LMNOC Broadcasting Acquires DMC Broadcasting

Christopher Munoz’s LMNOC Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Darren Cordova’s DMC Broadcasting’s six stations in and around Taos, NM for $1.6 million. DMC owns Variety Hits “95.9 The Mountain” KKIT Taos, Spanish AC “Exitos 99.1” KXMT Taos, Country “True Country 99.9” KKTC Angel Fire/100.7 K264AE Taos, Classic Rock “Thunder 105.5” KTRZ Taos, Liberal Talk 1340 KVOT Taos and the CP for 106.5 KNFM Springer NM. Munoz, who currently operates a Houston based advertising agency and previously managed many Spanish language television stations, will begin operating the cluster via LMA immediately. Darren Cordova, President/CEO of DMC Broadcasting which owns six radio stations serving Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado, is prou...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/21

Station Moves Two of iHeartMedia’s Chicago FM stations are swapping their primary and auxiliary antennas on the John Hancock Tower. Country “Big 95.5” WEBG Chicago will shift from 8.3kW at 358 meters to 5.3kW at 425 meters, while Urban AC “V103” 102.7 WVAZ Oak Park will move from 6kW at 357 meters to 3.8kW at 425 meters. Neither station will see any changes in their predicted coverage areas. Renard Communications Classic Hits “The Dinosaur” 103.9 WNDR-FM Mexico/Syracuse, NY held a CP to increase from a Class A to Class C3 that expired last year due to the tower site no longer being available. Now after procuring a new location, WNDR-FM has once again filed to make its upgrade and operate with 18.7kW at 114 meters (Coverage Map). Seven Mountains Med...[Read More]

Behind The Launch: True Taos Radio

In November 2014, four organizations in Taos, NM came together to acquire 93.5 KNCE and launched a unique Community station. Rita O’Connell, the communications director and one of the partners at “True Taos Radio” joins us to discuss the birth of the station and how it fills its niche in the Taos market. In addition to her roles at KNCE, O’Connell is also editor of LiveTaos.com, writer, actor, singer, and self-described “general jane-of-all-trades”. The other KNCE partners are Max Moulton and Kevyn Gilbert, also of LiveTaos.com; John Henderson and Jerry Schwartz of Roots and Wires Presents; Stephen Plyler of Walking Rain Productions; and Dan Irion of Taos Mesa Brewing. How did True Taos Radio come to be? Four Taos entities — Roots and Wires Present...[Read More]

KNCE Becomes True Taos Radio

After agreeing to purchase Classic Hits 93.5 KNCE Taos, NM last month, Taos Adventures has flipped the station to a diverse Community format. Now branded as “True Taos Radio“, KNCE is a partnership of Live Taos, Roots and Wires Presents, Walking Rain Productions, and Ravensong Productions. The station is broadcasting from an Airstream trailer on the property of Taos Mesa Brewing Company.