UPDATED: Oldies radio notes: AM station to debut in Treasure Valley; KJ Mac finds new FM home

Oldies are coming back to the Treasure Valley's AM airwaves.

Barring any unforeseen hitches, Ontario, Ore., AM country station "KSRV 1380 The Bull" will switch formats to "Oldies 1380" on Feb. 15 and spin music from the late '50s through early '70s.

The station is being purchased by local radio veteran Jack Armstrong, best known for his 14 years as the voice of now-defunct "Kool 104.3."

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Armstrong will be joined at KSRV-AM by fellow broadcaster Dale Jefferies.

"Jack has formed the Armstrong Radio Group," according to a press release, "and has initiated the purchase of KSRV-AM in Ontario, Ore., from Impact Radio Group of Nampa, Idaho. The radio station will be operated by Armstrong beginning Feb. 1, 2013, under a Local Marketing Agreement with IRG while awaiting final approval of the FCC."

Big Jack expects to play his the first oldies tune at 3 p.m. Feb. 15.

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Update: In other oldies news, familiar voice KJ Mac, who was let go at K-Hits as part of restructuring, will return to the airwaves Monday.

Mac will do the morning show from 6 to 10 a.m. weekdays at "Kool Oldies 99.5 FM."

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Great news!!!

Now if they''ll just increase their signal strength...Sunny...

They're 5,000 watts and in the shadow of KRKO Everett, WA!

They're also directional and it nulls in your direction. Try streaming if Jack does it!

And I told you by pure luck last week it would happen...

What calls will 96.1 adopt? I vote for KXBQ!

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

And if they did increase power my fillings would play doo-wop!

They're less than a mile away from me!

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

foreign man

please go away

Why don't you? They're at 107 dBU signal strength here.

And I've been nearby for 28 years.

You might be a zombie.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

(pssst... Weisberg,

Foreignoregonian is Peter Fletcher... he had to change his name when he entered the witness protection program. Please do not blow his cover!)

HA HA You must have gotten that from Yahoo! OMG!

Parting gift.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

time for a thicker foil hat?

time for a thicker foil hat?

Don't need one! My tubed sets aren't bothered by digital hash!

Not even my 17" Trinitron.

Ask anybody out near Kuna Mora Road about KBOI and "KFXD".

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

F.O. What frequency

do your fillings broadcast that doo-wop on? I wanna hear "When You Dance" by the Turbans. My all-time favorite doo-wop song. On second thought, never mind. I'll You Tube it....Sunny...

Fortunately my fillings are fine, but at 10-25 kW?

They COULD, as KRKO is a 50 kW station and KIDO may have been 25 kW when they were at 1380 (prior to 1957, when KSRV was at 1450...where did you think that KYET/KIOV got their original transmitter from)?

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

That's good

Now can we get a 24-hour classical music station and a 24-hour jazz station? I know BSU radio does some of that, but we could still use more. Seems like the Treasure Valley has a population large enough to support more variety.

Boise State Radio had both and killed them off.

Radio Boise is much better.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

BTW An LMA means the same as the Citadel...

reverse Morgan trust. Armstrong operates the station for Impact under his own umbrella group. The whole affair can quietly return to Impact later if Jack wants out.

Remember the Tester Group?

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

AM is only good for

hypocritical extremist right-wing windbags.

Buy your own station then!

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.

I have serious doubts the format will flip on the 15th...

AM-FM Idaho?/Impact Radio isn't going to do squat until they have the official word.

When Jack posts and gives a plausible reason for this to be a go then I will believe it.

It's a long ways from done.

After the way Jeffries and company handled "The Cruise" and blindsided a veteran jockey with over 40 years of distinguished employment I really do have my doubts.

Nobody knows how to run KSRV-AM and I could probably do it better. You do have an audience that listens to The Bull, maybe you should do something to recognize them instead of changing the format every six months.

BOB-FM is the only thing that Impact has done right other than The Bull. It's a good thing that the FCC won't let you move the COL so drastically anymore. Their owners are better at running radio in Twin Falls other than BOB.

An LMA does NOT make an ownership change, it is a MARKETING AGREEMENT to operate stations for the actual owners. If it terminates the owners get responsability for the operations directly back.

Jack gets the glory, at minimum cost.

Please keep it straight. Dave Tester never owned any radio stations.

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People are broad-minded. They'll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic, a dope fiend, a wife beater and even a newspaperman, but if a man doesn't drive, there's something wrong with him.