Powerful Rumors In Phoenix
June 9, 2006 at 10:27 AM (PT)
Rumors are rumbling across the Valley Of The Sun about the future of EMMIS Top 40/Rhythmic KKFR (POWER 92.3)/PHOENIX. As poreviously reported, BONNEVILLE had bought the station with a plan to flip it to an FM simulcast of News/Talk KTAR-A. Along with the purchase of the station, BONNEVILLE had announced plans to sell the intellectual property of KKFR, and it looks like they may have found a buyer.
The rumor heard in the halls of PHOENIX radio stations is that RIVIERA BROADCASTING, owners of Alternative KEDJ (EDGE 103.9)/PHOENIX, are thisclose to making that purchase. Although RIVIERA currently owns only KEDJ in the PHOENIX market, look for them to put POWER on a move-in. Speculation centers on 3 POINT MEDIA's KKLD at 98.3, licensed to PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ. Stay tuned ...