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Monday, November 4, 2013

The LOVE Grows

By Joe Nelson

EMF’s “K-Love” contemporary Christian non-com network improves its coverage of the San Diego area, by purchasing Cherry Creek Radio CHR “Q96” KSIQ. Sometimes a rimshot station’s most salient feature is its on-channel booster, closer to the main population base, and that’s the case here. Joe Schwartz at Cherry Creek has a 700-watt booster for his east-of-San Diego Class B1 licensed to Campo, California. The booster’s in Santee, and it gets the signal over the mountain to the San Diego side. At one time, Cherry Creek tried to persuade the FCC to let it crank the power of the booster up to 5,000 watts, but that was a no-go. Even so, this is a considerable addition to the K-Love constellation of stations in southern California, since the closest thing it’s got to San Diego now is KLVJ. It’s a Class A at 100.1 licensed to Julian, well to the northeast of San Diego. Denver-based Cherry Creek owns about 60 stations, while K-Love is at well over 200 full-power stations and about that many translators. Broker on the deal for KSIQ is Kalil & Co.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This station is broadcasting EMF's Air 1 Christian CHR format, rather than the K-Love format.