iHeart Launches 102.3 The Beat Cincinnati

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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

America's Morning Show 103.1 The Wolf WOTW Orlando JVC Broadcasting Bubba Love Sponge

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

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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...]

Classic Hip-Hop Is Boomin In Memphis

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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...]

Columbus’ Brew Marches To Alternative

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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

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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...]

Salem To Give Washington & San Antonio Answers

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Update 10/31: Salem will bring the "Answer" brand to two more of its Conservative Talk stations on Tuesday, November 4. Coinciding with Election Day, WWRC Washington D.C. will rebrand as "1260 The Answer", while 930 KLUP San Antonio becomes "930 The Answer". They will become the eleventh and … [Read more...]

Washington To Gain A Dance Pulse

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Metro Radio's 97.5 W249BE Alexandria, VA is prepping to launch its upgraded 250 watt signal from Bethesda, MD where it will cover all of Washington, DC. Metro has registered Pulse975.com and Pulse975DC.com for the translator and accompanying social media accounts. One of which brands the station … [Read more...]

Alpha Reboots Entire Richmond Cluster

98.9 Liberty WWLB Richmond 93.1 The Wolf WLFV Richmond Hank HankFM Big Oldies 107.3 BBT Alpha Media

Update 10/20: Alpha Media has completed its revamp of its entire Richmond cluster. As previously expected, Country "93.1 The Wolf" WLFV moved its programming to 98.9 WWLB (replacing Variety Hits "98.9 Liberty") and 100.3 WARV-FM Petersburg (replacing the simulcast of sister Classic Hits "Big … [Read more...]

101.5 Hank-FM Debuts In Dayton

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Update 10/16: WCLI-FM was not destined to be the first All-Christmas station for the 2014 holiday season as it flipped to Classic Country "101.5 Hank-FM" at 10am today. Alpha Media Dayton, OH announced today the addition of a new music station; 101.5 Hank FM (WCLI) which will play iconic hit … [Read more...]

92.1 Houston Goes Boom

Boom Radio-One Classic Hip-Hop Format

Update 10/13: At 5pm today, the Beyonce stunt on KROI Seabrook/Houston gave way to Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 92". The stations lists core artists as Jay Z, Biggie, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott, Geto Boys, and UGK. The name is meant to match with sister "97.9 The Box" KBXX as in "Boom Box" … [Read more...]