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...]

92.3 KKGQ Wichita Begins Stunting

Q92 Q92.3 The Beat Classic Country 92.3 KFTI Wichita Journal Scripps Envision Radio Blind Advocacy

Envision closed on its acquisition of 92.3 KFTI-FM on Friday and quickly began stunting with a mix of construction sounds and music from blind artists with the KKGQ call letters now in place. The previous Classic Country format remains at 1070 KFTI. Update 12/10: When blind advocacy group … [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 Pride1039.com 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...]

Classic Hip-Hop Is Boomin In Memphis

Boomin 96 Boom 96.1 Throwback Hip-Hop 96X WIVG Memphis Flinn

Flinn has flipped Alternative "96X" WIVG Tunica, MS/Memphis to Classic Hip-Hop "Boomin 96". The flip took place at 11pm on Sunday following an hour long loop of Run DMC's "Christmas In Hollis". The new format gives Flinn a gold-based flanker for Rhythmic "Hot 107.1" KXHT Marion, AR. The former … [Read more...]

Groove 103.9 Coming To Chicago

103.9 The Groove Chicago Jazz W280EM Windy City Broadcasting Chris Devine Rick O'Dell Dave Logan

Windy City Broadcasting has signed on 103.9 W280EM Chicago. The translator debuted on Friday evening with Christmas Music with programming originating on 101.9 WTMX-HD2. Currently branded as "Chicago's New 103.9", RobertFeder.com reports that the station will become Urban Jazz "103.9 The Groove" … [Read more...]

What’s GOing On At K-Twin?

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

The changes continue at KTWN-FM. Morning co-host Eric Perkins has announced that he is exiting the station. Perkins was the final on-air member left from the original "K-Twin" launch. Perkins will continue in his primary job as Sports Director at KARE-TV 11. Co-hosts Mark Rider and Rena … [Read more...]

Curtis Media Shuffling Raleigh Portfolio

Bluegrass 102.3 WFNL-FM Raleigh Curtis Media Triangle Marketing Associates Kix 102.9 WKIX-FM McClatchey

Update 12/2: The sale of Classic Hits "Kix 102.9" WKIX-FM Raleigh and 98.7 W254AS Louisburg from McClatchey Broadcadcasting Company to Curtis Media and the accompanying divestiture of 102.3 WFNL-FM (Formerly WWPL) Smithfield to Richard Heilmann Sr.'s Triangle Marketing Associates have … [Read more...]

Columbus’ Brew Marches To Alternative

X105.7 X 105.7 The Brew WBWR Columbus Alternative

WBWR made its flip to Alternative "105.7 The X" at 3:00pm today. The gold leaning format is branded as "Columbus' Rock Alternative" and launched with Black Keys "Gold On The Ceiling", Lit "My Own Worst Enemy", and Franz Ferdinand "Take Me Out". Original Report 12:40pm: iHeartMedia Rock "105.7 … [Read more...]

Salt Lake City Frequency Shuffle Finally Taking Shape

Mix 107.9 105.1 KUDD Roy Salt Lake City 107.1 KEGH KALL ESPN 700 105.7 105.9 KNRS-FM Rock 106.5 106.7 KAAZ

The long gestating FCC Docket 05-243 that will see stations in four states relocate to new frequencies is starting to take place. Originally filed in July 2005 and approved by the FCC in January 2008, the docket will mainly see many stations in the Salt Lake City market upgrade and/or move to … [Read more...]

Pair Of Oklahoma City Changes On The Way

Now 96.5 92.9 Tod Tucker Tyler Media 105.3 The Pro Martini KINB

A pair of stations in the Oklahoma City market may soon find themselves with new formats. Tyler Media CHR "Now 96.5" K243BJ Oklahoma City/107.7 KRXO-HD3 is now simulcasting on 92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City and starting to direct listeners to the new frequency. Now929.com and 929Now.com were … [Read more...]

Hot 107.9 Philadelphia Goes Boom With Classic Hip-Hop

Boom 107.9 WPHI Philadelphia Classic Hip-Hop Throwback Hot Radio-One Colby Colb

Update 8:30pm: WPHI made its flip to Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 107.9" around 7:00pm tonight. Positioning it as "Throwback Hip-Hop", the station is identifying Jay Z, Biggie, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, and The Roots as core artists. Radio-One VP/Programming Colby Colb is serving as imaging voice … [Read more...]

105.5 The Whale Gets Beached

105.5 The Whale St. Augustine Beach WALE WYRE-FM Flagler Broadcasting

Update 11/4: Just one month after its launch, "105.5 The Whale" is no more as Flagler Broadcasting began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement ahead of its purchase on November 1. Now simply identifying by its frequency with a streamlined Classic Hits format, it appears as though the … [Read more...]

Power & Vault Launch In Delmarva

103.5 The Vault WJKI 106.1 WXSH Power 101.7 Bill Baker Jessica Martinez OC104 OC 104 Voice Radio Network

Update 11/2:The Voice Radio Network has begun the restructuring of its Delmarva stations. 101.7 WZEB Ocean View, DE dropped its simulcast of Hot AC "B95.3" WKDB Laurel, DE and flipped to Urban "Power 101.7" on Saturday, November 1. Power is launching with a full airstaff, all formerly of … [Read more...]