Amp Radio 92.3 New York Debuts

Memorial Day Weekend Format Change Radio Amp Radio New York Easy 100.9 95.9 Duke

Update 5/22: WNOW-FM relaunched as "92.3 Amp Radio" at 2pm today. After a brief two hour stunt giving away $1,000 every nine minutes, Amp Radio debuted with a brief launch package leading into "New York's New Hit Music". The revamped CHR format is focusing on new music to differentiate it from … [Read more...]

KXOL Los Angeles Flips To Mega 96.3

Mega 96.3 Latino KXOL Los Angeles SBS

Update 5/15 5:05pm: SBS Spanish CHR "Latino 96.3" KXOL has flipped to Spanish AC "Mega 96.3" Dropping English language crossover artists and Reggaeton with the new format, KXOL is focusing on "Mega Estrellas" such as Shakira, Romeo, Enrique Iglesias, and Prince Royce. KXOL was the lowest … [Read more...]

Urban AC Star 93.7 Youngstown Prepares For Launch

Star 93.7 WGFT Youngstown

Update 5/11: After delaying their planned March 24 launch, 1330 WGFT/W232AI Youngstown is currently stunting with a ticking clock in preparation for launching their new Urban AC "Star 93.7" identity on Monday, May 12 at 10:00am. Owner Skip Bednarczyk told the Youngstown Vindicator that the … [Read more...]

Bigfoot Moves; Seattle Rimshot Stunting

Bigfoot 93.7 KANY Montesano Aberdeen Shelton 107.3 KLSY The Quake William Wolfenbarger

Update 5/7: KANY has completed the move of its Country format to 107.3 KLSY as "Bigfoot 107.3". 93.7 KANY is now stunting with bird calls and sweepers redirecting the Bigfoot listeners to 107.3. The station is ID'ing itself as "93.7 The Birds". Is it too much to look for a connection to the … [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...]

Univision Radio President Pens Open Letter Regarding Recent Changes

Univision Radio For Sale Haim Saban Capital Televisa

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...]

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...]

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...]

Curtis Media Shuffling Raleigh Portfolio

Pulse 102 102.3 WWPL 102.5 WPLW Raleigh Durham Kix 102.9 WKIX-FM Curtis Media McClatchey

Update 2/27: The sale of 102.3 WWPL has been revised. Instead of being purchased by the tandem of Donna Curtis McClatchey and Richard Heilmann, Heilmann alone will be making the acquisition of the station via a combination of personal savings and a loan from Wells Fargo. The revised sale … [Read more...]