Entercom Sells KRWZ/Denver; Lubbock Stations Shift Frequencies After Swap
December 18, 2015 at 4:08 AM (PT)
ENTERCOM is selling Oldies KRWZ-A (CRUISIN' OLDIES 950)/PARKER-DENVER, CO to KROENKE SPORTS ENTERPRISES' KSE RADIO VENTURES, LLC for $3.8 million. With the sale, ENTERCOM will move the Oldies format to its KEZW-A as CRUISIN' OLDIES 1430 AM, replacing the present Adult Standards format on KEZW as of DECEMBER 27th.
“CRUISIN’ is a great brand in DENVER and we are thrilled to combine the best personalities, content and programming from CRUISIN’ and KEZW,” said VP/Market Manager AMY GRIESHEIMER. “CRUISIN’ 1430 will be unduplicated and unmatched, as the only station in DENVER playing the music that Baby Boomers grew up.”
OM MIKE PETERSON added, “CRUISIN’ 1430 includes well-known, local personalities and will deliver music fans the best in Oldies Rock ‘n Roll in a fun, upbeat environment. And the station will continue to offer listeners and advertisers tremendous ways to connect with audiences at events throughout DENVER.”
Will KROENKE, who owns the DENVER NUGGETS, COLORADO AVALANCHE, and COLORADO RAPIDS franchises and recently bought three FMs from WILKS, flip the 950 AM frequency to Sports (which it was as KKFN-A (950 THE FAN) before the format moved to FM)? The NUGGETS and AVS are already heard on KRWZ.
Big Shuffle In Lubbock
RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. has closed on the swap of the facility and license of Sports KTTU-F (DOUBLE T 104.3)/BROWNFIELD-LUBBOCK, TX to BARTON BROADCASTING CO. for the facility and license of Tejano KEJS (POWER 106)/LUBBOCK. With the closing, as of TODAY, the Sports format and calls of KTTU move to the 97.3 FM slot of Hot AC KLZK (97.3 YES FM) as DOUBLE T 97.3, with the Hot AC format and KLZK calls moving to the facility of Classic Hits KLBB (107.7 THE EAGLE). THE EAGLE, in turn, moves to the facility of Tejano KXTQ (MAGIC 93.7), which will take over KEJS' 106.5 slot, while, completing the shuffle, KEJS' format and calls land on KTTU's 104.3 as POWER 104.3.
In other filings with the FCC, GERALD R. PROCTOR is selling K226BY/HUNTSVILLE, TX to SIGA BROADCASTING CORPORATION for $40,000. The translator will rebroadcast Adult Standards KMVL-A/MADISONVILLE.
FIRST VENTURES CAPITAL PARTNERS, INC. is selling K205CQ/PRESCOTT, AR to VISION MEDIA GROUP, INC. for $30,000.
And LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC. has closed on the sale of W263BZ/PORTLAND, ME to ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC for $80,000 and a 20-year tower lease. The translator rebroadcasts News-Talk WLOB-A/PORTLAND.