Station Sales Week Of 10/24

Sun Radio 103.1 KDRP 100.1 Austin KXMP 101.5 Music Place WVMP Roanoke

Edward Walker's Cityworks Community Broadcasting is selling AAA "101.5 The Music Place" WVMP Vinton/Roanoke, VA to William Amos' Community Media Group for $175,000. iHeartMedia acquires the CP for 93.3 W227CX Magnolia Park/West Palm Beach from Way Media for $100,000. W227CX will rebroadcast an … [Read more...]

105.5 St. Augustine Sold Again

105.5 The Whale St. Augustine Beach WALE WYRE-FM Flagler Broadcasting

David Mitchell's Air Augustine has sold 105.5 WALE St. Augustine Beach, FL just months after acquiring the station and weeks after launching a new format. In June, Air Augustine purchased what was then Hot AC WYRE from Steve Kingston's Cortana Media for $700,000. At the beginning of October the … [Read more...]

620 WSNR New York Sold

Gregory Davidzon Radio 620 WSNR Jersey City New York Blackstrap Broadcasting

Peter Davidson's Blackstrap Broadcasting is selling Russian News/Talk 620 WSNR Jersey City, NJ/New York to Gregory Davidzon's Davidzon Radio for $12.5 million. The latter Davidzon has brokered the daytime programming on WSNR as "Davidzon Radio" since 2003. Starting on November 1, a new Time … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 10/23: Philly Translator Move-In Denied

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

The FCC has denied Hope Christian Church of Marlton's attempt to move 105.7 W289AZ Trenton, NJ to the tower site of Davidson Media's "Mega 1310" WEMG Camden, NJ/Philadelphia, which would've become the originating station for the translator. The move would've required W289AZ to move approximately … [Read more...]

Springfield, MO Sports Stations To Swap Networks

Jock 98.7 KWTO Springfield ESPN Radio 1400 KGMY Fox Sports

Meyer Communications has announced that its Sports "98.7 The Jock" KWTO-FM Springfield, MO will become the market's ESPN Radio affiliate on January 1, 2015. The move will see KWTO shuffle its entire programming schedule. Imus in the Morning will be replaced by ESPN's Mike & Mike. The local … [Read more...]

Mapleton Sells San Luis Obispo Cluster

Dimes Media Mapleton San Luis Obispo Buckley 94.9 KPYG 95.3 100.5 The Beach KXTZ Wild 106.1 KWWV Eric Fahnoe

Update 10/23: The sale has been filed with the FCC revealing that Dimes Media is paying $1 million for the five Mapleton Communications stations in the San Luis Obispo market. Original Report 10/15: Mapleton Communications is selling its five stations and one translator in San Luis Obispo, CA to … [Read more...]

A Commercial-Free Tailgate For Portland

Tailgate Country 103.7 Portland K279BO KFBW-HD3

iHeartMedia quietly launched "Tailgate Country 103.7" K279BO Portland/KFBW-HD3 Vancouver, WA last week. The new format gives Portland its third Country signal joining Alpha Media's "98.7 The Bull" KUPL and Entercom's "99.5 The Wolf" KWJJ. With the 99 watt translator having nowhere near the signal … [Read more...]

Dick Morris Exiting WPHT

Dick Morris Gary R'Nell Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia

Afternoon host Dick Morris has announced he will depart CBS' "Talk Radio 1210" WPHT Philadelphia following next month's elections. Morris was previously a consultant to political campaigns, most notably President Clinton's reelection in 1996. He later became a conservative pundit and writer, … [Read more...]

Two Major Internet Fails For Radio

Stannard Broadcasting Windows XP Virus Today's Country 105.7 KVVP KROX KUMX

A big story making the rounds of the radioverse this week is the story of the Louisiana radio station "taken down by hackers". Stannard Broadcasting's cluster of "Today's Country 105.7" KVVP Leesville, Rock "Channel 95.7" KROK South Fort Polk, and AC "Mix 106.7" KUMX North Fort Polk originally … [Read more...]

Sunny Sets Over Traverse City

Sunny Country 101.9 The Bay WLDR Traverse City 92.3 WBNZ 750 WARD

After ten years of Country, "Sunny Country 101.9" WLDR-FM Traverse City, MI has flipped back to AC. WLDR-FM is now branded as "101.9 The Bay" positioned as "All the hits without the rap". WLDR-FM also simulcasts on 750 WARD Petoskey and 92.3 WBNZ Frankfort, MI. Discussing the change, station … [Read more...]

KWPC Adds Translator; Flips To Classic Country

860 95.1 KWPC Voice Of Muscatine Classic Country Oldies

WPW Broadcasting's 860 KWPC Muscatine, IA has added an FM signal via 95.1 K233BI Muscatine. Concurrently with the addition of the 250 watt FM translator, the station has dropped its Oldies format for Classic Country. The station is retaining its Full Service/Farm programming elements. The … [Read more...]

WKUZ Flips To Country

95.9 Kiss Country WKUS Wabash

Upper Wabash Broadcasting AC "95.9 Kiss-FM" has flipped to Country while keeping the same identity. The change is a return to Country for the station, which previously held the format until 2007. WKUZ is located in North Central Indiana between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. … [Read more...]

WQBU New York Returns To Regional Mexican

92.7 Neuva York WQBU Garden City New York Univision America

Update 10/22: WQBU made its flip to Regional Mexican "92.7 Nueva York" at 12am this morning. Among the programs the station will carry are "El Show de Raul Brindis" from 6-8am based at KLTN Houston and the KSCA Los Angeles based "http://buenomalafeo.univision.com/" from 8am to 1pm … [Read more...]

Radio Training Network Acquires KWFC Springfield, MO

89.1 KWFC Springfield Southern Gospel 88.3 The Wind KWND Radio Training Network

Radio Training Network is adding a second FM in Springfield, MO. The company, which already owns Christian AC "88.3 The Wind" KWND Springfield, is acquiring Southern Gospel 89.1 KWFC from Baptist Bible College for $1.3 million. The purchase price will be split from $845,000 in cash and $456,000 … [Read more...]

How News Bias Limits Potential Audiences

NPR Pew Research News Consumption Study Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Glenn Beck

In a year-long study on political polarization published today, The Pew Research Center has released data on how American's receive and trust news sources. Among the takeaways from the study, Pew states that the 20% of the population who label themselves as "Consistently Liberal" or "Consistently … [Read more...]