CBS Radio SF market manager Doug Harvill announced today that the KFRC oldies format is moving to 1550 AM on Thursday, Jan. 1, a month after it was replaced at 106.9 FM by all-news KCBS. KFRC was originally an AM station in the 60s and 70s when the songs it now plays were new.
Scott Shannon will produce and host the syndicated oldies format, featuring hits from the 50s to 80s.
By the way, KCBS’s addition of an FM signal has fueled speculation that KGO-AM will make a similar move. But while CBS had FM stations available for KCBS, KGO-AM parent Citadel doesn’t own any FMs in this market. So Citadel would have to buy or lease an FM station. However, the tightening of credit markets has pretty much stopped mergers and acquisitions.