Will KYOT Phoenix Be Gone For Eva?

Eva 95.5 KYOT Smooth Jazz Phoenix Mega 104.3 Clear Channel Jam

Update 8/31: KYOT has completed its rebranding as "Eva 95.5". Former KZZP morning host Chino will take over mornings, presumably voicetracked from his current spot at KPTT Denver. Current morning host Melissa Sharpe shifts to middays. Sana G from KMEL San Francisco will voicetrack afternoons, while … [Read more...]

Game Time In Nashville

102.5 The Party Game Nashville Predators Sports Cromwell WPRT WQZQ 104.5 The Zone WGFX

Update 8/29: 102.5 The Game debuted this morning at 6:00am. The full lineup as of now includes "The First Quarter" with Darren McFarland and Brad Hopkins from 6am to 10am, Joe Dubin from 1pm to 3pm, Aaron Solomon from 3pm to 6pm, and the syndicated Robert Wuhl at night. The station is currently … [Read more...]

92.3 The Fan To Debut In Cleveland

Radio 92.3 The Fan WKRK 98.5 WNCX Maxwell Nard Dom Nardella 850 WKNR

Update 8/29: 92.3 The Fan launched on schedule today at 6am. I could write a detailed listing of the programming lineup, but Ohio Media Watch did that and more. Listen to the launch of 92.3 The Fan at FormatChange.com. Update 8/4: CBS finally makes it official. Modern Rock "Radio 92.3" WKRK … [Read more...]

ESPN Moves To FM In Harrisburg

ESPN Radio Harrisburg 95.3 1400 WHBG WTCY The Touch Tom Joyner Doug Banks Lancaster York Cumulus Phillies

Cumulus has announced that 95.3 W237DE Harrisburg, PA will flip from Urban AC "The Touch" to a simulcast of ESPN Radio 1400 WHBG on Thursday, September 1. 95.3/1400 will carry the entire national ESPN Radio feed along with play-by-play of the Philadelphia Phillies, Notre Dame football, and Penn … [Read more...]

Translator Report 8/28

The Clear Channel/EMF bulk translator move to the IDS Center in Minneapolis has hit a few hitches. The planned moves of 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, 97.7 K249ED Albertville, 99.9 K260BA Coon Rapids, and 102.5 K273BH Fridley have been hit with informal objections to move by a Jeff Sibert. The move of 97.7 … [Read more...]

Birmingham Getting Into A Sports Zone

97.3 The Zone New Country Buck WNCB Birmingham Cox Radio Paul Finebaum 94.5 WJOX

Update 8/25: Cox has announced that 97.3 WNCB will flip to Sports as "97.3 The Zone" on Tuesday, August 30. The station's lineup will feature University of Alabama play-by-play man Eli Gold and Auburn University analyst Stan White in mornings from 6 to 9am. The syndicated Tim Brando show will … [Read more...]

105.1 The River Niagara Falls Is Now Ed-FM

105.1 Ed FM EdFM The River CFLZ Niagara Falls St. Catherines Ontario

Haliburton Broadcast Group's Hot AC "105.1 The River" CFLZ Niagara Falls, ON has flipped to Variety Hits "105.1 Ed-FM". The new station, positioned as "80's, 90's and Whatever Else" serves the eastern tip of the Niagara Peninsula as well as rimshotting portions of the neighboring Buffalo, NY … [Read more...]

Is Rock About To Return To Portland?

PDXRockFest PDX Rock Fest Portland 101 101.1 KUFO 97.9 KNRQ NRQ 98 Rock Alpha Cumulus

As part of our report about the then upcoming launch of Hot AC "Live 95.5" KBFF Portland, we noted that Alpha Broadcasting had registered a few domains for the pending move of 97.9 KNRQ Eugene, OR into Portland. Those domains, 979TheVibe.com and Arrow979.com were registered in April for what is … [Read more...]

1270 WXYT Detroit Shifts To Talk

Talk Radio 1270 WXYT TalkRadio 97.1 The Ticket CBS Detroit Glenn Beck Todd Schnitt Charlie Langton Jason Lewis Laura Ingraham

CBS Radio will break up its AM/FM Sports simulcast on Monday, September 12. 1270 WXYT will split from airing the programming of "97.1 The Ticket" WXYT-FM and launch a Talk lineup as "TalkRadio 1270". The new lineup will include: 6am - Charlie Langton (locally originating) 9am - Glenn … [Read more...]

Smooth Jazz To Return To Orlando

Smooth Jazz 102.5 W273CA WMGF-HD2 Orlando WPOZ YHot 95.9 WDBO

Update 8/18: "Smooth Jazz 102.5" debuted on W273CA at noon today. It is still operating on its Winter Garden area transmitter and will remain there until the moved-in facility in Orlando is approved and built over the coming weeks. Original Report 8/17: Smooth Jazz will soon be returning to … [Read more...]

Bangor, ME Bear Moves

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On September 1, Blueberry Broadcasting will change programming on a pair of its properties in Bangor, ME. Country "104.7 The Bear" WBFB Belfast will move to the 97.1 slot currently held by Sports WAEI-FM Bangor. The Bear country format will continue to be heard on its simulcast partners 99.1 WLKE … [Read more...]

An Eagle Flies Into State College

Eagle 98.7 WEMR Wish WishFM WWSH 2510 Qwik Qwick Quick Rock 105.9 106.9 103.1 State College

2510 Associates has flipped Soft AC "98.7 Wish-FM" WSSH Pleasant Gap/State College, PA to Active Rock "Eagle 98.7" WEMR today. The new format puts the station in direct competition with Magnum Broadcastings "Qwik Rock 105.9/106.9" WQCK/WQKK. The "Qwik Rock" brand aired on 98.7 from 2004 to 2006 … [Read more...]

Two New Translators Launch In Montgomery

Yo 107.1 Lite 100.5 Montgomery WQKS HD2 HD3 W263BX W296AI Bluewater

Bluewater Broadcasting has launched a pair of new stations in Montgomery, AL via HD2 to translator. 96.1 WQKS-HD2 is home to Soft AC "Lite 100.5" W263BX. Billed as "Montgomery's Lite & Easy Favorites" the station is billing Madonna, Whitney Houston, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, … [Read more...]

Rock Detente Goes Rouge In Quebec

Rouge FM RougeFM Rock Detente Astral Quebec Montreal Gatineau Ottawa Drummondville

Astral Media will rebrand its nine "Rock Detente" French AC's in Quebec as "Rouge FM" on Thursday, August 18. The stations are 107.3 CITE Montreal and its booster 102.7 CITE-1 Sherbrooke, 94.9 CIMF Gatineau/Ottawa, 107.5 CITF Quebec City, 96.9 CFIX Saguenay, 94.7 CHEY Maurice, 105.3 CHRD … [Read more...]

The Fun Is Over In Vancouver; Sonic Hits Town

104.9 FunFM Fun FM CFUN Vancouver 107.5 Chilliwack 92.5 Abbotsford Tarzan Dan Samantha Sonic 105 96.9 Jack Rogers

Update 8/17: At 8:42am, CFUN 104.9 flipped to CHR as "Sonic Hits Now". Launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row, the station is promising to be agressive on new music. The first hour of Sonic 104.9 consisted of: LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem Pitbull - Give Me Everything Nicole Scherzinger / … [Read more...]