Twin Cities News Talk's FM Translator Relay Won't Be Ready For Monday Frequency Swap
August 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL's swap of formats of Sports KFAN-A and Talk KTLK-F (NEWS TALK 100.3 FM)/MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL has hit a small snag, with the Talk format's simulcast on an FM translator (K273BH, on the IDS CENTER building in downtown MINNEAPOLIS) apparently not being ready for MONDAY's flip.
On its website, the Talk station posted a message reading, "Due to a delay in gaining FCC approval for the new FM signals, the simulcast of TWIN CITIES NEWS TALK on 102.5 FM has been delayed until further notice. Broadcasts online and on 1130 AM are not affected."
The NEWS TALK logo has been re-revised to remove the 102.5 FM reference. KFAN's FM translator, K279AZ (103.7 FM), is reportedly set to relay Sports KFXN-A (SCORE 690), the station being donated by CLEAR CHANNEL to the MINORITY MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COUNCIL.