Lake Broadcasting Inc. agrees to purchase News/Talk 1340 WFEB and 100.9 W265DV Sylacauga AL from Powers Broadcasting Company for $150,000. The buyer, who owns “Kowaliga Country 97.5” WKGA Goodwater AL, began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement on August 1 and flipped the station to AC “B101” this week. After beginning to operate 88.1 WCRJ Jacksonville FL via LMA on August 1, Radio Training Network will purchase the station from Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting for $2.25 million. Craig Hanson’s Redrock Broadcasting is expanding in St. George UT with the acquisition of the Construction Permit of 104.1 KSGX Toquerville UT from Audion Communications for $225,000. Redrock owns Classic Hits “Kool 98.9” KRQX Hurricane, Country “102....[Read More]
Canyon Media Hot AC “Planet 94.1” 105.1 KPLD Kanab/94.1 K231BP St. George UT has rebranded as “Planet 105.1“. The move comes as the pending sign-on of University of Utah’s Public News/Talk 93.9 KUQU Enoch will force the displacement of K231BP to 97.1. To replace the translator signal, KPLD has a Construction Permit for a new on-channel booster in St. George with 2.05kW/47m. The 94.1 translator, owned by Carl Reick, holds a CP to move to 97.1. No word on the future plans for that signal yet.
FM Changes Kern Community Radio's "89.7 Savage Radio" KSVG Mettler CA is seeking a waiver to make a rare downgrade from a Class A to Class D with 99w/23m. Although new Class D licenses were eliminated in 1978 with the exception of Alaska, Kern Community Radio believes its eight point waiver request is the only way to keep the group from having to turn in KSVG's license. Among the rationale for seeking the downgrade is the coverage will be equivalent to a 100w LPFM, it is the only non-commercial station in the Bakersfield market with a local studio, and the downgrade is the only way for the station to preserve its current coverage contour.
Dismissals Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 99.1" KXFM Santa Maria CA has requested and had its CP to change city-of-license to Port Hueneme and serve the Oxnard/Ventura and Santa Barbara markets with 3.8kW/493m revoked. Point stated that it "reached the conclusion that the station as permitted in its CP is unlikely to achieve full radio market coverage unobstructed from the proposed transmitter site (or other existing Class B sites complying with the FM separations rules) and hence might not be sustainable as a local provider."
Robert Ingstad, Todd Ingstad, and Tallie Ingstad Colville are buying out the 25% stake of sister Tanya Ingstad Knudson in I3G Radio for $50,000. The three remaining siblings will increase their holdings in the company from 25% to 33.3%. I3G Radio LLC owns Farm “AG News 890” KQLX and Farm/Country “Thunder 106.1” KQLX-FM Lisbon/Fargo ND. I3G Radio will then purchase cousin Brooke Ingstad’s Radio Wahpeton-Breckenridge’s Country 1450 KBMW and Hot AC “B92.7” KBMW-FM Breckenridge MN for $925,000. Brooke Ingstad had purchased what became KBMW-FM from Robert Ingstad’s Basin Mediactive in 2016. for $275,000 and 1450 KBMW from her father James Ingstad’s Radio FM Media for $300,000. An LMA for the two stations started on September 1. Aasen P...[Read More]
Cherry Creek Radio flipped their Classic Country stations in two markets to Variety Hits “Dave-FM“. The new Variety Hits format takes the place of “Helena’s Gold Country” KHGC Montana City/Helena MT as “98.5 Dave-FM“, while replacing “Big Classic Country” on 106.1 KXFF Colorado City/99.1 K256CD Cedar City/101.9 K270BV St. George UT. Both stations are using the same music logs.
Redrock Broadcasting has rebranding Classic Hits “K98.9” KRQX Hurricane/St. George UT as “Kool 98.9“. No further changes accompanied the rebranding. KRQX had been branded as “K98.9” since flipping from Alternative to Classic Hits in October 2014.
Station Sales After a second attempt at bringing a 107.7 signal into the Omaha market failed due to conflicts with the FAA, Kona Coast Radio is selling Silent 107.7 KIMI Malvern IA to Educational Media Foundation for $100,000. EMF will utilize KIMI to bring their “Air-1” network into the Omaha market as a satellite of 92.7 KYRA Thousand Oaks CA. Stephens Media sells Silent 1490 KBIX Muskogee OK and 102.9 K275CK Clinton MO (with a CP to relocate to Muskogee) to Grupo Teletul Multimedia for $175,000. University of Utah purchases Silent 93.9 KYLZ Parowan UT from Tri State Radio for $450,000. KYLZ holds a CP to relocate to Enoch where it will cover the St. George/Cedar City market with 100kw/341m. Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa sells Silent 89.9 KWDS Kettleman City CA to Intermountai...[Read More]
Redrock Broadcasting is set to launch the third current based Country outlet in the St. George/Cedar City UT market. 102.3 KUTQ La Verkin has begun testing as it prepares to launch as “New Country Q102.3“. The new format will become a competitor to Canyon Media’s 99.9 KONY and Cherry Creek Radio simulcast “Big Kickin Country” 94.9 KCIN Cedar City/107.3 KIYK St. George. Redrock, headed by former Simmons Media President Craig Hanson, purchased the former KCDC from Cochise Broadcasting in March for $375,000. It joins a cluster that includes Classic Hits “K98.9” KRQX Hurricane and Hot AC “Mix 103.1” KURR Hildale.
Last week Educational Media Foundation sought a STA to complete the move of 106.3 W292DH Uniontown, PA into Pittsburgh while it sought out issues with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued a Notice of Presumed Hazard for W292DH’s 250 watt at 165 meters Construction Permit. The STA sought to begin operations at that facility with just 46 watts. But as the city-of-license was to remain in Uniontown the STA would not reach that city nor could it be used to build out a CP, it was declined by the FCC. W292DH is due to rebroadcast iHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh via a Mattoon Waiver. Translator Moves
Translator Moves Happy Dog Communications applies to increase power of 92.7 K224CJ Phoenix from 10 to 250 watts from its current 447 meter antenna on South Mountain. The move will come with a change in originating station from East Valley Institute of Technology’s CHR “90.7 The Pulse” KVIT Apache Junction to Hubbard’s 93.3 KDKB-HD2 Mesa, which currently simulcasts Oldies “AZ Gold 1440” KAZG Scottsdale (Coverage Map). Kaspar Broadcasting of Missouri is proposing to relocate 101.5 K268CT Saint Peters, MO to the Crestwood Master FM Tower in St. Louis. K268CT would operate with 250 watts at 268 meters rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Radio-One’s “Hot 104.1” WHHL Hazlewood (Coverage Map). Pamal Broadcasting, which last week purchased the C...[Read More]
Station Moves 1TV.com’s “Oldies 97.3 KIKO-FM Claypool/Globe, AZ is attempting to make a move to better reach the east side of the Phoenix market. KIKO-FM seeks to shift to 96.5 and upgrade from a Class C3 to a Class C with 32kW at 981 meters (Coverage Map). To make the move happen, Petracom Hot AC “96.5 The Storm” KRFM Show Low would have to relocate to 98.5 with a downgrade from a Class C to a Class C0 with no changes to its 100kW at 303 meters facilities via a Show Cause Order. Just south of Phoenix, East Valley Institute of Technology applies to downgrade its CP for 88.7 KPNG Chandler from a Class C1 to C3 with 15kW at 113 meters (Coverage Map). Another station in the pending Salt Lake City frequency shuffle has applied for its new frequency. Alpha Media’s ...[Read More]