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...]

Westwood One Dropping NBC News

NBC News Radio Cumulus Westwood One CNN

As part of the restructuring that saw Westwood One drop ABC News for a new CNN powered news service, Westwood One has notified affiliates it will also drop distribution of NBC News to affiliates on December 15. Affiliates will have the option to switch to the new CNN fueled Westwood One News … [Read more...]

Sound Communications Expands In New York’s Southern Tier

KZ102 WZKZ Sound Communications Pembrook Pines

Sound Communications is acquiring Country "KZ102" 101.9 WZKZ Alfred/Wellsville, NY from the in-receivership Pembrook Pines for an undisclosed price. The Class A signal covers the area in-between Olean and Elmira where Sound already operates clusters. Sound owns a translator in Wellsville that … [Read more...]

Cumulus Teasing Changes At 106.5 The Ticket Toledo

106.5 The Ticket Norm Wamer WLQR-FM Toledo Cumulus

Update 10/15: Cumulus has announced that Bill Michaels, Program Director of Classic Rock 94.5 WXKR and Alternative "100.7 The Zone" W264AK will add on additional duties programming 106.5 WLQR-FM and Conservative Talk 1470 WLQR replacing the departed Wamer. Market Manager Andy Stuart shot down the … [Read more...]

BBC & US Partners To Develop Hybrid Radio Tuner

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The BBC has announced it is working with a coalition of global broadcasters to develop a hybrid tuner utilizing a combination of internet and broadcast delivery systems. The Universal Smartphone Radio Project partners include Emmis (leading the NextRadio app development), biquity (Developers of … [Read more...]

KOGO Adds Eight Hours Of News Daily

600 KOGO NewsRadio News Chris Merril LaDona Harvey Sully

Clear Channel Talk 600 KOGO San Diego is rebooting its lineup starting Tuesday, October 14 as it adds three news blocks to its programming. The new KOGO lineup will feature: 5am-9am: San Diego's Morning News with LaDona Harvey and Ted Garcia 9am-12pm: Rush Limbaugh 12pm-1pm: KOGO’s News at … [Read more...]

92.1 Houston Goes Boom

B92 B92.1 Beyonce Radio News 92.1 KROI Houston Radio-One Boom BoomFM Boom92

Update 10/13: At 5pm today, the Beyonce stunt on KROI Seabrook/Houston gave way to Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 92". The stations lists core artists as Jay Z, Biggie, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and UGK. The name is meant to match with sister "97.9 The Box" KBXX as in "Boom Box" … [Read more...]

Fox Sports Radio Bringing A Blueprint For A Revamped Talk Format

Fox Sports Radio Jay Mohr Rich Eisen Dan Patrick iHeartMedia

When iHeartMedia's "Fox Sports Radio" debuts its new lineup on November 3, the network will have ten hours of its daily lineup that will be dedicated to general entertainment Talk as opposed to just sports. Rich Eisen's first guests on the show that will add the radio simulcast on 11/3 were actor … [Read more...]

WESI Louisville Shifts To Classic Hits

Easy Rock 105.1 GHL Louisville Greatest Hits WESI WGHL Alpha Media

Alpha Media has dropped the Soft AC "Easy Rock 105.1" format on WESI Shepherdsville/Louisville and flipped the station to Classic Hits. The station is now branded as "105.1 GHL" with new WGHL call letters pending. WGHL is launching with the usual 10,000 songs-in-a-row commercial free. It joins … [Read more...]

Franken-FM’s To Get Temporary Stay; Potentially Permanent One

FCC 87.7 LPTV Channel 6 Analog Digital Convervsion

The LPTV stations on Channel 6 that operate as radio stations on 87.7 have gotten a stay of execution from the FCC. The September 1, 2015 deadline that would've forced all of the remaining analog LPTV's to convert to digital operation has been suspended indefinitely until a new date is decided … [Read more...]

Rejoice! More Gospel On FM In Orlando

Rejoice 103.7 Orlando Gospel 1140 WRMQ

Orlando has gained its second FM Gospel signal in as many months as Q Broadcasting has launched "Rejoice 103.7" W279CO Eatonville. Rebroadcasting 1140 WRMQ Orlando, the translator joins Central Florida Educational Foundation's "G106.3" W292DZ Orlando/88.3 WPOZ-HD3 in broadcasting Gospel … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 10/10

Streetz 94.5 Atlanta Steve Hegwood Core Communicators

Translator Sales Steve Hegwood's Core Communicators is converting its lease of 94.5 W233BF Atlanta into a purchase. Edgewater Broadcasting will receive $53,000 for the translator, which currently operates as Urban "Streetz 94.5" via a rebroadcast of 94.1 WSTR-HD3. Hegwood had previously applied to … [Read more...]

WHIZ-FM Shifts To CHR

Z92 Z92.7 WHIZ-FM Jonathan Steele Zanesville

WHIZ Media Group Hot AC "Z92" 92.7 WHIZ-FM South Zanesville, OH has relaunched with a more current hit music direction. ZanesviThe move comes with new "Southeast Ohio's Hit Music Station" positioning and imaging. The first hour of the new "Z92" consisted of: Mary Lambert f/ B.o.B. - … [Read more...]