Thanks to last years removal of the broadcast/newspaper cross-ownership ban, Seaton Publishing’s Grand Junction Media Inc. will acquire Red Rocks Radio’s cluster in Grand Junction CO. The owners of the Grand Junction Sentinel will add Oldies “Red Rock 101.5” KGJX Fruita and its three HD fed translators: Hot AC “Kiss 94.3” K232FB, Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 104.7” K284AP, and Country “Canyon Country 107.3” K297BR Grand Junction. The Sentinel states that it intends to “infuse more local news into the stations.”
MBC Grand Broadcasting is launching a pair of new signals in Grand Junction CO. 95.5 K238BK/100.7 KKVT-HD2 Grand Junction has launched as Oldies “95.5 The Monkey“. The translator has completed an upgrade to 99w/387m. AAA “103.9 The Planet” will soon launch on what is now 103.7 K279CB Grand Junction/KKVT-HD3. The translator has a CP to upgrade to the same 99w/387m facilities as K238BK. MBC acquired both translators from Edgewater Broadcasting in August 2016 for $16,650 each. Ready to go bananas? Get in the jungle! Posted by 95.7 The Monkey on Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Anchor Radio and Ryan Media have come to a settlement to resolve one of the mutually exclusive conflicts created on the first day of the AM Translator Waiver Period. Anchor Radio is taking a $25,000 cash settlement from Ryan Media to withdraw its application for 104.7 W284AD New Albany IN to move to 96.1 with 250w/115m from its existing tower site. W284AD will continue to operate on 104.7, albeit with a directional 99 watts rebroadcasting Gospel "1240 Love" WLLV Louisville.
Translator Moves Following interference complaints from Saga’s 102.1 WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia’s Classic Rock “Rock 102” W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT applies to relocate to 101.5 with 5 watts at -27 meters (Coverage Map). 101.5 is first adjacent to sister CHR “KC 101.3” WKCI-FM Hamden, which means its just a first step before a second frequency change. Michael Piazza’s 99.3 K257CD Phoenix seeks to increase its coverage with an upgrade to 250 watts horizontal at 261 meters from its existing location. K257CD will continue to rebroadcast CRC Broadcasting’s “Money Radio 1510” KFNN Mesa (Coverage Map). Yet another translator is attempting to make a move into Indianapolis as Kaspar Broadcasting’s 94.3 W232CP Noblesville s...[Read More]
KBDX LLC has launched Hot AC “Kiss 94.3” K232FB Grand Junction via an HD subchannel of sister Classic Hits “Red Rock 101.5” KGJX Fruita. The format positions Kiss against Townsquare Media Hot AC “Mix 104.3” KMXY and MBC Grand Broadcasting CHR “Magic 93.1” KMGJ. K232FB operates with 250 watts at 425 meters.
MBC Grand Broadcasting has swapped frequencies at two of its Grand Junction, CO stations. Variety Hits “92.3 The Vault” KKVT and Country “100.7 The Moose” KMOS-FM exchanged dial positions at 12pm Thursday. The move places the Country format on the stronger signal as 92.3 operates with 100kW at 420 meters and 100.7 only 30kW at 475 meters. In exchanging why the moves were made, the programmers for each station told KJCT-TV that the moves allow The Vault to eliminate listener confusion about it no longer having the Soft AC format it possessed a decade ago and for The Moose to no-longer operate adjacent to its primary competitor, Townsquare Media’s 99.9 KEKB.
Even in this golden age of information, there are still some pockets out west where news of programming changes takes weeks or months to become known. One of these cases is in Grand Junction, Colorado which may have the honor of being the smallest market (Ranked 248*) with an All News station. “Newsradio 97.7” KNOZ signed on earlier this year running programming primarily from America’s Radio News Network and local hourly newscasts. KNOZ is owned by Paul Varecha along with Freeform Rock “104.9/92.7 The Ride” KRYD. * Earlier we had Grand Junction listed a market 252 which was their ranking until Arbitron updated their survey lists earlier this year.