The nation music radio hadn’t even left the Bay Space earlier than one other station made positive it caught round.
San Jose station KBAY-FM (94.5) switched from its traditional hits format to nation on Tuesday afternoon, lower than two weeks after KRTY — on the time the Bay Space’s final nation station — dropped introduced that it had been bought and would stop broadcasting in June. .
Bay 94.5’s final track was Britney Spears’ “Child One Extra Time” simply earlier than 3 p.m., after which issues bought a little bit extra nasal with the launch of “Bay Nation.”
A neighborhood workers, who has but to be introduced, can be joined April 15 by “The Bobby Bones Present,” a syndicated program from Austin that’s heard on greater than 150 stations nationwide and is slated to air weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. Whereas non-domestic followers could not know Bones’ co-hosts — Amy, Eddie and Lunchbox — he could also be acquainted from his appearances on “Dancing with the Stars” and as a mentor on “American Idol.”
“With KRTY’s impending departure from the format, we felt it was an excellent transfer for KBAY to proceed to serve home audiences (and increase the format’s sign protection all through the Larger Bay Space)” , mentioned David Durtz, head of marketplace for Alpha Media. , which owns each KBAY and KEZR, higher often called Combine 106.5. “Bay Nation” programming can even air on Walnut Creek station KKDV-FM (92.1), rising its attain past South Bay to Contra Costa County, in addition to on-line at www.kbaycountry.com.
Which means for the subsequent two months, the Bay Space can be wealthy within the sounds of Nashville. Not less than till June, when KRTY goes off the air after 28 years and its 95.3 sign is handed over to Instructional Media Basis, the Christian broadcaster behind the “Ok-LOVE” and “Air1” codecs.