KDZR "Radio Disney" Sold To Salem For $275,000

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  • #13918
    Craig_Adams
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    This from All Access:

    Radio Disney Sells Five To Salem

    RADIO DISNEY has found a buyer for five more of its stations, and it’s SALEM MEDIA GROUP. RADIO DISNEY has filed sales contracts with the FCC, showing it selling KDIZ-A/GOLDEN VALLEY, MN-MINNEAPOLIS to SALEM’s COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC. for $375,000; KDDZ-A/ARVADA-DENVER to SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC. for $550,000; KDZR-A/LAKE OSWEGO-PORTLAND, OR to SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC. for $275,000; WSDZ-A/BELLEVILLE, IL-ST. LOUIS to SALEM’s CARON BROADCASTING, INC. for $275,000; and WWMI-A/ST. PETERSBURG-TAMPA, FL to SALEM’s SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC. for $750,000.

    #13920
    Andy Brown
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    Yawn.

    #13922
    Alfredo_T
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    I am a bit excited about this because I had been routinely checking 1640 kHz for programming changes. I had been starting to think that KDZR had become a “forgotten” station (I say that with tongue firmly planted in cheek).

    The part that I do find remarkable is that the $275,000 price tag is for the license and possibly for some broadcast equipment. Crawford broadcasting owns the tower, land, and building from which KDZR broadcasts.

    #13924
    Broadway
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    What will be interesting will be formats picked for each market/station…where is there an audience?

    #13928
    Alfredo_T
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    I wonder if there is a remote possibility that Salem will attempt a Spanish language news/talk format on 1640. Years ago, Bustos tried that on 1010 with “W Radio.”

    #13952
    jay_zie
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    ESPN Deportes would be a good option for Salem’s KDZR. Spanish Oldies would be another option or even a Spanish Religious format

    #13953
    Randy_in_Eugene
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    Could it be one of the formats listed on this page? Nah.
    http://salemmedia.com/radio-main-page/radio-stations/

    #13957
    semoochie
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    The most likely possibility is to bring back the Conservative Talk that was once on 93.1 and 910 as KTRO. A thought just occurred to me: As poorly as AM gets out these days, it seems reasonable that 1640 could be a simulcast of KPDQ-AM. The stronger parts of the signals probably wouldn’t overlap much if any.

    #13972
    Alfredo_T
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    After looking though Salem’s format portfolio (see link above), I suspect that Spanish language Christian ministry programming is the most likely choice.

    #13973
    semoochie
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    I suspect that Spanish speaking people are likely to be Catholic.

    #13974
    Jeffrey Kopp
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    Evangelicalism is trending up among Hispanics in the U.S.

    #13975
    Broadway
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    Already covered to a degree with the rim shot KXPC-FM 90.3 MHz Welches, Oregon Mt.Hood site “Radio Nueva Vida”

    #13980
    Alfredo_T
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    I think that it does not matter that only a minority of Spanish speakers are Evangelical Protestants. What matters is that there is are plenty of Evangelical churches and ministry organizations that are willing to buy airtime on radio stations that broadcast Spanish language programming. In addition to 90.3, we have 1230 KRYN “La Radio de la Familia” and 660 KXOR “Radio Zion.” However, I do not know whether any of these stations operate on a time brokerage model.

    About 10 years ago, KKPZ broadcast an evening block of Spanish language programming branded as “Radio Vida.” This was time-brokered programming, mainly produced by Portland area churches and ministries; people from the churches would either come in to the studio to broadcast or they would drop off pre-recorded programs in person. While I board-opped KKPZ, there were some unsold blocks of airtime that were filled with music or with Spanish language versions of popular syndicated programs such as “En Contacto” (Charles Stanley), Luis Palau, and “A Traves de la Biblia” (Dr. J. Vernon McGee).

    #14105
    Craig_Adams
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    RADIO DISNEY IS GONE IN SEATTLE – This from All Access:

    Desi 1250 Launches On KKDZ/Seattle

    CHARLIE BANTA and SANDRA MILLER’s UNIVERSAL MEDIA ACCESS has taken over RADIO DISNEY’s KKDZ-A/SEATTLE after buying it for $500,000 and has flipped the facility to a South Asian format as DESI 1250.

    The new format signed on THURSDAY (9/17).

    #14112
    Alfredo_T
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    It would be really cool if we had a Bollywood and Bhangra music formatted radio station. I don’t think that this is in the cards for 1640, unfortunately.

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