L.A. Urban Motion ... Standby!
March 20, 2008 at 7:00 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS confirms that MAGIC Urban KDAY (93.5)/LOS ANGELES is moving from a "below sea level tower location" in REDONDO BEACH to a new tower site that's 11 miles closer to downtown high atop BALDWIN HILL, just in time for the PPM rollout on JUNE 23rd.
Could rumor mongers be right when they peg that this imminent KDAY signal upgrade to BALDWIN HILL has stimulated RADIO ONE to move forward with an emergency plan to exit the L.A. radio market, selling Urban AC KRBV (V100.3) to BONNEVILLE, which is said to be preparing to switch the station to News/Talk?
If all of this comes to pass, this could make way for KDAY morning man STEVE HARVEY and KDAY partners DON McCOY and ROY LAUGHLIN, to potentially make greater headway in the market as the city's solo Urban.
With KDAY having nationally syndicated programming on-air in mornings with STEVE HARVEY pulling in double-digit Black shares, the highly-rated WBLS/NEW YORK superstar WENDY WILLIAMS in middays, and WESTWOOD ONE's new night solution, "The Hip Hop Quiet Storm," hosted by THEO, could this independent FM in L.A. be on the cutting edge of the template a post-privatized/PPM radio world?