Fans of sports programming on 940 AM discovered Friday that the station is no more.
But the same programming from Fox Sports, including commentator Colin Cowherd, along with play-by-play of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and Oregon State University athletics, is available on sister station 94.9 FM.
Chuck Wilkinson, president of Sunriver Broadcasting Corp., said the tower site he leased from Bend Radio Group on Butler Market Road had been sold. Wilkinson said he is looking for a new site, but suitable property is hard to find in Bend.
“It has to be zoned correctly and economically feasible,” he said Tuesday. Besides, he said, listening habits are shifting, too.
“AM is dying all over,” he said, “FM is how most people listen these days.”
Since Friday, the AM station has broadcast an invitation to listeners to tune in to 94.9 FM for the same programming, Wilkinson said.
— Bulletin staff report
Editor’s note: This article has been changed from the original to reflect Jay Mohr is no longer part of Fox Sports programming.