KOMO Newsradio to be heard on FM and AM

KOMO Newsradio to be heard on FM and AM
The new KOMO Newsradio logo.
SEATTLE -- After being available on the AM dial for over 80 years, KOMO Newsradio will soon also be available on FM radio, the company announced Monday.

Fisher Communications Inc. said in it has signed a deal to broadcast KOMO Newsradio on 97.7 FM beginning Friday, May 15. The broadcast will continue to also be available on AM 1000.

"The power of an AM/FM simulcast is clear to all who follow the Seattle radio market," Fisher Radio Seattle General Manager Jim Clayton said. "We are excited about this opportunity to offer FM listeners a chance to hear the award-winning news product heard on AM 1000."

Program Director Dennis Kelly said the simulcast will be "the best of both worlds for our listeners."

"FM Listeners have been clamoring for a simulcast of the news, traffic, weather, sports, business, etc. heard on KOMO Newsradio for years," he said. "We are proud to offer them exactly what they want."

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fisher Communications owns 13 full power television stations, seven low power television stations and eight radio stations in the Western United States, as well as Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider. The company also owns and operates Fisher Plaza in Seattle.