Pocatello

Cannonball 101 Explodes Into East Idaho

Riverbend Communications has flipped Mormon “Sunny AM” 690 KEII Blackfoot/1260 KEIR Pocatello ID to Variety Hits “Cannonball 101“. Each station has a translator at 101.1 with K266BY Pocatello and K266AF covering Idaho Falls. 1260 KEIR also has new KNBL call letters to match the new format. EastIdahoNews.com reports that the station is featuring a broad playlist stretching from the 1950s through now. Jade Davis is serving as Program Director and the station will feature a rotating group of guest DJs from sister stations and those formerly in the market in mornings.

Station Sales Week Of 2/10

Station Sales Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting is purchasing Classic Hip-Hop 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/Tampa and Regional Mexican “96.1 La Mexicana” WTMP-FM Dade City FL from Tama Broadcasting bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage for $500,000. The stations had been in receivership since 2009. NIA began operating the stations via Time Brokerage Agreement on February 3. The sale of Liberal Talk 1510 WRRD Waukegan/Milwaukee has a price. Michael Crute’s New WRRD LLC. will pay Good Karma Broadcasting $760,000 for the AM daytimer. The Levine/Schwab Partnership that owns the CP for new Los Angeles AM 1500 KWIF Culver City are adjusting their ownership stakes based on the amount of capital they have each invested. William Schwab will increase his stake from 46% to 54%, while Howard Le...[Read More]

KZBQ Moves To 93.9

Idaho Wireless Corporation Country 93.7 KZBQ Pocatello ID has moved to 93.9 as the first part of a multi-station move to bring another station into the Boise market. KZBQ drops from a Class C to C0 with 100kW/308m with the frequency shift. The next step will see Lee Family Broadcasting Hot AC “Hot 100” 99.9 KZDX Burley/Twin Falls move to 93.5 from its current 27kW/747m antenna. The final move will see Cochise Media Licenses 99.9 KXML Salmon upgrade from a Class A to Class C with 40kW/708m where it will serve the eastern part of the Boise market. The changes were part of the larger Docket 05-243 order making changes to dozens of licenses in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming released in 2008.

KEIR Flipping To Mormon Oriented Christian AC

Riverbend Communications will flip News/Talk “101.1 KEIR” 1260 KEIR Idaho Falls/690 KEII Blackfoot/92.7 K224EL Pocatello/101.1 K266AF Pocatello ID to Mormon oriented Christian AC “Sunny AM 1260/690“. The new format will build off the syndicated “Sounds Of Sunday” program that airs on sister AC “Classy 97.3” KLCE with artists such as Hilary Weeks, Michael W. Smith, Cherie Call, Kenneth Cope, Amy Grant, Paul Cardall, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The station will retain the syndicated Dave Ramsey show from 12-3pm. Among the shows being dropped with the change are Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and the local Idaho’s Morning News with Dylan Carder. Riverbend Communications today announced the launch of a new East Idaho radio station, “Sunny...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 2/12

Station Sales Steven Silverberg’s Casper Radio Group is selling their three stations to Breck Media Group for $963,000. The three stations serve the Casper WY market and are Country “New Country 92.5” KDAD Bar Nunn, Active Rock 100.5 KTED Evansville, and Classic Hits “Kool 105.5” KZQL Mills. Perception Media Group sells Conservative Talk “Fox Radio 910” WFJX Roanoke VA to Dr. David Points’ Mahon Communications for $289,865. Ted Austin’s Snake River Radio acquires Christian Preaching 1490 KRTK Chubbuck/Pocatello ID from Inspirational Family Radio for $80,000. Faith Broadcasting Company sells 1380 WMTA Central City KY to Richard Benham’s Giving Hope 2U LLC for $160,000. Alaska Multimedia LLC acquires Talk/Oldies “Hometown Radi...[Read More]

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 6/26

Moves made by Educational Media Foundation and Bob Stevens’ Broadcast Communications in recent months have now converged as the two groups agree to exchange three stations and a translator. Broadcast Communications and subsidiary Broadcast Educational Communications will send Silent 88.1 WKJL Clarksburg, WV and 106.9 WRIJ Masontown, PA/Morgantown, WV to EMF in exchange for 95.9 WDKL Grafton, WV and 95.3 W237CX Bridgeport, WV. Broadcast Communications acquired both stations from He’s Alive, Inc. last year for a combined $375,000. EMF applied earlier this month to relocate WDKL to Loch Lynn Heights, MD which will enable it to become BCI’s fourth station serving the Oakland, MD market. BCI will enter into a Network Affiliation Agreement with EMF to place “K-Love”...[Read More]

FCC Applications 1/11

Station Moves Following the approval in September of the move of “Truth” 99.3 KTIA-FM Boone, IA to Huxley, Positive Impact Media has made its mandated application to relocate Christian CHR “Pulse 99.5” KPUL Winterset to 101.7. No changes will be made to its 6kW at 100 meter facility that rimshots Des Moines from the southwest (Coverage Map). Altus FM “Cruisin To The Oldies 92.5” KKRE Hollis, OK seeks to shift from a Class A to a C2 with a power increase from 6kW at 79 meters to 50kW (Coverage Map). Cornerstone Church of Wheeler seeks to relocate 102.1 KSNZ Shamrock, TX to 92.9 with no changes to its 200 watts at 14 meters facility (Coverage Map). Translator Moves In the western suburbs of Detroit, Family Life Broadcasting’s 94.3 W232BH Holly, MI ap...[Read More]

Idaho Wireless Adds Two More In Pocatello

Update 11/24: Idaho Wireless will pay $850,000 for KMGI and KSEI. Idaho Wireless has begun operating the two stations via Time Brokerage Agreement. Original Report 11/18: Idaho Wireless Corporation is expanding its Pocatello, ID cluster with the purchase of two stations from Pacific Empire Radio. Classic Rock 102.5 KMGI and “CBS Sports 930” KSEI will join an Idaho Wireless Corporation cluster including Country 93.7 KZBQ, Hot AC 104.1 KORR, Classic Country 1290 KOUU/102.9 K275BL. No price has been disclosed.

FCC Applications 10/9: Another Twin Cities Translator Move-In

Translator Moves iHeartMedia is filing to move yet another translator to the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. 96.7 W244CS Hudson, WI, which the company announced the acquisition of last week, has applied to change city-of-license to Calhoun Beach, MN where it will operate with 170 watts at 236 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of 107.9 KQQL. Due to interference complaints from 99.9 WXJB Homosassa, FL, Reach Communications has applied to shift 99.9 W207BU Bayonet Point to 100.3. W207BU, which is operated by iHeartMedia as Alternative “Alt 99.9“, would operate with 250 watts at 327 meters directed southward towards St. Petersburg (Coverage Map). Alpha Media’s 94.7 K234CI Marion, TX has completed its relocation into San Antonio and now applies to move ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 11/25

Communications attorney John Garziglia has applied to increase his CP for 97.7 W249CO Reston, VA from 73 to 250 watts. Serving Washington DC’s western suburbs, the translator is licensed to rebroadcast American University’s 88.5 WAMU. With 100.3 WLML Lake Park/West Palm Beach close to launching, Reach Communications has filed a displacement application to relocate 100.3 W262AN Tamarac, FL to 101.1 with no facility changes. The translator simulcasts Clear Channel News/Talk 610 WIOD Miami. Clear Channel’s recently acquired 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC has applied to relocate its tower into the Charlotte city limits where it will operate with 180 watts. Clear Channel has acquired 105.1 W286BK Birmingham from Way Media for no financial compensation. Way gains the right to continue...[Read More]