Audacy will take Conservative Talk 720 KDWN Las Vegas and Sports Betting “The Bet 1140” KXST North Las Vegas NV dark on March 1.
Audacy announced in November that it had sold the land that hosted the towers for both station and auxiliary antenna’s for the company’s five FMs to a real estate developer for $40 million. The land sale was the reason why Audacy traded 107.5 KXTE Pahrump/Las Vegas to Beasley Media for KDWN.
The site, which until the past couple of years was located in desert land near Nellis Air Force Base and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has been rapidly built up with warehouse development. Three sides of the now-former Audacy property are now surrounded by Amazon warehouses. One complex constructed in recent years was sold last summer for $271 million.
Beasley had just diplexed KDWN on KXST’s site in 2020 after its former site in Henderson was sold to housing developers. With KDWN going silent, Audacy’s 840 KXNT North Las Vegas will become the new primary EAS PEP station for southern Nevada.
KDWN’s programming will remain on 101.5 K268CS Las Vegas, which is now fed via 94.1 KMXB-HD3 Henderson. Some of KXST’s BetQL and CBS Sports Radio programming is also heard on “The Fan” 98.5 KLUC-HD2.
Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-02-14)