Townsquare Media Acquires XXL Magazine

Townsquare Media XXL Magazine King Antenna Mag Harris Publications

Townsquare Media is expanding its digital holdings with the purchase of hip-hop focused XXL Magazine from Harris Publications. Townsquare will convert the magazine to a digital only property following the next issue due to be released in early October. They will also acquire AntennaMag.com, a … [Read more...]

Cross Platform Media Acquires IRN/USA Radio Network

IRN USA Radio News Networks Cross Platform Media

Cross Platform Media announced today it had previously added IRN/USA Radio Networks to its holdings. IRN/USA will join TEN Syndication among Cross Platform's broadcast syndication holdings. TEN distributes five daily talk programs including WBAP Dallas mid-morning host Ben Ferguson. Cross … [Read more...]

WPFT Heading To Mountain Country

Mountain Country 106.3 The Zone WPFT Pigeon Forge Gatlinburg

East Tennessee Radio Group is flipping Sports "106.3 The Zone" WPFT Pigeon Forge, TN to Country "Mountain Country" on Monday, September 29. Covering the Gatlinburg resort area southeast of Knoxville, WPFT is returning to the "Mountain" moniker it used during its original Classic Hits format from … [Read more...]

KCLS Gets Easy

Easy 101.5 KCLS St. George Cedar City

Canyon Media Soft AC 101.5 KCLS Leeds/St. George and 101.1 K266BR Cedar City, UT has rebranded as "Easy 101.5". With the rebranding the station has changed its positioning from "Southern Utah's Greatest Hits" to "Southern Utah's Soft Favorites". … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 9/21: New Translators For Atlanta & Baltimore

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Steve Hedgwood's Core Communicators recently launched Urban Oldies "Old School 99.3" on Edgewater Broadcasting's W257DF Dallas, GA rebroadcasting 1010 WTZA Atlanta. Now the translator applies to move to downtown Atlanta with 99 watts at 263 meters (Coverage Map). Radio-One may … [Read more...]

Denny Schaffer Returns To Toledo

Denny Schaffer Star 105 105.5 WWWM Toledo 92.5 Kiss-FM WVKS 1370 WSPD 99.5 WRNO

Denny Schaffer is returning the market where he spent the majority of his radio career. Schaffer is joining Cumulus Hot AC "Star 105" WWWM-FM Sylvania/Toledo, OH for mornings beginning Monday, September 22. He spent most of the 1990's in mornings at crosstown CHR "92.5 Kiss-FM" WVKS before … [Read more...]

Adams Expands To Salisbury/Ocean City

Adams Radio Group Great Scott Broadcasting Salisbury Ocean City Georgetown 93.5 The Beach WZBH OC104 WOCQ Hot Country 107.7 WKHII

Great Scott Broadcasting is exiting the radio industry with a pair of divestitures of its Salisbury/Ocean City, MD stations. Adams Radio has agreed to acquire two AMs, four FMs, and two translators. The stations involved are Rock "93.5 The Beach" WZBH Georgetown DE, Classic Rock "Big 98.5" WGBG … [Read more...]

iHeartMedia Launches 106.7 The Beat Columbus

X106.7 106.7 The Beat WCGX Columbus Breakfast Club

As Semisonic's "Closing Time" concluded at 12pm, iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel) flipped Alternative "X106.7" WCGX Dublin, OH/Columbus to Urban "106.7 The Beat". The move concedes the Alternative audience in Columbus to "CD102.5" WWCD and places the station in competition with Radio-One's … [Read more...]

LA’s Beast Sets Lineup

The Beast 980 KFWB Los Angeles Jim Rome CBS Sports

KFWB Los Angeles will launch its new local lineup on Monday, September 22 as the station officially debuts its identity as "The Beast 980". The Beast will feature former UCLA and Clippers basketball player Marques Johnson and former Fox Sports anchor Jeanne Zelasko in mornings from 5:30 to … [Read more...]

MundoFM Debuts In Amarillo

102.9 MundoFM Mundo FM KEYU Amarillo

Midessa Broadcasting has launched Spanish Adult Hits "102.9 Mundo-FM" KEYU-FM Amarillo. Midessa had purchased the former KRGN from Family Life Radio for $700,000 earlier this year. The station's Facebook page describes the station (via translation) as, "We play a variety of great songs that range … [Read more...]

Mike Broomhead To Replace Retiring Barry Young At KFYI Phoenix

Mike Broomhead Barry Young 550 KFYI Phoenix Retirement

iHeartMedia Phoenix has announced that afternoon host Mike Broomhead will move to mornings at News/Talk 550 KFYI Phoenix following the retirement of Barry Young on November 7. A search is on for Broomhead's replacement in afternoons. HeartMedia Phoenix announced today that after nearly three … [Read more...]

Les Moonves Again Hints At CBS Selling Stations

CBS Radio Les Moonves Selling Smaller Markets

Update 9/18: At a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference yesterday, CBS President/CEO Les Moonves once again discussed CBS trimming its radio portfolio. Moonves stated that he would like to drop around 40 stations to somewhere in the "high 80s, low 80s over the next year or so". Original … [Read more...]

KDKB Drops Rock After 43 Years; Flips To Alternative

93.3 Alt AZ KDKB Phoenix Alternative Shmonty Conklin Neanderpaul Ruby Cheeks

93.3 KDKB Mesa/Phoenix has dropped its Rock format of 43 years and flipped to Alternative "Alt AZ 93.3" at 12pm today. The move returns Alternative to the Phoenix market for the first time since 103.9 KEXX dropped the format in January 2012. The new format is launching commercial free through the … [Read more...]

KQLQ Relaunches As 103.1 Now-FM

Hot 103.1 Now FM KQLQ Monroe Mapleton

Update 9/17: After a day and half of stunting, KQLQ relaunched its CHR format as "103.1 Now-FM" at 12pm today. The Kidd Kraddick morning show will remain with the station and return on Monday, September 22. Original Report 9/16: Mapleton Communications is making its first move at its recently … [Read more...]

Bustos Media Reacquires Nine Washington Stations

Amador Bustos Media Adelante Latino 1210 KMIA 99.3 KDDS La Gran D Grande Seattle Yakima

Bustos Media is reacquiring nine stations in Washington State that were transferred to Adelante Media Group in 2010. Returning to Bustos are: Seattle: Regional Mexican "La Gran D 99.3" KDDS-FM Elma Seattle: Spanish CHR "Latino 1210" KMIA Auburn-Federal Way Kennewick/Pasco/Richland: Spanish CHR … [Read more...]