Idaho Falls

People Moves 7/10: A Pair Of NRG Media Departures

Jack Taddeo has announced he will be exiting his position as Market Manager for NRG Media’s Waterloo IA cluster to take a new position at a company yet to be named later this month. In a press statement Taddeo wrote, “I’ve enjoyed working for NRG Media and am very grateful to Chuck DuCoty for hiring me, to Mary Quass for her support during the past 3+ years, and to the great staff I have worked with here. I look forward to seeing everyone in Minneapolis at Conclave 43 next week and I’ll have news of my new position very soon.” Also departing NRG Media is Kurt Luchs after just four months as General Manager of its Omaha cluster. Luchs transferred to Omaha in February after spending five years managing the company’s Wausau WI stations. Sandhill Media Group has appointed Jeff Rope...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 10/28

Station Sales Quicksilver Broadcasting sells Classic Rock “Z104” 104.1 WMZK and Classic Country “730 The Patriot” WJMT Merrill/Wausau WI to WRVM Inc. for $260,000. WRVM will convert both stations to non-commercial simulcasts of Christian 102.7 WRVM Suring WI. Broadway Media sells Silent 107.9 KAOX Shelley/Idaho Falls ID to Frandsen Media for $25,000. As part of the deal Frandsen will also assume Broadway’s obligations for the frequency changes required at 99.1 KNYN Fort Bridger WY (to 103.9), 103.9 KGNT Smithfield UT (to 99.1), and 95.9 KLZX Tremonton UT (to 99.9 Weston ID) as part of previous upgrades to allow Broadway’s predecesors to upgrade their signals in the Salt Lake City market. KAOX previously completed its move from 107.3 in Kemmerer WY. Deser...[Read More]

FCC Report 5/1: When Contingent Applications Go Awry In Suburban Atlanta

Back in 2009, Radio Training Network's "93.3 The Joy-FM" WVFJ-FM Manchester GA, Rome Radio Partners' 93.5 WSRM Coosa GA and Cox Media Urban AC "Kiss 104.1" WALR-FM Greenville GA filed contingent applications to modify their facilities. The moves would see WVFJ-FM change city-of-license to Greenville while upgrading from a Class C1 to C0, WSRM move to a new tower site with a directional antenna to protect WVFJ-FM, and WALR-FM downgrade from a C0 to C1 while changing city-of-license to Palmetto. After a series of application modifications and objections the FCC has finally ruled on what can proceed.

Rich Broadcasting Adds Three To KID Network

Rich Broadcasting has added three more signals to News/Talk 590 KID Idaho Falls/92.1 KIDG Pocatello ID. 106.3 KQEZ Rexburg/Idaho Falls has dropped its Soft AC “EZ Rock Radio” format to simulcast KID under new KIDJ call letters. Additionally the former “ESPN 1340” KSGT/96.3 K242BU Jackson WY will bring the format to the Jackson Hole market. KID features a local morning show hosted by Neal Larson, who doubles as Program Director for the station. The rest of the day includes syndicated talkers including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and Michael Savage. Not indicated in the release is what Rich Broadcasting will do with 1240 KWIK/95.3 K237FA Pocatello, which had been simulcasting the “EZ Rock” format of KQEZ. In a major expansion of its KID broadc...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/7

Station Sales 62 And Even II is acquiring Sports “1490 The Jock” KXLQ Indianola/Des Moines from Birach Broadcasting for $300,000. The buyers are made up of the owners and management team of Iowa based construction company The Rasmussen Group. After beginning to operate AAA 91.9 WNTI Hackettstown NJ in October, The University of Pennsylvania has filed its deal to purchase the station for $1.25 million with up to $250,000 potentially subtracted to pay for costs incurred in relocating the station’s tower site. Divine Word Communications is converting its brokering of 1330 WCVC Tallahassee FL to a purchase from WCVC Inc. for $10,000. After purchasing their other Bangor ME stations in December, Pine Tree Broadcasting is acquiring News/Talk 1340 WNZS Veazie ME from Waterfront C...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/23: Philly Translator Move-In Denied

The FCC has denied Hope Christian Church of Marlton’s attempt to move 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ to the tower site of Davidson Media’s “Mega 1310” WEMG Camden, NJ/Philadelphia, which would’ve become the originating station for the translator. The move would’ve required W289AZ to move approximately 25km to a location with zero overlap with the currently approved signal contours for the translator utilizing the “Mattoon Waiver”. The FCC ruled that because a previous application by Hope to modify the translator was to enable it to qualify for the waiver by making it mutually exclusive to the final move to Camden. “Therefore, the evident purpose of the April Modification was to manipulate the Commission’s modification and waiver policies in a...[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]

2011 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list of changes we’re expecting to happen check our Watchlist. 1/4: Still coming across some smaller market changes that occurred during the holidays. MTS Broadcasting’s “ESPN 1240” WCEM Cambridge, MD shifts to Standards running Music of Your Life. In the Ozarks, “Real Country 104.3” KBCN Harrison, AR shifts to ESPN Radio. Oldies 93.7 WKAD Cadillac and Standards 1340 WMBN Petoskey, MI have flipped to Sports as “The Ticket” using Fox Sports Radio. 1/4: ...[Read More]

Post Christmas Format Change Watchlist

Over the next few weeks as the holiday season approaches, many radio stations will prepare for the the onslaught of changes that will take place between December 26 and January 2. This list will compile all the stations we at RadioInsight are monitoring for pending format changes. This is NOT a list of all stations currently airing Christmas music. For a list of all stations that have flipped to Christmas music for the season visit 100000watts.com. December 23 – Clear Channel Classic Hits “My 100.1 & 98.3” WSWR-FM and WXXR Mansfield, OH will begin simulcasting sister News/Talk 1400 WMAN as WMAN-FM and WWMM. December 21 – 90s Hits “Gen X Radio 97.3” WGEX Bainbridge/Albany, GA will become CHR “97.3 Hit Music Now“. December 20 – Clear...[Read More]

100.7 My-FM Debuts In Idaho Falls

Sandhill Radio Group’s CHR “Sunny 94.3” KSNA Rexburg/Idaho Falls, ID has shifted to 100.7 and relaunched as Adult CHR “100.7 My-FM“. The move was necessitated by a pair of station upgrades locally as part of a larger frequency shuffle throughout the Intermountain West. The license of 99.1 KUPI was shifted to 100.7, while 94.3 upgraded from a 43kw Class C2 to a 100kw C1 on 99.1. To maintain consistency with programming, the Country format of KUPI remained on its familiar frequency.