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Boise oldies radio station won’t die after all, moves on dial

KJ Mac, who hosts mornings at Kool Oldies, will keep playing music from the 1950s and 1960s — but at 101.5 FM.
KJ Mac, who hosts mornings at Kool Oldies, will keep playing music from the 1950s and 1960s — but at 101.5 FM.

Kool Oldies isn’t being sent to a retirement home after all.

Boise’s oldies radio station — expected to be a casualty of the sale of KKOO 99.5 FM — is simply relocating on the dial.

Impact Radio Group has acquired the oldies format from Treasure Valley Broadcasting Co. That means Kool Oldies will keep rockin’ around the clock on KQBL 101.9 HD4 and translator 101.5 FM.

“At the end of the day, we were able to make an agreement with Treasure Valley Broadcasting to keep a very unique format on in the Treasure Valley,” says Darrell Calton, CEO of Impact Radio Group, “and retain a couple of jobs that would have normally been lost.”

If you’re tuned in right now, you’ll already find Kool Oldies broadcasting at its new home. It also will continue to air for several more days at 99.5 FM. But 99.5 is expected to switch to adult Christian format K-Love by the end of August.

KJ Mac, the voice of Kool Oldies, will continue to host from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. weekday mornings.

“IT’S ALIVE!!!” he posted online Thursday. “... Same great radio station, same website, same Facebook page.”

Michael Deeds: 208-377-6407, @michaeldeeds

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