Maverick 102.7 Launches In Bryan/College Station

Maverick 102.7 Country Bryan Broadcasting College Station KNDE-HD4

Update 8/22: Bryan Broadcasting launched Country "Maverick 102.7" at 5:20pm today. The station is targeting younger listeners with a CHR styled Country presentation. When Bryan Broadcasting closes on the acquisition of 100.9 KKEE Wheelock (now KVMK) and completes the build of the station it will … [Read more...]

KFWB To Launch Sports Format Monday

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

Update 8/22: The staff of KFWB has begun informing listeners that today is the final day of the station's News/Talk format as the station will flip to Sports on Monday, August 25. The station will run the CBS Sports Radio national lineup for two weeks before debuting some local programming on … [Read more...]

CBS Promotes Mike Thomas To VP/Sports Programming

CBS Radio Townsquare Media Michigan News Network 950 WWJ 97.1 The Ticket WXYT

CBS Radio has promoted Mike Thomas to Vice President of Sports Programming. Along with the new duties joining Mark Chernoff in overseeing CBS' portfolio of all-Sports stations and the CBS Sports Radio network, Thomas will continue to program "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM and Classic Rock 100.7 … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 8/21

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves With its CP to sign-on set to expire at the end of the month, The Gabriel Project has applied to modify 95.9 WGPI Columbus, IN to operate with 6kW at 46 meters (Coverage Map) in order to get the station on-air in time. Great Plains Media has applied for a booster for its Country … [Read more...]

When Is A Station Cursed Or Simply Mishandled

Jewel 101 100.7 100.5 CFJL Winnipeg Evanov Cursed Radio Stations

The CRTC this week approved 100.7 CFJL-FM Winnipeg's application to relocate to 100.5 in part because "the frequency itself has become stigmatized as a station no one listens to." While The Jewel format is fresh and new in the Winnipeg market, is enjoyed by those who tune it in, and is successful … [Read more...]

Atlanta Falcons Move FM Broadcasts To 92.9 The Game

Atlanta Falcons 92.9 The Game WZGC ESPN 790 The Zone WQXI Star 94 WSTR

In a move that usually doesn't happen so close to the start of a season, the Atlanta Falcons will have a new FM home for the games in 2014. CBS Sports "92.9 The Game" WZGC will replace Lincoln Financial Media Hot AC "Star 94" WSTR as the FM home for the team's broadcasts starting with the team's … [Read more...]

WFYI To Expand Network To Terre Haute

89.7 WISU Terre Haute Indiana State University 90.7 WZIS WFYI Indianapolis

After acquiring 90.7 WMHD-FM Terre Haute, IN from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in June, Indiana State University has announced its plans for its second station. ISU will relocate its student produced programming from 89.7 WISU to 90.7, which will change its call letters to WZIS. The move … [Read more...]

Dan Mason Joins Cox Tampa As OM

Hot 101.5 Cox Media Tampa Dan Mason Amp Radio 103.3 WODS Boston

Cox Media Group has hired CBS' "103.3 Amp Radio" WODS Boston Program Director Dan Mason as Operations Manager of its Tampa cluster. Mason will also serve as Director of Branding and Programming for CHR "Hot 101.5" WPOI. Mason will oversee operations for AC "Magic 94.9" WWRM, Alternative "97X" … [Read more...]

Radio & Records War Against Change

Quickhitz Quick Hits Newcap 90.3 Amp CKMP Calgary Sparknet Paragon Media Newcap

It took all of nineteen days for the relaunch of CKMP Calgary utilizing the Quickhitz brand of shortened pop hits to come to an end. The backlash against the revamped format started when singer/songwriter Jann Arden went on a Twitter tirade about the station editing songs. That began a war of … [Read more...]

Scripps To Divest One Journal Wichita FM

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

Scripps has filed its application to acquire Journal Communications with the FCC. The deal will lead to Scripps losing its grandfathered status in Wichita. Journal accumulated the cluster prior to the FCC changed the way it counts the number of stations in a market, therefore requiring one of the … [Read more...]

Amp Radio Calgary Drops Quickhitz

Quickhitz Quick Hits Amp Radio 90.3 CKMP Calgary Newcap Steve Jones

Just three weeks after flipping to the "Quickhitz" format featuring truncated versions of songs, Newcap is ending the experiment at "90.3 Amp Radio" CKMP Calgary. Newcap Vice President/Programming Steve Jones told the Canadian Press, It was greeted with a lot of curiosity and it was also … [Read more...]

Two Girls & A Guy Return To Charleston

Mix 96 Two Girls And A Guy Mike Edwards Tanya Brown Brooke Ryan WMXZ Charleston 95SX

Two Girls & A Guy are getting back together at Apex Broadcasting Adult CHR "Mix 96" 95.9 WMXZ Isle of Palms/Charleston. The show featured multiple incarnations during its twelve year run at Cumulus CHR "95SX" WSSX before the final triumvirate moved on to larger markets. Those three: Mike Edwards, … [Read more...]

Live 105 Launches Kevin Klein Live

Live 105 KITS Kevin Klein Live Brad Williams Ally Johnson

CBS Alternative "Live 105" KITS San Francisco will debut "Kevin Klein Live" in mornings on Tuesday, September 2. Led by Kevin Klein, the show will take the slot that has been vacant since the departure of Steve Masters in late 2013. Klein joins from "Playboy Radio" where he hosted mornings. He … [Read more...]

Connoisseur Exits Omaha

Radio Lobo 97.7 KBBX Omaha Connoisseur Media Flood Communications

Connoisseur Media is selling Regional Mexican "Radio Lobo 97.7" KBBX Nebraska City/Omaha to Flood Communications of Omaha for $4.7 million. Flood Communications of Omaha partners Michael Flood and Dennis Collins own stations in Norfolk and Nebraska City, NE. Flood is also now programming pending … [Read more...]

Hot 96.9 Boston Launches New Morning Show With Jermaine Wiggins

Hot 96.9 Boston Baltazar Pebbles Jermaine Wiggins Melissa

Former NFL Tight End Jermaine Wiggins is joining Greater Media Rhythmic Hot AC "Hot 96.9" WBQT Boston as co-host of the station's new "Get Up Crew" morning show. Wiggins most recently worked at CBS' "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM as a regular contributor after playing for six teams in an eight year … [Read more...]