La Ley Kicks Bob-FM Out Of Kennewick/Richland/Pasco

Regional Mexican “99.5 La Ley” K258CN Richland WA/KQFO-HD3 Pasco has moved its programming to Alexandra Communications’ 100.1 KQFO Pasco replacing Variety Hits “100.1 Bob-FM“. The move comes with a new operator for the station as Luis Murillo, Maria Felipe, and Salvador Rodriguez’s Diamante Media LLC has begun operating KQFO and Spanish CHR “Exitos 104.9” K285FN Kennewick/KQFO-HD2. The “Bob-FM” programming can still be heard in Walla Walla on 104.5 K283BU Walla Walla/KZIU-HD4 Weston ID. And that’s a wrap! Thanks for listening to 100.1 BOB FM. It’s been our pleasure to bring you the 70’s 80’s and Whatever. The station has been sold and the new owners are broadcasting regional Mexican Music. Posted by 100.1 BOB FM on Monday, Au...[Read More]

Stephens Media Group Purchase Price For Ingstad Radio Washington

Stephens Media will pay $10.725 million for Ingstads’ twelve stations and two translators in Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima WA. Original Report 4/2: Stephens Media Group has agreed to purchase fourteen stations in the Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and Yakima markets from Ingstad Radio Washington for an undisclosed price. The deal will bring the Tulsa based Stephens up to 41 stations nationally including their home market and Rochester and Watertown NY. Stephens began operating the stations via LMA on Sunday, April 1. The stations involved in the deal are: Kennewick/Richland/Pasco: Country “94.9 The Wolf” KIOK Richland, AC “95.7 More-FM” KKSR Walla Walla, CHR “Power 99.1” KUJ-FM Burbank, Classic Rock “Eagle 106.5” KEGX Richland, Classic ...[Read More]

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Bob 100.1 Pasco

For the third time since it moved from 93.7 to 100.1 last year, Alexandra Communications has a new format on 100.1 KQFO Pasco WA. KQFO has dropped its three-month old Classic Rock “Oz 100.1” identity for Variety Hits as “Bob 100.1“. The station was previously AAA “Oasis 100.1” from February through December 2016. Despite what the Envision Networks press release below and other sites state, KQFO serves the Tri-Cities of Kennewick/Richland/Pasco and not Yakima. Envision Networks® and Kroeger Media Inc. are excited to welcome Alexandra Communications, Inc.’s KQFO-FM/Yakima as the latest station to join the BOB FM™ family. With the launch of BOB 100.1, the station joins over 125 affiliates on the Envision 24/7 Network. You may know BOB FM™ as the original te...[Read More]

Tri-Cities WA Oasis Flips To Classic Rock

Alexandra Communications has flipped AAA “100.1 The Oasis” KQFO Pasco/Kennewick/Richland WA to Classic Rock “OZ 100“. The new format duplicates the format and branding of recently launched sister “OZ 95.7” 1330 KYOZ/K239CL Spokane. It creates a direct format competitor to Ingstad Radio Washington’s “Eagle 106.5” KEGX Richland. The AAA format had debuted in February of this year when the station moved from 93.7 to 100.1. The AAA format will continue to be heard in the nearby Walla Walla market on 104.5 K283BU/KZIU-HD4 although that translator has a CP to relocate to 103.5 in Spokane.

Ingstad Swaps Formats In Washington’s Tri-Cities

Ingstad Radio Washington has swapped formats at two of its stations in the Tri-Cities of Washington AC “106.1 More-FM” 960 KALE/106.1 K291BS Richland is promoted from the AM/Translator combo to the Class C signal of 95.7 KKSR Walla Walla as “95.7 More-FM“. The station has also added the syndicated Brooke & Jubal for mornings. “Classic Hits 95.7” in turn moves to 960 KALE/106.1 K291BS Richland as “Classic Hits 106.1“. KKSR registered a 1.7 share in the Richland/Kennewick/Pasco Spring 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings, while KALE had a 0.0.

FCC Report 3/20: Another Upgrade For KQFO

Alexandra Communications applies for yet another upgrade for 100.1 KQFO Pasco WA.

Ingstad Brings More To Tri-Cities

Ingstad Radio Washington has flipped Classic Country 960 KALE Kennewick WA to AC “106.1 More-FM” with the sign-on of 106.1 K291BS Richland WA. Starting with the 10,000 songs-in-a-row, KALE gives a direct competitor to Cherry Creek Radio’s “Mix 105.3” KONA-FM. Ingstad purchased the CP for K291BS from Alexandra Communications in July 2015 for $80,000.

FCC Report 2/14: Upcoming New York Translator Sale & Denver Area Move-In

A New York STA with details of an upcoming sale and a Denver area move-in lead this week's FCC filings.

KRKG Pasco Flips To AAA The Oasis

In addition from moving 93.7 KRKG-FM Pasco to 100.1, Alexandra Communications has flipped the station to AAA as “100.1 The Oasis” KQFO. The new station is being programmed by Chris Gilbreth and running jockless for now. Alexandra Communications Inc. launched a new FM radio station last week in the Tri-Cities, WA market. KQFO, known as 100.1 The Oasis, is the area’s first ever Adult Album Alternative station. “We’ve had a chance to run The Oasis in an incubator setting for the last 18 months on an HD-fed translator in the Walla Walla area, 50 miles away” says station Program Director Chris Gilbreth. “Alexandra Communications president Tom Hodgins was kind enough to give the format a shot on a newly-acquired full-market station in the Tri-Cities. I&#...[Read More]