Seattle Radio Happenings

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  • #22116

    Craig_Adams
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    This from All Access:

    JACOBS RADIO PROGRAMMING, INC. is selling K263BZ/RICHLAND, WA to XL MEDIA INC. for $50,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast South Asian KZIZ-A/PACIFIC-SEATTLE, WA.

    #22539

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    FRIENDS OF 88.5 FM, the pending new owner of Jazz-News-Talk KPLU/TACOMA-SEATTLE, asked its listeners to pick new call letters for the station since seller PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY is not selling the calls with the license, and this morning’s announcement will likely be that the station will change calls to KNKX. The calls were reserved by the buyer with the FCC on JULY 6th.

    #22546

    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    Wow! Jacobs just paid $50,000 for a 15.5 Watt translator. On the other hand, I would imagine that KZIZ, being on 1560, suffers severe adjacent channel interference from KKOV starting in the early evening.

    #22548

    Scott Young
    Participant

    I would guess KZIZ gets creamed by KNZR in Bakersfield at night.

    #22760

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    GOSPEL ECHO, INC. is selling K278BH/ASTORIA, OR to SALEM’s INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC. for $33,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion KGNW-A/BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA.

    #22762

    boisebill
    Participant

    KZIZ has been beating up KNZR in Boise lately.
    Not supposed to.

    #22774

    Andy Brown
    Participant

    KPLU mess was brazen violation of public trust.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/article98201887.html

    #22784

    Dan Packard
    Keymaster

    Wow! Strong and convincing words by Bill Woods on a move up north that would have silenced diversity and laid off more journalists.

    BY BILL WOODS

    Our regional public radio station KPLU.FM is now KNKX.FM. The public insurrection by 18,000 Friends was successful in raising the $7 million to match the secret deal between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington by which KUOW.FM, the “other” public radio station, would buy KPLU.

    However, the success masks two public issues. First was the attempt to undermine what is the public interest in public broadcasting. Second was an attack on the First Amendment, the central nerve of the body politic.

    Dictators first silence public communication. Silencing of public radio news is the removal of a podium necessary for a meaningful First Amendment. The public needs to speak openly and to hear alternative, dissenting points of view regarding important issues. How else can people know the truths to influence public policy? . . .

    Full text in the Tacoma News Tribune article that Andy linked to above.

    Also, a related story about the KPLU-KUOW merger from the Seattle Times last May.

    #22785

    Alfredo_T
    Participant

    Is it not a bit ironic that the changes at KPLU are happening as it transitions ownership from Pacific Lutheran University, a private institution, to the University of Washington, which is a public institution? The old KPLU was a non-commercial station, but it was not owned by any organization chartered by the state of Washington. Likewise, OPB airs a disclaimer stating that it is a private non-profit corporation.

    #22817

    Dan Packard
    Keymaster

    Well lucky for all Alfredo, KPLU is now in the hands of a new independent non-profit group and wasn’t acquired by KUOW. New call letters are KNKX.

    I really get a bad taste in my mouth after reading the Seattle Times article (linked above) about the shady dealings between Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Washington in hushing the merger.

    The good thing: the station now remains a strong independent news and musical voice. And, great music hosts and news journalists don’t lose their jobs, due to what could’ve been an unfortunate monopolistic merger.

    #25026

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    KMIH.ORG RADIO BOOSTER CLUB is selling K233BU/WHITE CENTER, WA to BONNEVILLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION for $300,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast News-Talk KTTH-A/SEATTLE.

    #25028

    Chico
    Participant

    Funny how the news story says thery are going to “move” the translator. It’s already sitting on one of the TV towers (11-KSTW) in downtown Seattle. Doubt it is moving anywhere, unless it is further up the tower.

    Goody, now we get the “opportunity” to hear Lush Rimbaugh and the rest of the gang in FM stereo. Boy oh boy.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Chico.
    #25034

    Broadway
    Participant

    Someone needs some cash…

    #26327

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    GOSPEL ECHO, INC. has closed on the sale of K278BH/ASTORIA, OR to SALEM’s INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC. for $33,000. The buyer plans to move the translator to rebroadcast Religion KGNW-A/BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA.

    #26331

    El_Chico
    Participant

    Isn’t the period to move translators for AM stations expired? How can they still be closing move deals?

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