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RadioInsight Community › Forums › Midwest › Cincinnati › WNKN 105.9 in Middletown sold to KY country station owner; format TBD The login box issue should be resolved. If you are still having issues you can still use the alternate link, but please inform us so we can investigate. This topic contains 10 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by fedacct 1 year, 6 months ago. Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) Author Posts July 21, 2017 at 4:54 am #175534 chpmnk17Member According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, WNKU’s Middletown repeater has been sold to Grant County Broadcasters based in Dry Ridge KY. They own a country radio station. However, it does not automatically mean that 105.9 will switch to country. Here’s the link to the article: https://uw-media.cincinnati.com/amp/495717001 July 21, 2017 at 10:51 am #175538 microbobParticipant I know they now have Jim LaBarbara and Peter Z doing air shifts on 106.7 and they could easily program Oldies on 105.9. I am not sure they would though since the format isn’t much of a revenue generator any longer. August 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm #175795 xmusicmattParticipant On the bright side people can rejoice it didn’t get sold to a national sat-caster. August 20, 2017 at 8:53 am #176128 knowbetterParticipant xmusicmatt wrote: On the bright side people can rejoice it didn’t get sold to a national sat-caster. Quote and Jeff, the guy who bought it is definitely a local broadcaster August 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm #176204 fedacctMember knowbetter wrote: xmusicmatt wrote: On the bright side people can rejoice it didn’t get sold to a national sat-caster. Quote and Jeff, the guy who bought it is definitely a local broadcaster Quote Local is good regardless of the format. I know a good independent classic hits station along the lines of WXRC in Charlotte to give WGRR a good run is out of the question, but I can dream. (Hopefully, that comment is sacchrine enough to where someone doesn’t feel a need to start a cyber-war!) September 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm #176716 udfan07Participant From John Kieswetter: WNKU Ends Broadcasting Thursday Sept. 28 http://wvxu.org/post/wnku-ends-broadcasting-thursday-sept-28#stream/0 September 29, 2017 at 4:12 am #176852 lil_red_manParticipant I beleive this is going to be the new website for WNKN its registared by the same owners of WNKR. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=1059wnkn.com Right now the site just shows a parked page by godaddy. September 29, 2017 at 12:08 pm #176862 microbobParticipant According to John Kiesewetter WNKR is getting all of the studio equipment from WNKU. So it sounds to me like the programming and whatever the format will be will originate from the WNKR studios in Dry Ridge KY. They didn’t want the old farm house on the 17 acers property located in Middletown http://wvxu.org/post/not-much-left-wnku-fm-students#stream/0 October 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm #177012 fedacctMember Playing Classic Country and is simulcasting WNKR 106.7 as of yesterday. Strangley makes no mention of Cincinnati, Dayton, or southwest Ohio but instead calls itself “West Ohio’s County Giant”. Uh, to make that claim don’t you have to pretty much cover West Ohio? I can’t imagine the signal making it much north past Sideny, and you still have at least half of West Ohio north of that. And since when does 34K watts on a 512 foot tower sitting on relativley flat land qualify you as a “giant” anyway. (Hopefully, my opinion is still sacchrine enough to the hypersensitive ones that seem to look for an opportunity to start a cyber-war!) October 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm #177013 fedacctMember Also, WNKR packs a punch for a 1.8K watt signal as I can pick it up driving out around Mason. October 21, 2017 at 9:02 am #177463 fedacctMember Still playing classic country but no longer a simulcast. Author Posts Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total) The topic ‘WNKN 105.9 in Middletown sold to KY country station owner; format TBD’ is closed to new replies. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPinterestPrintEmailMorePocketTumblrReddit