Station Sales Week Of 12/19

106.5 The Shark KYRK Corpus Christi Radio Station Sales

Station Sales Bogey Broadcasting is converting their Time Brokerage Agreement to operate "106.5 The Shark" KYRK Taft/Corpus Christi, TX into a purchase from Withers Family Texas Holdings for $1,284,000. Educational Media Foundation purchases the CP for 91.1 KJZD Perris/Riverside, CA from Cal … [Read more...]

Dr. Drew Joins KABC; Loveline To 35+ Cumulus Stations

790 KABC Los Angeles Dr. Drew Pinsky Mike Catherwood Loveline KFOG 101 WKQX WNNX

As part of a deal that will see Westwood One take over distribution of Loveline, Cumulus Talk 790 KABC Los Angeles will launch Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood in January. As part of the deal Loveline will be added on 35 Cumulus stations including Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago, AAA … [Read more...]

iHeart Launches 102.3 The Beat Cincinnati

102.3 The Beat Cincinnati Throwback Classic Hip-Hop WEBN WEBN-HD3

After signing on Thursday with a loop of Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day", 102.3 W272BY Cincinnati/WEBN-HD3 debuted its permanent "102.3 The Beat" Classic Hip-Hop identity at 12pm Friday. The station launched with Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours", and Jay Z's "H To The Izzo". … [Read more...]

Country Wolf Howling Into Orlando

103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando Shadow Bubba Love Sponge JVC Broadcasting

JVC has officially announced that 103.1 WOTW will launch as Country "103.1 The Wolf" at 1:03pm. In addition to the previous staffing announcements, the station will pluck the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings from "CBS Sports 810/93.1" WRSO Orlo Vista. JVC's description of the new … [Read more...]

Delmarva Expands Its Wilmington, DE Cluster

Kiss 101.7 WJKS Faith 1510 WFAI Wilmington Delmarva Broadcasting QC Tony Quartarone Steve Chanin

Delmarva will be paying $3.2 million for WFAI and WJKS. Original Report: Delmarva Broadcasting is expanding its holdings in Wilmington, DE with the purchase of Urban "Kiss 101.7" WJKS Canton, NJ and Gospel "Faith 1510" WFAI Salem, NJ from QC Communications. The two stations will join a … [Read more...]

Icons Versus Icon Battle Looming In Lexington

Country Christmas 98.5 W253BK Lexington 98.1 The Bull WBUL WBUL-HD2

iHeartMedia has registered for 98.5 W253BK/WBUL-HD2 for use after the Country Christmas programming ends. A Twitter account is already live with the new logo. Launching a Classic Country station branded as "The Bull Icons" will place the translator right up against Cumulus' … [Read more...]

WRCM/WMHK Flip To K-Love

New Life 91.9 WRCM 88.3 WRZM Charlotte 89.7 WMHK Columbia EMF KLove

EMF will close on their purchase of the three stations and one translator from Columbia International University today. The closing will accompany the end of local programming on "New Life 91.9" WRCM Wingate/88.3 WRZM Boiling Springs/101.5 W268BU Mooresville, NC in the Charlotte market and 89.7 … [Read more...]

Let’s Have An Auction!

Lance's Line RadioInsight Blog

Let me preface this by saying there is a better chance of any station license being handed to me as a gift than for this to actually happen. With many broadcasters looking to cut or redistribute their broadcast assets, let's setup a system for them to maximize the return for buyers and … [Read more...]

La Buena Coming To Tucson

La Buena 94.3 990 KTKT Tucson El Genio Lucas Lotus

Lotus Communications will launch Spanish Adult Hits "La Buena 94.3" in Tucson. 94.3 is K232FD Tortolita, which recently signed-on as a translator for what is currently "ESPN Deportes 990" KTKT Tucson. The new format will feature a pair of syndicated shows originating at Entravision's "Jose … [Read more...]

Z95 Debuts In Waco

Z95 Z95.1 Waco Hip Hop R&B

iHeartMedia has launched Rhythmic CHR "Z95.1" K236BR/KBGO-HD2 Waco, TX. The new format will compete against a pair of Rhythmic CHR's in the market: Edwards Media's "94.5 The Beat" KWBT and M&M Broadcasters "Hot 104.9" KBHT. The new format duplicates the Z branding used at sister "Z92.3" KIIZ in … [Read more...]

$3.5 Million Sale For NYC Translator

106.3 W292DV New York John Bridge Big Apple Broadcasting Apple 107.1 WVIP-HD4

The long and winding road for Michael and Tammy Celenza's Apple 107.1 to move and upgrade 106.3 W292DV New York has come to an end. John Bridge's Big Apple Broadcasting has agreed to purchase the translator for $3.5 million. Bridge acquired 103.9 W280EM Chicago earlier this year, which is soon … [Read more...]

Disney Sells WDYZ Orlando

Radio Disney Salem Communications 990 WDYZ Orlando

The sell-off of the Radio Disney stations continues as Salem Communications adds a fourth AM in Orlando. Salem's Pennsylvania Media Associates license holding company will pay Disney $1.3 million for 990 WDYZ Orlando. The acquisition will join Salem's trio of Conservative Talk "660 The Answer" … [Read more...]

Cumulus Hires Bruce Gilbert As SVP/Sports

Cumulus Bruce Gilbert Westwood One SVP/Sports Don Martin

Cumulus is creating a brand-new SVP/Sports position for Bruce Gilbert. Gilbert will join Cumulus from iHeartMedia's Premiere Radio Networks where he was SVP/Sports Operations overseeing Fox Sports Radio. His new position will give him oversight over all of Cumulus' Sports formatted stations as … [Read more...]

92.3 KKGQ Wichita Begins Stunting

Q92 Q92.3 The Beat Classic Country 92.3 KFTI Wichita Journal Scripps Envision Radio Blind Advocacy

Envision closed on its acquisition of 92.3 KFTI-FM on Friday and quickly began stunting with a mix of construction sounds and music from blind artists with the KKGQ call letters now in place. The previous Classic Country format remains at 1070 KFTI. Update 12/10: When blind advocacy group … [Read more...]