JLE, Inc. has launched Urban AC “104.7 Jamz” 1490 KJIN/104.7 K284CU Houma LA with the addition of the station’s newly launched translator. KJIN has bounced with multiple formats over the past few years including Sports, Regional Mexican, and Oldies. KJIN and sister Country 96.7 KCIL-FM Gray are operated in tandem with Coast Radio Group’s Classic Country “Gumbo 94.9” WGUO and Classic Rock “Rock 97.7” KDLC Dulac.
With Educational Media Foundation closing on its $525,000 purchase of Classic Rock “LA 106.3” KXOR-FM Thibodaux LA and taking the station silent as it prepares to bring the station into its “K-Love” Christian AC network, Coast Radio Group wasted no time to return the format to the Houma LA market. Following KXOR signing off at 2pm yesterday, Coast flipped AC “Sunny 97.7” KDLC Dulac to Classic Rock this morning as “Rock 97.7“. Positioned as “Classic Rock That Really Rocks”, the station is focusing on Rock Hits of the 1970s and 80s.
With the sign-on of its translator 103.7 K279CU Thibodaux LA, Gap Broadcasting has flipped Talk/Oldies 640 KTIB Thibodaux to Adult CHR “Lagniappe 103.7“. KTIB picks up the syndicated Kidd Kraddick morning show, while retains its local “Dialogue with Gene Richard” from 9am-10am and “Louisiana Today with Joey Sanders” from 5-6pm. The station is running jockless in other dayparts. KTIB serves the Houma and Gray areas west of New Orleans.
After ten years in the Last Bastion Divestiture Trust from the Citadel Broadcasting purchase of ABC Radio, Cumulus Media has sold Sports “105.3 The Pro” KINB Kingfisher/Oklahoma City OK to Perry Media Group for $225,000. Perry owns Urban AC “Heart & Soul 92.1” 1140 KRMP/92.1 K221FQ Oklahoma City and Urban “Power 103.5” KVSP Anadarko in the market. Following the sale of its two other Houma LA stations to Lisa Stiglets and Elizabeth McQueen’s JLE, Inc earlier this month, My Home Team Media has sold Classic Rock “LA 106.3” KXOR-FM Thibodaux to Educational Media Foundation for $525,000. EMF will flip the station to its “K-Love” Christian AC network. After the stations it leases were sold to Twin Islands Media Group in February, G...[Read More]
Culver Communications is selling Standards “Timeless WECK” 1230 WECK/102.9 W275BB Cheektowaga/Buffalo NY to William Ostrander’s Radio One Buffalo Inc. for $655,000. The buyer has spent the previous 16 years working in sales for Entercom Buffalo and as host of “Buffalo Means Business” on 930 WBEN under then name Buddy Shula. He previously worked on-air at multiple stations in Buffalo and Rochester. Lisa Stiglets and Elizabeth McQueen’s JLE, Inc. is acquiring Country “C96.7” KCIL Gray and Regional Mexican 1490 KJIN Houma LA from My Home Team Media for $725,000 and will begin operating the stations via LMA on March 15. Stiglets is currently the General Manager of Coast Radio Group in Biloxi owner by her parents John Morgan Dowdy and Alice Dowdy ...[Read More]
John Dowdy’s Coast Radio Group has launched AC “Sunny 97.7” KDLC Dulac/Houma, LA. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial-free, the station is being operated by Southeastern Broadcasting, which is owned by Dowdy and his brother Charles Dowdy. The company also operates Classic Country “Gumbo 94.9” WGUO Reserve in the Houma market. Dowdy acquired the CP for KDLC from Alex Media in August 2013 for $440,000.
With the FCC back in business we are able to resume our irregular roundup of applications from around the industry. CBS has applied to change the city of license of its “El Zol 107.9” WLZL Annapolis, MD to College Park. No facility change is connected to the application, but there could be additional ramifications. Despite the station operating in the CBS Washington cluster, Annapolis is located in the Baltimore market and WLZL currently counts towards CBS’ ownership limit in Baltimore. When CBS acquired the 107.9 facility in 2011 it had to relicense its 99.1 from Annapolis to Bowie in the Washington market to fit 107.9 in its market cap. Could this move be a predecessor to CBS adding an additional FM in Baltimore? FM Idaho has requested a facility swap of its 99.1 KINF-F...[Read More]
Update 7/1: The programming shift is complete. 107.5 KXMG has flipped to Spanish CHR “Mega 107.5“. KCIL’s Country programming remains on 96.7. Update 5/10: The transition of the Country format in Houma has begun. 96.7 has dropped its Variety Hits “Dan-FM” format and begun simulcasting 107.5’s Country format. Update 5/5: The move on 107.5 into New Orleans takes another step closer to fruition as Sunburst has shuffled the call letters at its stations. The KCIL calls move off of 107.5 and head over to the 96.7 signal that will soon assume the “C107.5” Country format. As 107.5 prepares to flip to Spanish as “Mega 107.5” it became KXMG on May 2. Thanks to Chip Kelley for the tip. Original Report 4/27: We’ve been watching the move...[Read More]
Update 3/30: Giving more credence to the pending move of Country “C107.5” KCIL-FM to 96.7, Sunburst has added C967.com to its portfolio. Original Report 3/2: Sunburst Media has begun shuffling the formats at its Houma, LA cluster as one of its stations prepares for its move into the New Orleans market. Modern Rock “K-Rock 106.3” KXOR Thibodaux has shifted to Classic Rock “Rock Hits Radio LA106.3“. The format has much overlap with sister Variety Hits “96.7 Dan-FM” KMYO. That should be short-lived as 96.7 is likely to assume the Country format of “C107.5” KCIL when that frequency is shifted to Jean Lafitte, LA as a New Orleans targeted station. 967KCIL.com was registered in September. 107.5’s construction permit had expired in...[Read More]