Fox Sports 98.7 Charlotte Debuts

Fox Sports Radio 98.7 W254AZ Charlotte Clear Channel

Update 8/27: Clear Channel launched "Fox Sports FM 98.7" W254AZ Belmont/99.7 WRFX-HD2 Charlotte this morning. Launching with the national Fox Sports Radio in its entirety, rumors are spreading that the translator could be in the running to become the new flagship for Charlotte Hornets basketball … [Read more...]

Ardman Plotting Stateboro Changes

Classic Rock 106 106.5 WZBX Sports 850 News 1240 WWNS Radio Statesboro Neal Ardman

As Neal Ardman's Radio Statesboro closes on his purchase of six stations from Georgia Eagle Media, three of the stations are about to see major programming changes. The Statesboro Herald reports that Radio Statesboro intends on swapping the programming of Sports "Yahoo! Sports 850" WPTB and News … [Read more...]

Rock 105 El Paso To Be Universal

Rock 105.1 Universal XHIM Juarez El Paso Grupo Radio Mexico

A change is afoot at Grupo Radio Mexico Classic Rock "Rock 105.1" XHIM Ciudad Juarez, MX/El Paso, TX. The company registered back in June, and the site is now up in a mostly completed state. Grupo Radio Mexico operates nine stations in the market targeting both sides of the … [Read more...]

Clay Travis Exits 104.5 The Zone

Clay Travis 104.5 The Zone 3HL Three Hour Lunch Outkick The Coverage Fox Sports

Update 4:05pm: Travis' co-hosts Blaine Bishop and Brent Dougherty began their show today announcing that Travis has exited his position with the station, obviously not giving him a chance to make a final on-air appearance. They quickly plugged his other positions and his social media accounts before … [Read more...]

WJAX Calls To Be Transferred To Cox

WJAX 47 WTEV-TV WFOX-TV 30 WAWS Cox Jacksonville Jones College 95.9 The Fox

When Jones College sold 90.9 WKTZ and 1220 WJAX Jacksonville to Educational Media Foundation earlier this month, Jones retained the WJAX call letters. Now we know why. reported yesterday that Cox has applied for the WJAX call letters for its CBS affiliate WTEV-TV 47 Jacksonville. … [Read more...]

CBS & Townsquare Media To Launch Michigan News Network

CBS Radio Townsquare Media Michigan News Network 950 WWJ 97.1 The Ticket WXYT

CBS Radio and Townsquare Media are partnering to launch the Michigan News Network on Tuesday, September 2. Launching with 20+ stations, the network will distribute content from CBS News 950 WWJ and Sports "97.1 The Ticket" WXYT-FM to affiliates across the state. MNN will offer top-of-the-hour … [Read more...]

Townsquare Reclaims Iowa Trio From Trust

Townsquare Media Q92.3 KKHQ 97.7 KCRR K98.5 KOEL-FM Waterloo

Townsquare Media is bringing back three stations it had placed into a divestiture trust into its holdings. CHR "Q92.3" KKHQ-FM Oelwein, Classic Rock 97.7 KCRR Grundy Center, and Country "K98.5" KOEL-FM Cedar Falls, all in the Waterloo, IA market were placed in the Cedar Rapids Divestiture Trust … [Read more...]

John Dickey Discusses Nash Icon Launch

John Dickey Nash Icon Launch Cumulus Lew Dickey Analysis

Cumulus Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer John Dickey held a conference call this afternoon with the radio industry press to discuss the recent launch of the Nash Icon brand. Among the points discussed by Dickey: Country is the last major format that has not fragmented. … [Read more...]

Alt 98.3 Nashville Debuts

Clear Channel Alt 98.3 W252CM Nashville WNRQ-HD2 John Mayer Em Zeus Slappy

Update 8/25: After nearly a week of testing/stunting, Clear Channel launched Alternative "Alt 98.3" W252CM/105.9 WNRQ-HD2 Nashville at 5pm today. Branded as "Nashville's Alternative", the stations launched with Jack White's "Lazretto". John Mayer, afternoon host of sister CHR "107.5 The River" … [Read more...]

Lincoln Finds Itself Red With Hits

Red 94.5 Lincoln New Music 1400 KLIN Caleb James

NRG Media has flipped 94.5 K233AN/107.3 KBBK-HD2 Lincoln, NE to CHR "Red 94.5". The 250 watt translator had been rebroadcasting sister News/Talk 1400 KLIN. Positioned as "Lincoln's New Music", Red is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that core … [Read more...]

Corus Rebrands Two In Cornwall

Variety 104 104.5 FreshFM Greatest Hits 101.9 Boom CJSS Cornwall Corus

Corus Entertainment has relaunched its two FM's in Cornwall, ON bringing in brand names used at sister stations across Canada. At 11am today, Hot AC "Variety 104" CFLG became "104.5 Fresh-FM". Jimmy Kalaitzis and Sue Stewart remain in the now renamed "Fresh Mornings". Shannon Brooksbank moves … [Read more...]

KTAR Rebrands With Mobile Emphasis

News Talk 92.3 KTAR Phoenix Mac Gaydos Bruce St. James

Bonneville's "News/Talk 92.3" KTAR-FM Phoenix has rebranded as "KTAR News On 92.3 &" as it places additional emphasis on its web and mobile users. The change comes with additional news programming blocks in middays and afternoons. Arizona's Morning News with Ned and Connie stays in place … [Read more...]

Fook & Mishell Head To Middays In Salt Lake City

Alt 94.9 KHTB Salt Lake City Fook Mishell KFMA Tucson 102.1 92.1

Former KFMA Tucson morning hosts Todd "Fook" Fooks and Mishell Livio are joining Cumulus Alternative "Alt 94.9" KHTB Salt Lake City for middays starting today. "FML with Fook and Mishell" will be a morning-style show airing in middays. Cumulus announces that Alt 94.9 KHTB in Salt Lake City … [Read more...]

NRG Media Acquires Woodward’s Waterloo Stations

NRG Media Woodward Communications 105.7 KOKZ Rock 108 KFMW 1540 KXEL 1330 KWLO Waterloo Cedar Rapids

Update 8/25: NRG Media will be paying $3.55 million for the four Woodward stations in Waterloo. Original Report 8/22: NRG Media has acquired Woodward Communication's four stations in Waterloo, IA for an as yet undisclosed price. Included in the sale are Classic Hits 105.7 KOKZ, Active Rock … [Read more...]

Format Move & New Talker To Launch In Ozarks

Hit 93.5 KKTZ Star 107.5 KOMT Eagle Mountain Home

John Dowdy's adjusting the programming at two of his three stations in Mountain Home, AR. Hot AC "Hit 93.5" KKTZ Lakeview will relocate from its 16kw Class C2 signal to the 100kW Class C0 107.5 Mountain Home signal replacing AC "Star 107.5" KOMT. 93.5 will assume the KOMT call letters and flip to … [Read more...]