WLW adding FM


The Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Kiesewetter notes that Jim Scott’s WLW-AM Cincinnati morning show was simulcast on 94.5 FM, which was previously carrying a HD radio subchannel of WKFS-FM (KISS107.1).  “I was tipped off to the move when I heard the “WKFS HD2″ station ID during Jim Scott’s show on WLW-AM this morning [1/22].”

Jeff Littlejohn, EVP/Engineering Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, confirmed the move with RBR-TVBR.

Northern Kentucky University’s WNKU-FM put the 94.5 FM signal on the air in 2007 as a low-power repeater in West Chester Township to beam NKU’s signal into southern Butler County suburbs. WNKU-FM sold it to Clear Channel after the NKU station bought Middletown, OH’s WPFB-FM (105.9), now WNKN-FM, which blankets Butler County, and most of Hamilton County too.

In the past year, Clear Channel has strengthened the W233BG 94.5 mHZ signal (99 watts @ 239 meters HAAT) and moved the “city of license” from Port Union, OH to Cincinnati to reach nearly everyone inside the I-275 loop. The move south also protects Clear Channel’s Lite 94.5 in Dayton, WDKF-FM.

See the Cincinnati Enquirer story here