James Crystal Bankruptcy Update

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

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 bid by Atalaya Capital was the only bid for the stations, which will soon be transferred to a new group headed by auction broker Mark … [Read more...]

Star To Shine In Cleveland

Star New 102 WDOK Cleveland CBS Jen Tim

A rebranding is on its way to CBS AC "New 102" WDOK Cleveland. As the station currently runs a "$102 Star of the Day" contest, WDOK is preparing to relaunch as "Star 102". Star102Cleveland.com was registered last week and the station's Facebook page has already been changed to … [Read more...]

KIIS Becomes Nation’s Top Biller

102.7 KIIS KIISFM iHeart Media 103.5 WTOP BIA/Kelsey Radio Station Revenue Billing 2014

iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles is the new #1 revenue generating station in the country. BIA/Kelsey released its annual report of the top ten billers showing KIIS rising ahead of Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC as it ends WTOP's four year reign at the top. KIIS' $65.9 million … [Read more...]

Big Changes In Chattanooga

Hippie Radio Big 106.9 Cat Country 95.3 WPLZ Chattanooga 107.9 Brewer Media

Brewer Media Classic Hits "Hippie Radio 106.9" W295BI Chattanooga/95.3 WPLZ-HD2 Oootewah, TN is undergoing an upheaval. The station is now identifying as "106.9 - Chattanooga's Greatest Hits" with its website now redirecting to Big1069.com. Are there more changes coming? In addition to … [Read more...]

WOBX Flips To Sports

98.1 The Score WOBX Manteo Outer Banks News Talk East Carolina Radio

East Carolina Radio News/Talk 98.1 WOBX Manteo/Nags Head, NC has flipped to Sports "98.1 The Score". The station's lineup features a mix of programming from Fox Sports Radio and CBS Sports Radio including Fox' Andy Furman & Mike North from 6-8am, Dan Patrick from 9am-12pm, Jay Mohr from 3-6pm, … [Read more...]

Spanish CHR Launching In Philadelphia

Supra SupraFM 97.1 Super Q W246AQ Collingswood Philadelphia DJ Frankie 97.5 WPEN-HD3

As expected, the conflict with the "Super Q" branding has resulted in a name change for the coming Spanish CHR format on 97.1 W246AQ Collingswood/97.5 WPEN-HD3 Burlington, NJ/Philadelphia. The Latin Radio Group operated translator will instead launch on Wednesday, April 1 as "97.1 … [Read more...]

Salem To Launch Answer & Fish In Little Rock

96.5 The Voice Answer KHTE Little Rock Larry Crain Media Salem

In addition to KHTE, it appears Salem will be taking over operations of Sports "93.3 The Jock" KKSP. Unlike KHTE where the Conservative Talk format will just be reluanched, Salem will flip KKSP out of its current format to Christian AC. Salem has registered 933FMTheFish.com for KKSP and social … [Read more...]

Tommy Page Joins Cumulus

Tommy Page Cumulus Media Pandora Live Events

Longtime music executive Tommy Page is joining Cumulus Media as Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships. Page joins Cumulus from Pandora where he was Vice President of Artist and Brand Partnerships. Page has also spent time as Publisher of Billboard Magazine, worked in A&R and radio … [Read more...]

Behind The Launch: True Taos Radio

True Taos Radio 93.5 KNCE Rita O'Connell LiveTaos Kickstarter

In November 2014, four organizations in Taos, NM came together to acquire 93.5 KNCE and launched a unique Community station. Rita O'Connell, the communications director and one of the partners at "True Taos Radio" joins us to discuss the birth of the station and how it fills its niche in the Taos … [Read more...]

Rhythmic Oldies Hot 93.5 Launching In El Paso

Hot 93.5 Old School El Paso iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia will launch Rhythmic Oldies "Hot 93.5" K228FH Montoya/KPRR-HD2 El Paso, TX. The new "Old School" positioned station will flank sister Rhythmic CHR "Power 102.1" KPRR and AC "Sunny 99.9" KTSM with Rhythmic pop from the 70s through 90s much like sister "Hot 95.1" KLQT … [Read more...]

KNRY Flips To Adult Standards

Unforgettable 1240 KNRY Monterey Mount Wilson FM Sinatra KMozart

Mount Wilson FM has dropped the Classical "K-Mozart" programming from 1240 KNRY Monterey, CA and is currently stunting with non-stop Frank Sinatra as it prepares to flip to Adult Standards "Unforgettable 1240" on Monday, March 30. The station lists Nat King Cole, Barbra Streisand, Harry Connick, … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/28: Lots Of Florida Translator Moves

Old School 104.7 KQIE Redlands San Bernardino FCC Application Translator CP Construction Permit

Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 104.7" KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE's coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho … [Read more...]

Vin Scelsa Retiring From WFUV/SiriusXM

Vin Sclesa Idiots Delight 90.7 WFUV New York WNEW KRock WXRK The Loft

One of the last baton holders from the free-form era of commercial Rock radio in New York is calling it a career. Vin Scelsa will end his "Idiot's Delight" program on 90.7 WFUV on Saturday, May 2. His final show on SiriusXM's "The Loft" will air on Thursday, April 30. A tribute concert, "Vin … [Read more...]

CBS To Amp Up Philadelphia?

Wired 96.5 Amp Radio WRDW-FM Philadelphia CBS Chunky Buster

Digital signs are pointing to a coming relaunch of CBS CHR "Wired 96.5" WRDW-FM Philadelphia under their "Amp" branding. 965Amp.com was registered anonymously in late February following prior parking of 965AmpRadio.com and AmpRadioPhilly.com right after CBS' acquisition of the station was … [Read more...]

FCC Rejects Townsquare Bid To Restore Three Stations From Trust

Townsquare Media XXL Magazine King Antenna Mag Harris Publications

The FCC has rejected Townsquare Media's bid to pull CHR "Q92.3" KKHQ-FM Oelwein, Classic Rock 97.7 KCRR Grundy Center, and Country "K98.5" KOEL-FM Cedar Falls, IA out of the Cedar Rapids Divestiture Trust. The agency ruled that Townsquare's bid for a waiver to return the stations was … [Read more...]