Station Sales Week Of 7/20

Radio Sharon transfers its option to acquire 1220 WSTL and 93.7 W229AN Providence RI to Diaz Holdings. New England Christian Media will sell the stations to to Diaz for $240,000. WSTL is the originating station for Radio Sharon’s Spanish CHR “Mega 94.9” W235CN Providence. After applying earlier this month to donate Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council’s MMTC Broadcasting, Birach Broadcasting will instead donate the two stations to Dr. Katrina Chase’s Believe & Achieve Family & Education Center. Jose Carlos Maron’s Radio La Patrona Inc. will purchase Silent 760 KMTL/97.7 K249FE Sherwood/Little Rock AR from the estate of George Domerese for $100,000. James Utley’s CLI R...[Read More]

People Moves 3/12: Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez Becomes First 104.3 Jams Host

Entercom Classic Hip-Hop “104.3 Jams” WBMX Chicago has picked up its first on-air host as Julian ‘Jumpin’ Perez will host nights from 7pm-12am starting Thursday, March 15. Perez is a longtime mixer in the Chicago market as a member of the “Hot Mix Five” on the original 102.7 WBMX in the 1980s and founder of the “B96 Street Mix” in the 1990s. He also hosted nights at “B96” WBBM-FM in the 90s. We’re pleased to announce @julianjumpin as the new 104.3 JAMS evening on-air personality.Show him some mad love and tune in for his JAMS debut on Thursday, March 15! — TheNew1043JAMS (@1043JAMS) March 9, 2018 Jim Mantel has announced his intent to retire from mornings at Dick Broadcasting Country 95.1 WRNS-FM K...[Read More]

FCC Report 6/4: Did Billings Translators Go Rogue?

Following an informal objection and request for enforcement by Connoisseur Media, Edgewater Broadcasting has withdrawn its Construction Permit and License to Cover applications for 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to relocate to 102.5 in Billings MT. Edgewater had applied for and was granted a CP to move K242CI to Billings rebroadcasting Sun Mountain Inc.'s 1340 KBSR Laurel MT where it was operating as AC "Magic 102.5". Connoisseur claims that K242CI and 104.5 K283CP (licensed to rebroadcast 1450 KYLW Lockwood MT) have been operating illegally. Amongst Connoisseur's claims were that K242CI began operating in late 2016 but did not file for a license to cover until March, neither originating AM have not operated for multiple years now and no tower constructed at the licensed site for either station,...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 3/3

Walker Broadcasting & Communications sells Classic Country “Raider Country 98.7” 1420 KJDL/98.7 K254CI Lubbock TX to Flores Communications for $275,000. Educational Media Foundation is acquiring 98.5 KNBQ Central Park/Olympia WA from JOSH Broadcasting for $1 million. KNBQ began airing EMF’s “K-Love” programming earlier this year. EMF is also acquiring Classic Hits “Qixie 103.9” WQXZ Hawkinsville GA from Georgia Eagle Media for $150,000. Monte Spearman’s High Plains Radio Network was busy this week as it made three acquisitions in Arkansas. The first purchase was in Little Rock as HPRN filed to purchase NC Communications’ Urban AC “Hot 105.5” 1380 KDXE North Little Rock/105.5 K288EZ Little Rock for $300,000. The second d...[Read More]

KKCL Lubbock Becomes Awesome

The changes in the Lubbock market didn’t stop with the five station frequency swap. Townsquare Media is now getting into the act with the rebranding of Classic Hits “98.1 Kool-FM” KKCL Lorenzo as “Awesome 98“. With the rebranding comes a shift of the playlist to focus on the 1970s and 80’s while adding some early 90’s songs. KKCL has been some form of Oldies/Classic Hits since the mid-1990’s.

Five Lubbock Stations Move To New Frequencies

The Barton/Ramar format shuffle will take place at 10:00am today with five stations moving to new frequencies. With Barton closing on the swap of 106.5 KEJS Lubbock for 104.3 KTTU-FM Brownfield the most straightforward portion of the swap as KEJS’s Tejano format moves to 104.3 as “Power 104.3“. Ramar is getting a little more complex with its side. KTTU-FM’s Sports format will move from 104.3 to the Class C2 signal currently held by 97.3 KLZK New Deal as “Double T 97.3“ AC “97.3 Yes-FM” KLZK to the C3 signal of 107.7 KLBB Idalou as “107.7 Yes-FM“ Classic Rock “107.7 The Eagle” KLBB gets the upgrade to the 100kW C1 signal held by 93.7 KXTQ-FM Lubbock as “93.7 The Eagle“. Finish up the swap, Ramar’s Teja...[Read More]

The Secret Format Changes Of 2015

Over the past week we have become aware of a few format changes that have taken place over recent months that have not been reported anywhere. Starting in Lubbock TX, Walker Broadcasting & Communications gave 1420 KJDL its third format of the calendar year. Originally CHR “Z98.5” paired with K253BD Lubbock, the station assumed the Alternative format and “Edge” branding from 105.7 KRBL Idalou in February. After the translator moved to 98.7 as K254CI, the format was flipped at some point in August to Classic Country “Raider 98.7“. Considering the station’s website is still, it’s not really a surprise the station isn’t up on letting the world know about the new format. Salem Communications quietly launched Soft AC “...[Read More]

Ramar & Barton Trading Lubbock Signals

Ramar Communications and Barton Broadcasting are exchanging station licenses in Lubbock, TX. Ramar will receive the license for what is now Tejano “Power 106.5” KEJS Lubbock, while Barton gains what is now Sports “Double T 104.3” KTTU-FM Brownfield. Both companies will retain the call letters and intellectual property of their respective stations. Once the sale closes on the later of December 4 or the fifth day following FCC approval, KTTU-FM will reside on 106.5 and KEJS on 104.3. Both stations are Class C2’s. 104.3 KTTU-FM operates with 50kW at 145 meters from a location 20 miles southwest of Lubbock (Coverage Map), while 106.5 KEJS runs 34kW at 179 meters from a tower shared with many other television and radio stations including eleven of Ramar’s oth...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/28: Lots Of Florida Translator Moves

Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 104.7” KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE’s coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho Cumcamonga and Ontario (Coverage Map). Apex Broadcasting Variety Hits “SC 103.1” WVSC Parris Island, SC seeks to modify its CP to return to its current Class C3 status with 6.6kW at 149.4 meters (Coverage Map). Marion Williams’ Rhythmic CHR “Smokin 99.1” WSMK Buchanon, MI/South Bend, IN applies to move a few miles south to the tower of sister 1290 WNIL Niles while doubling its power to 6kW at 96.4 meters. The move will improve WSMK’s coverage within...[Read More]

Alpha Media Acquires Lubbock Cluster

The sale of Wilks Broadcasting’s Lubbock stations to Alpha Media has been filed with the FCC showing the purchase price to be $23 million. Original Report 3/17: Alpha Media has acquired Wilks Broadcasting’s four stations in Lubbock, TX for an undisclosed amount. The four stations included in the deal are: Country 96.3 KLLL-FM Lubbock, Hot AC “Mix 100.3” KMMX Tahoma, Classic Rock “Rock 101.1” KONE Lubbock, and Rhythmic CHR “104.9 The Beat” KBTE Tulia. The sale continues Wilks slow sell-off of its radio holdings as it has divested its stations in Fresno and Kansas City, and one of its Reno stations in the past year. The company still retains nine stations in Columbus, Denver and Reno. Alpha continues its buying spree and may not be done yet. A ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/15: WDTW Seeks To Rebuild What Was Taken Away

Station Moves Pedro Zamora’s silent 1310 WDTW Dearborn/Detroit, MI applies to rebuild the six tower array that had been

Station Sales Week Of 2/27

Station Sales Just months after closing on its acquisition of “Mile High Sports” 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden/Denver, CO, 4-K’s LLLP is transferring the duo to Marco Broadcasting Company for $875,000. Marco is run by Marc “Uncle Kokua” Paskin, a former radio personality turned real estate investor/philanthropist. In addition to acquiring 104.5 KMCQ Covington/Seattle for $7 million, Educational Media Foundation acquires one half of the Classic Country “Bear” simulcast in eastern North Carolina. 98.9 WNBR-FM Bethel/Greenville goes from Coastal Carolina Radio to EMF for $700,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Mark Jensen’s MWB Broadcasting sells Classic Hits 1370 KAWL and AC “Mix 105” 104.9 KTMX York, NE to Nebraska Rural Rad...[Read More]

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