iHeart Buying Disney FM?

Radio Disney 98.3 Big Country WRDZ-FM Plainfield Indianapolis iHeartMedia

Has Disney found a buyer for the only FM remaining in their portfolio? iHeartMedia registered Big983Indy.com for 98.3 WRDZ-FM Plainfield, IN this past Friday. With iHeart launching "Big" branded Country stations in http://www.big955chicago.com/main.html and Pittsburgh in recent months, we'd … [Read more...]

Phoenix’ Oasis Adds Second Signal

95.1 The Oasis KOAI Phoenix 94.9 Chandler

Riviera Broadcasting Soft AC "95.1 The Oasis" KOAI Sun City West/Phoenix has added an additional signal as 94.9 K235CB Chandler signs-on to bring the programming to the eastern side of the market. Rebroadcasting 103.9 KEXX-HD2, the directional 250 watt signal of K235CB allows the recently … [Read more...]

96.5 Amp Radio Debuts In Philadelphia

Wired 96.5 Amp Radio WRDW-FM Philadelphia CBS Chunky Buster Bobby Smith

As expected CBS relaunched 96.5 WRDW-FM Philadelphia as "96.5 Amp Radio" at 5:00 this afternoon. Bobby Smith has been named Program Director. Smith most recently programmed Hot AC "Mix 105.1" WOMX and CHR "101.9 Amp Radio" WJHM in Orlando. He is also a South Jersey native who began his career in the … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of April 10

Radio Stations Sales Translator Assignment Hits 106 KFSZ Flagstaff 104.7 The Mile KKVM

Roger and Nancy Anderson's Southwest Media is converting its LMA of CHR "Hits 106" KFSZ Munds Park/Flagstaff, AZ from LKCM Radio Group into a purchase for $491,000. Operating as Great Circle Media, the buyers own five other stations in the Flagstaff market. Mark Jorgenson's ACM Dallas is … [Read more...]

iHeart Goes Up In Spokane

Up 99.3 Fox Sports 1280 KZFS JJ Hemingway

iHeartMedia has flipped Sports "Fox Sports 1280" KZFS/99.3 K257FX Spokane, WA to Christian AC "Up 99.3". JJ Hemingway, who spent 15 years at sister AC "Kiss 98.1" KISC rejoins the company to host mornings. The rest of the lineup includes Heather Williams in middays, Laura Marie in afternoons, and … [Read more...]

James Crystal Bankruptcy Update

James Crystal Radio 850 WFTL 640 WMEN 1400 WFLL Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Bankruptcy Auction

Update 4/7: Jorgenson is paying $5.5 million for the four James Crystal Radio stations. He began operating them via LMA on March 3. Update 4/4: It had been fairly quiet since the auction of the four James Crystal Radio stations took place on March 2. Now we know via Tom Taylor Now that the credit … [Read more...]

102.1 More-FM Launches In Hagerstown

102.1 MoreFM More FM W271BV Hagerstown WWEG-HD2 Manning Broadcasting

The new "102.1 More-FM" W271BV Hagerstown/106.9 WWEG-HD2 Myersville, MD debuted on Thursday, April 9. The AC station is launching with a promise of 54 minutes of music per hour. Chris Elliott, Program Director of sister Hot AC "Key 103" WAFY Frederick adds those duties for W271BV as … [Read more...]

Rock Hits Max 102 Debuts In Wilkes-Barre

Max 102 Rock Hits 102.3 The Sports Hub WHBS Wilkes-Barre Scranton Counting Entercom NBC Sports

Entercom launched Rock AC "Max 102" at 7:00 this morning. Focusing on Rock Hits of the 80s and 90s, the station listed Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard, Journey, Pat Benatar, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Sheryl Crow as core artists. New WMQX call letters are incoming. Original Report … [Read more...]

Saga Names Bob Lawrence As VP/Group PD

Saga Communications Bob Lawrence VP Group Program Director

Saga Communications has named Bob Lawrence as its new Vice President/Group Program Director replacing the recently departed Steve Goldstein. Lawrence joins Saga from Pinnacle Media Worldwide where he served as President and CEO of the strategic research company. Saga Communications, Inc. (NYSE … [Read more...]

Radio-One To Bring Praise To Baltimore

Praise 106.1 W291CA Baltimore New Country WLIF-HD2 Radio-One Gospel Yolanda Adams

Radio-One will assume operations of 106.1 W291BA Baltimore and launch Gospel "Praise 106.1" on the translator. W291BA is owned by Hope Christian Church of Marlton, NJ and is operated by CBS as "New Country 106.1" rebroadcasting 101.9 WLIF-HD2. As first reported by DCRTV.com, an internal Radio-One … [Read more...]

Go 96.3 Minneapolis Launches GoTV

Go 96.3 KTWN-FM Minneapolis GoTV Go TV

An interesting technical evolution has launched at Northern Lights Alternative "Go 96.3" KTWN-FM Edina/Minneapolis. KTWN-FM has launched "Go TV" with all the on-air elements of the radio station adding an online video component. Music videos play for whichever songs are playing, on-air talent are … [Read more...]

America’s Morning Show Gains Orlando Affiliate

America's Morning Show 103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando JVC Broadcasting Bubba Love Sponge

Cumulus' NASH brand has reached an important milestone as JVC Broadcasting's "103.1 The Wolf" WOTW Orlando will become the first non-Cumulus affiliate for "America's Morning Show". The Nashville originating show hosted by Blair Garner, Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks and Erika Grace Powell fills the … [Read more...]

Saga Acquires Harrisonburg Cluster

Saga Communications Bob Lawrence VP Group Program Director

Saga Communications has agreed to purchase VerStandig Broadcasting's five stations and one translator in Harrisonburg, VA market for an undisclosed amount. The five stations are AC "Fresh 96.1" WJDV Broadway, CHR "Q101" 100.7 WQPO Harrisonburg, Rock "105.1 Bob" WTGD Bridgewater, News/Talk 550 … [Read more...]

Jelli To Power Progmmattic Ad Sales For iHeartMedia

IHeartMedia Podcast Jared Leto Jaime Pressley Skybound Rebound Play.it

iHeartMedia announced the launch today of a new programmatic and automated ad buying platform for its stations utilizing the services created by Jelli. The new platform will enable advertisers to purchase spots automatically online in a way that iHeart states will reduce administrative hurdles … [Read more...]

Leighton Acquires Ten In Minnesota

Leighton Broadcasting Enterprises Jerry Papenfuss KAGE Fergus Falls Winona

Leighton Enterprises is purchasing ten stations in two Minnesota markets from Jerry Papenfuss for $9.5 million. The stations are located in the Fergus Falls/Perham, and Winona markets and operate under the KAGE, Inc., and Result Radio, Inc. names. The acquisitions will nearly double Leighton's … [Read more...]