KXOR (AM)

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For the FM radio station in Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States, see KXOR-FM.
KXOR
City of license Junction City, Oregon
Broadcast area Eugene, Oregon
Branding Radio Zion
Slogan "Portadora de Buenas Nuevas"
Frequency 660 kHz
Format Christian
Language(s) Spanish
Power 10,000 watts (day)
75 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 31037
Transmitter coordinates 44°12′36″N 123°10′56″W / 44.21000°N 123.18222°W / 44.21000; -123.18222
Former callsigns KZTU (1991-2004)[1]
Owner Zion Multimedia
(Zion Multimedia Oregon Corporation)
Webcast Listen Live
Website radiozion.net

KXOR (660 AM, "Radio Zion") is a commercial radio station licensed to serve Junction City, Oregon, USA. The station, established as KZTU in 1991, was acquired by Zion Multimedia in April 2012 and its broadcast license is held by Zion Multimedia Oregon Corporation.

Programming[edit]

KXOR broadcasts a Spanish-language Christian radio format to the greater Eugene, Oregon, area.[2]

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call sign KZTU on August 23, 1991. On August 12, 2004, the station changed its call sign to the current KXOR.[1]

On December 30, 2009, KXOR went off the air citing "substantial decreases in its revenue flow" over the past three years.[3] In its application to the FCC for special temporary authority to remain silent, the station's license holder claimed that "losses have reached the point that the station no longer generates sufficient funds to pay operating expenses" and that the company is seeking to either sell the station or refinance and return to operation.[3] The FCC granted the station authority to remain silent on March 4, 2010.[3]

Former branding

Until going dark on December 30, 2009, KXOR broadcast a mixed Regional Mexican music and Spanish-language talk radio format branded as "La X 660" to the Eugene, Oregon, area.[2][4] This programming was aired in conjunction with sister station KXPD (1040 AM) in Portland, Oregon. In September 2010, the station filed for an extension of this authority but the application was dismissed as moot on October 25, 2010. The station returned to the air on October 18, 2010, as a Regional Mexican station with the "La Ke Buena" branding.

On December 2011, Churchill Media, LLC, applied to the FCC to transfer KXOR and sister station KLZS to "Arlie & Company". Both companies are wholly owned by Suzanne K. Arlie and the transfer was made as a "business reorganization". The FCC approved the move on December 29, 2011, and formal consummation of the transaction took place the same day.[5]

On February 2012, Arlie & Company reached an agreement to sell KXOR to Zion Multimedia (Otto R. Azurdia, president) for $548,100 through their Zion Multimedia Oregon Corporation holding company. The deal gained FCC approval on April 2, 2012, and was formally consummated on April 17, 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KXOR Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ a b "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20091229AGG)". FCC Media Bureau. December 30, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Churchill Media Liquidates Assets, Closes Stations". KEZI-TV. December 30, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20111213ACO)". FCC Media Bureau. December 29, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20120210ACR)". FCC Media Bureau. April 17, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 

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