Now New York To Get Amp’d

Amp Radio AmpRadio 92.3 Now WNOW-FM New York CBS Ty Bentli Nick Cannon

A revamp appears on its way to CBS CHR "92.3 Now" WNOW-FM New York. Over the past few weeks we've monitored a few domains leading to the likelihood of CBS bringing its "Amp Radio" brand to New York. Anonymous registrations of 923AmpRadio.com and 923Amp.com were made within the past 30 days, and … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Hubbard Prepping Phoenix Changes?

98 KUPD 97.9 Phoenix 93.3 KDKB Holmberg Schmonty Rocks

Is Hubbard preparing to adjust its Wall of Rock in Phoenix? Hubbard currently operates a block of 80s/90s Rock 93.3 KDKB, Active Rock 97.9 KUPD, and Classic Rock 100.7 KSLX in the Phoenix market, which creates a monopoly on the Rock format variations in the market. The company registered … [Read more...]

Univision Radio President Pens Open Letter Regarding Recent Changes

Univision Radio Jose Valle Layoffs Mas Variedad Radio Changes

As Univision continues to reshape its radio portfolio, group President Jose Valle has penned an open letter to discuss the rash of changes that have taken place in recent months. The company has flipped multiple stations, revised much of their branding, and cut staffers in recent weeks. The … [Read more...]

Corus Launches Jump 106.9 Ottawa

Jump 106.9 The Bear CKQB Ottawa Jay Hat Jenna Mo The Saint Mr. D Non Stop Hits

Update 3/31: And CHR it is as "Jump 106.9" made its debut at 11:00am. Promising 90 minute blocks of music around the clock, Jump is positioning itself as "Non Stop Hits". CKQB is launching with a full airstaff in place. Jay Hat, most recently at Classic Rock "98.9 Jet-FM" Courtenay, BC will … [Read more...]

Urban Battle Coming To Charlotte

Streetz 103.3 1370 WGIV Charlotte Steve Hegwood Core Communicators Hip Hop

An new competitor to CBS' "Power 98" WPEG Charlotte is on the way. Steve Hegwood, whose Core Communicators currently operates "Streetz" branded Urban stations in Atlanta and Little Rock, appears set to bring the brand to Charlotte via 250 watt translator 103.3 W277CB. The translator is owned … [Read more...]

True Oldies Channel Departing Cumulus

Scott Shannon True Oldies Channel Good Time Jim Zippo Cumulus Media Networks Westwood One

One day after revealing a new "Good Time Oldies" network to debut on April 28, Cumulus Media Networks has revealed they will stop distributing Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel at the end of June. The new Westwood One Good Time Oldies promo sheet states the format will target Men 45-64 with a … [Read more...]

Virgin Radio Vancouver To Return To Z95.3 Name

Virgin Radio 95.3 CKZZ Vancouver Shore 104.3 CHRR Boom 97.3 CHBM Flow 93.5 CFXT Toronto Hot 95.3 Z95.3 Newcap

Update 3/24: CKZZ has announced it will rebrand on Monday, March 31 and not to the "Hot 95.3" moniker it teased. The station will return to the "Z95.3" (pronounced Zed 95.3) moniker it used from 1991 to 2007. The station dropped the Z name as part of a format change to Rhythmic AC "95 Crave" … [Read more...]

Sun To Rise In Salt Lake City

103.1 KLO-FM 1430 KLO Salt Lake City Sunny 103 KSQN

Capital Broadcasting is planning a change in Salt Lake City. Conservative Talk 103.1 KLO-FM Coalville changed call letters to KSQN on Thursday. Concurrently Sunny103FM.com was registered anonymously. KLO-FM and simulcast partner 1430 KLO Salt Lake City registered a 0.5 share in the February … [Read more...]

Rewind 107.9 Savannah Debuts

Rewind 107.9 WRWN L&L Broadcasting Classic Hits Savannah Hilton Head

Update 3/18: WRWN debuted its new Classic Hits identity "Rewind 107.9" at 12am this morning. Focusing on pop hits from the 70s and 80s "with a taste of the 60s", the station is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row. L&L Broadcasting of Portland, Oregon announced today that … [Read more...]

Univision Gets Hot In San Francisco

LatinoMix Latino Mix 105.7 100.7 KVVF KVVZ Nelly Nelly1057 #Nelly1057 San Francisco San Jose

Update 3/17: After a weekend of capturing America's imagination with the loop of "Hot In Herre", the Bay Area won't be completely cooling off as Univision officially launched "Hot 105.7". Chuy Gomez, who exited Clear Channel's 106.1 KMEL morning slot last August after twenty years with the … [Read more...]

Kiss Returns To Memphis

101.9 KissFM Kiss FM Memphis KWNW Radio Now Kobe Kane Brodee

Update 3/7: KWNW rebranded to "101.9 Kiss-FM" at 5pm today. After signing off Radio Now with Boys II Men's "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday", the station faked a flip to Country for a minute leading into its relaunch as "Kiss-FM". The only change to the station's on-air lineup which … [Read more...]

Ten Country 97.3 Debuts In Reno

Ten Country 10 TenCountry 10Country 97.3 KOLC Reno Little City 92.5

Update 3/5: KOLC debuted its new identity as Country "Ten Country @ 97.3" at 12pm today. Promising to always play "10 songs in a row", the station is taking direct aim at Cumulus' "K-Bull 98.1" KBUL. The station's introductory Facebook message states, We just signed on the air at noon today. … [Read more...]