FCC Report 7/31: Cesar Chavez Foundation Consents To Sale

The Cesar Chavez Foundation's Regional Mexican "La Campesina 90.5" KUFW Woodlake/Visalia CA has entered into a Consent Decree to pay a "civil penalty" of $12,500 over a petiton to deny its license renewal for airing commercials on a non-commercial license.

My 97.5 Launches In Visalia

Momentum Broadcasting has flipped Christian “Living Water Radio” 1270 KJUG Tulare CA to Christmas Music “My 97.5” with the addition of 97.5 K248BX Visalia. The station is running commercial-free music through December 25, after which it will flip to AC. The leading station in the Visalia/Tulare/Hanford market is iHeart’s “Soft Rock 98.9” KSOF in the adjacent Fresno market. KJUG will give the market its own AC. Momentum Broadcasting also owns Classic Rock 99.7 KIOO, CHR “Hitz 104.9” KCRZ, and Country 106.7 KJUG-FM in the market.

Station Sales Week Of 3/20

Jesse Portillo’s Big Radio Pro is acquiring five California stations in a distress sale. For $2.7 million Big Radio Pro purchases Standards 103.3 KZPO Lindsay/Visalia from the Estate of Linda Ware, the CP for 100.1 KNGS Coalinga from William Zawila, the CP for 106.9 KAAX Avenal from Avenal Educational Services, the CP for 94.7 KYAF Firebaugh from Central Valley Educational Services, and the CP for 102.1 KZPE Ford City/Bakersfield from the Estate of H.L. Charles. The buyer is a Bakersfield based Spanish language programmer and consultant. Not yet filed with the FCC, Redrock Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Silent 102.3 KCDC La Verkin/St. George, UT from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Headed by Craig Hanson, Redrock recently purchased Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX and also owns H...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 10/31

Station Sales Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting is acquiring Gospel 1600 WCPK Chesapeake, VA from Christian Broadcasting of Chesapeake in exchange for building out the seller’s 1400 WPCE Portsmouth and a one year free lease for that station’s antenna. Following the first year, WPCE will pay a lease price starting at $600 a month with a 5% annual increase for 15 years. Chesapeake-Portsmouth has been operating 1600 WCPK via Time Brokerage Agreement since January. Following the sale it will join a local cluster including Christian Preaching 1010 WPMH Portsmouth, Gospel “The Light 1270” WTJZ Newport News, and Conservative Talk “1650 The Answer” WHKT Portsmouth. The Estate of Albert Pereira is selling “NBC Sports 620” KIGS Hanford/Visalia, CA to ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 7/26

A number of the FCC Auction 94 winning applicants have filed to make changes as they apply for their construction permits. Connoissuer Media has applied to move its new 95.9 in Erie, PA east across the New York State line to Mina where it will operate with 1.55kW at 200 meters. Point Broadcasting looks to move its 98.9 Mojave, CA to Mettler, where it will operate with 6kw at -89 meters. Resonance Media’s 96.9 in Grand Portage, MN will downgrade from a C0 to a C1 operating with 100kW at 273 meters. Meanwhile Multi-Cultural Diversity Radio has applied to move one of its two new CP’s in Grand Portage from 102.7 to 98.1 to prevent interference with CILU Thunder Bay, ON. Eternity Records Company seeks to upgrade its 94.3 in Harrisonburg, LA from a Class A to C3. It would operate wit...[Read More]

KCRZ Rebrands

Momentum Broadcasting CHR “Z104.9” KCRZ Tipton/Visalia, CA has rebranded as “Hitz 104.9“. The change comes along with a new on-air lineup as the station adds a pair of syndicated shows to its daily lineup. Elvis Duran takes over mornings from 5-10am and On Air With Ryan Seacrest is added for 3-7pm. Randy Hendrix moves from mornings to middays while retaining his Program Director role. Danny P holds down nights. Momentum Broadcasting also owns Christian “Living Water Radio” 1270 KJUG Tulare, “99.7 Classic Rock” KIOO Porterville, and Country 106.7 KJUG-FM Tulare.

PowerTalk 96.7 Debuts In Fresno

Update 1/1: “Power Talk” debuted has expected at midnight on 96.7 KALZ and 1400 KRZR. Update 12/10: Clear Channel has announced that it will flip Hot AC “Alice 96.7” KALZ to “Power Talk 96.7” on January 1. The station will simulcast on 1400 KRZR Visalia to improve coverage south of Fresno. KRZR currently simulcasts “Fox Sports 1340” KCBL. The station’s lineup will feature mostly Premiere Radio Networks content including Glenn Beck 6-9am, Rush Limbaugh 9am-12pm, Sean Hannity 12-3pm, Andy Dean 6-9pm, Clyde Lewis 9-10pm, and George Noory 10pm-6am. They will be joined by a local program hosted by Bill Manders from 3-6pm. AllAccess first tipped the possibility of KALZ flipping to Talk on November 14. Original Report 10/5: Major changes are o...[Read More]

Buckley Sells 99.7 KIOO Visalia

Buckley Radio has sold Classic Rock 99.7 KIOO Visalia, CA to Momentum Broadcasting for an undisclosed amount. The two companies will remain competitors in the Visalia-Tulare market as Buckley retains Rhythmic CHR “Q97” KSEQ. Momentum adds KIOO to a cluster already including Classic Country 1270 KJUG, Country 106.7 KJUG-FM, and Hot AC “Z104.9” KCRZ.