Founder John Lynch is out and veteran broker and broadcaster Larry Patrick has been brought in to manage Broadcasting Company of the Americas (BCA) as CEO.
San Diego-based BCA operates three radio stations which are licensed to border communities in Mexico, but serve the San Diego market in English. They are XEPRS-AM (1090 kHz), known as “XX Sports Radio,” the flagship station for the San Diego Padres; XEPE-AM (1700 kHz), known as “San Diego 1700,” a Talk station; and XHPRS-FM (105.7 MHz), “The Walrus,” an Oldies station.
In addition, BCA LMAs the three former Finest City Broadcasting radio stations: XHRM-FM, “Magic 92.5,” Rhythmic Oldies; XHTZ-FM “Z-90,” Urban; and XETRA-FM “91X,” Rock. So, Patrick will be overseeing a total of six stations in the San Diego market.
“The management change will not have an immediate impact on any BCA Radio station operations, including formats, content or on-air personalities,” said the announcement from BCA.
RBR-TVBR observation: We understand it was John Lynch’s equity backer, Thoma Bravo, which decided to make the change and brought in Larry Patrick. While he is indeed a broker, there’s no financial pressure to sell the properties so Larry will be focusing on operations for the foreseeable future.