A Commercial-Free Tailgate For Portland

Tailgate Country 103.7 Portland K279BO KFBW-HD3

iHeartMedia quietly launched "Tailgate Country 103.7" K279BO Portland/KFBW-HD3 Vancouver, WA last week. The new format gives Portland its third Country signal joining Alpha Media's "98.7 The Bull" KUPL and Entercom's "99.5 The Wolf" KWJJ. With the 99 watt translator having nowhere near the signal … [Read more...]

Dick Morris Exiting WPHT

Dick Morris Gary R'Nell Talk Radio 1210 WPHT Philadelphia

Afternoon host Dick Morris has announced he will depart CBS' "Talk Radio 1210" WPHT Philadelphia following next month's elections. Morris was previously a consultant to political campaigns, most notably President Clinton's reelection in 1996. He later became a conservative pundit and writer, … [Read more...]

Two Major Internet Fails For Radio

Stannard Broadcasting Windows XP Virus Today's Country 105.7 KVVP KROX KUMX

A big story making the rounds of the radioverse this week is the story of the Louisiana radio station "taken down by hackers". Stannard Broadcasting's cluster of "Today's Country 105.7" KVVP Leesville, Rock "Channel 95.7" KROK South Fort Polk, and AC "Mix 106.7" KUMX North Fort Polk originally … [Read more...]

Sunny Sets Over Traverse City

Sunny Country 101.9 The Bay WLDR Traverse City 92.3 WBNZ 750 WARD

After ten years of Country, "Sunny Country 101.9" WLDR-FM Traverse City, MI has flipped back to AC. WLDR-FM is now branded as "101.9 The Bay" positioned as "All the hits without the rap". WLDR-FM also simulcasts on 750 WARD Petoskey and 92.3 WBNZ Frankfort, MI. Discussing the change, station … [Read more...]

KWPC Adds Translator; Flips To Classic Country

860 95.1 KWPC Voice Of Muscatine Classic Country Oldies

WPW Broadcasting's 860 KWPC Muscatine, IA has added an FM signal via 95.1 K233BI Muscatine. Concurrently with the addition of the 250 watt FM translator, the station has dropped its Oldies format for Classic Country. The station is retaining its Full Service/Farm programming elements. The … [Read more...]

WKUZ Flips To Country

95.9 Kiss Country WKUS Wabash

Upper Wabash Broadcasting AC "95.9 Kiss-FM" has flipped to Country while keeping the same identity. The change is a return to Country for the station, which previously held the format until 2007. WKUZ is located in North Central Indiana between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. … [Read more...]

WQBU New York Returns To Regional Mexican

92.7 Neuva York WQBU Garden City New York Univision America

Update 10/22: WQBU made its flip to Regional Mexican "92.7 Nueva York" at 12am this morning. Among the programs the station will carry are "El Show de Raul Brindis" from 6-8am based at KLTN Houston and the KSCA Los Angeles based "http://buenomalafeo.univision.com/" from 8am to 1pm … [Read more...]

Radio Training Network Acquires KWFC Springfield, MO

89.1 KWFC Springfield Southern Gospel 88.3 The Wind KWND Radio Training Network

Radio Training Network is adding a second FM in Springfield, MO. The company, which already owns Christian AC "88.3 The Wind" KWND Springfield, is acquiring Southern Gospel 89.1 KWFC from Baptist Bible College for $1.3 million. The purchase price will be split from $845,000 in cash and $456,000 … [Read more...]

Colonial Radio Group Brands Olean

93.9 The Brand W230BO Olean Classic Country That Sizzles

Colonial Radio Group has flipped "CBS Sports Radio 93.9" WVTT-HD2 Portville/W230BO Olean, NY to Classic Country "93.9 The Brand". Branded as "Classic Country That Sizzles", the new format creates a flanker for sister Country "Bob 103.9" WBYB Eldred, PA/99.1 W256BQ Olean. The "Sizzles" portion of … [Read more...]

Nash Icon Signs Reba McEntire As First Artist

John Dickey Nash Icon Big Machine Reba McIntyre

The Nash Icon record label partnership of Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group has announced that Reba McEntire is the first artist to sign with them. When McEntire's new album is released it will give the industry the first test of how Cumulus' partnership with Big Machine will impact … [Read more...]

Union Broadcasting Acquires 93.9 WLCL Louisville

ESPN Louisville 680 WHBE 105.7 WHBE-FM 93.9 WLCL Union Broadcasting

Cumulus Media is completing its exit from Louisville as it sells 93.9 WLCL Sellersburg, IN to UB Louisville for $3,138,000. Union currently owns Sports "ESPN Louisville" 680 WHBE Newburg/105.7 WHBE-FM Eminence in the market and this acquisition gives the company a city-grade signal to bring the … [Read more...]

WQMT Shifts To Tennessee Country

Tennessee Country 93.9 TN WQMT Decatur Cleveland Chattanooga

East Tennessee Radio Group has flipped Regional Mexican "La Caliente 93.9" WQMT Decatur/Chattanooga, TN to Country. Now branded as "Tennessee Country 93.9", the move gives the station its fourth format in three years. It follows a similar move from Sports to Country at sister 106.3 WPFT Pigeon … [Read more...]

Artistic Sells South Bend But Keeps It In The Family

U93 WNDV The Stream 97.7 WSSM 102.3 WSMM South Bend Artistic Media Sound Management Arthur Angiotti

Arthur A. Angotti is selling Artistic Media Partners three FM's in South Bend, IN to Sound Management, LLC. The $3.5 million sale of CHR "U93" WNDV-FM and Classic Hits simulcast "The Stream" 97.7 WSSM Goshen/102.3 WSMM New Carlisle will transfer operations of the stations to Angotti's son Arthur … [Read more...]

Alpha Reboots Entire Richmond Cluster

98.9 Liberty WWLB Richmond 93.1 The Wolf WLFV Richmond Hank HankFM Big Oldies 107.3 BBT Alpha Media

Update 10/20: Alpha Media has completed its revamp of its entire Richmond cluster. As previously expected, Country "93.1 The Wolf" WLFV moved its programming to 98.9 WWLB (replacing Variety Hits "98.9 Liberty") and 100.3 WARV-FM Petersburg (replacing the simulcast of sister Classic Hits "Big … [Read more...]

Lazer Expands Into Sacramento & Modesto

Radio Lazer Broadcasting Latino 97.9 KLMG Sacramento La Gran D 94.3 93.9 Modesto Adelante Media Group

Lazer Broadcasting is acquiring four radio and one LPTV stations from Adelante Media in Central California. The $2.9 million purchase will bring Lazer into the Sacramento and Modesto markets. The company currently owns twenty Spanish language stations in Central and Southern California including … [Read more...]