Translator Report 7/11

With the July 4 holiday, its been a quiet start to the month on the translator front. Here's the rundown of the big moves since our last report. Maverick Media has acquired W262BR Beloit, WI from Edgewater Broadcasting for $45,000 and has begun the process of moving the station to Rockford, IL. … [Read more...]

The Zone Moves Again In Salt Lake City

As Simmons Media moves to divest a number of stations required by its purchase of 3 Point Media and Millcreek Broadcasting last year, the aftershocks are beginning to be felt. Active Rock "97.5 The Blaze" KZZQ Coalville, UT dropped its format at 12am last night and began simulcasting Sports "1280 … [Read more...]

Dance Energy Comes To The Space Coast

Energy 107.9 WNRG Palm Bay Melbourne Cape Canaveral Dance WNRG-LP

You can count the number of all Dance stations across the country on just a few fingers. Any addition is sure to gain some attention from the small, but extremely loyal audience to the format. And the newest one is 107.9 WNRG-LP Palm Bay, FL. Billed as "Energy 107.9", the station covers the … [Read more...]

97.9 WFKS Kisses Into The Now

97.9 Kiss FM Radio Now RadioNow WFKS Jacksonville Flashback Kane MJ

Update 7/5: At 9:00am, 97.9 WFKS rebooted its CHR format dropping the Kiss moniker it has used since 2000 in favor of "Radio Now 97.9". The rebooted format is taking a broader adult lean branded as "All The Hits" with five commercial free hours a day. Listen to the launch of 97.9 RadioNOW at … [Read more...]

Independence Day Format Change Rundown

7/5: 97.9 WFKS Jacksonville, FL relaunched as Adult CHR "Radio Now 97.9" at 9:00am. 7/5: 98.1 CKLO London, ON signs on for the first time as AAA "98.1 Free-FM". 7/5: 1350 WYSK/96.5 W243BS Fredericksburg, VA drops its Sports programming to go News/Talk. 7/4: Sports "Fox 1370" WVIE Baltimore, … [Read more...]

Steve Dahl To Announce Future Plans

Steve Dahl 105.9 WCKG Chicago 104.3 Jack FM News Talk 101.1 WKQX WIIN Merlin Media Podcast Randy Michaels

Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl has announced the CBS contract he has been sitting out will expire on Friday, July 9 and he will announce his future intentions on Monday, July 11 at 12:00 central time. Since being taken off the air at then "104.3 Jack-FM" WJMK, Dahl has been hosting a daily … [Read more...]

WWNQ Is Once Again Country Legends 94.3

MyCountry My Country 94.3 The River WWNQ Columbia Forest Acres Double O Radio

Update 7/1: The second format launch at WWNQ brings a return of a previous format. WWNQ returned to the Classic Country "Country Legends 94.3" branding at 12pm today that it previously used from 2004 to 2008. Did we have something to do with that? Clear Channel's 97.5 WCOS added the "My Country" … [Read more...]

Hot 101.5 WPOI Tampa Lays Down The CHR Gauntlet

Hot 101.5 The Point WPOI Tampa Bay St. Petersburg Cox

Update 7/1: Cox has thrown down the gauntlet at Clear Channel's 93.3 WFLZ. Cox flipped 80's/90s "101.5 The Point" WPOI Tampa to CHR as "Hot 101.5" at 11am today directly calling out WFLZ just as it did to other when it launched as The Power Pig. Hot becomes the 4th CHR in the Tampa Bay market … [Read more...]

New Orleans To Get Mega

La Mega 107.5 New Orleans C107.5 C96.7 C 96.7 KCiL Houma Sunburst Media

Update 7/1: The programming shift is complete. 107.5 KXMG has flipped to Spanish CHR "Mega 107.5". KCIL's Country programming remains on 96.7. Update 5/10: The transition of the Country format in Houma has begun. 96.7 has dropped its Variety Hits "Dan-FM" format and begun simulcasting 107.5's … [Read more...]

The Dumbest Quote By A Radio Station Owner Ever

Go Country 105 GoCountry KKGO Saul Levine Pandora SiriusXM Internet Radio Streaming Richard Wagoner Waggoner

"Pandora is Web streaming, not radio. Satellite programming is called Digital Audio Broadcasting by the FCC; it is not radio. Radio should take steps to educate the consumers (and media) as to this fact. Radio is what comes out of a radio, not a computer or smart phone from the Web." In an … [Read more...]