August 6, 2012 at 6:48 pm #1510
KMCQ’s been running a placeholder AOR (all over the road) oldies format since they moved to Seattle and began looking for a buyer. Since none has been found, the bank has retained the Ohana Media Group to program the station. Ohana’s Anchorage ops manager Tom Oakes is acting PD.
So this amounts to a tightening of the playlist and positioners added. IOW, a non news story.
And the processing IS pathetic – stereo OR mono.August 9, 2012 at 2:36 am #1511
This from All Access:
Fisher Discloses Purchase Of Interest In KOMO-F
In its quarterly report to the SEC, FISHER COMMUNICATIONS disclosed that in JUNE it amended its LMA with SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING LLC for News KOMO-F/OAKVILLE, WA to add another five years and, in the process, paid $750,000 for a 7.5% interest in the station plus $615,000. The new option to purchase the station outright now runs through JANUARY 2017 and the new fee eliminates the previous $1.4 million fee due if the purchase option was not exercised.August 9, 2012 at 3:15 am #1512
I don’t know what they’re going to do, in places like Seattle, to replace their AMs. From what I understand, the FMs on Cougar and West Tiger don’t hit downtown very well and of course, the rimshots are hit and miss. I think it will eventually come down to HD Radio boosters but it will be awhile before that can be a reality, if ever. An AM antenna will not fit into new technologies, so it’s no longer a matter of if but when!August 13, 2012 at 1:41 am #1513
The FMs hit downtown just fine, but there’s bad multipath in an area extending from SODO to the downtown area. HDRadio does a decent job of fixing that and for the talkers on FM turning off the stereo pilot helps a LOT.
As for the AMs I don’t think there’s any pressing need to “replace” them with FMs. Two of the stronger AMs are simulcasting and a third (710) does just fine without a FM simulcast. Other weaker AMs are already being simulcast on HD FM subchannels.August 13, 2012 at 8:03 am #1514
It depends on how you define “pressing”. I don’t think it will all collapse this year but the new technology incompatibility factor alone, will eventually make it come to pass.August 14, 2012 at 3:38 am #1515
This from All Access:
The FCC has issued more Notices of Unlicensed Operation to alleged pirate radio station operators or landlords of buildings where pirate stations have been traced.
The latest notices have gone to SUSAN MCRAE and RODNEY J. THARP (OLYMPIA, WA).August 21, 2012 at 5:59 am #1516JoeParticipant
This is from All Access:
New Morning Show Host At WAWZ
ALL ACCESS has learned that PILLAR OF FIRE Contemporary Christian WAWZ (STAR 99.1)/NEW YORK CITY has hired SCOTT VALENTINE as its new morning show host.
VALENTINE has served as PD and morning show host of “SCOTT AND SAM IN THE MORNING” at CRISTA MINISTRIES Contemporary Christian KCMS/SEATTLE.
More details forthcoming
“Scott and Sam” is also syndicated to other Christian stations across the country, including Albany’s Hope 107.9.August 21, 2012 at 8:01 am #1517
Well, I guess you could call it a NYC station. It seems to put 60dbu into part of Staten Island.August 30, 2012 at 2:06 am #1518
This from All Access:
KOMO, KVI Make Programming Changes
FISHER News KOMO-A-F and Talk KVI-A/SEATTLE are shuffling their programming starting SEPTEMBER 4th to return KOMO to an all-News schedule except for overnights and move KVI back towards conservative political talk from its present news, advice, and centrist position.
KOMO’s two talk shows will leave the schedule, with 9a-noon host JOHN CARLSON moving back to KVI for 5-9a weekdays. KOMO noon-3p host KEN SCHRAM will continue as commentator at sister ABC affiliate KOMO-TV. BILL RICE will anchor 9a-noon for KOMO, with BRIAN CALVERT returning to the station to anchor noon-3p; the station is also adding WALL STREET JOURNAL RADIO NETWORK updates and is carrying DIAL GLOBAL’s “OVERNIGHT AMERICA WITH JON GRAYSON” for midnight-3a.
“It’s about doing what we do best…we are news radio,” said PD PAUL DUCKWORTH about the changes at KOMO. “If you’re going to be people’s first choice for news, traffic and weather you’ve got to be there, no matter what the time of day – news doesn’t wait.”
Meanwhile, at KVI, after CARLSON’s morning show, TALK RADIO NETWORK’s LAURA INGRAHAM will air 9a-noon, COMPASS MEDIA NETWORKS’ TODD SCHNITT is on for noon-3p, CUMULUS MEDIA NETWORKS’ MARK LEVIN will air 3-6p (starting OCTOBER 15th), COMPASS’ LARS LARSON will be on 6-9p, TRN’s MICHAEL SAVAGE will be on from 9 to 11p, and CUMULUS’ RED EYE RADIO (11-p-3a) and DON IMUS (3-6a, the only holdover from the present lineup) will air overnight. Off the weekday schedule are “SMART TALK WITH ELISA AND MARK,” DIAL GLOBAL’s CLARK HOWARD, “CONSUMERMAN WITH HERB WEISBAUM,” THE WALL STREET JOURNAL RADIO NETWORK’s “THE DAILY WRAP WITH MICHAEL CASTNER,” DIAL GLOBAL’s MICHAEL SMERCONISH, and TRN’s PHIL HENDRIE.
“KVI stands for the best in conservative talk in SEATTLE,” said DUCKWORTH. “This is going to be one of the most hotly-contested elections in history and people need a place to hear about it and talk about it. Get set for an exciting ride!”August 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm #1519Jeffrey KoppParticipant
KVI Radio resumes right-wing talkSeptember 1, 2012 at 6:30 am #1520
I should probably mention that KXXO’s(96.1 in Olympia)application has been granted for its move to Capital Peak. They had to do some maneuvering with the directional to protect Canadian soil but it looks like they got it.September 1, 2012 at 8:28 am #1521washnotoreParticipant
Once KXXO makes it’s transmitter move. They will no longer be heard in Clark County.September 4, 2012 at 12:21 am #1522
KNHC-Seattle Founder Larry Adams NOW on Facebook. It appears Mr Adams ‘just’ started an account there about a month ago:
You can see a very recent picture of him smiling –
– with a red ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ cap,
and it’s most likely that is his grandson he’s hugging there.
Not certain how ‘active’ Larry is with this network in wall posts – as you have to be
a FB member and one of his ‘friends’ to see them; Adams turns 71 on Sept 3rd
‘Good going’ for one of the most respected and well-known high-school radio teachers – that ever lived
POSTED ON AUGUST 30, 2011 – 11:27 PM #
..and a happy 72nd to Larry this year!
Apparently he has ‘not’ been very active on his Facebook due to health reasons
POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 – 12:41 PM #September 4, 2012 at 12:31 am #1523
“Once KXXO makes it’s transmitter move. They will no longer be heard in Clark County.” Generally speaking, a strong local station will wipe out a first adjacent bonus coverage signal anyway.September 4, 2012 at 2:07 am #1524
>>I should probably mention that KXXO’s(96.1 in Olympia)application has been granted for its move to Capital Peak. They had to do some maneuvering with the directional to protect Canadian soil but it looks like they got it.<<
This move has been in the works for nearly a half-decade. 3 Cities keeps renewing the move grant but FWIH there’s problems getting the $$$ to do the move.
>>Once KXXO makes it’s (sic) transmitter move. They will no longer be heard in Clark County.<<
You can always listen online… 🙂
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