Author: Lance Venta

Tom Cook Joins Entercom Baltimore As Director of Music Programming

After exiting his position as Regional Operations Manager for Townsquare Media Michigan and PD of Hot AC “Mix 95.7” WLHT and AC “100.5 The River” WTRV Grand Rapids earlier this week, Tom Cook is joining Entercom as Director of Music Programming for its Baltimore cluster. Cook will oversee AC “Today’s 101.9” WLIF and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” WWMX. Before joining Townsquare G...[Read More]

Entravision Resurrects Jose & Super Estrella Brands In Southern California

Entravision is bringing back two brands that it had jettisoned from the Los Angeles market in recent years. In January of this year, the Spanish Adult Hits trimulcast of “Jose” 97.5 KLYY Riverside/103.1 KDLD Santa Monica/103.1 KDLE Newport Beach had flipped to Regional Mexican “La Tricolor“. In May, KLYY reversed course and returned to its previous format and name as “...[Read More]

Domain Insight 7/20: Frequency Swap Coming To Marion/Carbondale?

A frequency swap is coming to two stations in Marion/Carbondale IL. Plus upcoming changes in Bakersfield, Knoxville, and more!

Wilkins Radio Acquires KGMS Tucson

Robert Wilkins’ Tucson Christian Radio has announced it will acquire Christian Preaching 940 KGMS Tucson AZ from Good News Communications for an undisclosed amount. Wilkins operates Wilkins Radio Network that owns 22 Christian Preaching stations across the country. Kalil & Co. served as the broker for the deal. This is to announce that a contract has been signed and an application is be...[Read More]

WSHY Lafayette Flipping To News/Talk

Star City Broadcasting will flip Sports “Fox Sports 104.3” 1410 WSHY/104.3 W282CJ Lafayette IN to News/Talk “104.3 The Patriot” on Monday, July 23. The station will feature a mostly syndicated line-up of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Michael Savage. The station will include news reports from their sister co-owned stations. No announcement on what the station ...[Read More]

Tony Lorino Launches Throwback Nation

Former “Star 94.1” WSTR Atlanta and “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas City Program Director Tony Lorino has announced he will launch syndicated night show “Throwback Nation” this fall. Targeting Adult Contemporary, Adult Hits, and Classic Hits stations, the program will focus on pop hits of the 1980s. The five hour nightly program will be hosted by Lorino on weeknigh...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/20

Radio Sharon transfers its option to acquire 1220 WSTL and 93.7 W229AN Providence RI to Diaz Holdings. New England Christian Media will sell the stations to to Diaz for $240,000. WSTL is the originating station for Radio Sharon’s Spanish CHR “Mega 94.9” W235CN Providence. After applying earlier this month to donate Silent 1450 WBVA Bayside and 1550 WVAB Virginia Beach VA to the M...[Read More]

The Potential Aftershocks Of Today’s Philadelphia Deals

Last week I heard rumblings of a major deal coming in Philadelphia but couldn’t narrow specifics of who was involved. In nearly every logical scenario I ran through in no way would the three-way deal between Beasley Media, Entercom, and Jerry Lee Broadcasting announced today have even entered the thinking. Up until the dueling press releases were sent this morning I would have labeled it as ...[Read More]

Bachelor Contestant Teamed In Middays At KALC Denver

Former Bachelor contestant Amber Wilkerson has joined Entercom Hot AC “Alice 105.9” KALC Denver as midday co-host. The Denver native appeared on the most recent season of The Bachelor, but was eliminated in the first week. She is known locally as a fashion blogger and owns a spray tan business in the area. Wilkerson will be paired in the 10am-3pm timeslot with former weekend host Sean ...[Read More]

WEEI Boston Swaps Midday & Afternoon Shows

Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston and its eight station network is debuting a new on-air lineup on Monday, August 13 as it rearranges its midday and afternoon talent. Midday hosts Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria will move to the 2-6pm timeslot currently held by Dale Arnold and Rich Keefe, who will make the reverse move to 10am-2pm. The move is being done to bring Ordway and Arnold...[Read More]