Aberdeen Shuffle To Create Seattle Rimshot?

Bigfoot 93.7 KANY Montesano Aberdeen Shelton 107.3 KLSY The Quake William Wolfenbarger

Bill Wolfenbarger's Jodesha Broadcasting has registered domains that hints at format shuffles at his Aberdeen, WA stations perhaps to allow a Seattle move-in. Bigfoot1073.com was registered as a future destination for Country "Bigfoot 93.7" KANY Montesano. 107.3 is currently Classic Rock "107.3 … [Read more...]

After Cuts Clear Channel Restructures Sales Networks

Clear Channel IHeartRadio Networks Sales Cuts

Following their restructuring of their sales departments with many staffers dismissed last week, Clear Channel is launching a new iHeartRadio Networks sales initiative. iHeartRadio Networks will begin to bring a nationalized approach to local radio sales as Clear Channel will combine local … [Read more...]

Emmis Invests In Funkmaster Flex To Expand Personality Brands

Emmis Flexco Funkmaster Flex Investment

Emmis is doubling-down on its investment in "Hot 97" WQHT New York nighttime personality/mixer Funkmaster Flex. Flexco, run by Flex, will sell a 40% stake to Emmis. Flexco currently operates InFlexWeTrust.com, as well as sites for fellow WQHT personalities such as Angie Martinez’s … [Read more...]

Cumulus Debuts 98.3 The Torch Des Moines

98.3 The Torch Wow WowFM KWQW Des Moines Robert Rees Glenn Beck Dennis Miller

Update 4/21: KWQW relaunched as "98.3 The Torch" today as expected with all the changes telegraphed below coming true. New Program Director Robert Rees is hosting mornings from 5-9am. Glenn Beck is added from 9-11am and Dennis Miller from 11am to 2pm. The station is now positioning itself as … [Read more...]

Sunrise Resets Its Hudson Valley Changes

Fox Oldies 1220 ESPN WGNY Newburgh Poughkeepsie 103.1 WJGK 98.9 WGNY-FM

Update 3/21: One month after a cluster-wide morning show shuffle, Sunrise Broadcasting has set everything back to the way it was. Bob & Lori have returned from a month on "Fox Oldies 98.9" WGNY-FM Rosendale to move back to AC "Fox 103.1" WJGK Newburgh. That allows Van Ritshie to go back to … [Read more...]

Randi Rhodes To End Syndicated Show

Randi Rhodes Premiere Radio Networks Clear Channel Cancellation

Syndicated Liberal Talker Randi Rhodes is ending her daily program on May 16. Last November Premiere Radio Networks cancelled and then uncancelled her West Palm Beach based show after agreeing to a contract extension through 2014. The decision to end the program this time came from Rhodes … [Read more...]

Fringe 105.3 Austin Debuts

Fringe FM Austin JB Sandy Bob Cole Jason Nassour KOKE 104.9 The Horn 92.9 KLGO

Update 4/19: After a few minutes of technical issues, Fringe launched around 10:15am with JB & Sandy introducing themselves and the station. Many of the sweepers heard on the station took shots at Entercom and Mix 94.7 for letting the duo go and branding the station as home of commercial radio … [Read more...]

A Party Starts In Waco

101.3 Party La Caliente 1590 KLRK Waco

For the fourth time in four years M&M Broadcasters launched a new format on 1590 KLRK Mexia/101.3 K267AI Moody, TX. The duo has dropped Regional Mexican "La Caliente" for a return to Variety Hits as "101.3 Party". This brings a return to the format the station carried from February 29, 2012 until … [Read more...]

Ryan Seacrest To Expand Clear Channel Role

Clear Channel IHeartRadio Networks Sales Cuts

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ryan Seacrest is in talks with Clear Channel to expand his role with the company. Seacrest is currently in the process of renegotiating his duties with his multiple employers. THR's report states that Seacrest will depart amicably with NBC Universal leaving his … [Read more...]

Michael Graham Joins All News 106.7 Atlanta

All News 106.7 Michael Graham Boston Herald Radio Natural Truth WCRN WBNW WESO

Update 4/18: Cumulus has confirmed what we assumed. Michael Graham will join "All News 106.7" WYAY for a 9am to 12pm daily talk show. No start date has been announced. Cumulus Media announces that talk radio personality Michael Graham will host a new radio talk show on WYAY, Atlanta “All News … [Read more...]

Wausau Finds Its Magic

Magic 104 Z104 104.1 WMZK 99.1 Wausau

Radio One Communications has flipped Classic Rock "Z104" WMZK Merril, WI/99.1 W256AG Wausau to Hot AC "Magic 104.1". The move took place on Tuesday, April 15 at 3:00pm. Positioning itself as "All Hit Radio", the station gives Wausau a Hot AC for the first time since then 96.7 WLJY flipped to CHR … [Read more...]

Alpha and L&L To Merge; Acquire Main Line Broadcasting

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Larry Wilson is merging his two operating companies into one and acquiring another. Alpha Broadcasting and L&L Broadcasting will merge to become Alpha Media, while purchasing Main Line Broadcasting's 19 stations in four markets for $57 million. Both Alpha and L&L were founded by Larry Wilson … [Read more...]

Prolific Boston Pirate Raided

Touch 106.1 Boston Black FCC Raid Shut Down Mayor Charles Clemons

Boston area pirate "Touch 106.1" was shut down today following a raid by US marshals. The Boston Globe reports that agents arrived at the station this morning to search the place and remove anything that allowed transmission of programs over the airwaves. The station has been operated by … [Read more...]

B92.7 Terre Haute Debuts

B92.7 92.7 Bob BobFM WFNB Terre Haute Emmis

Update 4/17: Emmis flipped Variety Hits "92.7 Bob-FM" to Hot AC "B92.7" this morning. Post by B 92.7 Today's Best Music. The move places the station directly between Midwest's combo of AC 98.5 WBOW and CHR "100.7 Mix-FM" WMGI Update 8:30pm: B927FM.com has gone live with a splash … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Confirms Sales Cuts

Clear Channel IHeartRadio Networks Sales Cuts

Clear Channel has made cuts at sales departments across the country. While not specifying the amount of people let go, the company has released the following statement regarding the layoffs: As a policy, we don't discuss personnel matters. However, for the last several months we have been … [Read more...]