LA’s Beast Sets Lineup

The Beast 980 KFWB Los Angeles Jim Rome CBS Sports

KFWB Los Angeles will launch its new local lineup on Monday, September 22 as the station officially debuts its identity as "The Beast 980". The Beast will feature former UCLA and Clippers basketball player Marques Johnson and former Fox Sports anchor Jeanne Zelasko in mornings from 5:30 to … [Read more...]

MundoFM Debuts In Amarillo

102.9 MundoFM Mundo FM KEYU Amarillo

Midessa Broadcasting has launched Spanish Adult Hits "102.9 Mundo-FM" KEYU-FM Amarillo. Midessa had purchased the former KRGN from Family Life Radio for $700,000 earlier this year. The station's Facebook page describes the station (via translation) as, "We play a variety of great songs that range … [Read more...]

Mike Broomhead To Replace Retiring Barry Young At KFYI Phoenix

Mike Broomhead Barry Young 550 KFYI Phoenix Retirement

iHeartMedia Phoenix has announced that afternoon host Mike Broomhead will move to mornings at News/Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix following the retirement of Barry Young on November 7. A search is on for Broomhead's replacement in afternoons. HeartMedia Phoenix announced today that after nearly three … [Read more...]

Les Moonves Again Hints At CBS Selling Stations

CBS Radio Les Moonves Selling Smaller Markets

Update 9/18: At a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference yesterday, CBS President/CEO Les Moonves once again discussed CBS trimming its radio portfolio. Moonves stated that he would like to drop around 40 stations to somewhere in the "high 80s, low 80s over the next year or so". Original … [Read more...]

KDKB Drops Rock After 43 Years; Flips To Alternative

93.3 Alt AZ KDKB Phoenix Alternative Shmonty Conklin Neanderpaul Ruby Cheeks

93.3 KDKB Mesa/Phoenix has dropped its Rock format of 43 years and flipped to Alternative "Alt AZ 93.3" at 12pm today. The move returns Alternative to the Phoenix market for the first time since 103.9 KEXX dropped the format in January 2012. The new format is launching commercial free through the … [Read more...]

KQLQ Relaunches As 103.1 Now-FM

Hot 103.1 Now FM KQLQ Monroe Mapleton

Update 9/17: After a day and half of stunting, KQLQ relaunched its CHR format as "103.1 Now-FM" at 12pm today. The Kidd Kraddick morning show will remain with the station and return on Monday, September 22. Original Report 9/16: Mapleton Communications is making its first move at its recently … [Read more...]

Bustos Media Reacquires Nine Washington Stations

Amador Bustos Media Adelante Latino 1210 KMIA 99.3 KDDS La Gran D Grande Seattle Yakima

Bustos Media is reacquiring nine stations in Washington State that were transferred to Adelante Media Group in 2010. Returning to Bustos are: Seattle: Regional Mexican "La Gran D 99.3" KDDS-FM Elma Seattle: Spanish CHR "Latino 1210" KMIA Auburn-Federal Way Kennewick/Pasco/Richland: Spanish CHR … [Read more...]

Classical HQR Launches In Wilmington, NC

Classical 96.7 WHQR 91.3 Wilmington

Friends of Public Radio's 91.3 WHQR Wilmington, NC has launched a second signal dedicated to Classical Music. "Classical HQR" will air on 96.7 W243CX Wilmington and WHQR-HD2 as the translator completes its move-in from Rose Hill. It is operating with 99 watts at 145 meters. The move of Classical … [Read more...]

iHeartMedia But What About Radio?

IHeartMedia IHeart Media Clear Channel Entertainment Radio Bob Pittman

Clear Channel Media + Entertainment is a thing of the past. The company was founded as San Antonio Broadcasting Company in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs with the purchase of a San Antonio station that today is Country "KJ97" KAJA. Following the purchase of 1200 WOAI in 1975 the company took … [Read more...]

94.9 The Beat Launches In Toledo

94.9 The Beat W235BF Toledo Clear Channel Breakfast Club

Update 9/16: Clear Channel, ahem IHeartMedia indeed launched Urban "94.9 The Beat" on 94.9 W235BH Perrysburg/92.5 WVKS-HD2 Toledo at 11:00 this morning. Starting with 10,000 "jointz in a row", the station kicked off with Kanye West/Jay-Z's "H*A*M". Original Report 9/15: Clear Channel has … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia

IHeartMedia IHeart Media Clear Channel Entertainment Radio Bob Pittman

Originally known as merely a classification for 50kW AM signals with wide nighttime coverage, the Clear Channel name is joining much of the AM band in irrelevance. Effective immediately Clear Channel is rebranding itself as iHeartMedia as the company places additional focus towards its … [Read more...]

KOZX Flips To Rock

98.1 The Rodeo KOZX Rock Ozarks Cabool Mountain Grove

Ozark Media has flipped Classic Country "98.1 The Rodeo" KOZX Cabool/Mountain Grove, MO to Rock. Positioned as "The Rock Of The Ozarks", the station is branding simply by its frequency and call letters 98.1 KOZX. The new format launched on Friday, September 12 at 12:00pm with Led Zeppelin's "Rock … [Read more...]

Fox Sports Comes To New Orleans

Fox Sports 1280 WODT New Orleans ESPN Deportes 99.5 WRNO

Clear Channel has flipped Spanish Sports "ESPN Deportes 1280" WODT New Orleans to Sports "Fox Sports 1280". The move comes after a two week stretch of simulcasting sister News/Talk 99.5 WRNO on 1280. WODT is airing the entire Fox Sports Radio national programming feed with the exception of Dan … [Read more...]

Seven Mountains Acquires Two Groups In State College

95.3 3WZ WZWW State College First Broadcasting Kristin Cantrell Kerby Confer Forever Broadcasting

Update 9/15: In addition to the four stations being acquired from First Media, Seven Mountains Media is also acquiring the three FM's owned by Nicholas Galli's 2510 Licenses. In both deals the license assets of the stations will be acquired by Judith Confer's Southern Belle LLC while Seven … [Read more...]

WLUP Relaunches With New Staff

97.9 The Loop WLUP Chicago Tim Virgin Lyndsey Marie Pyke Rock

Cumulus Classic Rock "97.9 The Loop" WLUP Chicago is bringing in a new on-air staff as new Program Director Wade Linder begins to make his mark on the station. Lyndsey Marie moves from sister "Rock 100.5" WNNX Atlanta. She will be joined by a pair of former staffers of Alternative "Q101" WKQX. … [Read more...]