Seattle Radio Happenings

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  • #33692

    Craig_Adams
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    This from All Access:

    Entercom Call Letter Shuffle: KSWD To Seattle’s New ‘Sound,’ KMPS To High Desert Sports AM

    ENTERCOM has parked the heritage Country KMPS call letters, until recently on 94.1 FM in SEATTLE, on what has lately been Sports KRAK-A (CBS SPORTS RADIO 910)/HESPERIA-VICTORVILLE, CA. It has also changed the SEATTLE calls for what is now AC 94.1 THE SOUND to KSWD-F, the calls it used in LOS ANGELES for the former Classic Rock format of the same name, which was abandoned when the station was sold to EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION and flipped to Christian AC as KKLQ (K-LOVE).

    SEATTLE’s version of THE SOUND debuted on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st; it had been a Country station with KMPS calls since FEBRUARY 1st, 1978, but the calls and format there dated back to 1975 on the AM dial (now SALEM Business KKOL-A). As for KRAK, the calls went to the HIGH DESERT station in 2001 but are better remembered as the calls for the Country format on 1140 AM in SACRAMENTO for many years (that station is now Sports KHTK-A).

    #34046

    Dan Packard
    Keymaster

    I just got word that long time Seattle radio broadcaster Jim French passed away (in December). Jim had a long running talk show on KIRO AM 710, worked at KVI AM 570 and started a great radio drama series called “Imagination Theatre”.

    More about Jim at, https://www.pugetsoundradio.com/2017/12/20/rip-jim-french-seattle-radio-personality-audio-drama-producer/

    A behind the scenes video showing Jim at the KIRO radio microphone in 1990 is at,

    #34109

    Jeffrey Kopp
    Participant

    KBFG-LP

    #35967

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    Requesting an extension of its Silent STA was IGLESIA PENTECOSTAL VISPERA DEL FIN (KNTB-A/LAKEWOOD, WA, ground system vandalized).

    #36954

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    AKAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION is selling South Asian KKDZ-A (DESI 1250 AM)/SEATTLE; South Asian KZIZ-A (RADIO PUNJAB)/PACIFIC-TACOMA, WA; and K263BJ/RICHLAND, WA (with a construction permit to move to KENT, WA) to RAJINDER S, DHALIWAL’s XL MEDIA, INC. for $850,000.

    #39771

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    Asking for an extension of its Silent STA was INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC. (KKOL-A/SEATTLE, delayed relocation).

    #40172

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    CLAY HUNTINGTON LEGACY L.L.C. is selling News-Talk KLAY-A and K297CA/LAKEWOOD-TACOMA, WA to SACRED HEART RADIO, INC. for $450,000 ($27,000 deposit, $123,000 cash at closing, $300,000 in a promissory note).

    #40178

    radiogiant
    Participant

    Word has from All access.com that Wingnut is out. Did he wuit or get fired ? Anyone from Seattle know what happened ?

    #41046

    Craig_Adams
    Participant

    This from All Access:

    CLAY HUNTINGTON LEGACY L.L.C. has closed on the sale of News-Talk KLAY-A and K297CA/LAKEWOOD-TACOMA, WA to SACRED HEART RADIO, INC. for $450,000.

    #42223

    chessyduck
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    Spririt Radio’s former Enumclaw translator K293AY (106.3) has just been bought by the Chehalis-based KACS-Network group. It now is relaying KACS as part of the growing religious radio network. MCH Enterprises had this one advertised for $20K recently but the final sales price is unavailable. (The facility would have made a nice cross-service AM-to-FM-xltr but apparently there were no takers for that use.

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