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  • Started 3 years ago by Craig_Adams
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  1. This from All Access:

    -------------------------------------------------KEZE To Flip Formats-------------------------------------------------

    KXLY BROADCASTING Triple A KEZE (THE RIVER)/SPOKANE will be dropping the Triple A format as of MAY 1st to lean in a Rhythmic direction. More details as to format specifics and programming personnel is forthcoming.

    Meanwhile, RIVER MD KRISTEN KURTIS remains with the cluster doing afternoons at sister Hot AC station KZZU.

    Posted on April 20, 2011 - 08:00 PM #
  2. This is interesting. Revisiting what I wrote in my earlier thread about stations in Spokane:

    Spokane's River 96.9 - If it were possible for 94/7 in Portland to get any softer and slower, it would probably sound a lot like this station. Usually came in with a lot of static.

    Some of the other stations have a very similar presentation with harder-edged music, and 96.9 had an even more laid back presentation than the mainstream AC station. Looking up the specs, their signal is also much weaker than the other Spokane FMs, giving it a huge disadvantage.

    Posted on April 20, 2011 - 11:14 PM #
  3. This from All Access:

    --------------------------------The KEZE Flip Rumors Getting Hotter In Spokane--------------------------------

    KXLY BROADCASTING Triple A KEZE (THE RIVER)/SPOKANE looks ready to flip anytime now. ALL ACCESS got wind of the pending flip in APRIL (Net News 4/20). If new websites are any indication, a Top 40/Rhythmic appears likely. Someone has already created a HOT 96.9 Facebook page and a TWITTER page.

    Posted on May 3, 2011 - 11:45 PM #
  4. Radio Insight seems to be the place reporting the flip:

    ---------- Spokane’s River Gets Hot ----------

    KEZE made the flip to Rhythmic CHR “Hot 96.9” at 3:05pm today. The previous River format will remain online only.

    Posted on May 4, 2011 - 04:25 PM #
  5. Spokane now has two real Rhythmic CHR stations, while Portland has none. This is crazy, considering Portland has the appropriate demos, much more so than Spokane. Poertland radio has mostly turned to crap.

    Posted on May 4, 2011 - 04:52 PM #
  6. This from All Access:

    --------------------------------------------------Hot 96-9 Seeks PD--------------------------------------------------

    Do you want to program in the PACIFIC NORTHWEST? SPOKANE's brand new Top 40/R KEZE (HOT96-9) is looking for a PD.

    Are you a passionate, detail oriented person that can multi-task? Are you good on air? Can you schedule music? Do you believe that your job is more than just a 9-5? Then they want to hear from you. Rush your resume, mp3 and programming philosophy to KEN HOPKINS at kenho@kxly.com No phone calls please. EOE.

    Posted on June 21, 2011 - 08:01 PM #
  7. Brianl

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    Sigh, I remember KEZE Rock 106 while growing up in Spokane. It was a TREMENDOUS AOR station.

    Their best promotion was in the early '90s, when the height of Rush Limbaugh came about and you saw all the "Rush is Right" and "Flush Rush" bumper stickers ... KEZE came out with "Rush is a band!". I still have mine somewhere.

    Posted on June 21, 2011 - 08:38 PM #
  8. msndrspdx

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    I'm amazed more stations with Rush (the band) on their playlists didn't borrow from this idea! (And ya know what folks? It might still work nowadays..) Best, M.

    Posted on June 22, 2011 - 08:43 AM #
  9. This from All Access:

    NANCY L. ISSERLIS, receiver for Classic Hits KAZZ (K-HITS)/DEER PARK-SPOKANE, WA, is transferring the station back to the estate of EARLE T. KAZMARK, represented by JOSEPH NAPPI, JR. ISSERLIS tried to sell the stations after the deaths of EARLE and BARBARA KAZMARK, who held a judgment against the previous licensee, PROACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS, but failed to find a buyer for a near-fair-market-value price, she said. NAPPI plans to sell the station as soon as a suitable offer is received.

    Posted on July 22, 2011 - 07:14 PM #
  10. Well, when you can't find a buyer near "fair market value" Then obviously the asking price was above the fair market value. Doesn't matter whether it's a business or a baseball card. If the book says it's worth 100, you think it's worth 200 and no one want's to pay more than 1, then it's only worth 1.

    Silver dollars, used cars, or radio stations. the value is only what someone is willing to pay. Any AM costal radio station recently come to mind to anyone? Certainly seemed like a fair price, but obviously other factors depressed the FMV.......

    Posted on July 23, 2011 - 10:20 AM #
  11. This from All Access:

    ----------------------------------FCC Nixes Townsquare Yakima, Tri-Cities Deal----------------------------------

    The FCC has rejected REVITALIZATION PARTNERS and TOWNSQUARE MEDIA's application for TOWNSQUARE to buy 12 stations from REVITALIZATION (as receiver for NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS) for $6 million and to place eleven stations in the TRI-CITIES and YAKIMA, WA markets into a divestiture trust for spinoff.

    The Commission called the deal "patently not in accord with our policy concerning the acceptable use of divestiture trusts.... the proposed use of this Divestiture Trust is not incidental to a larger transaction.... the Assignment Applications’ proposed disposition of 12 stations in Washington will result in 11 stations being licensed to the Divestiture Trust and only one additional station being licensed to TM in a manner compliant with the multiple ownership rule. Such use of a divestiture trust is neither incidental nor consistent with precedent. Moreover, even the use of the Divestiture Trust for the assignment of 11 of the 31 stations would be unprecedented."

    "We have never allowed a station owner to use a divestiture trust to re-shuffle its radio station portfolio as proposed here," wrote the Commission. "This aspect of the Proposed Transaction presents even greater concerns about the competitive impact on these small radio markets."

    TOWNSQUARE had applied to place Classic Hits KOLW (97.5 COOL FM)/BASIN CITY, WA; Hot AC KEYW (98.3 THE KEY)/PASCO; Country KDBL (92.9 THE BULL)/TOPPENISH, WA; and AC KQMY (MY 99.3)/ NACHES, WA into THE TRI-CITIES/YAKIMA DIVESTITURE TRUST, and REVITALIZATION contributed Oldies KARY (100.9 CHERRY FM)/GRANDVIEW-YAKIMA; Talk KBBO-A (TALK 980 K-USA)/SELAH-YAKIMA; Sports KJOX-A (ESPN RADIO 1390) and Top 40/Rhythmic KHHK (HOT 99.7)/YAKIMA; Sports KALE-A (960 ESPN), and Country KIOK (94.9 THE WOLF)/RICHLAND; and Classic Hits KKSR (95.7 FUN FM)/WALLA WALLA. TOWNSQUARE was to buy and keep Adult Hits KRSE (105.7 BOB FM) and Country KXDD/YAKIMA, Classic Rock KEGX (EAGLE 106.5)/RICHLAND, Talk KTCR-A/KENNEWICK, and Top 40 KUJ-F (POWER 99.1)/ BURBANK plus FM translator K232CB/PENDLETON.

    Posted on July 29, 2011 - 08:28 PM #
  12. I HAVE WONDERED about that 'reshuffle' bidness...from the very first time I saw the proposal last year !!! How could the commission allow such an alien thing to happen ?? So now they havent !! So now what ? Back to the future where all cells remain the same as they were.

    Divest it as it was Townsquare... so there..

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    And I remember when KEZE...stood for " Easy Listening "...and when Bill Gott Chief engr for Kaye Smith/KJRB ( whom I worked for)...was secretly contracted to keep that automated easy listening station down the road on 57th st... on the air prior to a sale to Kaye Smith...LOL..And I also remember a disgruntled and summarily terminated former engineer ( Vince Hofart) of Kaye Smith contacting me a year later trying to prove colusion , challenging their sale and license because Bill had built out KJRB to house the new Shaeffer automation well before the sale ( a technical violation at that time, but rarely taken to task)...what a mess...LOL..this was all going on in 1977/78 ...

    Posted on July 29, 2011 - 09:31 PM #
  13. Citadel was buying a couple more Spokane stations and the Citadel DOE was in town doing the due-diligence. Asked their GM to meet with their "full time" Chief Engineer. Yep, it was Gott. Gott was also the Citadel full time Chief. Always wondered why Bill would disappear for hours.
    May he rest in peace.

    Posted on July 30, 2011 - 06:18 PM #
  14. msndrspdx

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    That sounds like just about every station in the Yakima/Pasco area was involved in the transaction! Whew!! Best, M.

    Posted on July 30, 2011 - 09:21 PM #
  15. Thank goodness the FCC nixed this deal! 107.3 KFFM, 98.3 The Key, and Eagle 106.5 will stay on their heritage frequencies.

    Posted on July 31, 2011 - 01:43 AM #
  16. This from All Access:

    ------------------------------10 Stations In California And Washington State Sold------------------------------

    Trustee SCOTT SAVAGE is selling 10 of the 12 former LUNA COMMUNICATIONS/MOON BROADCASTING stations to CASA MEDIA PARTNERS, LLC for $3.5 million.

    The stations include Regional Mexican KMQA (MAQUINA MUSICAL)/EAST PORTERVILLE, CA and Regional Mexican KMEN/MENDOTA, CA (held by MBP LICENSEE LLC);

    Regional Mexican KAEH (LA MAQUINA MUSICAL)/BEAUMONT, CA and Regional Mexican KIQQ-A (LA MAQUINA MUSICAL)/BARSTOW, CA-KIQQ-F/NEWBERRY SPRINGS, CA (held by MBR LICENSEE LLC);

    Regional Mexican KMNA (LA X)/MABTON, WA and Regional Mexican KZXR-A (ENVISORA 1310) and Spanish KLES/PROSSER-YAKIMA, WA (held by MBPROSSER LICENSEE LLC);

    and Regional Mexican KAAT (LA MAQUINA 103.1) and AC KTNS-A (SOFT HITS 1060)/OAKHURST, CA (held by CALIFORNIA SIERRA CORPORATION), plus booster KAAT-FM1/MERCED, CA and FM translator K282AE/OAKHURST, CA.

    SAVAGE was appointed trustee for the group earlier this year and filed to sell Regional Mexican KRRS-A (LA MAQUINA MUSICAL 1460)/SANTA ROSA, CA and Regional Mexican KTOB-A (LA VAQUERA 1490 AM)/PETALUMA, CA (held by MOON BROADCASTING LICENSEE LLC) to CALIFORNIA BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC for $300,000 in JUNE.

    Posted on August 18, 2011 - 07:26 PM #
  17. This from All Access"

    --------------------------------------Adelante Sells Washington State AM--------------------------------------

    ADELANTE MEDIA OF EASTERN WASHINGTON LICENSE LLC is selling Spanish Adult Hits KDYM-A/SUNNYSIDE, WA to CENTRO FAMILIAR CRISTIANO for $150,000.

    Posted on September 20, 2011 - 08:34 PM #
  18. This from All Access:

    -----------------------------------'Latino' Finds A Home On Tri-Cities Airwaves-----------------------------------

    TRI-CITIES area Hispanic radio listeners awoke over the weekend to the sounds of a new station, calling itself "LATINO 96.7." ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP Spanish Classic Hits KMMG (JUAN 96.7) has been replaced with a contemporary approach, and targets adults between the ages of 18 and 49.

    LATINO 96.7 offers "solo exitos," playing only the best hits from today’s biggest stars, featuring the music of SHAKIRA, PITBULL, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, MANA and many others.

    "We saw an opportunity to introduce a great format -- unlike any other -- specifically-targeting young Hispanics in the region," said VP/Market Mgr. BRYAN HOLLENBAUGH. "While a large segment of the population has always been catered to with a variety of Regional Mexican-formatted radio, young Latinos -- preferring pop music -- have had to gravitate to English stations for their new music. Not anymore!"

    Programming is being led by ADELANTE MEDIA GROUP Corporate Dir./Programming and New Media JUAN GONZALEZ from the company's SACRAMENTO headquarters.

    "LATINO 96.7 will run without air personalities for the next several weeks, allowing listeners to simply enjoy the great music, as we prepare to put the best and brightest young Latino air personalities on the station," said GM BOB VILLONES.

    Posted on September 20, 2011 - 08:43 PM #
  19. paulwalker

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    I drove westbound across W. WA in July of this year. I was somewhat surprised putting my radio on seek (just west of Spokaloo), and about half of the pickups were Spanish/Latino stations. I was frustrated at first, but then realized how the population of Eastern WA has changed.

    Posted on September 20, 2011 - 08:47 PM #
  20. Yes, this is great news! 20 years ago I called around to local stations in Ellensburg about this Spanish station I was picking up. It wasn't in my radio directory. Found out it was most likely a pirate because there were no stations broadcasting in Spanish. Now there's no need for pirates. Communities are being served.

    Posted on September 20, 2011 - 08:56 PM #
  21. This from All Access:

    NANCY L. ISSERLIS, receiver for Classic Hits KAZZ (K-HITS)/DEER PARK-SPOKANE, WA, has closed on the transfer of the station back to the estate of EARLE T. KAZMARK, represented by JOSEPH NAPPI, JR.

    Posted on September 22, 2011 - 07:45 PM #
  22. This from All Access:

    ----------------------------------------KDRK/Spokane Now The Mountain----------------------------------------

    MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS Country KDRK/SPOKANE, which had been stunting since 6a (PT) this morning (10/11), has rebranded from THE CAT to NEW COUNTRY 93.7 THE MOUNTAIN.

    After playing "Go Rest High On That Mountain," from MCA artist VINCE GILL at just before 6a (PT), the station went into 'stunting mode,' complete with BIG BEN chimes, clock ticking sounds, SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK snippets, and a bit of AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" for good measure. At 11a (PT), KDRK returned as THE MOUNTAIN, starting off with TOBY KEITH’s “How Do You Like Me Now?”

    Market Manager BOB ALLISON tells ALL ACCESS, “As of 11a today KDRK is THE MOUNTAIN which is perfect fit to this market surrounded by four major mountains. Fresh voice, fresh jingles, and a fresh approach. Country music has been coming out the radio at 93.7 for 30 years and has evolved many times in the life cycle growing each time to reflect the needs of the audience. That’s exactly what we’re doing today-evolving.”

    ALLISON says there will be no staff changes made at KDRK.

    Posted on October 11, 2011 - 08:00 PM #
  23. paulwalker

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    So a format change that really isn't a format change. New jingles, new imaging, perhaps getting rid of some of the gold. Stunting to prove it?

    I actually love it! This is the way to do it. More power to you. Nice job.

    Posted on October 11, 2011 - 08:16 PM #
  24. semoochie

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    This brings back memories of Z100...twice!

    Posted on October 11, 2011 - 11:36 PM #
  25. bossjock

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    Everett's 1520 (KKXA) launched yesterday.

    Story here:
    http://myeverettnews.com/2011/10/11/everetts-newest-radio-station-is-classic-country-1520-am/

    Pics from xmtr site here:
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.249204868423887.76199.248523911825316&type=3

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 09:30 AM #
  26. Pat

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    I still can't believe they would allow for a 50 kW station on 1520 so close to 1520 in Portland. Heck I remember hearing KYXI in Everett during the day in the winter months quite clearly. And nighttime was never a problem.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 10:00 AM #
  27. RadioBuggie

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    Everett radio has always had MORE problems than neighboring Seattle's...

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 10:18 AM #
  28. A 1520 assignment in Everett is mind boggling to me as well. And I don't think receiving KYXI at night was ever much of a problem anywhere from here to Alaska. If 1520 in Everett is reasonable, it makes me wonder why the 810 in Ephrata and the 680s in Olympia and Omak are daytime only.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 12:32 PM #
  29. Andy_brown

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    "If 1520 in Everett is reasonable, it makes me wonder why the 810 in Ephrata and the 680s in Olympia and Omak are daytime only."

    Nighttime operation must pass interference analysis which involves skywave calculations which
    are not only quite complicated but involve so many different factors it's not inconceivable that
    1520, which is almost half the wavelength of stations on the left half of the dial, might pass muster
    especially since Everett isn't that far from Oregon City (far enough away for groundwave clearance
    but not far enough away to have a skywave problem).
    It does depend on what kind of antenna configuration you propose and a whole host of factors too
    numerous and complex to try and discuss here. Probably the most influential factor is who else is
    on (or adjacent) to the frequency and where they are located. Those lower frequencies probably
    have some pretty significant amounts of skywave and without doing a complete channel study
    it's hard to even guess why they remain daytime only beyond the above interference consideration.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 01:03 PM #
  30. Thanks Andy!

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 01:20 PM #
  31. It just dawned on me that the situation in Washington on 1520 isn't too much different from 1550. I've never understod the justification for the congestion on 1550 either. San Francisco's 10kw aimed right at us makes nighttime reception of KKOV a challenge here, and I'll bet the combination of interference from KKOV and from San Francisco makes reception of KRPI challenging in its market (Ferndale/Bellingham.)

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 03:56 PM #
  32. Pat

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    When I visited Vancouver Island this past spring, I was receiving KKOV and KRPI at night but KKOV was the winner in signal strength.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 04:03 PM #
  33. This from All Access:

    ------------------KDRK To Run Jockless Until Nov. 7th, Announce Lineup For The Mountain------------------

    MAPLETON COMMUNICATIONS Country KDRK/SPOKANE PD SHARON BONDS checked in with ALL ACCESS after its relaunch as NEW COUNTRY 93.7 THE MOUNTAIN YESTERDAY (10/11) (NET NEWS 10/11). She tells ALL ACCESS they will be running jockless until NOVEMBER 7th. Right now, there is also commercial free hours from 9a to 11a and 4p to 5p.

    Their lineup at this point includes SYBIL & JAMIE in the morning, DAVE SPENCER on middays, BRYAN SCOTT for PM drive and CUMULUS SATELLITE’s THE JEREMY SHOW from 7p to midnight.

    KDRK is also now utilizing the REELWORLD ONE COUNTRY JINGLE PACKAGE and its new Station Voice is BRIAN LEE, Imaging from VANILLA GORILLA.

    BONDS said, “It’s time to give the station back to the community; and give as well. Every (potential) listener is the reason we’re here. We pledge to bring back a truly local radio station that super-serves each person and advertiser that we are blessed to have.”

    The new website is online now at http://www.937themountain.com.

    Posted on October 12, 2011 - 07:35 PM #
  34. This from All Access:

    --------------------Another Deal For Former New Northwest Tri-Cities, Yakima Stations--------------------

    REVITALIZATION PARTNERS, the receiver for NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, has found another buyer for 12 stations and a translator in the TRI-CITIES and YAKIMA, WA markets, selling the group to JAMES INGSTAD's INGSTAD RADIO WASHINGTON, LLC for $13.5 million. INGSTAD acquired $16,827,078.83 in first priority secured claims against NEW NORTHWEST from CIT LENDING SERVICES CORP. and made the $13.5 million offer as a credit bid. The FCC previously rejected a $6 million deal that would have sold 12 stations to TOWNSQUARE MEDIA and spun off 11 stations into a trust.

    The stations include Oldies KARY-F (100.9 CHERRY FM)/GRANDVIEW, WA; Talk KBBO-A (TALK 980 K-USA)/SELAH-YAKIMA; Adult Hits KRSE (105.7 BOB FM), Country KXDD, Sports KJOX-A (ESPN RADIO 1390) and Top 40/Rhythmic KHHK (HOT 99.7)/YAKIMA; Sports KALE-A (960 ESPN), and Country KIOK (94.9 THE WOLF)/RICHLAND; Classic Hits KKSR (95.7 FUN FM)/WALLA WALLA; Classic Rock KEGX (EAGLE 106.5)/RICHLAND; Talk KTCR-A/KENNEWICK; and Top 40 KUJ-F (POWER 99.1)/BURBANK plus FM translator K232CB/PENDLETON.

    Posted on November 3, 2011 - 09:30 PM #
  35. This from All Access:

    ----------------------------------------Talk KIT/Yakima Gets FM Simulcast----------------------------------------

    TOWNSQUARE MEDIA Adult Hits KQMY (MY 99.3 FM)/YAKIMA, WA has flipped to a simulcast of Talk KIT-A. "1280 reaches over 28,300 listeners each week yet many residents of the YAKIMA VALLEY don't turn on the AM band. News Talk on the FM band will add a new audience and increase the coverage of this heritage brand," said GM CHERYL A. SALOMONE.

    Posted on November 17, 2011 - 09:33 PM #
  36. paulwalker

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    Talk on FM will increase in the next decade. No real surprise there.

    What is more surprising is KIOK being sold again. This great signal was ruined in 1996 when Triathlon (long gone), decided they had a better idea for heritage KIOK. As a longtime PD of KIOK, (OK95), and this really is not meant to sound bitter, but the frequency has simply never recovered. Never.

    Bringing back some form of OK95 would probably do better than anything they could put on this frequency in late 2011.

    Posted on November 17, 2011 - 09:47 PM #
  37. RadioBuggie

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    Right on, Paul - Couldn't agree more -

    Posted on November 17, 2011 - 11:09 PM #
  38. That has been talked about a lot by others here in the last number of years , Paul...bring back the old OK95 in some form and in different medium.

    I missed this string...just saw Craig's listing about the sale of NNB Tri-Cities , Yakima via a holding company...ya interesting isnt it..

    I hope they make a go of this now...the new owners...these properties especially the Tri Cities...need something very positive ..and that monster signal on 94.9 needs some vindication..crimanitly I remember taking requests from People in COLORADO..on Saturday Afternoons..LOL..amazing..

    Posted on November 18, 2011 - 09:38 AM #
  39. paulwalker

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    Thanks, Al. I know there have been on-line attempts to bring back OK95. I certainly wouldn't be interested in that, but to take the actual frequency back to this identity would indeed be fun. I have some ideas, but am certainly hesitant to share them here. However, if anyone in the new ownership would like some historical perspective, or more, please contact me at paul@klce.com. Just for fun, at this juncture, because I'm in a very good place now!

    Posted on November 19, 2011 - 06:13 PM #
  40. This from All Access:

    Filings with the FCC, ACTION PAGES, LLC is selling Talk KWDB-A/OAK HARBOR, WA to SATNAM MEDIA GROUP INC. for $35,000.

    Posted on November 21, 2011 - 07:56 AM #
  41. Chico

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    Amazed they could get 35K for this, actually amazed that they are even still on the air at all. Daytimer. 500 watts. COL has 90+ additional available stations, per radio-locator, and having been there many times this I don't doubt.

    Friend of mine and I made them an offer some years ago of 75K- our thinking being that we would give the thing a try with a nostalgia format and positioning that swung for the San Juan Islands as well- a BIG pocket of monied retirees and the only other place the signal went. Owners at that time wanted us to commit to 10 years of broadcasting- but our plan was to try it for 3 and it it didn't fly $$$wise to take it dark and build houses on the transmitter site. Since it has been more than 10 years, I guess they got what they wanted.

    Posted on November 21, 2011 - 10:03 AM #
  42. This from All Access:

    -----------------------------------Ron Harris Out At Cherry Creek/Tri-Cities-----------------------------------

    CHERRY CREEK RADIO/TRI-CITIES, WA OM RON HARRIS exits as his "position was eliminated."

    HARRIS tells ALL ACCESS, "I was there since FEBRUARY 2010, and also was Program Director and AM Drive on Classic Rock KRKG with that group. I can be reached at ronharris2000@yahoo.com."

    Posted on December 1, 2011 - 08:13 PM #
  43. This from All Access:

    -------------------------------------------Walla Walla Gets A New Top 40-------------------------------------------

    KUJJ/WALLA WALLA, WA flipped format right before the holidays, saying goodbye to UNITED STATIONS' Smooth Jazz Network and hello to DIAL GLOBAL'S "HITS NOW" Top 40 programming. The station's new moniker is "THE NEW ZOO 102" and the calls have been changed to KZIU.

    Posted on January 3, 2012 - 09:32 PM #
  44. Chico

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    Craig- Actually caught All Access with a tiny boo boo. COL for KUJJ (now KZIU) is Weston, OR. Not Walla2, WA.

    Just to be confusing, KUJ-FM COL is Burbank, WA and KUJ AM is Walla2.

    And, even better, KUJ AM and KUJJ-FM are co-owned. KUJ-FM is another outfit. Now KUJ-FM and the former KUJJ-FM are direct top 40 competitors.

    Yikes.

    Posted on January 4, 2012 - 12:00 AM #
  45. KUJJ has always made it difficult to listen to KINK east of Hood River in the Gorge, and that has always surprised me. The terrain must really be a disadvantage to KINK and a big advantage to KUJJ for the signals to mix that far west. I guess it'll be Katy Perry instead of Dave Koz cutting in over the top of KINK on my road trips from now on!

    Posted on January 4, 2012 - 04:45 PM #
  46. This from All Access:

    -----------------------------------------------KMAS Flips To News-Talk-----------------------------------------------

    OLYMPIC BROADCASTING Oldies KMAS-A-K281BM/SHELTON, WA has flipped to News-Talk as "1030 KMAS AND NEWSRADIO 104.1."

    The lineup includes TALK RADIO NETWORK's "AMERICA's MORNING NEWS" 3-6a, the local "DAYBREAK WITH JEFF AND DALE" 6-9a, TRN's "AMERICA'S RADIO NEWS NETWORK" 9a-9p, TRN's RUSTY HUMPHRIES 9p-midnight, and TRN's PHIL HENDRIE midnight-3a. Local segments and shows are included within the news programming, including a daily stock report at 7:45a and garden show at 12:30p.

    Posted on January 6, 2012 - 09:35 PM #
  47. This from All Access:

    JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC. is contributing KANY/MONTESANO, WA and SUNNYLAND BROADCASTING, LLC is contributing the construction permit for a new FM at ILWACO, WA to JOSH BROADCASTING, LLC, a new entity co-owned by JODESHA and SUNNYLAND.

    Posted on January 12, 2012 - 09:57 PM #
  48. This from All Access:

    In other filings with the FCC, EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION has asked the Commission for a Silent STA for FM translator K201GB/CENTRALIA, WA due to interference problems with another station.

    Posted on January 25, 2012 - 10:14 PM #
  49. semoochie

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    That just about has to be for the new Seattle rimshot.

    Posted on January 26, 2012 - 01:05 AM #
  50. Chico

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    Yeah, it's a bit of a problem when they put a 76kw stick 19 miles from your co-channel translator. Actually- even moreso when you put your OWN stick 19 miles away...since EMF owns both.

    Posted on January 26, 2012 - 05:53 PM #

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