96.7 FM/Dallas To Flip From Simulcasting WBAP To KTCK
October 8, 2013 at 3:57 AM (PT)
CUMULUS is splitting the simulcast of Talk WBAP-A-F/DALLAS and flipping the FM side (96.7 FM) to a simulcast of sister Sports KTCK-A (SPORTSRADIO 1310 THE TICKET), reports the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM's ROBERT PHILPOT. WBAP will stream on the HD-2 channel of Country KPLX (99.5 THE WOLF).
VP/Market Manager DAN BENNETT told PHILPOT that WBAP has "have seen no ratings increase since adding the FM." KTCK presently simulcasts on rimshot KTDK/SANGER, TX at 104.1 FM, which primarily reaches the northern fringe of the market.
CUMULUS has also added Sports KESN (ESPN DALLAS 103.3 FM)/DALLAS to its cluster via an LMA, but afternoon host RANDY GALLOWAY accelerated his retirement, coming off the air after MONDAY's show with the finalization of the LMA rather than at the end of the year as originally anticipated. While GALLOWAY is getting to retire and get paid through the end of the year, KESN PD TOM LEE, host LANDRY LOCKER and anchor KELLY WEBSTER are among those exiting with the LMA.