Hutton Broadcasting flipped Talk “101.5 The Voice” KVSF-FM Pecos/Santa Fe NM to Jazz “101.5 The Cat” on September 15. Positioned as “Santa Fe’s Community Jazz Station”, the station is featuring a mix of modern and classic Jazz tracks from the past century. “The Cat” name was previously utilized in the market by then Clear Channel owned 101.1 KSFQ during its run as a Smooth Jazz station from 2005-2007. Richard Eeds, who had hosted mornings on “The Voice”, stays in mornings for “The Cat”, but adds a new talk show from 1-5pm on sister Liberal Talk 1260 KTRC/103.7 K279CX. Nacha Mendez will host middays from 11am-3pm and Ira G afternoons from 3-7pm on KVSF-FM.
Since Way Media acquired 89.7 KAWA Sanger TX (formerly KVRK) last year, the company has been attempting to upgrade its signal in the Dallas market. In March they gained a CP to increase from a Class C1 with 14kW/518m to a C0 with 45kW/518m. Now they are applying to move all the way to a Class C.
American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting have completed their swap of assets in Santa Fe, NM. American General Media has moved the Santa Fe portion of its Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo” simulcast to their newly acquired 102.9 in Pecos under new KSFE call letters. The format continues to be heard in Albuquerque on 97.7 KLVO Belen. With Hutton taking over 94.7, the station has transferred its KLBU call letters over but not its Spanish Variety Hits “Juan” format. After stunting with a loop of Bob Marley’s “Jammin”, KLBU debuted its new identity this afternoon as “Jam’n 94.7“. The Rhythmic Hot AC format is being positioned as “Today & Back In The Day”. The first hour of “Jam’n 94.7” featured: Di...[Read More]
Station Sales Radio Cantico Neuvo is expanding is Spanish Christian programming to another signal in the New York City area. WVRM, Inc. sells Silent 103.9 WPDI Hazlet, NJ to Cantico Nuevo Ministry for $130,000. WPDI is a non-commercial Class D that previously was airing South Asian oriented programming. The Cantico Nuevo programming is also heard on co-owned 1440 WNYG Medford, NY and a few brokered stations: 740 WNYH Huntington NY, 1530 WJDM Elizabeth NJ, 101.5 W268AN Plainview NY, and 106.3 W292DV New York. Family Broadcasting & Media is selling Silent 560 WCKL Catskill, NY to Bishop Tim Allen’s Ebony Media for as the contract states “ONE DOLLAR!!”. Scott Fybush has been tracking the travails of WCKL and owner Brian Dodge for years including one LPFM application tha...[Read More]
Station Sales American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting are swapping signals in the Santa Fe, NM market. Hutton will send Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 102.9” KLBU Pecos to AGM for “Radio Lobo” 94.7 KKIM-FM Santa Fe, which currently simulcasts 97.7 KLVO Belen/Albuquerque. The deal gives Hutton a much more powerful signal in Santa Fe as 94.7 KKIM-FM is a 100kW Class C1, however the deal may also help American General Media in the adjacent Albuquerque market as the 3.7kW Class C3 signal of KLBU is on the same channel as AGM’s Albuquerque translator 102.9 K275AO. That signal currently rebroadcasts 840 KARS Belen, NM as Alternative “Area 102.9“. Owning KLBU should allow AGM flexibility in upgrading K275AO’s signal. Davis Broadcasting of Atlanta i...[Read More]
Hutton Broadcasting has flipped “Blu 102.9” KLBU Pecos/Santa Fe, NM to Spanish Adult Hits “Juan 102.9“. The station describes its new format as “a Spanish-language Adult Hits radio format with multigenerational appeal for both hombres & señoritas. JUAN plays what he likes and JUAN likes hits… ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and some 2000s.” The “Juan” format is distributed by Sparknet, just like its English cousin “Jack“. The previous Blu format could best be described as a Rhythmic AAA playing a broad mix of Rhythmic Pop from the last 30 years under the moniker “The Beat Of Santa Fe”. The station debuted in 2003 as the first terrestrial station focusing on Chill music.
Hutton Broadcasting has shifted AAA “Project 101.5” KVSF-FM Pecos/Santa Fe, NM to News/Talk “101.5 The Voice“. The new format features a mix of local talk, national news, and some music programming. The daily schedule includes America’s Radio News Network from 4-8am and 1-4pm, former Santa Fe Reporter editor Julia Goldberg from 8-10am, a community events show hosted by Eric Davis at 5pm, Cumulus Media Network’s Melissa Etheridge from 7-10pm, and Free Talk Live from 10pm-12am. The remainder of the lineup features specialty shows and some filler music blocks. Introducing the New Format of 101.5: KVSF 101.5 – The Voice of Santa Fe. Times are changing and so is radio. Radio is still America’s dominant medium with over 93% of the total population 12+ en...[Read More]