Alpha and L&L To Merge; Acquire Main Line Broadcasting

Alpha Media L&L Broadcasting Main Line Larry Wilson Portland Richmond Dayton Louisville Hagerstown

Larry Wilson is merging his two operating companies into one and acquiring another. Alpha Broadcasting and L&L Broadcasting will merge to become Alpha Media, while purchasing Main Line Broadcasting's 19 stations in four markets for $57 million.Both Alpha and L&L were founded by Larry Wilson … [Read more...]

Prolific Boston Pirate Raided

Touch 106.1 Boston Black FCC Raid Shut Down Mayor Charles Clemons

Boston area pirate "Touch 106.1" was shut down today following a raid by US marshals.The Boston Globe reports that agents arrived at the station this morning to search the place and remove anything that allowed transmission of programs over the airwaves. The station has been operated by … [Read more...]

B92.7 Terre Haute Debuts

B92.7 92.7 Bob BobFM WFNB Terre Haute Emmis

Update 4/17: Emmis flipped Variety Hits "92.7 Bob-FM" to Hot AC "B92.7" this morning. Post by B 92.7 Today's Best Music.The move places the station directly between Midwest's combo of AC 98.5 WBOW and CHR "100.7 Mix-FM" WMGIUpdate 8:30pm: B927FM.com has gone live with a splash … [Read more...]

Genuine Austin Radio Launching Freeform Fringe

Fringe FM Austin JB Sandy Bob Cole Jason Nassour KOKE 104.9 The Horn 92.9 KLGO

Update 4/17: As expected, Fringe will be heard on 105.3 K287FG Austin. The 75 watt translator will cover Austin proper, but will not put much of a signal into the northern suburbs of Round Rock and Georgetown.With the launch of Fringe, Genuine Austin Radio will shuffle some of its other signals. … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Confirms Sales Cuts

Clear Channel Media Entertainment Sales Layoff Restructuring

Clear Channel has made cuts at sales departments across the country.While not specifying the amount of people let go, the company has released the following statement regarding the layoffs:As a policy, we don't discuss personnel matters. However, for the last several months we have been … [Read more...]

Michael Graham Joins Cumulus Atlanta

All News 106.7 Michael Graham Boston Herald Radio Natural Truth WCRN WBNW WESO

Former WTKK Boston afternoon host Michael Graham has announced he will be leaving his regionally syndicated program on April 25 to join an unnamed Cumulus station in Atlanta.Since the demise of WTKK in January 2013, Graham has self-syndicated his program to a network of stations including 830 … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 4/16

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves Georgia State University's "Album 88.5" WRAS Atlanta is again attempting to move its transmission site from the southeast side of the city to downtown. The proposed tower site is used by a few translators as well as auxiliary sites for WUBL, WWPW, WWWQ, and WNNX. WRAS seeks to operate … [Read more...]

Panama City Getting Its Groove Back

V100 100.1 WVVE The Groove Panama City Bob Sheri John Tesh

Magic Broadcasting Hot AC "V100" WVVE Panama City, FL is currently stunting with a loop of Earth Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove" in preparation of a format change.The station will flip to Rhythmic Oldies "100.1 The Groove" on Thursday, April 17 focusing on Rhythmic hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. … [Read more...]

Less Truth & More News In Tucson

104.1 The Truth KQTH Tucson Jon Justice Bill White

Journal Broadcasting is making programming adjustments at Conservative Talk "104.1 The Truth" KQTH Tucson.On Monday, April 21, the station will jettison its Truth moniker and "Right Talk For Tucson" positioner for "104.1 KQTH: Tucson's News And Talk" as the station adds a news block in morning … [Read more...]

Peak Launch Set In Calagary

95.3 The Peak CHPK Calgary Performance Project

Jim Pattison Broadcast Group will launch AAA "95.3 The Peak" CHPK Calgary on Friday, April 25.Pattison was granted the license for the station in May 2012 for a AAA with 40% Canadian content between 6am and 6pm with 126 hours of locally originated programming weekly and 15% of programming … [Read more...]

Immaculate Heart Radio Expands To Los Angeles

Immaculate Heart Radio 1460 KTYM Inglewood Los Angeles

The largest Catholic operator on the west coast has filled the largest gap in its footprint with the addition of a Los Angeles market station.IHR Educational Broadcasting, which operates the non-commercial Immaculate Heart Radio network has agreed to purchase Gospel/Christian Preaching 1460 KTYM … [Read more...]

KPOJ Enters Rip City

Rip City Radio 620 KPOJ Fox Sports Portland Brian Wheeler Trail Blazers

Clear Channel's "Fox Sports 620" KPOJ Portland is going all-in behind the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers.With the Blazers about to begin the playoffs later this week, their flagship station is rebranding as "Rip City Radio". The Rip City moniker has become associated with Portland since the Trail … [Read more...]

WHPT Tampa’s Mike Calta Expands To Atlanta & Orlando

Mike Calta Cowhead 102.5 The Bone WHPT Tampa 750 95.5 WSB Atlanta News 96.5 WDBO Orlando

Cox Hot Talk "102.5 The Bone" WHPT Tampa afternoon host Mike Calta is adding a second show that will be syndicated to sister stations in Atlanta and Orlando.The syndication will bring the show to Cox sister News/Talk 750 WSB/95.5 WSBB Atlanta and "News 96.5" WDBO Orlando. The stations will begin … [Read more...]

Cumulus To Torch Des Moines

98.3 The Torch Wow WowFM KWQW Des Moines Robert Rees Glenn Beck Dennis Miller

Cumulus Conservative Talk "98.3 WOW-FM" KWQW Boone/Des Moines appears in-line for a revamp.A registration was been made by the company for 983TheTorch.com on Friday. An accompanying Twitter account ties it to Des Moines along with some lineup changes.The account lists Robert Rees, who … [Read more...]

WYNU Jackson Shifts To Classic Hits

U92 Rock 92.3 WYNU Jackson 102.3 The Rocket Classic Rock Hits

Forever Communications Classic Rock "Rock 92.3" WYNU Milan/Jackson, TN has shifted to Classic Hits "U92".Positioned as "Classic Hits For You", the flip took place back on April 1. The music sampler in their promotions include artists such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Rod Stewart, and The … [Read more...]