Pittsburgh’s Answer To Launch May 13

1250 The Answer WDDZ WPGP Pittsburgh Radio Disney Mike Gallagher

Salem Media has announced that it will launch Conservative Talk "1250 The Answer" WPGP Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 13. Salem acquired the current WDDZ from Radio Disney in February for $1 million. The new WPGP call letters are meant to be a call back to the WPGB calls used by iHeartMedia's … [Read more...]

iHeart Launches 96.5 Country Des Moines

96.5 Country K243CA Des Moines KDRB-HD2 iHeart Bobby Bones Nash

iHeartMedia has launched Country "96.5 Country" K243CA Millman/KDRB-HD2 Des Moines. The 102 watt translator (Coverage Map) gives an in-market competitor to Cumulus' duo of "92.5 Nash Icon" KJJY and "97.3 Nash-FM" KHKI. Those stations placed fourth and fifth in the Fall Phase 2 Nielsen Audio … [Read more...]

Bull Coming To Santa Rosa May 1

106.3 KTRY The Bull Something Big Coming Santa Rosa

KTRY is promoting that it will relaunch as "106.3 The Bull" on Friday, May 1. Original Report 4/14: Redwood Empire Stereocasters Country 106.3 KTRY Cazadero/Santa Rosa, CA is teasing "Something Big Is Coming" to the station. 1063TheBull.com was registered for KTRY on March 30. A rebranding to … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 4/26: Next Phase Of Salt Lake Shuffle Upcoming

FCC Radio Station Application Construction Permit 105.7 KNRS-FM 105.9 Rock 106.5 KAAZ 106.7 Salt Lake City

Station Moves The long gestating frequency shuffle involving many Salt Lake City area frequencies is coming even closer to fruition. iHeartMedia's 105.7 KNRS-FM Centerville and 106.5 KAAZ-FM Spanish Fork have applied to make their moves to 105.9 and 106.7 respectively. Neither station will make … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 4/24

Radio Station Translator Sale Assignment Juan 102.9 KLBU Lobo 94.7 KKIM-FM Santa Fe

Station Sales American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting are swapping signals in the Santa Fe, NM market. Hutton will send Spanish Adult Hits "Juan 102.9" KLBU Pecos to AGM for "Radio Lobo" 94.7 KKIM-FM Santa Fe, which currently simulcasts 97.7 KLVO Belen/Albuquerque. The deal gives Hutton a … [Read more...]

WKOS Shifts From Nash To Nash Icon

Nash Icon 104.9 WKOS Kingsport Johnson City Bristol NashIcon

Cumulus Country "104.9 Nash-FM" WKOS Kingsport, TN has moved over to the Nash Icon brand. "104.9 NashIcon" will feature the national on-air programming originating from Cumulus' Nash Campus in Nashville as heard on 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville. WKOS has held steady at a 0.8 share in the last few Nielsen … [Read more...]

WKLH Becomes Milwaukee’s Hometown Rock

Hometown Rock 96.5 WKLH-FM Milwaukee Saga

Saga Classic Rock 96.5 WKLH Milwaukee has given itself a fresh coat of paint as it rebrands as "Hometown Rock 96-5". The move comes as the station recenters its musical focus into the 1980s with less 70s product. WKLH registered a seventh place showing in the March 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings … [Read more...]

Jack Swanson Named KCBS Director of News and Programming

Jack Swanson News 740 KCBS 106.9 KFRC San Francisco 560 KSFO 810 KGO

Former KGO/KSFO San Francisco Program Director Jack Swanson is returning to the market as the new Director of News & Programming for CBS' News 740 KCBS/106.9 KFRC. Swanson spent much of his radio career programming the Talk combo of 560 KSFO and 810 KGO under ABC and Citadel ownership. He … [Read more...]

iHeartMedia Launches Podcast Network

IHeartMedia Podcast Jared Leto Jaime Pressley Skybound Rebound Play.it

On the heels of CBS Radio's launch of Play.It, iHeartMedia is throwing its hat into the podcast arena. AdWeek reports that at its "Soundfront" event for advertisers this evening, iHeart will announce the launch of shows including ones hosted by actor/musician Jared Leto and actress Jaime … [Read more...]

I Went To The NAB Show And All I Got Was A Platform

NAB Show 2015 Platform Voltair Podcast TagStation NextRadio

Everywhere you went at the 2015 NAB Show you were hard pressed to not come across a platform. No, not something to stand on, but the technical term of building infrastructure. From web systems to podcasting to the connected car it was all about the platform. Here are some of the takeaways I got from … [Read more...]

Brooke & Jubal Get Syndicated To Portland

Brooke Jubal Movin 92.5 KQMV Seattle Live 95.5 KBFF Portland Bryan LaRoche Hannah Byrom

Alpha Media CHR "Live 95.5" KBFF Portland will begin airing the Brooke & Jubal morning show based at Hubbard's "Movin 92.5" KQMV Seattle on Monday, April 27. Hosted by Brooke Fox and Jubal Flagg, the show is also part of the syndicated "Dish Nation" television show. Fox previously worked in the … [Read more...]

Bustos Reacquires WDDW Milwaukee

104.7 La Gran D WDDW Milwaukee Bustos Adelante Media

Bustos Media will pay $1 million for WDDW according to the FCC filing of the acquisition. Original Report 4/22: Adelante Media continues its divestiture as it sends Regional Mexican "104.7 La Gran D" WDDW Sturtevant/Milwaukee, WI to Bustos Media for an undisclosed price. Bustos Media … [Read more...]

FCC To Hold Translator Filing Window For Remaining Tech Box Proposals

FCC Auction 83 Tech Box Filing Window

The FCC Media Bureau will hold a filing window through May 21 for the 29 translator tech box proposals remaining from the previous Auction 83. The 29 proposals were previously considered mutually exclusive in the 2003 filing window. Original applicants may file minor amendments to power, height, … [Read more...]

Lotus Flips Las Vegas Pair

La Caliente 1230 KLAV 98.9 Las Vegas Henderson Fox Sports 1340 KRLV Talk Lotus Communications

Lotus Communications has made a pair of format changes at its Las Vegas cluster. Brokered Talk 1230 KLAV Las Vegas and 98.9 K255CT Henderson are currently stunting with Construction Sounds as the station prepares to flip to Regional Mexican "La Caliente". CalienteLV.com and LaCalienteLV.com were … [Read more...]