The long-awaited plan to move Oldies KDES-F/PALM SPRINGS west into the INLAND EMPIRE market has been approved by the FCC, meaning that several stations on the PALM SPRINGS radio dial will be changing TODAY (2/1).
ROY LAUGHLIN's LC MEDIA LP is buying and moving KDES-F to REDLANDS, reducing the station's power from 41,000 watts to 1.450 watts to enable the move to the more populous SAN BERNARDINO-RIVERSIDE area.
The move will be accompanied by several other changes, with the KDES format an calls moving to the 98.5 FM frequency occupied by R&R BROADCASTING Beautiful Music/Adult Standards KWXY. The KWXY format will move 1340 AM, with Talk KPTR-A moving to 1450 AM replacing Talk KGAM-A.
KPTR is a progressive talk station. The move will eliminate KGAM, a talk station the features talkers like Michael Savage and Laura Ingraham.
Sometimes, we win one!