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April 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm in reply to: Radio Pig Gone Bankrupt: Limbaugh's Contract Ending: Who Will Pay Him Now? #19367
Wow. Just Wow.
Limbaugh is a loss leader. Some groups build on the audience the program generates while other lay-off live hosts and go total syndie. Depends on market and management. I am sure renog contracts will be at lower prices porque the industry is depressed (again).
IHeart Media / CC Media Holdings / Clear Channel has been bankrupt before. While it does own broadcast properties, iHeart is now content distribution (a different business model).
Sorry, Net City. Rush will have the largest daily audience and best Q ratings in the world’ largest radio market for a while longer.
3 Horizons wants to roll thru a book or two and earn ratings better than an asterisk. There is little domestic ownership interest and asking prices are high. There is little 3 Horizons interest and KWLZ is essentially a boring robot which offers little for whatever audience it has and its community of license. Abacast internet simulcast has been down for awhile.
Shame. 96.3 MHZ has a great stereo signal along the I-5 corridor. Perhaps an LMA with Dolphin Radio would be appropriate.
3.4 minutes (3:24) per song median is 17.65 songs per hour or 423.53 songs per day. 100 days as of noon 9 December. To quote Drake – Chenault,”The Hits Just Keep On Comin'”.
Commercials, PSAs, new IDs and promo inserts …something else than the 3,000 song library and weekday traffic reports. It’s like listening to “Warm Bodies”. Don’t know whether to follow this love story or repel in disgust and horror.
2,500 songs in a row should have ended two weeks ago. If anyone hears a real honest to goodness commercial, please post.
Retuning a fixed multi-element FM antenna is impractical.
Here’s a zany thought. KCOE actually begins broadcasting @ 106.5 mHz with 94.9 mHz multi-sticks, IBOC and possible DBS splats into the 108 – 118 mHz Aeronautical Radionavigation Band and FCC mandates LPFM KZSO to move onto perhaps the last available LPFM channel which it now shares with Gilchrist Community Action (and trailer park) Association KITC which is a station worth listening to.
Sincerely hope Sunriver / Ponds pays for KZSO’s new antenna. These are not off-the-shelf items. Interesting to see what happens.
Local presence near City of License. If you should have a compliment or complaint, call Dolphin Radio and they will cheerfully forward the message to Bend. No word on a LMA.
Pending FCC approval. AM sale prices make me shed a tear or three. Seems one time annual earnings before EBITDA and real estate.
HBG is not for sale! My bad.
According to Bi-Coastal Media – Albany staff, K242AB is down due to “network” issues. They are working on it. It was ‘dirty’ anyway with lots of splatter.
The 3 element JAMPRO active performance specifications are attached to the 5 May 2015 FCC 302 which identifies the -1 degree electrostatic beam tilt. However, Section III.2 beam tilt antenna box is checked Not Applicable. Hence the 15 September 302.
The 2.8 kW total ERP reduction to 2.7 kW total ERP is due to the JAMPRO being so darn efficient.
KXXO has its own issues. Circular polarization has unique reflection and refraction properties. With center antenna height at 828 Meters (2,700+ feet) HAAT and with normal Puget Sound temperature inversion marine layer patterns, KXXO is either in or above the clouds. More absorbing and refracting. There is no beam tilt I can detect.
Given more time, I am sure 3 Horizons will work out program element timing issues and base audio levels. IP audio needs level tweeking as well. Conservative format is in line with corporate market strategy and values. Gray hairs listen longer to broadcast radio and have more money.
Format selection is not my preference (don’t like vanilla ice milk) but there is an open hole in the market which can be filled. This is a flip. 3 Horizons has retained a broker. Let the next owner make noise in a clown suit to attract attention. Horizon Broadcasting has also retained a broker and will be for sale soon.
HBG & CEO Keith Shipman should receive congratulations and respect for their persistence. https://www.facebook.com/SeattleRadioGreats
That grinning smile is priceless.
As KXXO has been “testing” since 11 August from Capitol Peak almost daily without a CDBS 302; as the ten year twin transition has not been “smooth”; as KXXO now is in the primary partnership position; as KXXO must file a PTA before KWLZ does; as 3 Cities & 3 Horizons must file Licence to Cover simultaneously before FCC drop deadline…
Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.
By law, FCC must pay TV broadcasters big bucks to move. Sinclair – Seattle KUNS moves to channel 50 for $720,000. Another revenue stream.
KXXO is broadcasting from Capital Peak and Crawford Peak since last Monday without a PTA. Humid marine air at altitude and circular polarisation do not play well together (oops). 3 Cities has been pulling gear from Rooster. I don’t think it’ll crow any more. 31 August seems to be the KWLZ-PDX drop dead date. Remember, this is the new FCC. When it comes to legacy broadcasting, it’s not improper if no one complains and if no one gets caught.