Redding AM Joins Ranks Going Off The Air

Michael Quinn took Adult Standards 1230 KLXR Redding CA off the air as the clock struck midnight on the New Year. The station had featured a local morning show hosted by Jim ‘Jimbo’ Albertson and Sue McLain and took pride in being one of the first stations nationally to start the trend of going All-Christmas annually starting when Quinn purchased the station in 1999. The 1kW Class C AM failed to apply for an FM translator in the 2017 filing period. In a farewell statement on Facebook Quinn wrote: “It is with deep regret that KLXR will be leaving the air Sunday night at midnight. After close to 20 years this day was never planned or expected. Our faithful listeners, loyal advertisers and the exceptional Morning Show team of Jimbo and Sue are going to be missed. We kept the...[Read More]

Wild 99.3 Debuts In Redding

After five days of stunting with a loop of Tone Loc’s Wild Thing, Mapleton Communications has launched Rhythmic CHR “Wild 99.3” KWLZ Shasta Lake City/Redding CA. Launching jockless with the usual 10,000 songs in a row commercial-free, the new “Wild 99.3” is being programmed by Mapleton’s Regional PD Tommy Del Rio. Del Rio, based at “101.7 The Beach” KCDU Monterey, also programs the company’s CHRs in Chico and Spokane. The station gives an in-market competitor to Results Radio’s “Power 94” 94.7 KEWB Shasta Lake. Original Report 1/15: Mapleton Communications’ 99.3 KQMS-FM Shasta Lake City/Redding CA is stunting with a loop of Tone Loc’s Wild Thing. The station had been simulcasting sister News/Talk 1670 KQMS ...[Read More]

Hella 87.7 To Bring Alternative To Chico & Redding

Classic Country “87.7 Hank-FM” KEFM-LP Chico/KNNN-LP Redding CA will flip to Alternative “Hella 87.7” on January 1 as the station shifts to new management. The stations, which had been operated by Mapleton Communications via LMA from Venture Technologies Group, will now be operated by Jesse Angelo’s Hella Media Group. The station launched as a webcaster earlier this year. Angelo previously worked for Mapleton Communications’ Redding cluster including hosting middays at AC “104.3 K-Shasta” KSHA. KNNN-LP, which is also over-the-air TV Channel 6, operates as a radio station on it’s 87.7 FM frequency. KNNN-LP until recently aired a country music format called “Hank FM” under the operation of Mapleton Communications, locally know...[Read More]

2016 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

If you're trying to find a gift for a hard-to-please tech geek, or if you just want to treat yourself to something nice, go to the Store for 10 percent off any of our calendars! Just enter the coupon code "INSIGHT" on the checkout page. This offer is good through the end of January. We once again reach the time of the year when many stations prepare to come out of the Christmas season. This year the addition of many new translators from the AM Revitalization Period will potentially increase the amount of stations making changes after Christmas or New Years. Completed Changes 1/2 – One Putt Broadcasting moves AAA “99.3 The Jewel” KJWL Fresno CA to 105.5 and rebranding as Soft AC “K-Jewel” replacing Classic Hip-Hop “Rewind 105.5“, while 99...[Read More]

FCC Update 8/16: KFWR Fighting Back

Station Moves A week after the FCC issued a Show Cause Order to reclassify LKCM Radio’s “95.9 The Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro, TX as operating with a directional array, the station applies to have it switched back to non-directional with the installation of a stock antenna at the currently licensed power and height (Coverage Map). E-String Wireless Urban “Z93.9” KAGZ Burke/Lufkin, TX seeks to relocate to 97.7 with no changes to its 1.8kW at 184 meters licensed facilities (Coverage Map). An eight year quest to relocate Sacramento State University Classical 88.9 KXPR Sacramento, CA to a new location east of the city will continue. KXPR asked earlier this month to have its current CP cancelled before it was set to expire today and then reapplied for the same 50kW at 12...[Read More]

FCC Applications 9/4

Sales Virginia Tech Foundation sells the CP for 92.1 W221CF Harrisonburg, VA to Verstanding Broadcasting for $62,500. Verstandig has applied to upgrade W221CF from 6 watts at 482.9 meters to 250 watts at 130 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 550 WSVA Harrisonburg (Coverage Map). MCC Radio acquires 104.1 K281BN Yucca Valley, CA from Advance Ministries for $25,000. K281BN concurrently applies to upgrade from 10 watts at 385.3 meters to 250 watts at -64 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1250 KNWH Yucca Valley (Coverage Map). Seehafer Broadcasting is restructuring its ownership as Donald Seehafer is giving his 100% share of the company to his four children. Son Mark Seehafer is then acquiring the shares of his three sisters Sandra Halverson, Karen Stevenson, and Debra Seehafer for promissory notes...[Read More]