cantico Neuvo is expanding is Spanish Christian programming to another signal in the New York City area. WVRM, Inc. sells Silent 103.9 WPDI Hazlet, NJ to Cantico Nuevo Ministry for $130,000. WPDI is a non-commercial Class D that previously was airing South Asian oriented programming. The Cantico Nuevo programming is also heard on co-owned 1440 WNYG Medford, NY and a few brokered stations: 740 WNYH Huntington NY, 1530 WJDM Elizabeth NJ, 101.5 W268AN Plainview NY, and 106.3 W292DV New York. Family Broadcasting & Media is selling Silent 560 WCKL Catskill, NY to Bishop Tim Allen’s Ebony Media for as the contract states “ONE DOLLAR!!”. Scott Fybush has been tracking the travails of WCKL and owner Brian Dodge for years including one LPFM application tha...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/24: EMF Purchases Six From Family Radio

Station Sales Educational Media Foundation is purchasing two stations and four translators from Family Stations. 89.5 KIFR Fort Dodge IA, 90.7 KEAF Fort Smith AR, 88.7 K204CL Smith River CA, 89.5 K208FV Ames IA, 91.3 K217BJ Banning CA, and 101.5 K268AH Palm Springs CA will go to EMF for $553,750. Cody West sells Country 1490 KZZN Littlefield, TX to Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network for $100,000. Billy Hugh Williams transfers News/Talk 810 WCTA Alamo, TN to Alamo Media for $1 and the forgiveness of and forebearance of debt to prevent a foreclosure. Southeast Kansas Independent Living Resource Center sells News/Talk 1540 KLKC and Variety Hits “93.5 Max-FM” KLKC-FM Parsons, KS to Parsons Media Group for $30,000 and five 30 second commercials per day for two years. S...[Read More]

Nash Icon Launches Across The Country

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]

FCC Update 7/8

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]

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