AM1090 has changed their call today to KFNQ, along with announcing FM KJAQ 96.5HD3 at the top of the hour. It's still progressive talk but for how much longer? KJAQ is still Jack Radio as well.
We called CBS Seattle straight away and the person answering wasn't aware, but said the same thing happened when 96.5 changed to KJAQ--they had no warning, it just happened. Will the KJAQ HD3 be the FM counterpart to the changes at 1090?
It makes us wonder since the cat is out of the bag and the folks in the industry are aware of something, that CBS Seattle will flip the old KPTK and now KFNQ into sports or something else before the 1st of the year. Stay tuned.
This just in from Talkers and seatacradio.com
" local blog SeaTacRadio.com reports that KLAY, 1180 Tacoma (Lakewood) is planning to add some of the progressive talk shows – reportedly WYD Media’s Stephanie Miller and the Ed Schultz show – currently heard on KPTK to its program schedule. As numerous CBS Radio and Cumulus stations prepare to flip to sports talk in January, KPTK is just another victim of the companywide desire for affiliate stations. While consumers and the consumer press bemoan the proliferation of sports talk (“How many sports stations do we need in this market?”), the answer is that CBS Radio and Cumulus need to have affiliates in as many markets as possible to be able to sell a national sports talk product to national clients."