Radio news: FM on cell, sports in TX & AR, LPFM

By on Nov, 10 2014 with Comment 1

iphoneRadio broadcasters have been touting FM on cell service and recently got a mainstream media boost in Boston; two new sports deals have been struck, and a California LPFM is being transferred.

* FM on cell got a mainstream media shoutout recently from the Boston Globe. The Globe’s Hiawatha Bray said people across the globe love the new transistor radio, and says Americans should have ubiquitous access as well. Let’s get with it, phone makers!

* CBS Radio will carry the games of baseball’s Texas Rangers, pursuant to a multi-year contract beginning in 2015. The games will be heard on 105.3 The Fan KRLD-FM.

* KOYO-LP, a low power FM licensed to Oroville CA, an inland town southeast of Chico, is being transferred from Oroville Southside Community Improvement Association Inc. to African American Family Cultural Center for no consideration. The station operates on 107.1 MHz.

* The Arkansas State Red Wolves will be heard for five more years on the radio assets of East Arkansas Broadcasters. In addition to football, basketball and baseball action fans will have updates and info about and from coaches and student athletes.

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  1. No surprise that “no consideration” was involved in the KOYO-LP Low Power FM transfer. The FCC forbids “consideration’ being paid in the Form 314 Assignment of License” of an LPFM station.

    John Broomall
    Christian Community Broadcasters