Hayward rejects $5 million for radio towers

Eric Kurhi of The Daily Review in Hayward reports that city has rejected $5 million in cash and $60,000 a year from Salem Communications to put up four 199-foot radio towers on an old landfill. Salem Communications, licensee of KDOW-AM 1220, wants to move that station’s transmitter from a single stick in East Palo Alto (south east of the intersection of University Avenue and the Dumbarton Bridge) to the far end of West Winton Avenue, close to the San Mateo

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A’s name FMer as new flagship station

The A’s, which were heard this season on a couple of low-wattage AM stations, are switching to FM. The team has announced that CBS Radio’s Free FM (KIFR) 106.9 will broadcast all 162 regular season games and 15 training games for the next two seasons. Last season the team was heard on CBS Radio’s KYCY-AM 1550 and Salem Communication’s KNTS-AM 1220. While it’s unusual for an FM station to air baseball games, it’s not unprecedented. The Atlanta Braves and Washington

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