Townsquare Media launched Urban AC “Magic 1470” KLCL Lake Charles LA earlier this month. KLCL had been simulcasting sister “Cajun Radio” 1290 KJEF Jennings. The syndicated Russ Parr Show has been added for mornings and DL Hughley for afternoons. The new format creates a flanker for sister Urban “107 Jamz” 107.5 KJMH Lake Arthur against B&C Broadcasting Urban AC “Live 104.9” KZWA Moss Bluff.
Townsquare Media CHR “92.1 Kiss-FM” KTSR DeQuincy/Lake Charles has flipped to Classic Rock “Classic Rock 92.1“. The station has picked up Walton & Johnson for mornings. Emily J remains in middays from the previous CHR format, while Lonesome George takes afternoons. KTSR was one of two CHRs in Lake Charles competing against Cumulus’ “Hot 103.3” KBIU. The new format takes KTSR up against Cumulus’ “Rock 101” 101.3 KKGB. Meanwhile, the Kidd Kraddick Show moved from KTSR to KBIU as of today. Cumulus Media announces that its Lake Charles Top 40 station, Hot 103.3/KBIU-FM is the new broadcast home for The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. The popular nationally syndicated program debuted on Hot 103.3 on Monday, February 13, 2017, and will...[Read More]
Cumulus AC “Warm 103.3” KBIU Lake Charles LA has jettisoned the format for Rhythmic CHR “Hot 103.3“. The move brings back the format and branding Cumulus had on 97.9 KQLK until that station was one of the inaugural stations to flip to “Nash Icon” in August 2014. The flip places KBIU between Townsquare Media’s combo of Adult CHR “92.1 Kiss-FM” KTSR and Urban “107 Jamz” KJMH.
The FCC appears to be cracking down on stations that build out facilities to beat CP deadlines and then swiftly go silent. CommLawBlog reports that all full-powered licenses granted since July 2 now include this clause: Grant of this license application is conditioned on continuous operations of the licensed facility for the twelve-month period following grant. Failure to do so will result in the rescission of this grant, dismissal of the license application and the forfeiture of the associated construction permit pursuant to 47 C.F.R. § 73.3598(c) unless licensee rebuts presumption that authorized facilities were temporarily constructed. The spirit of the move is to prevent licensees to build out a temporary facility and then go silent to extend the three years given to get a new signal o...[Read More]
Station Moves US International Radio’s pending acquisition Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 860” KTRB San Francisco seeks to combine its daytime and nighttime patterns onto the same tower. KTRB currently diplexes in the daytime on one of the four towers of Salem’s 1100 KFAX San Francisco with 50kW. At night KTRB applies to utilize all four of KFAX’s towers to operate with a directional 5kW pointed due west downgrading from the 50kW the station is currently operating with.
Translator Moves Edgewater Broadcasting’s 95.3 W237DW Covington, KY/Cincinnati seeks an increase from 2 watts to 250 watts at 236 meters where it will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of iHeartMedia’s 102.7 WEBN Cincinnati (Coverage Map). The move is contingent on a move of 95.5 WCXE-LP Erlanger, KY to 103.1. Alpha Media’s CP for 98.1 W251BQ Peoria seeks to relocate to a new tower with 103 watts at 77 meters where it will rebroadcast an HD subchannel for 102.3 WNGY Morton (Coverage Map). Carlos Lopez’ 95.9 K240CW Corpus Christi, TX applies to increase to 250 watts at 75 meters rebroadcasting Texas Country 1150 KCCT Corpus Christi (Coverage Map). First Ventures Capital Partners’ 97.5 K248AY Sioux City, IA seeks an increase from 17 watts at 126.1 meters to 145 watts...[Read More]
Station Changes Sunrise Broadcasting AC “Sunny 104.5” WILT Wilmington, NC has applied to change its city-of-license to Carolina Beach as part of a proposal to increase from a Class A with 3.1kW at 120 meters to a C3 with 17kW at 120 meters (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s pending acquisition of 98.5 WDEO-FM San Carlos Park/Fort Myers, FL from Ava Maria University has applied to increase from a Class C3 with 18.5kW at 113 meters to a C2 with 50kW from the same antenna (Coverage Map). Delta Media Corporation applies to make 104.1 KLCJ Oak Grove, LA a rimshot into Lake Charles. After a previous application was dismissed earlier this year, Delta applies to upgrade the station to 6kW at 94 meters where its service contour will come just short of the city (Coverag...[Read More]
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]
With their jump from Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Network to Cumulus Media Networks for syndication sales at the beginning of 2014, the Bob & Tom Show has been added at six Cumulus stations while losing one Clear Channel affiliate. Adding the Bob & Tom Show are: “102.3 The Wolf” WMOS New London, CT replacing local host Sean Tyler “Gulf 104” 104.1 WGLF Tallahassee, FL replacing John Boy & Billy “V100” 100.3 KDVV-FM Topeka, KS “Classic Hits 103.3” WRQQ-FM Baton Rouge, LA “Rock 101” 101.3 KKGB Lake Charles, LA replacing Todd N Tyler “I95” 95.5 WIXV Savannah, GA replacing John Boy & Billy The Bob & Tom Show is still based out of Clear Channel’s “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ Indianapolis...[Read More]
Cumulus Variety Hits “103.3 Jack-FM” KBIU Lake Charles LA joined sister KYNF Fayetteville AR in flipping to a “Warm” branded AC on Thursday. The new “Warm 103.3” becomes the only AC in the Lake Charles market.