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Daily Domains 3/31: Is Omaha Feeling Sweet Again?

Posted: 31 Mar 2017 11:08 AM PDT
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Will Omaha have a Sweet reunion with its former heritage CHR brand? Plus
potential changes in Midland/Odessa, Myrtle Beach, and multiple Montana
cities.
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Townsquare Launches Another Bull In North Texas

Posted: 31 Mar 2017 10:49 AM PDT
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After relaunching Country 101.9 Blake-FM KATP Amarillo TX as 101.9 The
Bull/a last Friday, Townsquare Media has made the same move at 102.3
Blake-FM KWFS-FM Wichita Falls.

The new 102.3 The Bull will feature Bobby Bones in mornings, Dave Diamond
in afternoons, and Townsquares syndicated Taste of Country Nights with Sam
Alex in evenings. Former Townsquare Media Wichita Falls Operations Manager
and KWFS-FM Program Director Liz Ryan returns to the station for middays
from the same slot at sister CHR Pop Crush 107.3 KVRW Lawton OK.




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Station Sales Week Of 3/31

Posted: 31 Mar 2017 04:30 AM PDT
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After ten years in the Last Bastion Divestiture Trust from the Citadel
Broadcasting purchase of ABC Radio, Cumulus Media has sold Sports 105.3 The
Pro KINB Kingfisher/Oklahoma City OK to Perry Media Group for $225,000.
Perry owns Urban AC Heart Soul 92.1 1140 KRMP/92.1 K221FQ Oklahoma City
and Urban Power 103.5 KVSP Anadarko in the market.

Following the sale of its two other Houma LA stations to Lisa Stiglets and
Elizabeth McQueen’s JLE, Inc earlier this month, My Home Team Media has
sold Classic Rock LA 106.3 KXOR-FM Thibodaux to Educational Media
Foundation for $525,000. EMF will flip the station to its K-Love Christian
AC network.

After the stations it leases were sold to Twin Islands Media Group in
February, GSB Broadcasting sells Variety Hits 92.5 CTG WICO-FM Pocomoke
City/Salisbury MD to The Bridge of Hope for $250,000. WICO-FM will flip to
a simulcast of Christian AC 88.7 The Bridge WKNZ Harrington DE on Sunday,
April 2 via Time Brokerage Agreement.

Jerry Papenfuss is selling Oldies 1560 KBEW, Country 98.1 KBEW-FM Blue
Earth MN and Country 1580 KDOM/94.3 KDOM-FM Windom MN to Riverfront
Broadcasting for $2.25 million.

Dale Ganskes L. Topaz Enterprises sells the Construction Permit for 1540
KENT Enterprise/Las Vegas NV to El Sembrador Ministries for $125,000. El
Sembrador will also gain a four year lease to operate 99.5 K258CZ Big Pine
CA, which holds a CP to relocate to 96.7 in Las Vegas. El Sembrador
operates a network of Spanish Christian stations in Southern California and
Chicago.

St. Paul Bible College sells its K-Jazz Public Talk/Jazz network in
Northern Arizona to Vic Michaels Cedar Cove Broadcasting for $400,000. The
stations involved are 89.5 KJZA Drake, 90.1 KJZP Prescott, 90.7 KJZK
Kingman, and 91.3 K217EP Flagstaff.

Colorado College acquires Silent 89.5 KILE-FM Woodland Park CO from Grace
Public Radio for $24,000. KILE-FM will become part of the Public News/Talk
network based at 91.5 KRCC Colorado Springs.

Iglesia Pentecostes El Lirio de Los Valles purchases Living Proofs 88.5
KWTW Bishop, 91.9 KWTD Ridgecrest, 95.7 K239AZ Lake Isabella CA, and 105.9
K290AO Tonopah NV for $100,000.
Translator Sales

Janesville Christian Fellowship donates 97.7 K249CS Susanville CA to
Pacific Cascade Communications for no consideration. K294CS rebroadcasts
Pacific Cascades 98.1 KVIP-FM Redding CA.


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Bell Media Shuts Detroit Offices; 89X Cuts Most Of Its Airstaff

Posted: 30 Mar 2017 05:52 PM PDT
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As part of its ongoing corporate restructuring, Bell Media has eliminated
the airstaff on Alternative 89X 88.7 CIMX Windsor ON and closed its Detroit
sales office.

Exiting with the cuts are morning hosts Cal Cagno and Gillian Reilly,
midday hosts Phil “PK” Kukawinski, afternoon host Reed Petitpren and
members of the promotions and sales departments. Only night host Mark
McKenzie remains from the on-air staff.

The company is eliminating is US based sales office for the Detroit market
and will focus its efforts on the Canadian side of the border. In addition
to CIMX, Bell Media owns Oldies AM 580 CKWW, News/Talk AM 800 CKLW, and AAA
93.9 The River CIDR in the Detroit/Windsor market. Of the four stations,
only 89X subscribed to Nielsen Audios PPM ratings for Detroit where it
registered a 1.6 share in the February monthly.

In a press statement, Bell Media Director of Corporate Communications
Matthew Garrow stated, We have reduced a number of broadcast positions at
Bell Medias local TV and radio stations as part of a larger restructuring
at Bell Media, including the closure of our Detroit satellite office
supporting Windsor radio stations 89X, The River, Memories 580, and AM 800.
The four stations will retain their current formats and their signals will
continue to carry into the Detroit market. The restructuring is a response
to the challenges we and other Canadian media companies are facing on
multiple fronts: changing broadcast technologies and growing international
competition, a tough advertising market, and ongoing regulatory pressure.


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