1240 KGY Olympia, WA has brought its programming to FM. 95.3 K237FR Tumwater has signed-on to rebroadcast the News/Talk programming via 96.9 KGY-FM-HD2. The Olympian reports the addition comes as the station has returned to profitability after a series of obstacles for the station. K237FR is licensed to operate with 125 watts at 96 meters, but has applied to modify that to 145 watts at 91 meters. The translator itself is owned by South Sound Broadcasting and is in the process of being sold to Sunnylands Broadcasting.
The Country void in the Southern Puget Sound region of Washington that was created by the flip of 102.9 KNBQ Centralia to a simulcast of Sports 950 KJR Seattle in November has been filled. Hot AC “96.9 The Sound” KGY-FM McCleary/Olympia has dropped its “Cool Classics & Hot Hits” billed format to become “South Sound Country 96.9“. SeaTacRadio.com had reported earlier this month that a couple members of KGY’s airstaff had been dismissed. The Olympic Peninsula may lose another Country station as “Bigfoot 93.7” KANY Ocean Shores/Aberdeen has a CP to move to Montesano where it will potentially join 97.7 KOMO-FM, 99.3 KDDS, and KNBQ as Seattle targeted rimshots.
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]
Clear Channel Sports 950 KJR Seattle has begun simulcasting on what was formerly “Q Country 102.9” KNBQ Centralia, WA. KNBQ does not have much of a presence north of Seattle, but blankets the southern portions of the market and the Olympic Peninsula. The addition of 102.9 to KJR’s programming will attempt to give KJR a signal advantage over Bonneville’s “710 ESPN” KIRO. Both stations tied with a 3.5 share in the October PPM. KNBQ registered a 1.5. The move follows Clear Channel’s flip of 104.9 KSGX to Active Rock earlier this week.
Update 11/1: KSGX made the flip to “The Brew 104.9” at 12am. However, unlike all of Clear Channel’s other Brew branded stations, this one is leaning towards Active Rock. That move pretty much returns the station to the format the station ran as “The Funky Monkey” from 1999 until November 2010 when the station switched to its now defunct “Gen X” format. Original Report 10/28: Clear Channel’s 80s/90s Hits “Gen X 104.9” KSGX Seattle is now stunting with Halloween Music and Horror Movie clips as “Freddy 104.9“. On November 1, the station will flip to Classic Rock as “104.9 The Brew“. The station is already teasing the new format with the following video on their website. TheBrew1049.com, Brew1049.com, and Fredd...[Read More]