No, it’s not a Saturday morning in the late seventies or early eighties, this isn’t CBS News, and I’m not Christopher Glenn – but this week’s update presents stations from two markets that have been making headlines of late.
From New York City, we hear the transition on WNYZ-LP, that “Franken-FM” on 87.7 that’s really a channel 6 LPTV. In the course of a weekend, it went from dance “Pulse 87” to a nonstop loop of dance music with a lone legal ID each hour (thanks to Lance Venta for that one!) to a simulcast of eastern Long Island’s “Party FM”…which itself got new calls in the process.
And down in the Big D – and I do mean Dallas – there’s been a shuffle on the noncommercial end of the dial. Religious KVTT sold its high-powered signal on 91.7 to public broadcaster KERA, moving the KVTT programming over to an AM facility on the edge of the market. And after just over a month of silence on 91.7, KERA relaunched that frequency earlier this week with a Texas-flavored blend of AAA music as KKXT, known on-air as “91.7 KXT.” We’ve got the last KVTT ID (complete with a slightly-too-early carrier drop) and the KKXT test-loop ID. We’d have the first regular KKXT legal, too…but in all the excitement of Day One on Monday morning, it evidently slipped through the cracks in the couple of hours we airchecked, so we offer a slightly more recent version instead.