Saga Adds Two More In Harrisonburg, VA

Real Country 96.9 WSIG 95.5 WBOP Gamma Broadcasting Saga Communications

Saga Communications is continuing its growth in Harrisonburg, VA with the addition of two FMs from Gamma Broadcasting, LLC. Saga is adding AC 95.5 WBOP Buffalo Gap and Classic Country "Real Country 96.9" WSIG Mount Jackson for an undisclosed price. The deal comes a month after Saga acquired … [Read more...]

Jill Strada Adds WEDR To Cox Miami Duties

Jill Strada 99 Jamz 99.1 WEDR Miami Hits 97.3 WFLC Derrick Baker Cox Media

One year after joining Cox Media CHR "Hits 97.3" WFLC Miami and Director of Branding and Programming, Jill Strada is adding identical duties at Urban "99 Jamz" WEDR. Strada replaces Derrick Baker, who exits after serving as PD since 2006 and nearly twenty years with the company. Prior to joining … [Read more...]

Charlie Quinn Resigns As KYXY San Diego Program Director

Charlie Quinn 96.5 KYXY San Diego Program Director Chris Patyk

CBS AC 96.5 KYXY San Diego Program Director Charlie Quinn has announced his resignation after sixteen years with the station to devote more time to his family in Florida. With Quinn's exit, Chris Patyk, PD of sister CHR "Energy 103.7" KEGY will add oversight of KYXY, with Music Director Mark … [Read more...]

iHeart Rumbas In Lancaster

Rumba 1390 WLAN News/Talk RJ Harris Ken Matthews 580 WHP

iHeartMedia has flipped Conservative Talk 1390 WLAN Lancaster, PA to Spanish CHR "Rumba 1390". WLAN had been airing a mix of syndicated talkers and simulcasts from 580 WHP in the adjacent Harrisburg market. The station registered a 0.0 share in the Fall 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings. The new … [Read more...]

Lotus Launches Vive 92.1 Sacramento With Competitor’s Airstaff

Vive 92.1 La Buena 890 KMJE Sacramento Ana Alicia Contigo Julieta Gil Jose Luis Solis Latino 97.9 KLMG

Lotus Broadcasting on Monday flipped Spanish Adult Hits "La Buena 890/92.1" KMJE Olivehurst/KMJE-FM Placerville/Sacramento, CA to Spanish CHR "Vive 92.1". Adding additional intrigue to the format change is that Lotus has hired the entire airstaff of Lazer Broadcasting Spanish CHR "Latino 97.9" … [Read more...]

FCC Gives Declaratory Ruling In Favor Of Pandora Purchase Of KXMZ

Hits 102.7 KXMZ Rapid City Pandora ASCAP Royalty Music Licensing

Update 5/4/15: The FCC today gave a Declaratory Ruling approving Pandora's argument to allow it to purchase Hot AC "Hits 102.7" KXMZ Box Elder, SD from Connoisseur Media after nearly two years of holdups. While Pandora is purchasing KXMZ with an intent to match terrestrial broadcasters or music … [Read more...]

Shark & Rig Move In Corpus Christi

106.5 The Shark 94.7 The Rig 1150 Corpus Christi KYRK KBSO KCCT Scott Holt Bogey Broadcasting

Update 5/4: Bogey Broadcasting owner Scott Holt has contacted us with a clarification. While the LMA for 106.5 KYRK did come to an end at 2pm Saturday, the company is still under contract to purchase the station and intends to do so. Original Report 5/3: Bogey Broadcasting has moved its two … [Read more...]

Saga Launches Two Signals In Mitchell

More 95.5 ESPN 103.5 Mitchell SD KMIT KUQL Saga Communications

Saga Communications has launched a pair of new translators in Mitchell, SD. 95.5 K238BA has debuted as AC "More 95.5". Rebroadcasting 105.9 KMIT-HD2, "More 95.5" is positioning itself as "The Best Music From The 80s, 90s and Today". 103.5 K278BJ is Sports "ESPN 103.5" via 98.3 KUQL-HD2 Ethan. … [Read more...]

Club 97.5 Brings Second CHR To Twin Falls

Club 97.5 KART K248BZ Jerome Twin Falls Lee Family Broadcasting Nili Rey Reyy

Lee Family Broadcasting has launched CHR "Club 97.5" on 99.1 KXTA-HD3 Gooding/97.5 K248BZ Kimberly/Twin Falls, ID. The new format is the latest volley in a back and forth battle between Lee Family Broadcasting and crosstown Magic Valley Media. "Club 97.5" gives a CHR competitor to Magic Valley's … [Read more...]

FM Sports Battle Rages In College Station

1150 The Zone Maverick 102.7 100.9 KVMK Bryan Broadcasting TexAgs Radio

Bryan Broadcasting has brought Sports "1150 The Zone" KZNE College Station, TX to FM on 102.7 K274CM. K274CM had been operating as Country "Maverick 102.7". That station began the process of moving to 100.9 KVMK Wheelock in February, where the format will remain. KZNE/K274CM becomes the … [Read more...]

Chunky In At 98.7 The Bull; Many Others Exit Alpha Portland

98.7 The Bull KUPL 101.9 KINK Portland Chunky Howie Drummond Matt Sparx Alpha Media Portland

A fairly significant on-air turnover has taken place at Alpha Media's Portland, OR cluster. Incoming to mornings at Country "98.7 The Bull" KUPL is former "Wired 96.5" WRDW-FM Philadelphia morning host Chunky. With much of his previous experience in CHR, Chunky or "Big Boy" as he was formerly … [Read more...]

CHRY Becomes Toronto’s Urban Alternative

Vibe 105.5 CHRY-FM Toronto York University Diverse Ethnic Urban Alternative

York University's CHRY Community Radio 105.5 CHRY-FM Toronto has flipped to what it is calling Urban Alternative "Vibe 105.5". The new format is described as a mix of "Electronic, Remix, Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop and R&B" and will add a professional airstaff in the coming weeks. Previously the … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 5/3: More Baltimore & Atlanta Translator Move-Ins

FCC Applications Radio Station Translator Construction Permit CP 1400 WWIN Baltimore 101.5 102.1 Atlanta

Translator Moves On the heels of Radio-One taking over the programming of Hope Christian Church's 106.1 W291BA Baltimore from CBS, Hope is applying to relocate 90.9 W215BY Church Hill, MD across the Chesapeake Bay to 101.5 in Baltimore where it will rebroadcast Radio-One's "Spirit 1400" WWIN … [Read more...]

KTRY Relaunches As The Bull

106.3 The Bull KTRY Santa Rosa Dr. Doug Froggy 92.9

KTRY relaunched as "106.3 The Bull" at 5:00pm on Friday. Now branded as "New Hot Country", KTRY is taking a younger skewing approach to compete against Sonoma Media's market leading "Froggy 92.9" KFGY. Update 4/27: KTRY is promoting that it will relaunch as "106.3 The Bull" on Friday, May … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 5/1

Radio Station Sale Transfer Translator 98.5 KGIL Mount Wilson FM Adelman Broadcasting

Adelman Broadcasting is purchasing 98.5 KGIL-FM Johannesburg, CA from Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters for $110,000. KGIL-FM, which currently simulcasts "Go Country 105.1" KKGO-FM Los Angeles, will become Adelman's seventh station in the Ridgecrest, CA market. Catholic station operator Real Presence … [Read more...]