Hubbard Acquires Its AZ Oldies Translator



This story was updated on June 24, 2017 to reflect inaccuracies regarding the highest sums paid for an FM translator station. K224CJ’s purchase price is one of the highest-ever paid for a translator outside of a top 10 DMA. A Chicago transaction in July 2014 marked the biggest deal ever for an FM translator. RBR+TVBR regrets the error.

MESA, ARIZ. — In late January 2016, Hubbard Radio brought traditional Oldies tunes back to the FM dial in Phoenix by bringing some FM revitalization to Class D KAZG-AM 1440 in Scottsdale.

This came via an LMA arrangement with the owner of a 250-watt translator on the South Mountain antenna farm.

Now, Hubbard is purchasing this translator for a near record-setting price for a sub-Top 10 market, ensuring that “Oldies 92.7” continues to reach nearly all of the Valley of the Sun.

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