Journal & Scripps To Merge; Spin-Off Newspapers

Journal Communications Media Group E.W. Scripps Radio Milwaukee WTMJ Tucson Omaha Knoxville Boise Springfield Tucson

Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps will merge with the combined company then splitting off their newspapers into a separate company. The new E.W. Scripps Company will be headquartered in Cincinnati and add Journal's 12 television stations in nine markets to their 19 television stations in 14 … [Read more...]

Fox Restores Advertising To Entercom Stations

Entercom Kirk Minihane Erin Andrews WEEI Fox Sports Advertising

Update 7/30: The Boston Globe reports that Fox will restore it advertising to Entercom's stations and once again allow its employees to appear on-air following the one-week suspension of WEEI's Kirk Minihane. A statement from Fox Sports Senior Vice President of Media Relations Lou D'Ermilio read, … [Read more...]

FM Sports Heading To Charlotte

Fox Sports Radio 98.7 W254AZ Charlotte Clear Channel

Sports Talk appears to be on its way to the FM band in Charlotte thanks to a soon to launch Clear Channel translator. Clear Channel has registered FoxSports987.com, FoxSportsFM987.com, 987FoxSports.com, and 987Sports.com for 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC. The translator was acquired last August from … [Read more...]

Pair Of Milwaukee AM’s Launch Translators

1290 Martini Radio Milwaukee WZTI 100.3 Sportsradio 1250 WSSP 105.7

Two Milwaukee AM stations have signed-on FM translators. Milwaukee Radio Alliance Soft AC/Standards "1290 Martini Radio" WZTI has launched 100.3 W262CJ Milwaukee. The signal operates with a directional 99 watts at 164 meters (Coverage Map). Entercom's "SportsRadio 1250" WSSP Milwaukee began … [Read more...]

New Format Taking Off At KJR-FM Seattle

Bob Rivers 95.7 KJR-FM Seattle The Jet Sound

Update 7/29: With Bob Rivers announcing his retirement effective Friday, August 8, the likelihood of an all-out format change at 95.7 KJR-FM have increased. Outside of the morning show, KJR-FM is currently running jockless and promoting a "a new 95.7 taking off" at 10:00am on August 8. That … [Read more...]

Orlando’s Rock Moving to Bring Glory

103.7 The Rock Glory 106.3 Orlando Clermont Central Florida Educational Association

Central Florida Educational Foundation has moved the Christian Rock programming of 106.3 W292DZ Orlando/88.3 WPOZ-HD3 Union Park to 103.7 W279CT Clermont/WPOZ-HD4. Now billed as "103.7 The Rock", the station is now only heard in the western suburbs of Orlando in the towns of Clermont, Groveland, … [Read more...]

Kevin, Virginia And Jason Debut On WRMF

Kevin Virginia Jason KVJ Show West Palm Beach Miami 97.9 WRMF Hits 97.3 WFLC Wild 95.5 WLDI

Update 7/29: There was no press conference, nor a snag with the contract with Cox Media Group as Kevin, Virginia and Jason debuted on Digity Media Hot AC 97.9 WRMF this morning. Update 7/21: 3:00pm came with no announcement from the KVJ Show as Cox Media Group did not let the show out of their … [Read more...]

Game Headed To Eastern NC

Star 94.3 The Game WRHD Greenville New Bern Inner Banks Media Henry Hinton

Inner Banks Media will launch an FM Sports Talker in Greenville, NC. Owner Henry Hinton first made the announcement last week on the Twitter account of News/Talk 103.7 WTIB Williamston. https://twitter.com/1037WTIB/status/491820627800498176 Inner Banks has registered 943-TheGame.com … [Read more...]

Edge Coming To Twin Falls

103.1 The Edge KZNO Twin Falls Zone ESPN Zone Lee Family

Update 7/28: Lee Family Broadcast has confirmed Sports "103.1 The Zone" will move to 970 KFTA on Monday, August 4. The move will replace Spanish Variety Hits "Juan". The Zone will return to FM later in August on 97.5 K248BZ Kimberly, ID. The translator will cover Twin Falls with 92 watts at 58.8 … [Read more...]

Newcap Flips CHNI Saint John To Classic Rock

Rock 88.9 CHNI Saint John News Newcap

Update 7/28: Newcap has closed on its purchase of 88.9 CHNI Saint John and flipped it to Classic Rock as "Rock 88.9". The station is launching with 30 days commercial free and promoting core artists such as AC/DC, Guns N Roses, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Tragically Hip, and Van Halen. GM David … [Read more...]

Bob Rivers Retires From KJR-FM Seattle

Bob Rivers 95.7 KJR-FM Seattle The Jet Sound

Bob Rivers has announced he will retire from the morning show at Clear Channel Classic Hits 95.7 KJR-FM Seattle on Friday, August 8. The date will coincide with the 25th anniversary of Rivers debuting in Seattle on 99.9 KISW after a previous run in mornings at "98 Rock" WIYY Baltimore. Rivers … [Read more...]

Elroy Smith Makes Record Setting Translator Purchase

CSN International 100.7 W264BF Englewood Chicago Elroy Smith WGCI

Just days after CSN International sold 103.9 W280EM Chicago for $1 Million, the group has sold another Chicago translator. For the price of $4.6 million, the most spent for a translator, Elroy Smith's Integrity Radio Communications will acquire 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL. W264BF is currently … [Read more...]

More Country In Pittsburgh’s Future?

FMNewsTalk FM News Talk 104.7 WPGB Pittsburgh New Country Bull B104.7 Limbaugh Bloomdaddy

A Country battle could be in Pittsburgh's near future. We try to stay away from format change rumors when we do not have DomainInsight to back it up, but when we hear the same thing from three different sources it's hard not to look away. Our sources all indicate that Clear Channel is preparing … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Launching San Francisco Business Station

Bloomberg Radio San Francisco 1220 KDOW

Bloomberg has begun hiring for a soon to launch Business station in San Francisco. The first job posting for a Sales Manager for its "radio station in San Francisco with a content focus for and from the tech and business community". San Francisco would become Bloomberg's third local market … [Read more...]

Los Angeles Preparing For Arrival Of A Beast

The Beast Fan News Talk 980 KFWB Los Angeles Sports Michael Knight Amani Toomer Jim Rome CBS NBC Sports

Update 7/27: LARadio.com reports that the staffers of KFWB have been given five weeks notice as the station will flip to Sports around September 1. https://twitter.com/barrettLARadio/status/492870120579301376 That has been semi-confirmed by KFWB … [Read more...]