Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DesMoines Radio iHM Launches Country 96.5 FM

iHeartMedia/Des Moines, IA Monday launched K243CA 96.5 Country.  The station is fed via Adult Hits The Bus KDRB 100.3 FM-HD2 and launched with 10,000 songs in a row.


The new station is also promoting"save the date" for Tuesday, May 26 when Premiere's syndicated "The Bobby Bones Show" will be heard in the mornings.

They will compete with 92.5 Nash Icon KJJY and 97.3 Nash FM KHKI. They placed fourth and fifth in the Fall Phase 2 Nielsen Audiotrends with a combined 10.6 share.

K243CA 96.5 FM (102 Watts) Red=60dBu Local Coverage Area
“96.5 Country" provides an amazing opportunity for Des Moines by offering a wider variety of music and entertainment,” said iHeartMedia/Iowa  Regional Market Pres. Joel McCrea.

“iHeartMedia Des Moines has completed the step that advertisers and agencies have been asking us to take for years -- and that is to add a Country -station to our platform portfolio, and now we’ve done it.  We’re truly one-stop shopping for all radio advertisers in Des Moines.”

Country 96-5 FM will compete with NASH-Icon KJJY 92.5 FM and NASH-FM KHKI 97.3 FM.

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