FM stations swap frequencies

At 5 p.m. Friday, Clear Channel moved alternative-rock Channel 104.9 to 92.3 FM. KSJO 92.3 had been airing the syndicated La Preciosa format of Mexican oldies. Apparently CC plans to put La Preciosa on 104.9, but at the moment there’s just a tape-loop announcement telling Channel 104.9 listeners to switch to 92.3. Both stations (KSJO 92.3 and KCNL 104.9) are part of Clear Channel’s San Jose cluster, which the Department of Justice has directed the company to sell off when

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FCC fines KNEW, KSJO $10,000 each

The FCC has rejected a challenge to the renewal of four Bay Area radio station licenses held by Clear Channel by a politically liberal youth organization which objected to Michael Savage’s (left) program on KNEW-AM. Youth Media Council made numerous claims against the stations including the assertion that Savage and former KNEW host Jeff Katz “consistently stereotype and advocate violence against undocumented workers, Muslims, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons” and that the station encourages “physical violence as a

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