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3 hours ago, newsbot said:

 

So KYW is finally getting its FM home. I wonder if KMOX is going to get an FM home too out of this deal.

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23 minutes ago, Mrtraveler01 said:

 

So KYW is finally getting its FM home. I wonder if KMOX is going to get an FM home too out of this deal.

 

Why have they kept KFTK-FM around as a thing as long as they have? It even has a dependent translator. One of the two could easily be used for KMOX.

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29 minutes ago, Samantha said:

 

Why have they kept KFTK-FM around as a thing as long as they have? It even has a dependent translator. One of the two could easily be used for KMOX.

 

KFTK serves a different niche compared to KMOX. Despite KMOX having Rush Limbaugh, the rest of the shows on there are pretty middle of the road. KFTK is considered the go-to for right wing talk radio in St. Louis. 

 

As far as the translator is concerned, that is to fill a coverage gap on the Illinois side of the market. This is because the transmitter is in O'Fallon, MO which is a suburb that is 25 miles northwest of St. Louis whereas the majority of stations in St. Louis are transmitted from a cluster less than 10 miles southwest of St. Louis. 

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2 hours ago, Mrtraveler01 said:

 

KFTK serves a different niche compared to KMOX. Despite KMOX having Rush Limbaugh, the rest of the shows on there are pretty middle of the road. KFTK is considered the go-to for right wing talk radio in St. Louis. 

 

As far as the translator is concerned, that is to fill a coverage gap on the Illinois side of the market. This is because the transmitter is in O'Fallon, MO which is a suburb that is 25 miles northwest of St. Louis whereas the majority of stations in St. Louis are transmitted from a cluster less than 10 miles southwest of St. Louis. 

 

I'm familiar with the translator mostly because KFTK (1490 AM) — which originally fed said translator on paper — was one of the Romanik stations.

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On 11/6/2020 at 4:52 AM, TheRyan said:

As a regular listener of WBT radio, I wonder how this deal will impact their programming.

I have a feeling it won't be in Radio One's hands for long. Could iHeart end up with it somehow? It would have to be swapped to keep them under the limit, but it's the kind of station that is right up their alley.

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Speaking of KYW, it looks like they have dropped their simulcast of CBS Evening News. According to their current schedule, the spot formerly held by CBSEN has been replaced with "Philadelphia's Afternoon News." KYW changed up their schedule a couple weeks ago, ahead of their FM simulcast launch, so that might have been when they dropped it. Worth noting that only played the first 15 minutes of CBSEN, going back to local at 6:45.

 

https://www.radio.com/kywnewsradio/shows/show-schedule

 

UPDATE: they are still playing CBSEN, but it is strangely not listed on the schedule.

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