Edwards Media will launch “CBS Sports 94.1” K231CG/KWBT-HD2 Waco TX on October 1. Rich Richardson, General Manager of K231CG and Edwards’ Urban “94.5 The Beat” KWBT, will host “Go Big or Go Home” from 6-9am weekdays, with Lark Smith’s “Order in the Court” following from 9-11am. The remainder of the station’s schedule will come from CBS Sports Radio including Jim Rome from 11am-2pm and Tiki & Tierney from 2-5pm. The station will also carry La Vega High School sports and the NBA’s Houston Rockets. The 10w/35m facility will become Waco’s third Sports station joining M&M Broadcasters’ “ESPN Central Texas” 1660 KRZI/92.3 K222DC and “Fox Sports 1590” KLRK.
Following the move of Variety Hits “101.3 Bob-FM” to 104.9 KBHT, M&M Broadcasters has launched Country “101.3 The Highway” on K267AI Moody/KBHT-HD2. The new current skewing format creates a flanker for Texas Country “92.9 Shooter-FM” KRMX Marlin up against iHeartMedia’s market leading “Waco 100” 99.9 WACO-FM. This give WACO-FM a direct format competitor for the first time since Prophecy Media Group flipped 106.7 KIXT from Country to Classic Rock “106.7 The Eagle” in April.
For the fourth year in a row, M&M Broadcasters has debuted a new format on 104.9 KBHT Bellmead/Waco TX. This year’s change has seen KBHT drop its AC “Mix 104.9” identity for Variety Hits as “104.9 Bob-FM“. The Bob-FM brand had been on 101.3 K267AI Moody/KBHT-HD2 since August 2016 and before that was on 104.5 K283CD Waco/KBHT-HD3. Mix morning hosts Dustin & Beth will remain on KBHT. 101.3 K267AI Moody/KBHT-HD2 is currently also running the Bob-FM programming but claims it will debut a new format later this week. For those keeping track at home here’s a timeline of recent changes at KBHT: January 2014 – Flipped to Rhythmic CHR “Hot 104.9“ August 2015 – Flipped to satellite fed Urban AC retaining “Hot 104.9” bra...[Read More]
Prophecy Media Group has launched Spanish CHR “Latino 93.5” K228FK Waco/KWPW-HD2 Robinson TX. The 250w/131m signal covers Waco proper and creates a flanker to sister Regional Mexican “La Ley 104.1” KWOW Clifton and CHR “Power 108” 107.9 KWPW.
Prophecy Media Group has flipped Country “106.7 The Bull” KIXT Hewitt/Waco TX to Classic Rock “106.7 The Eagle“. The new format positions KIXT in between iHeartMedia’s Classic Hits “Big 95” 95.7 KBGO and Rock “102.5 The Bear” KBRQ. In the Fall 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings, KIXT was the third ranked Country station in the market behind iHeart’s market leading “Waco 100” 99.9 WACO-FM and M&M Broadcasters’ “92.9 Shooter-FM” KRMX.
M&M Broadcasters moved three of its Waco TX properties to new frequencies on Saturday, August 20. AC “Mix 101.3” moved from 101.3 K267AI Moody/KBHT-HD2 to 104.9 KBHT Bellmead placing the format on the stronger Class A signal. Urban AC “Magic 104.9” moved from KBHT to 104.5 K283CD/KBHT-HD3. The Magic format had launched on 104.9 in October 2015. The third move sends Variety Hits “104.5 Bob-FM” to 101.3 K267AI/KBHT-HD2. The Bob format debuted on 104.5 this past May, but was previously heard on 101.3 in a previous incarnation from February 2012 until March 2013.
Station Sales Starboard Media Foundation is acquiring multiple stations in Fort Myers FL. Starboard will acquire Classic Country “Twang 106.7” 1410 WMYR Fort Myers and 106.7 W294AN Fort Myers Beach from Mark Follett’s Gulf Breeze Radio License LLC for $546,733.82. The Catholic operator will also purchase AC “98FM Marco Island” 1480 WVOI and Spanish CHR “Ardiente Radio” 1660 WCNZ Marco Island from Almodovar Media Corporation for the assumption of the $356,266.18 owed on the promissory note by Almodovar to previous owner J&B WCNZ/WVOI LLC. Starboard will begin operating WMYR/W294AN and WCNZ via LMA on Monday, August 1 with their “Relevant Radio” Catholic programming. It’s very rare to see Educational Media Foundation sell off a...[Read More]
M&M Broadcasters has returned the Variety Hits “Bob-FM” brand to Waco TX a few years after dropping it. Rhythmic AC “Jammin 104.5” K283CD Waco/KBHT-HD3 Bellmead has given way to a 90s Rock centric Variety Hits brand after just seven months. The Bob-FM brand was previously heard in the Waco market on M&M’s 1590 KLRK/101.3 K267AI from from March 2012 until March 2013.
M&M Broadcasters debuted Rhythmic AC “Jammin 104.5” K283CD Waco/KBHT-HD3 Bellmead on Wednesday. The station is the second flip in the cluster this month overseen by Jason Kidd’s New Generation Radio following the launch of Urban AC “Magic 104.9” KBHT. New Generation describes the new Jammin 104.5 as focusing on “Disco, Dance, Funk, and Freestyle”. K283CD previously rebroadcasted the national ESPN Radio lineup.
Update 10/4: M&M Broadcasters relaunched 104.9 KBHT Bellmead/Waco, TX on Friday as Urban AC “Magic 104.9“. Overseen by New Generation Radio’s Jason Kidd, KBHT has replaced the Westwood One “Touch” network programming for a locally produced playlist. Meanwhile the website for Jammin1045.com has also gone live indicating 104.5 K283CD Waco and KBHT-HD3 will soon debut a new format. Shown on the website as “Jammin Hits 104.5“, the logo matches New Generation Media’s “Smash Hits” 1980s centric Classic Hits format. Original Report 9/16: What’s going on at M&M Broadcasters “Hot 104.9” KBHT Bellmead/Waco, TX? Last month the station let go of all its airstaff and flipped from Rhythmic CHR to Urban AC utilizing W...[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]