Kansas City follow-ups

Kansas City follow-ups

Post by Mark Rober » Mon, 11 Oct 1993 07:37:18

Here are follow-ups to some items I posted over the past few weeks:
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   KNHN(AM) says its experiment with triple-synchronous broadcasting
is going well.
   At noon Sept. 31 (last Thursday), the one-kilowatt station at 1340 kHz
began synchronous broadcasting with transmitters in Amoret, Mo., and
Pittsburg, Kansas.
   According to the Kansas City Star, this is the first time in the
United States that an attempt has been made to synchornize three
transmitters on the same frequency with the same programming.
   The station's general manager, William Johnson, is quoted by the
Star as saying, "everything is going better than anticipated."
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   Control of WHB(AM) is now officially in the hands of nearby Carrollton
farm broadcaster KMZU(FM).  WHB(AM) appears to be simulcasting KMZU,
under the slogan "Missouri's Farm Voice."
   The Kansas City Star reported that a delay occurred in transferring control
of WHB from its former owner, Shamrock Broadcasting, to Kanza, Inc.
   Control was to be transferred midnight Sunday (Sept. 26), but did not
occur until late Tuesday morning (Sept. 28).  In the meantime, WHB
continued to broadcast oldies without announcers or commercials.
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   In the process of forming a duopoly involving Kansas City talk stations
KCMO and KMBZ form a duopoly, Bonneville Broadcasting has dismissed a
KMBZ morning talk show host.
   Tom Leathers was relieved of his duties Sept. 31 (Thursday), according
to the Kansas City Star.  Leathers is the publisher of the "Squire"
newspaper of Johnson County, Kansas.  Leathers was replaced by KCMO sports
talk show host Jon Hart.
   Hart has been filling in on the afternoon sports talk show on KCMO since
Bonneville took KCMO over from Gannett under an LMA.  Bonneville is buying
KCMO-AM/FM for a price estimated between $7 and 8 million.
   Leathers had been with KMBZ for two years.  KMBZ management said the
change is being made to replace someone that has multiple outside interests
with a full-time station employee.
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