Artistic Sells South Bend But Keeps It In The Family

U93 WNDV The Stream 97.7 WSSM 102.3 WSMM South Bend Artistic Media Sound Management Arthur Angiotti

Arthur A. Angotti is selling Artistic Media Partners three FM's in South Bend, IN to Sound Management, LLC. The $3.5 million sale of CHR "U93" WNDV-FM and Classic Hits simulcast "The Stream" 97.7 WSSM Goshen/102.3 WSMM New Carlisle will transfer operations of the stations to Angotti's son Arthur … [Read more...]

Alpha Reboots Entire Richmond Cluster

98.9 Liberty WWLB Richmond 93.1 The Wolf WLFV Richmond Hank HankFM Big Oldies 107.3 BBT Alpha Media

Update 10/20: Alpha Media has completed its revamp of its entire Richmond cluster. As previously expected, Country "93.1 The Wolf" WLFV moved its programming to 98.9 WWLB (replacing Variety Hits "98.9 Liberty") and 100.3 WARV-FM Petersburg (replacing the simulcast of sister Classic Hits "Big … [Read more...]

Lazer Expands Into Sacramento & Modesto

Radio Lazer Broadcasting Latino 97.9 KLMG Sacramento La Gran D 94.3 93.9 Modesto Adelante Media Group

Lazer Broadcasting is acquiring four radio and one LPTV stations from Adelante Media in Central California. The $2.9 million purchase will bring Lazer into the Sacramento and Modesto markets. The company currently owns twenty Spanish language stations in Central and Southern California including … [Read more...]

WQBU New York Returning To Regional Mexican

92.7 Neuva York WQBU Garden City New York Univision America

Just months after shifting to the "Univision America" Spanish News/Talk network, 92.7 WQBU Garden City/New York is returning to a music format. WQBU will shortly flip to Regional Mexican "92.7 Nueva York"; matching the new branding system used by the company's Regional Mexican stations across the … [Read more...]

Less Variety, More Rock For KJOT

Variety Rock 105.1 KJOT J105 Boise Journal Communications

Journal Communications Classic Rock "Variety Rock 105.1" KJOT Boise has rebranded as just "Rock 105.1". Prior to a Christmas Music stunt in 2012, KJOT's format featured Rock hits from the 1960's through 2000's which explained the Variety part of its moniker. The rebranding comes with the station … [Read more...]

Walnut Radio Adds KOMJ Omaha

Magic 1490 KOMJ Omaha Walnut Radio LLC Steve Seline

Steve Seline's Walnut Radio LLC. has purchased Soft AC/Standards "Magic 1490" KOMJ Omaha from Cochise Radio Partners. KOMJ becomes the fourth Nebraska station purchased by Walnut Radio this year joining "Country 97.3" KBLR-FM Blair, AC "Mix 105.5" KFMT-FM Fremont, and News/Talk 1340 KHUB Fremont. … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 10/17

97.5 KNXR Rochester KZFW-LP 87.7 102.1 Hagerstown

Station Sales Greg Jensen's Hometown Broadcasting of Rochester is acquiring Beautiful Music 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN. The purchase price is contingent on Minnesota Public Radio agreeing to a lease or allowing the buyer to purchase the seller's share of Silver Creek Tall Tower Associates, which … [Read more...]

The First Christmas Flip Of 2014

Easy 93.1 WEZW Wildwood Crest Cape May First Christmas Music Radio

Equity Communications Soft AC "Easy 93.1" WEZW Wildwood Crest, NJ is once again the first station to make the seasonal move to All-Christmas music. This is the second time WEZW is been the first station in the country to make the move to All-Christmas for the year as it also was in 2011, when it … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 10/16: More Translators For Orlando

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Orlando has been one of the biggest hotbeds of translator activity and this week sees three more moves. The bigger of the moves have already been granted and will see Salem basically swap frequencies of two translators in the market. The CP for 94.9 W235CI Oviedo becomes 105.5 … [Read more...]

Energy 102.3 Debuts In Peoria

Energy 102.3 WDQX Peoria Max-FM Max MaxFM Rocks

Update 10/16: WDQX made the flip to CHR "Energy 102.3" as announced at 9:00am. The station is launching with a "10,000 songs in-a-row or $10,000" contest. Listen to the launch of Energy 102.3 at FormatChange.com. The first five songs on "Energy 102.3" were: Ariana Grande - Break Free Mr. … [Read more...]

101.5 Hank-FM Debuts In Dayton

Click 101.5 Christmas WCLI-FM Dayton Santa HankFM Hank

Update 10/16: WCLI-FM was not destined to be the first All-Christmas station for the 2014 holiday season as it flipped to Classic Country "101.5 Hank-FM" at 10am today. Alpha Media Dayton, OH announced today the addition of a new music station; 101.5 Hank FM (WCLI) which will play iconic hit … [Read more...]

Alpha Media Acquires Buckley’s Bakersfield/Merced Stations

Alpha Media Buckley Broadcasting Bakersfield Kelly 95.3 KLLY Groove 99.3 KKBB KNZR Hot 104.7 KHTN Merced

Update 10/16: Alpha Media is paying $5.8 million for the six stations. Original Report 10/10: Alpha Media is expanding into California with the purchase of Buckley Broadcasting's six stations in Bakersfield and Merced. The stations involved in the deal are: Bakersfield - Hot AC "Kelly 95.3" … [Read more...]

Blind Advocacy Group Acquires 92.3 KFTI Wichita

Classic Country 92.3 KFTI Wichita Journal Scripps Envision Radio Blind Advocacy

Update 10/16: The FCC filing indicates Envision Broadcast Network will pay Journal $1.55 million for 92.3 KFTI. Excluded from the sale are the KFTI call letters and the current intellectual property of the station. Original Report 10/10: Journal Broadcast Group has found a buyer for its … [Read more...]

Chris Merrill Joins KFYI For Afternoons

550 KFYI Phoenix Chris Merrill KOGO Jim Sharpe Barry Young

iHeartMedia Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix has completed its upcoming lineup overhaul with the addition of Chris Merrill from sister 600 KOGO San Diego. Merrill will take over the 4-7pm afternoon show being vacated by Mike Broomhead's move to mornings. Broomhead was set to replace the retiring Barry Young … [Read more...]

Mapleton Sells San Luis Obispo Cluster

Dimes Media Mapleton San Luis Obispo Buckley 94.9 KPYG 95.3 100.5 The Beach KXTZ Wild 106.1 KWWV Eric Fahnoe

Mapleton Communications is selling its five stations and one translator in San Luis Obispo, CA to newcomer Dimes Media. Dimes Media is headed by Eric Fahnoe, who is a member of the Buckley family currently in the process of winding down operations of Buckley Broadcasting after three generations. … [Read more...]