Wednesday, July 3, 2013
WE INTERRUPT GORDON KEITH WEEK TO BRING YOU THE NEWS THAT CUMULUS IS SHEDDING 104.1
Thanks to Confessor BBQ for this news:
Here is a comment from radioInsight (http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/84092/cumulus-sells-dfw-rimshot/):
"The station currently rebroadcasts Sports '1310 The Ticket' KTCK to the northern suburbs of the Dallas/Fort Worth market.
The sale price will come in two parts. At closing of this sale, Cumulus will receive $100. Whitley will then turn around and resell the station at which point Cumulus will receive all proceeds from that sale minus all expenses incurred in the operation of the station and from marketing and reselling the station.
William Whitley, the owner of Whitley Media, is a broker with Media Services Group. KTDK is a Class C3 operating with 6.2kW at 192 meters.
INSTANT INSIGHT: With Cumulus being at the ownership limit in Dallas and the way this sale is being structured it makes us wonder if they needed to quickly divest their worst signal in the market in order to make room for the acquisition of another."
This is either real bad news (incredibly scruddy Ticket aggregate signal gets even scruddier, unless there's some arrangement to keep broadcasting on 104.1 -- at this writing Ticket still on 104.1) or real good news (Cumulus gloms some other, better, signal and puts The Ticket on it).
Your Plainsman spends a fair amount of time on 104.1 so this is of extreme interest to this site. Even though radioInsight calls the station a "rimshot." It's MY rimshot.
Yes, if our radio guru DA has any poop on this, we respectfully request that he dump it here forthwith.
Thanks, and stand by.
PS: After you have digested this news, flip back to the just-prior article and read birdie's Gordon Keith observations and Confessor commentary if you haven't already. Thanks.