Rio Grande Valley

People Moves 1/23: Big Cuts In Rio Grande Valley

Entravision’s Rio Grande Valley cluster saw big cuts in late December as Rock “Q94.5 The Rock” KFRQ Harlingen morning hosts Big Al & Charlie, and CHR “107.9 Mix-FM” KVLY Edinburg morning hosts Alex Duran (who doubled as cluster Program Director) and Meridee Hernandez, KVLY midday host Mark Mayhem, and mixer DJ IZK all exited. KVLY has added the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show as of Monday, January 22. Hubbard Sports “101 Sports” WXOS East St. Louis IL has announced the return of Michelle Smallmon to the station as part of the station’s Bernie Miklasz morning show and as a columnist for the station’s website. Smallmon previously produced Miklasz’ show from 2009-2015 before joining ESPN Radio as a producer where she most ...[Read More]

Double The Kiss In Rio Grande Valley

iHeartMedia has flipped Classic Rock “105.5 The X” KQXX-FM Mission/McAllen TX to a simulcast of Hot AC “Kiss 106.3” KHKZ San Benito/Harlingen. The flip gives the Kiss brand full coverage of the Rio Grande Valley market. KQXX-FM had dropped its Classic Rock format for all-Christmas in late November before debuting its new format on Christmas night.

Station Sales Week Of 11/6

Station Sales Roberto Gonzalez’s MBM Radio sells Variety Hits “104.9 Jack-FM” KJAV Alamo and Spanish News/Talk 840 KVJY Pharr in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Andrés Bichara’s Bi-Media License for $2.2 million. These are Bi-Media’s first stations, while MBM as R Communications will still retain 3 FMs and 1 AM in the McAllen/Edinburg/Brownsville market. In addition to beginning to operate WJSJ Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville FL as “CBS Sports 105.3“, Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting will purchase the station from Tama Broadcasting’s bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage for $800,000. Lazer Broadcasting is acquiring the Construction Permit for a Monterey/Salinas market rimshot on 98.7 in Greenfield CA from Lotus Communications for $250,000. Th...[Read More]

Univision Replaces Piolin

Univision has debuted its new replacement program for Eddie ‘Piolin’ Soltelo. “El Bueno, La Mala, y El Feo” debuted this morning on Regional Mexican “LA 101.9” KSCA Los Angeles and in middays on “La Que Buena 97.5” KBNA El Paso, “Estereo Latino 102.9” KLTN Houston, 98.5 KGBT McAllen, and “Estereo Latino 92.9” KROM San Antonio. Univision states that the program will soon be heard in Albuquerque, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fresno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco. The show features Raul ‘El Bueno’ Molinar from Univision’s KLNO Dallas, Sylvia ‘La Mala’ del Valle (formerly known as ‘La Bronca’ on El Numero Uno Radio Network), and KSCA’s Andres ‘El Feo’ Mal...[Read More]

Border Media Sells Rio Grande Valley Stations

Border Media Partners has sold its Rio Grande Valley cluster to MBM Radio for $2.5 Million. The stations included are News/Talk 710 KURV Edinburg, “Fox Sports 840” KVJY Pharr, Regional Mexican “La Ley 92.7” KESO South Padre Island, “Super Tejano” 95.3 KZSP South Padre Island & 102.1 KBUC Raymondville, and Variety Hits “104.9 Jack-FM” KJAV Alamo. Border also manages four Mexican stations that cover the Rio Grande Valley market: Spanish Oldies “La Lupe” 620 XEGH/89.1 XHCAO, Spanish CHR “Digital 101.5” XHAVO, and 102.5 XHRR which duplicates the programming of 92.7 KESO. MBM will assume the management of those stations as well. MBM Radio previously announced plans to acquire Border Media’s Laredo cluster earlier...[Read More]