There's a Salt Lake AM station listed on the RadioTV Deals site available for LMA. No call letters are given, but the daytime coverage map which accompanies the listing looks very similar to Radio Locator's daytime coverage map for KKAT-AM 860:
You're right, CA--my bad: it is indeed KDYL. It does possibly explain why the station has so many technical glitches when the CRI programming is being aired, versus almost none with the Radio Desi format. My guess is that James Su/CRI is operating KDYL at a loss and wants to unload the albatross around their neck to try and make some money with an LMA, instead of continuing to dump money into a black hole. I've always though Salt Lake was a poor choice for an Asian format station.
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The coverage map is for KDYL which raises more questions then it answers, at least to me.
Since KDYL is now available for a LMA, it would be really cool if Danny Kramer and the other employees that got the boot back in 2013 could put the Real Oldies format back on 1060 AM. Now that Doug Wright is semi-retired from KSL, maybe he could do an air shift for a few hours a day and return to his Top 40 roots in radio. I doubt it will ever happen, but wouldn't it be great if it did?
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It might be cool if Danny Kramer and the old KDYL gang came back, but realistically there's no chance. The financing just isn't going to be there. And then there's the issue of it being only an LMA. It would be crazy to sink a lot of money into a highly risky station like that when the rug can be pulled out from under you at any time. And if that was in the cards it would have been done on one of the other available AM's.
The Doug Wright idea is even crazier. He semi-retired for a reason. As far as I've heard he hasn't given even the slightest indication that he has any interest in something he hasn't done for decades. Even if he were somehow interested, it would be for his employer's own Arrow.
Thanks for correcting the thread title. I knew the idea of Danny and the rest of the former KDYL jocks returning to LMA the station was a long shot at best. Blame it on the heat, and the summer cold that I've had for the past 2 days. Both are making me a bit delusional. 😰