Anaheim Broadcasting Rock 96.7 KCAL-FM Redlands/San Bernardino CA announced four staffers were let go on Tuesday due to budget cuts. Exiting the station were 3/4 of the station’s morning show as co-hosts James ‘Jimbo’ Smith, Tiffany Angelo, and producer Steven Kono exit. Patrick Tish remains with what will become a music-intensive program. Also exiting is night host Michael ‘Stu Man’ Stewart after 42 years at the station. Stewart had been part of the morning show from 1997-2017 until segueing to nights last February. Production Director Frank Garcia will add the night shift to his duties. Personnel changes due to budget cuts were announced Tuesday at Inland Empire Rock 96.7 KCAL-FM Riverside. Several on-air positions were eliminated including longtime morning ...[Read More]
Bustos Media will purchase 104.9 KYXE Union Gap/Yakima WA from Centro Familiar Cristiano for $215,000. KYXE has been operated by Bustos via LMA since early 2016 as Regional Mexican “La Z 104.9“. James Su’ EDI Media is acquiring Brokered Ethnic 1370 KWRM Corona/Riverside CA from Richard Vosper’s Major Market Stations for $1. EDI operates a network of Chinese language stations in markets including Atlanta, Boston, Portland, and San Francisco. Barnwell Community Radio donates 99.1 WHBJ Barnwell SC to Augusta Radio Fellowship for zero consideration. WHBJ already airs ARF’s Christian “Good News Network” programming.
Meruelo Media has pulled the plug on Urban “Wild 93.5” KDEY Ontario CA and has restored the simulcast with Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY Redondo Beach/Los Angeles after just seven months. The Wild format became redundant in Meruelo’s portfolio after the acquisition of “Power 106” 105.9 KPWR Los Angeles whose coverage overlapped with KDEY. Meruelo had run tests in 2016 to determine the amount of interference the two co-channel signals would create to one another before launching the Wild format in March. The simulcast restoration took place at 2pm today. Meruelo Media has announced that 93.5 KDAY Hip Hop Back in the Day will simulcast on 93.5 KDEY-FM in the Inland Empire effective immediately. This will extend 93.5 KDAY’s signal and coverage to the Riverside and Sa...[Read More]
The bankruptcy sell-off of Casa Media Partners has come to an end as Lazer Broadcasting agrees to acquire its remaining seven radio stations and one translator for $1.7 million. Lazer will acquire the “La Maquina Musical” Regional Mexican network of 100.5 KMQA East Porterville/Visalia/Bakersfield, 100.5 KMEN Mendota, 103.1 KAAT Oakhurst/Fresno, 100.9 KAEH Beaumont/San Bernardino, 103.7 KIQQ-FM Newberry Springs/Barstow and 1310 KIQQ Barstow as well as Soft AC “Soft Hits 1060” KTNS Oakhurst/Fresno and 104.3 K282AE Oakhurst (with CP to move to 107.9 in Victorville rebroadcasting KIQQ). Lazer owns or is in the process of purchasing 32 stations in California and Nevada. Casa Media Partners has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since 2015. It sold its three stations in Washin...[Read More]
CBS Radio Country “95.1 K-Frog” KFRG San Bernardino/92.9 KXFG Menifee MA has promoted Robin Ward to Assistant Program Director/Music Director. Ward has worked at KFRG on-air since 1993 as ‘Heather Froglear’ and with the promotion will move off the morning show she has co-hosted with Scott Ward and Kelli Green to middays. Ward’s promotion follows the ascension of Scott Ward (no relation) to Program Director for KFRG/KXFG and CBS Radio’s other stations in Riverside/San Bernardino, Victor Valley, and Palm Springs. CBS RADIO Riverside’s K-FROG 95.1 radio has promoted Robin Ward to music director/assistant program director of the station. Ward will also host the midday time slot as her on-air persona Heather Froglear, weekdays starting at 9:00 AM heard on air...[Read More]
CBS Radio has promoted Scott Ward to Program Director of its five stations in its Riverside and Palm Springs clusters. Ward has been with Country “95.1 K-Frog” KFRG San Bernardino since 1995 as morning host and added Music Director duties in 2010. In his new role he will program KFRG and simulcaster 92.9 KXFG Meniffe, Classic Hits “103 The Route” 103.1 KVFG Victorville, Sports 910 KRAK Hesperia, and AC “Sunny 103.1” KEZN Palm Desert/Palm Springs, while continuing to host the KFRG/KXFG morning show. Ward succeeds Lee Douglas in the position. CBS RADIO Riverside and Palm Springs has promoted Scott Ward to program director of the clusters’ five radio stations across both markets, KFRG 95.1, KXFG 92.9, KVFG 103.1, KRAK-910 (AM), and KEZN 103.1. Ward will con...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has swapped the formats for its two AMs in Riverside/San Bernardino CA. The News/Talk format shifts from 1440 KFNY Riverside to 1290 KKDD San Bernardino, while Spanish AC “La Precisoa” moves in reverse from 1290 to 1440. While 1440 KFNY is only 1kW and 1290 KKDD is 5kW, the 1440 signal is more centrally located in the market. 1290 KKDD covers San Bernardino well but has a null away from the Riverside part of the market. “NewsTalk 1290” features a local program hosted by Lou Desmond from 5-7pm and syndicated programming including Armstrong & Getty, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin.
The teased return of “X103.9” will be of the digital variety. All Pro Broadcasting will relaunch the Modern Rock format as an app based webcaster in the coming weeks. Under Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.9” KHTI (and former KCXX) PD John DeSantis, the webcaster will resurrect some of KCXX’s specialty shows including its “Leftover Lunch”, “Ten O’Clock Tool”, and “Extreme X”. Well, here’s the news you’ve been patiently waiting for.As you know, on December 22nd, 2015 the Alternative Rock on… Posted by X1039 on Friday, January 6, 2017 Original Report 12/23: All Pro Broadcasting is teasing a return of Modern Rock “X103.9” KCXX Lake Arrowhead/San Bernardino CA. The station flipped to Rhythmic H...[Read More]
At 7am this morning, All-Pro Broadcasting flipped Alternative “X103.9” KCXX Lake Arrowhead/San Bernardino CA to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.9“. New KHTI call letters are pending for the station, which is being positioned as “Move To The Music”. KCXX PD John DeSantis will stay on as Program Director for the new format, while Bill Hurwitz who retired from All-Pro and Shamrock Broadcasting’s Milwaukee Radio Alliance after forty years in the market earlier this fall has been named General Manager. Listen to the launch of Hot 103.9 at FormatChange.com. All Pro Broadcasting’s X1039 (KCXX) switches to (KHTI) “The I.E.’s New HOT 103.9…Move to the Music” on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7 AM. Hot 1039 will play everyone’s favorites from today’s hits and recent cha...[Read More]
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]
Following the grant of a CP to relocate into Des Moines, Saga Communications has acquired 93.9 K230AT Winterset, IA from First Ventures Capital Partners for $87,500. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 107.3 meters once it builds its new facility. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Clear Channel’s 1040 WHO Des Moines, but that will likely change once the sale is consummated. E-String Wireless has agreed to sell the CP for 102.3 K272FK College Station, TX to Brazos Valley Communications for $95,000. Brazos intends to rebroadcast Regional Mexican “Radio Alegria” 1240 KTAM Bryan on the 250 watt signal. Weston McCarron has exercised his option to purchase 106.7 K294CM Riverside, CA for $10 from Charles Crawford. The translator CP is licensed to operate with 250...[Read More]
On the heels of rebranding Conservative Talk 970 WNYM New York as “The Answer” in March, Salem will expand its new brand to the West Coast on Monday, March 23. 870 KRLA Glendale/Los Angeles and 590 KTIE San Bernardino are the next two stations to transition to the new branding, but may also not be the last as the company has registered domains with TheAnswer branding for 16 other frequencies. Along with the new name comes a new morning show for KRLA and KTIE as Heidi Harris, most recently at KDWN Las Vegas takes over the 6-9am slot previously filled by Glenn Beck on both stations. The Press Release Follows: Beginning Monday, April 23rd, there will be a new morning show, new attitude, and new brand for Salem Communications’ News Talk radio stations in Los Angeles and the I...[Read More]