January 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm #26332
Yes, the second window closed in October but if you look up the K278BH file, the application for the assignment of the license (Form 345) was accepted for filing on July 29, 2016 (the first day of the second window) and was approved on the first of November.
The sale closed (consummation in FCC speak) Tuesday of this week.
For a review of the window dates, etc., go here:June 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm #30151
This from All Access:
Sinclair Exercises Option To Buy LMA’d KOMO-F/Oakville-Seattle
SINCLAIR BROADCASTING GROUP’s CHESAPEAKE TELEVISION LICENSEE, LLC has filed to officially buy News KOMO-F/OAKVILLE-SEATTLE, WA, translator K249DX/REDMOND, WA, and booster KOMO-FM1/TUKWILA, WA, from SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC under an option transferred from previous LMA holder FISHER BROADCASTING-SEATTLE RADIO LLC for $6.75 million. FISHER, and then SINCLAIR, has operated the stations as a simulcast of News KOMO-A/SEATTLE since 2009 (with an amended and restated version in 2012).June 28, 2017 at 9:46 pm #30286
This from All Access:
CHARLIE BANTA’s UNIVERSAL MEDIA ACCESS KKDZ-AM LLC is selling South Asian KKDZ-A (DESI 1250 AM)/SEATTLE to AKAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION for $500,000.July 14, 2017 at 3:21 am #30589
This from All Access:
ENTERCOM SEATTLE has moved its offices and studios to the 14th floor of the building known as the BANK OF AMERICA TOWER in downtown SEATTLE, one block northeast of the COLUMBIA TOWER and across from the intersection of Columbia Street and 5th Avenue. This affects the following stations: Country KKWF (100.7 THE WOLF), Hot AC KHTP (HOT 103.7), Rock KISW (99.9 FM), Alternative KNDD (107.7 THE END), and SMART REACH DIGITAL.
The mailing address is:
800 5th Avenue, Suite 1400
SEATTLE, WA 98104July 15, 2017 at 12:22 am #30615
For what it’s worth, Hot 103.7 is not Hot AC. It’s Classic Hip-Hop. …a slight difference there.October 19, 2017 at 2:00 am #32467
This from Alll Access:
CHARLIE BANTA’s UNIVERSAL MEDIA ACCESS KKDZ-AM LLC has closed on the sale of South Asian KKDZ-A (DESI 1250 AM)/SEATTLE to AKAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION for $500,000.November 2, 2017 at 12:05 am #32743
Looks like Entercom and iHeart Media (Clear Channel) are going to swap stations.
Entercom will take KMPS 94.1 (Country), KISW 99.9 (Rock), KKWF 100.7 (Country), KHTP 103.7 (Classic Hip-Hop), and KNDD 107.7 (Alternative).
iHeart Media will take KJAQ 96.5 (Adult Hits), KZOK 102.5 (Classic Rock), and KFNQ 1090 am (Sports). Since iHeart Media already owns 5 FM/2 AM in the market. KPWK 93.3 (CHR-Top 40), KJR 95.7 (Classic Hits), KFOO 102.9 (Alternative), 104.9 KUBE (Rhythmic-CHR) and KBKS 106.1 (Hot AC) plus KHHO 850 (Sports) and KJR 950 (Sports). iHeart Media will have to spin off these 2 Rimshot stations , KFOO 102.9 and KUBE 104.9. Who will take 102.9 and 104.9 FM?November 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm #32750
Seven stations (two in a divestiture trust) in NYC and SEA for 15 in Richmond – VA and Chattanooga – TN. Interesting. If I were Clear Chann – I mean iHeart, wouldn’t dumping the two Sea-Tac AM non-ESPN sports talkers make more sense?November 2, 2017 at 1:05 pm #32752
Maybe the AM’s weren’t worth enough to be in the pot.November 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm #32756
iHeart is in the pre-bankruptcy mode. Most likely that is the underlying reason for much of what they do because once they file Chapter whatever, they lose total control over what they do.November 3, 2017 at 1:44 am #32769
“If I were Clear Chann – I mean iHeart, wouldn’t dumping the two Sea-Tac AM non-ESPN sports talkers make more sense?” The issue is that this will give IHeart 7 FMs, which is two above the limit, so they must divest. The two AMs don’t have anything to do with it.November 3, 2017 at 10:04 am #32773
Perhaps Sinclair will buy one of the FM stations and move KOMO-FM. That would allow the FM to be heard better in Seattle and north. You can’t get KOMO-FM in Everett because of a Vancouver, BC station.November 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm #32777
Nope. Can’t move it significantly.
Obviously can’t go north, can’t go east (KING FM 2nd adj. barely clear – that’s why they are so far to the west of Seattle to begin with) and going south or west is counterproductive. KOMO already uses a deep null DA to protect co channel CBUF because they are short spaced, so the bottom line is that 97.9 will never cover Everett unless CBUF changes parameters.November 4, 2017 at 12:14 am #32791
I don’t think that’s what he meant. I think he was talking about purchasing an actual Seattle FM and moving KOMO’s programming to the new frequency. I don’t believe that scenario is very likely.November 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm #32795
That is what I meant Semoochie. Since there are two stations up for sale…
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