July 21, 2005

UPDATE: KABL Bowing Out Early

Updating yesterday's news that KABL (92.1 and 1460) will be leaving the air early, the latest scuttlebutt is that "early" has become "earlier" than originally planned.

The latest information — subject to change, of course — is that KABL's last day on the air will be this coming Tuesday (July 26), with the final broadcasts by Jim Lange, Clark Reid and Carter B. Smith on the station.

Expect the new owners, Coast Radio, to get the keys to the 92.1 transmitter on Wednesday.

Radio Dots & DashesThe Financial Times reported today that The Walt Disney Co. has received bids from Emmis, Entercom and Citadel for its radio division (including the owned-and-operated stations, ABC News Radio and ESPN Radio), and is currently ruminating over the offers. The report termed the offers "underwhelming."