Post by amanuensis on Feb 24, 2017 16:01:25 GMT -6
Has KCPW done anything to strengthen their 88.3 signal? I seem to recall that Wasatch Public Media had filed something with the FCC in that regard. It seems like the 88.3 signal reaches a little further into northern Utah County than it used to before K202CC overwhelms the signal. csnradio.com/stations/coveragemaps/UT_ProvoK202CC.pdf
That's probably not the mostly clearly worded article in the world. Let me try to explain what I think is going on. It's all very complicated so I hope I get it right.
The original deal (in October) was for KMGR to go from the trust to Radio Rancho plus $200,000 from Broadway also going to RR, K240EP & K284AY would go from RR to Broadway (as beneficiary of the trust).
The February deal has RR selling KMGR to Sanpete (who has been programming the station anyway) for $50,000.
So if you look at it from RR's point of view, the net result was selling two translators and making $250,000. If you look at it from the Broadway/trust point of view it's the other way around. Better?
I'm a bit confused. "The seller is still in the process of acquiring the station from SLC DIVESTITURE TRUST II, spinoff trust for BROADWAY MEDIA LS, LLC, plus $200,000 in a swap for K240EP/CEDAR FORT, UT and K284AY/TOOELE, UT." Who is paying whom the $200,000? And how does that payment fit with the $50,000 that Sanpete is paying Radio Rancho? If Radio Rancho is paying the $200,000 to the Divestiture Trust, then this implies that the two translators were worth $150,000. Or am I missing the boat here?
Without straying too far off topic, I believe that radio will continue to adapt and evolve in the 21st century. I think the pundit's predictions that analog local radio will be dead within 10 years are way off the mark. Until someone develops a more efficient (and cost effective) way of disseminating information to millions of people in the event of a major disaster, most people will continue to tune to local AM stations like KSL for news and information during an emergency for at least the next 20 years.
I agree, but ... If people start ONLY listening to radio in the event of a disaster, the business model will no longer work. If I worked for Bonneville, I would be concerned. I see radio continuing to go down the road it is already on, in which people listen to radio only in smaller and smaller niche situations.
One big present niche is automobiles. Obviously, you can't watch video streams while driving. But what about when cars become driverless?
And a niche has been using radio for background music in offices and stores. But Sirius seems to be gaining market share here. And as more and more people have wifi access at their desks, they can stream Pandora or other music services without using cellular data. And with higher fidelity than radio -- and few or no commercials.
Post by amanuensis on Dec 26, 2016 10:12:01 GMT -6
Well, I see from their Facebook feed that KEGA switched back to Country at 3 pm on Christmas day. I guess I should have checked their wall before posting.
Country comes HOME on Christmas Day at 3pm!!! Be listening to 101.5 The Eagle for a Happy Christmas and an excellent New Year!!!
Maggie Shropshire Are Jon, Justin, and Chantel going to be back on? Cause I may have to find another station if they aren't. 1 · December 24 at 6:44pm 101.5 The Eagle Utah 101.5 The Eagle Utah They have a permanent new home on our sister station Mix 105.1 and its where they want to be! We wish em luck! Country is home on 101.5 and I hope you stick with us! December 24 at 8:08pm · Edited ReBecca Poulsen ReBecca Poulsen I will be eagerly awaiting. I hope this was worth the wait. 1 · December 24 at 8:05pm
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Post by amanuensis on Dec 25, 2016 15:18:43 GMT -6
Purely speculation, but I would not be surprised if 101.5 flips to a non-Country format on Monday or Tuesday -- whenever Christmas music season officially ends. There was not a whole lot of country flavor in KEGA's Christmas mix. And it seemed like less and less as time went on.
Post by amanuensis on Nov 26, 2016 12:04:58 GMT -6
KSRR also flipped sometime on Thursday or Friday. I checked midday on Thursday and there was dead air and when I next checked, on Friday, the switch had happened. So perhaps my check on Thursday happened to be right when hard drives were being swapped.
The switch happened at about 8:10. A few minutes before then, they were doing their usual morning show and playing their usual format. I switched away briefly and when I came back, Brian Wilson was doing We Wish You A Merry Christmas. So I assume that was the first song after the flip.
They could have been joking, or not, but they said they were waiting to switch until the first snowy morning.
Post by amanuensis on Nov 11, 2016 14:33:08 GMT -6
Maybe KSFI will surprise us all and not flip until very late in the season. I remember one year around 1985 when it didn't completely flip until about four days before Christmas. That year they published an ad in the newspaper announcing the flip ahead of time and listing therein each song they would play and when. They called it The FM 100 Hours of Christmas.