1170 KBOB Flips To Classic Country

ESPN 1170 Real Country KBOB Davenport Quad Cities

Townsquare Media has flipped Sports "ESPN 1170" KBOB Davenport, IA/Quad Cities to Classic Country. Utilizing Westwood One's "Real Country" network, this is the third format for KBOB this year. Then utilizing the KJOC calls, the station flipped from the now defunct True Oldies Channel to Sports on … [Read more...]

WRNQ Returns To Its Q92 Roots

Lite 92.1 Lite-FM Q92 WRNQ Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley

Clear Channel AC "Lite 92.1" WRNQ Poughkeepsie, NY has returned to its former identity as "Q92" after more than a decade. Now positioned as "The Hudson Valley’s 80s to Now", WRNQ returns to the identity it used from its sign-on in 1989 until December 2003 when it aligned itself closer to sister … [Read more...]

Spezzano & Sandy Move From WPXY To WBZA

Spezzano Sandy 97.9 PXY WPXY Rochester 98.9 The Buzz WBZA Breakfast Megan Carter Corey

Entercom is changing up the morning lineups at two of its Rochester, NY stations. After 25 years at CHR 97.9 WPXY Scott Spezzano is moving to sister Rock "98.9 The Buzz" WBZA. Spezzano and co-host Sandy Waters will take the spot previously filled by Kimberly Rae and Barry Beck before they were … [Read more...]

Cumulus Prepping Dallas CHR Relaunch

I93 93.3 KLIF-FM Hot Hits Power Kannon Adam Bomb Louie Cruz Cumulus

A relaunch appears coming to Cumulus CHR "I93" 93.3 KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas. Cumulus has registered Hot933DFW.com, Hot933FM.net, Hot933Hits.com, Power93DFW.com, as well as a few potential decoys for other formats including Big933DFW.com, GoldHits933.com, SmoothJazz933.com, and 933JamsDFW.com. … [Read more...]

KRNA Shifts From Real Rock To Alternative

Real Rock 94.1 KRNA Cedar Rapids Iowa's Alternative Townsquare Media

Townsquare Media Active Rock "Real Rock 94.1" KRNA Cedar Rapids, IA has rebranded as "Iowa's Alternative" as the playlist begins to move towards Alternative. The airstaff remains the same with the syndicated Free Beer & Hot Wings in mornings, Valerie Hiatt in middays, and Program Director Gregg … [Read more...]

96.7 The Bull Launches In Biloxi

96.7 The Bull WUJM Gulfport Biloxi Alpha Media Tic Tak 1490 1640 The Champ

Update 9/5: As expected, WUJM flipped to Country "96.7 The Bull" at 5:00pm today. The new format is being positioned as "The Gulf Coast's New Hit Country Station" with a younger skew. Launching with 10,000 songs in a row, the Bull's first was Kenny Chesney's "American Kids". Mark 'Tic Tak' … [Read more...]

JVC Media Acquires KQ103 Orlando

KQ103.1 KQ 103 WHKQ Orlando TTB Media JVC Broadcasting WLOQ Party

Update 9/9: The sale has been filed with the FCC showing JVC Media is paying $10 million for WHKQ. Original Report 9/5: JVC Media continues its growth in Florida with the purchase of Spanish CHR "KQ 103.1" WHKQ Windermere/Orlando from TTB Media for an undisclosed price. The station will be … [Read more...]

Classic Hits Q103.9 Debuts In Monterey

Q103.9 Classic Hits B103.9 KBOQ Monterey Salinas Mount Wilson FM

Update 9/5: Mount Wilson FM has closed on their purchase of Soft AC "B103.9" KBOQ Seaside/Monterey from Mapleton Communications and flipped the station this morning to Classic Hits "Q103.9". The move brings the Classic Hits format back to the market for the first time since now-sister 97.9 KYZZ … [Read more...]

Limbaugh, Hannity, & Beck Move To KSFO San Francisco

Cumulus Hot Talk 560 KSFO Rush Limbaugh Hannity Glenn Beck Spencer Hughes 960 The Patriot KNEW

At the beginning of 2014, Clear Channel moved Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity to their then Liberal Talk stations in Los Angeles and San Francisco and rebranded them as Conservative Talk "The Patriot". The San Francisco version won't make it past nine months. Cumulus Media has announced that the … [Read more...]

WBVX Moves To Classic Rock

Classic Rock 92.1 B92 WBVX Lexington LM Communications

LM Communications has flipped Classic Hits "B92" WBVX Carlisle/Lexington, KY to Classic Rock "Classic Rock 92.1". The move pulls the station out of competition with Clear Channel's Classic Hits "Rewind 105.5" WWRW and towards their Rock 100.1 WKQQ. The station is promising no stopset longer than … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 9/4

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Sales Virginia Tech Foundation sells the CP for 92.1 W221CF Harrisonburg, VA to Verstanding Broadcasting for $62,500. Verstandig has applied to upgrade W221CF from 6 watts at 482.9 meters to 250 watts at 130 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 550 WSVA Harrisonburg (Coverage Map). MCC Radio acquires … [Read more...]

Cumulus Reorganizes Management Structure

Cumulus Lew Dickey John Dickey Reorganization Management

Cumulus Media is restructuring its upper level management under Chairman/CEO Lew Dickey. The position of Co-Chief Operating Officer will be eliminated with Jon Pinch retiring in November. John Dickey, who also held that title will become Executive Vice President of Content and Programming with … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Pulls Plug On Rush Radio Branding

Rush Radio 99.5 WRNO New Orleans News Talk

The first station to brand itself around Rush Limbaugh has become the final one to eliminate that branding. Darryl Parks reports that "Rush Radio 99.5" WRNO New Orleans converted its branding to the more generic "News Talk 99.5" as Clear Channel continues to pull away from positioning their … [Read more...]

EMF Enters Fort Myers

Ave Maria University Catholic Radio 98.5 WDEO-FM Fort Myers Naples EMF KLove Air1

Ave Maria University has sold Catholic 98.5 WDEO-FM San Carlos Park/Fort Myers to Educational Media Foundation to Educational Media Foundation for $2.2 million. The acquisition is EMF's first in the Fort Myers market. The station already operates on a non-commerical license with 18.5kW at 113 … [Read more...]

Pulse 102 Raleigh Moves To 96.9

Pulse 102 102.3 WWPL 102.5 WPLW 96.9 WBZJ Raleigh Durham Goldsboro

Curtis Media has flipped 96.9 WBZJ Goldsboro, NC to CHR "Pulse FM". The move comes as 102.3 WWPL Smithfield, NC is about to be spun-off necessitating a need for a new signal to cover the Raleigh half of the market. The format will continue to air on 102.5 WPLW Hillsborough/Durham. WBZJ dropped … [Read more...]