Seattle Radio Happenings

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  • #32796

    semoochie
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    In that case, it’s a dead format. Check back in five years.

    #32803

    W7PAT
    Participant

    I think you misunderstood me. What I meant was that your interpretation of what I said is correct.

    #32813

    semoochie
    Participant

    Isn’t the English language amazing? You said something that was 180 degrees from what I thought you meant and we could both be right, based on the wording!

    #32884

    cbaravelli
    Spectator

    Thank you, Semoochie.
    Had to re-read the new 27 October 2017 Local Ownership Rules modifications. For Sea-Tac limit is five radio stations on one service. For NYC limit is seven. 45 total stations in one market is the demarc.

    #32889

    semoochie
    Participant

    From FCC Rules 2003: • In markets with 45 or more radio stations, a company may own 8 stations, only 5 of which
    may be in one class, AM or FM.

    #33516

    paulwalker
    Participant

    Big format changes in Seattle today. After 40 years as country, KMPS 94.1 switches to Soft AC, (which is basically a softer, gold-based version of mainstream AC, but I digress). New calls expected to be KSWD.

    That move prompts rocker KVRQ 98.9, to switch to country.

    Early thought is if Entercom wants to keep just one country, why would they kill off the heritage brand? And for Soft AC? Perhaps they saw a hole, but I sincerely wonder how big that hole actually is.

    #33517

    Andy Brown
    Participant

    “if Entercom wants to keep just one country, why would they kill off the heritage brand? ”

    They can morph towards a point in the middle.

    Another thought has to do with tech stuff like how do the coverage patterns compare.

    #33521

    jr_tech
    Participant

    “Another thought has to do with tech stuff like how do the coverage patterns compare.”

    Power (kmps 73 kW, kvrq 68kW), haat (698m), agl(kmps 65m, kvrq 67m) and coverage are virtually identical, both on the same tower (asrn 1056093).

    #33523

    Scott Young
    Participant

    Are all of Entercom’s country format stations branded “The Wolf?” If that’s their policy, then it makes sense why they kept the company brand and jettisoned the heritage branded format.

    #33524

    W7PAT
    Participant

    This morning 94.1 KMPS switched from a Christmas music format to Adult Contemporary 94.1 The Sound.

    #33527

    paulwalker
    Participant

    Yes, as reported earlier on this thread. But yeah, this did happen, and some are wondering if this is just further stunting by Entercom. Soft AC from the 80s/90s? Not really a viable format here at the threshold of 2018.

    #33532

    semoochie
    Participant

    I believe that The Wolf gears younger than Kompas. That may have also been a reason.

    #33537

    W7PAT
    Participant

    It didn’t take long for a station to replace the KMPS Country format. From Northwest Broadcasters:

    12/04/17 – Hubbard Radio has flipped KVRQ-FM Seattle to Country as Country 98.9 with slogan, “Nobody Plays More New Country.” Nothing official on staffing and programming at this time

    #33538

    paulwalker
    Participant

    Is there an echo in here? 🙂

    #33540

    semoochie
    Participant

    After careful reflection, I have decided that “Kompas” should have an extra “s”.

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