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Bicoastal Media is shuffling programming in its Southern Oregon cluster on Sunday, January 8.

The changes are being triggered by the planned sign-off of 1440 KMED Medford. The programming of KMED will move to 106.3 KYVL Eagle Point, while remaining on 99.3 KCMD Grants Pass and KMED translator 106.7 K294AS Ashland.

The flip of KYVL will see its “106.3 The Valley” AAA format move to 106.3 HD2 and translators 105.5 K288CP Ashland and 105.9 K290AF Rogue River.

KMED has operated since December 1926 and operates with 5kW day and 1kW night.

On KMED’s website the company wrote, “On January 8th, KMED will be retiring AM 1440 as a broadcast frequency. This change comes in the wake of advanced and more efficient broadcast technologies. KMED will continue to broadcast at 106.7 FM in Medford and 99.3 FM in Grants Pass and on January 8th, 106.3 FM. Although we are retiring AM 1440 KMED will remain on the air in southern Oregon, as it has since 1926. Thank you for your continued support and following of K.M.E.D. on 106.3 FM beginning Jan 8th.”

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-12-29)