While the future of San Diego’s The Mighty 1090 remains questionable, the president of the station’s operating group attempted to ease concerns.
The Mighty 1090 is operated by Broadcast Company of the Americas, who leases the transmitter from their Mexican-based business partner, Andreas Bichara. While BCA recently had two of their stations pulled off the air from separate ownership for not paying rent, concerns quickly set in regarding the future of 1090.
Shortly before much of The Mighty 1090’s regular lineup will break for the holidays, Mike Glickenhaus, president of Broadcast Company of the Americas met with the owner of the 1090 transmitter.
“It took a very positive direction, and I’m hopeful everything can be worked out,” Mike Glickenhaus told the San Diego Union Tribune.
“We expect to have 1090 continue uninterrupted moving forward,” added Glickenhaus. “We don’t anticipate changes (in the lineup of show hosts).”
Regarding the future of BCA’s other two stations, ESPN 1700 and 105.7 MAX FM, which are currently off-air, Glickenhaus only offered that they, “will try to resolve the situation.” Glickenhaus reiterated 1090 being under different ownership than the now defunct ESPN 1700 and 105.7 MAX FM.
The BCA president showing optimism for 1090’s future comes just two days after industry rumors suggesting San Diego’s number one sports radio station might not make it to March 2019. The San Diego Union Tribune also notes that while 1090 is the highest-rated sports station in the market, their ratings have declined since the Chargers left for Los Angeles two years ago.