KJOX/Yakima Flips To Classic Country
March 29, 2012 at 3:50 AM (PT)
INGSTAD RADIO WASHINGTON, LLC Sports KJOX-A (ESPN RADIO 1390)/YAKIMA, WA has flipped to Classic Country as KTCR-A (THE TRACTOR), reports the YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC.
OM DEWEY BOYNTON told the paper that ESPN gave 90 days' notice of terminating the station's affiliation contract in JANUARY, but the station did not wait until the 90-day mark to make the format flip, doing so YESTERDAY (3/28).
He said that ESPN "said they were going in a different direction. I can't remember their exact words but they said they were canceling our contract and were working on another deal or had another arrangement."
ESPN has worked out a deal with the crosstown TOWNSQUARE MEDIA cluster, which flips Classic Country KUTI-A to Sports. The station will now be an ESPN affiliate and will be known as "1460 ESPN Radio."