Townsquare Reclaims Iowa Trio From Trust

Townsquare Media Q92.3 KKHQ 97.7 KCRR K98.5 KOEL-FM Waterloo

Townsquare Media is bringing back three stations it had placed into a divestiture trust into its holdings. CHR "Q92.3" KKHQ-FM Oelwein, Classic Rock 97.7 KCRR Grundy Center, and Country "K98.5" KOEL-FM Cedar Falls, all in the Waterloo, IA market were placed in the Cedar Rapids Divestiture Trust … [Read more...]

John Dickey Discusses Nash Icon Launch

John Dickey Nash Icon Launch Cumulus Lew Dickey Analysis

Cumulus Executive Vice President & Co-Chief Operating Officer John Dickey held a conference call this afternoon with the radio industry press to discuss the recent launch of the Nash Icon brand. Among the points discussed by Dickey: Country is the last major format that has not fragmented. … [Read more...]

Alt 98.3 Nashville Debuts

Clear Channel Alt 98.3 W252CM Nashville WNRQ-HD2 John Mayer Em Zeus Slappy

Update 8/25: After nearly a week of testing/stunting, Clear Channel launched Alternative "Alt 98.3" W252CM/105.9 WNRQ-HD2 Nashville at 5pm today. Branded as "Nashville's Alternative", the stations launched with Jack White's "Lazretto". John Mayer, afternoon host of sister CHR "107.5 The River" … [Read more...]

Lincoln Finds Itself Red With Hits

Red 94.5 Lincoln New Music 1400 KLIN Caleb James

NRG Media has flipped 94.5 K233AN/107.3 KBBK-HD2 Lincoln, NE to CHR "Red 94.5". The 250 watt translator had been rebroadcasting sister News/Talk 1400 KLIN. Positioned as "Lincoln's New Music", Red is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that core … [Read more...]

Corus Rebrands Two In Cornwall

Variety 104 104.5 FreshFM Greatest Hits 101.9 Boom CJSS Cornwall Corus

Corus Entertainment has relaunched its two FM's in Cornwall, ON bringing in brand names used at sister stations across Canada. At 11am today, Hot AC "Variety 104" CFLG became "104.5 Fresh-FM". Jimmy Kalaitzis and Sue Stewart remain in the now renamed "Fresh Mornings". Shannon Brooksbank moves … [Read more...]

KTAR Rebrands With Mobile Emphasis

News Talk 92.3 KTAR Phoenix Mac Gaydos Bruce St. James

Bonneville's "News/Talk 92.3" KTAR-FM Phoenix has rebranded as "KTAR News On 92.3 &" as it places additional emphasis on its web and mobile users. The change comes with additional news programming blocks in middays and afternoons. Arizona's Morning News with Ned and Connie stays in place … [Read more...]

Fook & Mishell Head To Middays In Salt Lake City

Alt 94.9 KHTB Salt Lake City Fook Mishell KFMA Tucson 102.1 92.1

Former KFMA Tucson morning hosts Todd "Fook" Fooks and Mishell Livio are joining Cumulus Alternative "Alt 94.9" KHTB Salt Lake City for middays starting today. "FML with Fook and Mishell" will be a morning-style show airing in middays. Cumulus announces that Alt 94.9 KHTB in Salt Lake City … [Read more...]

NRG Media Acquires Woodward’s Waterloo Stations

NRG Media Woodward Communications 105.7 KOKZ Rock 108 KFMW 1540 KXEL 1330 KWLO Waterloo Cedar Rapids

Update 8/25: NRG Media will be paying $3.55 million for the four Woodward stations in Waterloo. Original Report 8/22: NRG Media has acquired Woodward Communication's four stations in Waterloo, IA for an as yet undisclosed price. Included in the sale are Classic Hits 105.7 KOKZ, Active Rock … [Read more...]

Format Move & New Talker To Launch In Ozarks

Hit 93.5 KKTZ Star 107.5 KOMT Eagle Mountain Home

John Dowdy's adjusting the programming at two of his three stations in Mountain Home, AR. Hot AC "Hit 93.5" KKTZ Lakeview will relocate from its 16kw Class C2 signal to the 100kW Class C0 107.5 Mountain Home signal replacing AC "Star 107.5" KOMT. 93.5 will assume the KOMT call letters and flip to … [Read more...]

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...]