Deal Gives USC S.F. Signal, Moves San Jose's K-Fox Format Into S.F.
January 18, 2011 at 3:32 PM (PT)
A deal that involves four stations in the BAY AREA will see new spots on the dial for Classical music and Classic Rock and will mark the end for a venerable college station, according to the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE.
ENTERCOM is selling the call letters and format of Classical KDFC to the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA for an undisclosed price -- and USC, which owns Classical KUSC/LOS ANGELES and several repeaters, has moved the Classical format to the 90.3 FM slot of UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO noncommercial KUSF, which its CLASSICAL PUBLIC RADIO NETWORK is buying from the college for $3.75 million, and to the 89.9 FM NORTH BAY signal of HOWELL MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO. Religion KNDL (THE CANDLE)/ANGWIN-SANTA ROSA. USC's purchase of KNDL and two translators -- K209AI/EUREKA and K223AJ/UKIAN-LAKEPORT -- is for $2.725 million, and KALIL AND CO. served as exclusive broker for the deal. The three signals will simulcast until MONDAY. KDFC's staff remains in place, as does the station's studio, which will be leased from ENTERCOM.
KUSF will continue as a webcast; its webpage was taken down TUESDAY with a one-sentence message, "Please check back soon for an important announcement regarding KUSF," in its place. KUSF's Twitter feed included a post calling for an "impromptu demonstration" against the sale TOMORROW at 7.
Meanwhile, ENTERCOM, which previously purchased Classic Rock KUFX (98.5 K-FOX)/SAN JOSE from the ALOHA STATION TRUST (as a spinoff from CLEAR CHANNEL), will simulcast K-FOX on 98.5 and the former KDFC frequency of 102.1 beginning MONDAY (1/24).