United States

A trio of stations in Tifton GA have ceased operations after their parent company was sold leaving them with out access to their transmission equipment.

PlantTel, the parent company of Plant Broadcasting and their Classic Rock “Rock 105.7” WFFM Ashburn, Country 107.5 WTIF-FM Omega, and Classic Country “Real Country 99.91340 WTIF/99.9 W260AT Tifton, was sold to TruVista Communications in November 2021 with the radio station licenses transferred to PlantTel CEO Danny Sterling’s Sterling Southern Land LLC.

Now the stations have ceased operations as the closing of the PlantTel deal left them without some of the assets, including access to their towers, needed for operation. The STA filing with the FCC notes that the stations will be divested prior to resuming operations. In the filing Danny Sterling wrote, “The antenna structures for WTIF(AM) and its FM Translator W260AT, both serving Tifton, Georgia; WTIF-FM, serving Omega, Georgia; and WFFM(FM), serving Ashburn, Georgia (herein, “Stations”), are being disposed of in a separate transaction involving some of the tangible assets used or useful by the Stations. As a result of this disposition, which is scheduled to occur on July 6, 2022, the antenna structures will not, in the near term, be available to the Stations, requiring the Stations to suspend operations until they can be divested (subject to Commission approval) to third parties. Upon such approval and divestiture, and resumption of the right of access to the antenna structures, the Stations propose to resume operations under the ownership of the third parties.”
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/231682/southern-georgia-trio-ceases-operations/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-06)

United States

The five stations owned by Moises Abraham Gonzalez’s South Texas Radio ceased operations on Wednesday, June 29.
The company operated Hot AC “Power 92.7” KINL and “Tejano y Mas 1270KEPS in Eagle Pass and Hot AC “Hits 93.9” KBNU, “Tejano y Mas 102.3” KUVA, and “Coyote Country 104.9” KVOU-FM in Uvalde.
In filings for each station noting their cessation of operations, the company claimed that all five stations lost their tower site leases and needed to find new sites before resuming operations. The Eagle Pass Business Journal stated that it was due to current economic conditions on the United States-Mexico border and that all employees were terminated.
Gonzalez, then operating as Roca Radio, purchased all five stations in March 2016 for $800,000.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/230888/five-stations-in-uvalde-eagle-pass-tx-cease-operations/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-07-01)

Australia

Most in Australia are probably already aware of this but I thought I’d post this here for the benefit of our overseas members:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhSk2Su7Pv4

According to some in Brisbane, 4KQ (as SEN Queensland) may have reduced power on 693 kHz; it is unknown whether this is temporary or permanent.
As with 2CH, the callsign will remain as 4KQ, however all programming has switched to the SEN sports format. There will likely be some Brisbane specific content. 

William Renton to ICDX-AM iog (2022-07-01)

Spain

More bad news for us MW DXers from
http://guiadelaradio.com/cope-valladolid-apaga-la-onda-media

“As we read in the Facebook Group “Radio and much more”, COPE Valladolid would have closed its medium wave station at 882 khz.
It is explained that in the absence of a signal, a listener has contacted the station and they have informed him that the medium wave has closed.
For several days the COPE station in Seville has also been reported inactive on 837 khz and for a few hours the one in Barcelona on 783 khz has also been out of service.”

Jarmo Patala (2022-06-16)

Spain

“Unfortunately, the technical services of Cadena SER have decided to shut down all OM stations in the country. A decision beyond our control and which we, like you, very much regret. We remind you that you can listen to us on 93.5 FM and 102.0 FM and our app.“

“Good morning, they just sent me this, the OM station of COPE-PAMPLONA 1134 Khz.
The closure of the COPE OM in PAMPLONA can be considered definitive. Next, I pass on the information sent to me by the Pamplona radio station:
For some time now, Onda Media listeners have been informed that Cope has decided to stop its AM broadcast for business reasons. Greetings and thank you.”
(OM-Onda Media refers to mediumwave).

Jose Hernandez Madrid to A-DX Facebook group via Christoph Ratzer (2022-06-16)

Australia

Another great chapter in radio history comes to an end today, with the demise of 2CH.
After serving the Sydney radio market for more than 90 years and entertaining listeners with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, 2CH will be switched off at 6pm.
After decades on the AM band, then being relegated to DAB+ only, the digital age has finally caught up with the station, with Sports Entertainment Network confirming that today will be the final day on air for 2CH:

SEN would like to thank and acknowledge the passionate 2CH audience for listening, to everyone at SEN who has contributed to the station over the last 18 months, and to all former hosts and team on and off the air who were part of 2CH’s 90 year journey. SEN would also like to recognise Tim Webster for his dedication and commitment to the station.”

2CH will continue to entertain listeners with music from the 60s, 70s and 80s before signing off for good tonight.
https://radiotoday.com.au/goodbye-2ch/

Ydun Ritz (2022-06-10)

United States

TWO PALM SPRINGS AMS GO DARK.
CRC Media West’s Sports “Team 1010KXPS/102.7 K274DA Thousand Palms CA relaunched as “102.7 The Fanatic” on June 1.
The move came with the sign-off of 1010 KXPS, with the station now being fed by Marker Broadcasting’s 95.9 KJJZ-HD3 Indian Wells. The weekday lineup stays the same with Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick Show from 6-9am, CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome Show from 9am-12pm and Maggie & Perloff from 12-1pm, and VSiN’s The Edge and My Guys In The Desert follow from 1-3pm. The local “Pure Sports with Geoff Bloom” remains in the 3-6pm slot and CBS Sports Radio in nights, overnights, and weekends. The new brand duplicates co-owned “1580 The FanaticKQFN Tempe/Phoenix.
The sign-off on KXPS was accompanied by the shutdown of CRC Media West’s other AM in the market as Mark Westwood’s Westmark LLC lease to operate Oldies “Studio 100.91200 KPSF/100.9 K265FH Cathedral City/Palm Springs came to and end just six months after launching the format. K265FH is currently rebroadcasting KJJZ-HD3 as well.
In the Silent STA request filed with the FCC, owner Ron Cohen states both stations are requesting to go off the air for 90 days as they operate on generator power “and the cost of fuel has become prohibitive to continue to operate the station during the heat of summer in Palm Springs”.

Original Report 5/26: CRC Media West’s Sports “Team 1010” KXPS/102.7 K274DA Thousand Palms CA is promoting a “change is coming” on Wednesday, June 1.
KXPS’s website features a countdown clock to June 1 that features a logo icon similar to the one used by co-owned “1580 The Fanatic” KQFN Tempe/Phoenix. On-air promos also indicate that the 1010 signal will be “going away” on that date and to keep listening on the FM. KXPS currently airs a mix of programming from the Fox Sports radio, CBS Sports Radio, and VSiN networks.
CRC Media West also owns Oldies “Studio 100.9” 1200 KPSF/100.9 K265FH Cathedral City in the Palm Springs market. KPSF is operated by Mark Westwood’s Westmark LLC via LMA.
https://radioinsight.com/headlines/226879/kxps-counting-down-to-change/

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2022-06-06)