New Calls & Old Tactics For 98.7 Tampa

Bubba Love Sponge 98.7 WHFS-FM Tampa Hog Power Pig

Beasley has filed a request for new WBRN call letters for WHFS-FM. Perhaps standing for "Bubba Radio Network"? Additionally AllAccess reports that Bubba is utilizing Power Pig style tactics to antagonize Cox. Bubba has offered a $15 million ransom to stay off the air for two years stating that is … [Read more...]

KNXR To Sign-Off Tonight; Pulse On The Way

97.5 KNXR Rochester Pulse PulseFM Beautiful Music

Another one of the few remaining Beautiful Music holdouts will cease broadcasting tonight as the sale of 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN closes leading to the end of the current format. Greg Jensen’s Hometown Broadcasting purchased KNXR from current owner United Audio Corporation for either $714,910 or … [Read more...]

WRWM Rebrands As 93.9 The Beat

I94 93.9 The Beat WRWM Indianapolis Classic Hip-Hop

The announcement at 9:39am came with WRWM making its shift to Classic Hip-Hop complete with a rebranding to "93.9 The Beat". Original Report 1/25: 93.9 WRWM Fishers/Indianapolis is teasing a change for Monday, January 26 at 9:39am. WRWM flipped to Classic Hip-Hop in December and rose from a … [Read more...]

WDRC-FM Flips To Classic Rock The Whale

102.9 The Whale WDRC-FM DRC-FM Hartford WCCC Chaz AJ

Connoisseur Media flipped Classic Hits 102.9 WDRC-FM to Classic Rock "102.9 The Whale" around 10:30 this morning. The launch came after a brief loop of the Brass Bonanza theme song of the NHL's defunct Hartford Whalers. The flip comes following the demise of Classic Rock 106.9 WCCC-FM last summer … [Read more...]

Mission Accomplished For Salem’s WMCA & KKMS

570 The Mission WMCA New York 980 KKMS Minneapolis Christian Talk Preaching Salem Communications

As we first reported last week, Salem began the rollout of the "Mission" branding for its Christian Preaching stations today in Minneapolis and New York. Stating the need to give the stations "a strong brand and identifying logo", the rebrandings will likely be the first of many to come to … [Read more...]

96.3 KTWN Go’s Alternative

96.3 Go Minnesota K-Twin KTwin KTWN Minneapolis Minnesota Twins FM BT Jason Nagle Eric Perkins

At 3pm, KTWN-FM relaunched as Alternative "Go 96.3". Focusing on current music with a local and independent lean the station is debuting with 10,000 songs in a row positioned as "Where Modern Music Is Going". The station will remain flagship station of co-owned Minnesota Twins baseball. The first … [Read more...]

WKSA Norfolk Flips To Classic Hip-Hop

Kiss 92 The Beat Missy 92.1 WKSA Norfolk Virginia Beach iHeartMedia

After ten days of stunting as "Missy-FM", iHeartMedia has flipped former Urban AC "Kiss 92" WKSA Moyock, NC/Norfolk, VA to Classic Hip-Hop "92.1 The Beat". The station is positioning itself as "The Hampton Road's Throwback Hip-Hop & R&B" and launching with 5,000 songs commercial-free. As … [Read more...]

Q92 Wichita Officially Launches As Hot AC

Q92 92.3 The Q KKGQ Wichita TheQHitsWichita

The rollout of "Q92" KKGQ Wichita continues as the station debuted its Hot AC format positioned as "Best Mix 90s To Now" on January 1. Boasting “Best Mix 90s to Now,” the newly formatted KKGQ 92.3 FM kicked off 2015 yesterday as “Q92,” debuting a fresh sound and ushering in a new area of … [Read more...]

104.9 The Peak Albany Flipping To Sports

Win 104.9 The Peak CBS Sports Radio WZMR Albany WINU

Pamal AAA "104.9 The Peak" WZMR Altamont/Albany, NY will flip to Sports on Monday, January 12. The Schenectady Daily-Gazette reports that the new station will utilize programming from the CBS Sports Radio network as it takes that affiliation from Empire Broadcasting's 1240 WPTR Schenectady. The … [Read more...]

Groove 103.9 Chicago Debuts

103.9 The Groove Chicago Jazz W280EM Windy City Broadcasting Chris Devine Rick ODell Dave Logan Smooth Contemporary Jazz

103.9 W280EM Chicago/WTMX-HD2 segued to its "Groove" identity with a rebranded take on Smooth Jazz. Branded as "Contemporary Jazz For Chicago", 103.9 debuted with David Sanborn's "Chicago Song". More details on Friday. Original Report 12/8: Windy City Broadcasting has signed on 103.9 W280EM … [Read more...]

A Rhythmic Oldies Party For Milwaukee

The Party 100.3 The Elf 1290 Martini Radio WZTI Milwaukee

At 5pm on Christmas Day, WZTI flipped to Rhythmic Oldies "The Party". Launching with Prince's 1999, the stations are focusing on Rhythmic hits from the 1970s and 1980s. Update 12/24: When 1290 WZTI Greenfield/100.3 W262CJ Milwaukee debuts its new format at 5pm on Christmas it will do so as "The … [Read more...]

iHeart Launches 102.3 The Beat Cincinnati

102.3 The Beat Cincinnati Throwback Classic Hip-Hop WEBN WEBN-HD3

After signing on Thursday with a loop of Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day", 102.3 W272BY Cincinnati/WEBN-HD3 debuted its permanent "102.3 The Beat" Classic Hip-Hop identity at 12pm Friday. The station launched with Dr. Dre's "Dre Day", Black Sheep "The Choice Is Yours", and Jay Z's "H To The Izzo". … [Read more...]

Country Wolf Howling Into Orlando

103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando Shadow Bubba Love Sponge JVC Broadcasting

JVC has officially announced that 103.1 WOTW will launch as Country "103.1 The Wolf" at 1:03pm. In addition to the previous staffing announcements, the station will pluck the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings from "CBS Sports 810/93.1" WRSO Orlo Vista. JVC's description of the new … [Read more...]

La Buena Coming To Tucson

La Buena 94.3 990 KTKT Tucson El Genio Lucas Lotus

Lotus Communications will launch Spanish Adult Hits "La Buena 94.3" in Tucson. 94.3 is K232FD Tortolita, which recently signed-on as a translator for what is currently "ESPN Deportes 990" KTKT Tucson. The new format will feature a pair of syndicated shows originating at Entravision's "Jose … [Read more...]

Pride For Palm Springs?

Crush 103.9 Pride K280CV Cathedral City Palm Springs KKUU-HD2

A change appears on its way to MCC Radio Hot AC "Crush 103.9" K280CV Cathedral City/92.7 KKUU-HD2 Indio/Palm Springs. MCC registered this week for the station. The only comparable brand using the Pride moniker is iHeartMedia's LGBT targeted "Pride Radio" HD2/webcaster. "Crush … [Read more...]