CBS/Beasley Swap Updates

Beasley Broadcasting CBS Tampa Charlotte CBS Philadelphia 610 WIP WTEL 860 WWDB Miami

The nineteen station swap made by CBS and Beasley in October is coming closer to finalization. The FCC approved the transaction on Tuesday, giving clearance for the deal to close at any time. Monday, December 1 has been the projected date for closing of the deal upon which CBS will add Beasley's … [Read more...]

Star 94.5 Orlando Joins Classic Hip-Hop Club

Star 94.5 WCFB Orlando R&B Throwback Hip-Hop Tom Joyner Morning Show

The ever-booming Classic Hip-Hop format adds another convert as Cox Media shifts Urban AC "Star 94.5" WCFB Daytona Beach/Orlando to the 90s based format. Positioned as "Celebrating The Holidays With Throwback Hip-Hop And R&B", the station is promoting the move as being through the holiday season. … [Read more...]

WNLS Tallahassee Drops Sports For Christmas Music

Christmas 94.3 1270 The Team WNLS Tallahassee

iHeartMedia Sports "1270 The Team" WNLS Tallahassee has dropped its format and is now airing Christmas Music. The station is now using its translator 94.3 W232BO Tallahassee as the primary frequency in its branding as "Christmas 94.3". The 99 watt translator covers the northern portions of … [Read more...]

Boom! Atlanta Gains Third Classic Hip-Hop Signal

Boom 102.9 Classic Hip-Hop W275BK Decatur Atlanta Radio-One OG 97.9

In the course of one week Atlanta has gone from having zero Classic Hip-Hop stations to three. Following last week's relaunch of "Old School 99.3" and today's launch by Cumulus of "OG 97.9", Radio-One has joined the club with the launch of "Boom 102.9" W275BK Decatur/107.5 WAMJ-HD2 Roswell. … [Read more...]

Atlanta Gains A Classic Hip-Hop OG

OG 97.9 Q100 Twenty 20 W250BC Atlanta WWWQ-HD3 Classic Hip Hop Boom

Cumulus flipped CHR "Q100/20" 97.9 W250BC Atlanta/99.7 WWWQ-HD3 to Classic Hip-Hop "OG 97.9" at 12pm today. The station joins Core Communicator's "Old School 99.3" in the Classic Hip-Hop arena in Atlanta. Unlike 99.3, the 97.9 signal does cover all of Atlanta proper. The previous "Q100/20" … [Read more...]

KLOE Heading In New Direction After Holidays

730 KLOE Goodland Curtis Duncan Rush Limbaugh Dave Ramsey

Rocking M Radio has dropped their Farm News/Talk/Classic Hits mix on 730 KLOE Goodland, KS for Christmas Music and is promoting something new coming on December 26. The station had been airing a local morning show hosted by Curtis Duncan, syndicated talkers Rush Limbaugh and Dave Ramsey from … [Read more...]

Urban AC B106.5 Debuts In Birmingham

B106.5 Birmingham Old School R&B Possum Classic Country

Update 11/25: After teasing the launch of Classic Country "106.5 The Possum", iHeartMedia has instead launched W293CM Graysville/Birmingham as Urban AC "B106.5" via 96.5 WMJJ-HD3 Birmingham. The launch gives iHeart a third black targeted format on a Birmingham translator joining Urban "104.1 The … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Frequency Shuffle Finally Taking Shape

Mix 107.9 105.1 KUDD Roy Salt Lake City 107.1 KEGH KALL ESPN 700 105.7 105.9 KNRS-FM Rock 106.5 106.7 KAAZ

The long gestating FCC Docket 05-243 that will see stations in four states relocate to new frequencies is starting to take place. Originally filed in July 2005 and approved by the FCC in January 2008, the docket will mainly see many stations in the Salt Lake City market upgrade and/or move to … [Read more...]

Wilks Sells Fresno Stations

New Rock 104.1 KFRR 95.7 The Fox KJFX 105.5 The Game KJZN Fresno Wilks Broadcasting One Putt Broadcasting

Update 11/24: The sale price has been filed with the FCC revealing One Putt will pay $6.6 million for KFRR, KJFX, and KJZN. Original Report 11/12: Wilks Broadcasting has sold its three stations in Fresno to One Putt Broadcasting for an undisclosed price. One Putt, a partnership of John … [Read more...]

Idaho Wireless Adds Two More In Pocatello

Rock 102.5 KMGI Pocatello Idaho Wireless 930 KSEI

Update 11/24: Idaho Wireless will pay $850,000 for KMGI and KSEI. Idaho Wireless has begun operating the two stations via Time Brokerage Agreement. Original Report 11/18: Idaho Wireless Corporation is expanding its Pocatello, ID cluster with the purchase of two stations from Pacific Empire … [Read more...]

Tailgate Party Spreads To Colorado Springs

Tailgate 98 Party Songs Colorado Springs 1040 KCBR 98.5

United States CP launched Variety Hits "Tailgate 98" in Colorado Springs earlier this month. Airing on 1040 KCBR Monument and 98.5 K253AH Colorado Springs, the format replaced Talk "I-25 Talk" on KCBR. The new format is branded as "All The Great Party Songs" with a mix of Pop, Rock, Dance, and … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/23

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Changes Sunrise Broadcasting AC "Sunny 104.5" WILT Wilmington, NC has applied to change its city-of-license to Carolina Beach as part of a proposal to increase from a Class A with 3.1kW at 120 meters to a C3 with 17kW at 120 meters (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation's pending … [Read more...]

95.7 The Game To Launch Flight 95.7 Morning Show

95.7 The Game KGMZ San Francisco Flight 95.7 Chad Doing Lorenzo Neal Chris Townsend

Entercom Sports "95.7 The Game" KGMZ San Francisco will debut a new morning show on Monday, December 8. Former "750 The Game" KXTG Portland afternoon host Chad Doing will anchor the new "Flight 95.7" show along with National Football Post founder Joe Fortenbaugh and former NFL Fullback Lorenzo … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 11/21

98.5 WUPS 92.1 WTWS 106.9 WRIJ Morgantown

Station Sales Radio Disney continued the sell-off of its stations with 1560 WQEW New York going to Family Radio and The Word Network purchasing 910 WFDF Farmington Hills/Detroit. In other previously reported deals this week, Simmons Media purchased Spanish Peaks Broadcasting's cluster in Missoula, … [Read more...]

V101.5 Jacksonville Shifts To Classic Hip-Hop

V101.5 WSOL Jacksonville Throwback Classic Hip-Hop Steve Harvey

The Classic Hip-Hop format launch boom is showing no signs of slowing down. iHeartMedia Urban AC "V101.5" WSOL Brunswick, GA/Jacksonville, FL is today's entrant to the format as it is now branding itself as "The New Throwback Hip-Hop & R&B for Duval". WSOL is now focusing on music from the 1990's … [Read more...]