Los Angeles Preparing For Arrival Of A Beast

The Beast Fan News Talk 980 KFWB Los Angeles Sports Michael Knight Amani Toomer Jim Rome CBS NBC Sports

Update 7/27: LARadio.com reports that the staffers of KFWB have been given five weeks notice as the station will flip to Sports around September 1. https://twitter.com/barrettLARadio/status/492870120579301376 That has been semi-confirmed by KFWB … [Read more...]

107.3 Washington Completes On-Air Revamp With New Morning Show

All The Hits DC's Mix 107.3 WRQX Washington Sarah Fraser Ty Bentli Melony Torres Ashley Nickels Marco

Cumulus CHR "All The Hits 107.3" WRQX Washington DC completes its on-air revamping under new Program Director Rick Gillette with the addition of a new morning show. "Sarah, Ty & Mel" featuring Sarah Fraser, Ty Bentli and Melanie Glazener will debut on Wednesday, July 30. Fraser is a former … [Read more...]

97.7 The Brew Launches In Asheville

97.7 The Brew W249AR Asheville Clear Channel Entercom

Update 4:15pm "97.7 The Brew" debuted at 4pm today on 97.7 W249AR Asheville and 99.9 WKSF-HD2. Positioned as "We Play Everything" the station is launching with 5,000 songs in a row. Original Report 7/22 1:45pm: Clear Channel will soon launch Variety Hits "97.7 The Brew" in Asheville, … [Read more...]

New CHR Heading To Monterey?

B103.9 KBOQ Monterey Q103.9 CHR Mount Wilson FM Hits

When Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters closes on its purchase of Soft AC "B103.9" KBOQ Seaside/Monterey as part of the three-way swap involving Buckley Broadcasting and Mapleton Communications it appears the a new format will debut. Mount Wilson has registered Q1039TheHits.com for KBOQ. A CHR format … [Read more...]

Christian Hip-Hop Headed For Monroe

Power 92.7 KBYO-FM Farmerville Monroe Media Ministries KBCO

When Media Ministries closes on its purchase of 92.7 KBYO-FM Farmerville, LA it will launch a new Christian Hip-Hop format. Power927.fm and Power927FM.com were registered in May for the new station and has been hiring staffers for the format. KBYO-FM will become the second full-time Christian … [Read more...]

Hawk Debuts In Quad Cities

Rock 104.9 The Hawk KBOB-FM KQCS Davenport Moline Quad Cities Dave Levora Darren Pitra New Country

Update 7/9: "104.9 The Hawk" made its debut at 12pm today following six hours of stunting with Christmas music. The new format is launching its "Commercial Free Summer" with the normal 10,000 songs in a row. Listen to the launch of The Hawk at FormatChange.com. Update 7/8: KBOB-FM will make … [Read more...]

Radio 103.9 New York Debuts

Radio 103.9 WFAS-FM Bronxville New York Urban AC Tom Joyner DL Hughley Jolana Westchester Cumulus

Update 7/4: Urban AC "Radio 103.9" WNBM Bronxville made its debut at 1:03pm this afternoon. Launching with an hour-long preview of the station's playlist, WNBM will then air 64 straight hours of mixes for the July 4 weekend. Regular programming led by The Tom Joyner Morning Show will kick off on … [Read more...]

True Oldies Channel Signs-Off

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

Update 6/30: The True Oldies Channel has completed its run in syndication. As most of the affiliates have transitioned to the new Good Time Oldies network distributed by Westwood One, Scott Shannon is keeping True Oldies Channel operating as a webcaster. Shannon also teases a potential return to … [Read more...]

Joyless Mix Headed To Buffalo

Joy 96.1 JoyFM WJYE Buffalo Mix 96 Dave Universal Townsquare Media

Yet another heritage Adult Contemporary is preparing to rebrand to shift its demographics younger. Townsquare Media has registered Mix96Buffalo.com for AC "96.1 Joy-FM" WJYE. The registration comes days after the station hired Dave Universal as its new Program Director. Universal, who had been … [Read more...]

Twang Moves In Billings

Twang 105 105.1 Magic 107.5 KYSX KRPM Billings KRock

Anthony Media's Classic Country "Twang 105" KYSX Billings has begun simulcasting on 107.5 KRPM Billings. The move displaces AC "Magic 107.5" from KRPM which along with Benedetti Media Group's Country "98.5 The Wolf" KEWF and CHR "Hot 101.9" KRSQ had been operated by Terry Strickland with an … [Read more...]

Pulse Headed For Las Vegas

Pulse 96.7 Jelli Las Vegas EDM Dance KYLI Bunkerville

The operators of webcaster "Pulse 87 New York" will soon be bringing the Pulse brand to FM in Las Vegas. LKCM Broadcasting's LMA with Jelli to operate Dance "96.7 Jelli Vegas" KYLI Bunkerville will come to an end on June 30 after three years. Jelli originally utilized KYLI (and briefly … [Read more...]

X107.1 Launches Atlanta Alternative Battle

X107.1 X107 Atlanta New Alternative South 107 107.1 WTSH W296BB Rome Cox Media 99X

Update 6/23: Cox launched "X107.1" at midnight bringing the second Alternative station to the market. Utilizing the same logo, positioning, and 10,000 songs in a row as sister "X107.3" that launched last week in Orlando, "X107.1" joins Clear Channel's "Radio 105.7" WRDA Canton/96.7 WRDG Peachtree … [Read more...]

Trax Debuts In Salt Lake City

Trax 101.9 Classic Hits KENZ Salt Lake City

Update 6/20: "Classic Hits 101.9" KENZ is no-more as the station flipped to Variety Hits "Trax 101.9" at 3pm today. Utilizing a Jack-like presentation, the station's name comes from the local commuter rail service in Salt Lake City. The station is promoting artists such as Adele, Pink, Rolling … [Read more...]

Three Way Country Battle On Its Way To St. Louis?

STLCountry 96.3 Country Hits K-Hits KIHT St. Louis Emmis

As Clear Channel launches Rock "Louie 103.7" to take on Emmis' Rock 94.7 KSHE and Modern Rock "105.7 The Point" KPNT, is Emmis preparing a counter-attack of its own? STLCountry963.com and CountryHits963.com were registered last week by Emmis St. Louis' Director of Digital Content. 96.3 would be … [Read more...]

Louie RickRolls Into St. Louis

Louie 103.7 St. Louis Rickroll Rock Woody Show

Update 6/19: W279AQ has ended its Rick-Roll loop and flipped to Rock "Louie 103.7" at 1pm today. Positioned as "Man Up St. Louis", the station is featuring core artists Metallica, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Green Day, Sick Puppies and Local H. Update 6/16: W279AQ is now looping Rick Astley's "Never … [Read more...]