KOMO/Seattle Adds FM Simulcast
May 11, 2009 at 4:36 PM (PT)
FISHER COMMUNICATIONS has found an FM simulcast signal for its News KOMO-A/SEATTLE, striking a deal with SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING Classic Hits KFMY (97.7 THE EAGLE)/OAKVILLE, WA to air KOMO programming starting FRIDAY (5/15). KFMY rimshots SEATTLE from the WEST. Rival BONNEVILLE Talk KIRO-A moved to FM last FALL, with the AM flipping to Sports in APRIL as 710 ESPN SEATTLE.
GM JIM CLAYTON said, "The power of an AM/FM simulcast is clear to all who follow the SEATTLE radio market. We are excited about this opportunity to offer FM listeners a chance to hear the award-winning news product heard on AM 1000 for over 80 years."
Group PD DENNIS KELLY added, "This is the dawn of a new age for KOMO NEWSRADIO. FM Listeners have been clamoring for a simulcast of the news, traffic, weather, sports, business, etc. heard on KOMO NEWSRADIO for years. We are proud to offer them exactly what they want and to keep our AM audience satisfied with a simulcast. It’s the best of both worlds for our listeners."