Texarkana

Townsquare Media Flips KMJI From Hot AC To Urban AC

Townsquare Media has flipped Hot AC “Mix 93.3” KMJI Ashdown/Texarkana AR to Urban AC “Majic 93.3“. The new format is positioned as “Today’s R&B and Throwbacks” and currently features an all-syndicated lineup including Steve Harvey in mornings, Michael Baisden in afternoons, and Keith Sweat at night. Wes Spicher, Operations Manager for Townsquare’s Texarkana cluster is currently serving as Brand Manager. The new format places KMJI directly up against Frontier Media’s market leading 104.7 KTOY. With the format change Townsquare has moved the syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show to CHR “Power 95.9” KPWW.

Protesting For The Sake Of Publicity

In the past 24 hours the story of Texarkana Radio Center Classic Hits “Hits 105” 105.1 KTTY New Boston TX and simulcasters 940 KCMC/105.5 K288FY Texarkana dropping Madonna from their playlist has been picked up by nearly every major publication. Let’s call a spade a spade. This isn’t a protest like Madonna expressing herself at the Women’s March in Washington was. This is a publicity stunt. A well designed publicity stunt that gave international exposure to a nondescript radio station in market 253 and made it known worldwide if even for just one day. KTTY/KCMC is one of two Classic Hits stations in the Texarkana market. It registered a 2.3 share in the Fall 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings making it a low factor even in its hometown on the borderline of Arkansas an...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/26: Next Phase Of Salt Lake Shuffle Upcoming

Station Moves The long gestating frequency shuffle involving many Salt Lake City area frequencies is coming even closer to fruition. iHeartMedia’s 105.7 KNRS-FM Centerville and 106.5 KAAZ-FM Spanish Fork have applied to make their moves to 105.9 and 106.7 respectively. Neither station will make any other change to their facility. While 106.9 KEGH Brigham City to 107.1 Woodruff, 107.5 KKLV Orem to Kaysville, and 107.9 KUDD Roy to Randolph are built-out and awaiting the rest of the chain to be completed, after the two iHeart station moves, 105.3 KDWY Diamondville, WY to the Humpy site on 105.5 Oakley, UT, 106.1 KBMG Evanston, WY to 106.3, and other out of market moves will still need to be completed. Media-One Country “98.3 The Bull” WYBL Ashtabula, OH applies to relocate t...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/30

Cumulus Media purchases 101.1 W266AN Lawrenceburg, KY from Finley Willis for $5000. Cumulus intends to file an application to relocate the translator closer to Lexington where it will rebroadcast News/Talk 590 WVLK Lexington. CBL Investments is selling Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX-FM Hurricane/St. George, UT to Craig Hanson’s Redrock Broadcasting for $250,000. Hanson, the former President of Simmons Media currently operates KRQX via LMA and owns Hot AC “Mix 103.1” KURR Hildale in the St. George market. Richard Witkovski’s North Texas Radio Group is acquiring Classic Country 1550 KMAD Madill, OK from Keystone Broadcasting for $40,000. The Benett Kessler Trust transfers AC “Sierra Wave Radio” 92.5 KSRW Independence, CA and sister LPTV KSRW-LP Mammoth Lakes to Sc...[Read More]

Format Shuffle In Texarkana

Texarkana Radio Center contacted us to clarify that the new “107.1 The Fox” KTFS-FM is a “very” Hot AC rather than CHR. Texarkana Radio Center, owners of Texarkana’s #1 station KTOY, have now added a further format offering in the fast growing Texarkana TX/AR market. The new station KTFS-FM 107.1 has been broadcasting conservative talk and news with a simulcast on KTFS-AM and an FM metro wide translator on 98.5. Over the holidays Texarkana Radio Center moved to roll out a Hot AC format on the 107.1 frequency branding the station as THE FOX. Conservative talk remains on KTFS-AM and on 98.5 FM after a 6 week promotion to make the switch from 107.1. THE FOX is 100% locally programmed format consulted to by Tracy Johnson Media who consult to the group’s Texarkana cluste...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/20: NYC FM On The Move

A small Class D FM in New York City is seeking a new dial position. City College of New York’s 90.3 WHCR-FM New York is seeking to relocate to 91.9 in an attempt to find a signal with less interference. With its entire 60dBu coverage area within the 40dBu of WHPC Garden City, WHCR-FM has trouble being heard within a kilometer of the station’s antenna. If approved, which would also require the dismissal of two pending translator applications, WHCR would continue to operate with its current 8 watts at 81 meters. Cesar Guel has been under close scrutiny for a series of LPFM applications. While many of those have been dismissed or are in the process of being modified, Guel’s Hispanic Christian Community Network is purchasing nine translators in California and Nevada from East...[Read More]

KTTY Returns With Classic Hits

Texarkana Radio Center has returned 105.1 KTTY New Boston, TX/Texarkana, AR to the air as Classic Hits “Hits 105“. Before going silent last June, KTTY aired a Country format as “Cat Country 105.1“. The stations was sold in November by Towers Investment Trust for $150,000. The new format is being simulcast on Texarkana Radio Center’s 940 KTFS/105.5 K288FI Texarkana. The new format debuted at 4pm on April 19 playing 5,000 songs in a row commercial-free. On May 1, former “Kool 95.1” KEWL morning team Mike & Tex will debut on “Hits 105“. Texarkana Radio Center also owns Sports “ESPN 740” KCMC, Variety Hits “101.7 Bob-FM” KBYB, Urban AC “Jammin 104.7” KTOY, and Conservative Talk “Freedom 107.1&#...[Read More]

Magic 94.1 Debuts In Texarkana

AC “Magic 94.1” KTRG Hooks TX has signed on serving the Texarkana market. The station, owned by Family Life Broadcasting, is being operated by Freed AM, owners of “Fox Sports 1400” KKTK in the market. The format fills the niche softer than Hot AC “Mix 93.3” KMJI and Variety Hits “101.7 Bob-FM” KBYB in the Texarkana market.