KZIZ Ownership Transfer

RADIO INSIGHT reports:An ownership restructuring is taking place at South Asian station operator XL Media as “Radio Punjab” 1560 KZIZ Pacific/Tacoma, 100.5 K263BJ Richland WA and 660 KGSV Oildale/102.5 K273CB Bakersfield CA are transferred to Akal Broadcasting for no consideration. Akal Broadcasting owns 620 KIGS Hanford, 1210 KRPU Rocklin/Sacramento, and 1310 KMKY Oakland with 30% of its stake held by the owners of XL Media.

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  • mikec

    Once the FCC’s 20% foreign ownership restriction is removed, these companies will likely restructure again considering the main owners are Canadian and are in fact the main shareholders of all of these stations. All broadcast “Radio Punjab” located in Surrey BC. The principals are also those who previously owned KRPA 1110 Oak Harbor & attempted to broadcast “Radio Punjab” into southwest BC but failed. In Canada, they had the license for CFSI-FM Salt Spring Island BC revoked due to shoddy& non-compliant operation & most recently turned in the license for Edmonton AB rim-shotter CIHS-FM Wetaskawin..presumably before Canada’s CRTC yanked the license for repeated violations at that facility.

    KZIZ has an application before the FCC to increase daytime power from 5 to 10 kW; reduce critical hours power from 3.3 kW to 2.5 kW & increase night power from .9 kkW to 2.5 kW

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