Radio-One LMA’s WGPR, Shuffles Detroit Formats

Hot 107.5 WGPR Detroit John Mason Praise 102.7 WHTD Rickey Smiley Yolanda Adams Radio-One

Update 10/31: As expected, "Praise 102.7" debuted this morning. The station is operating with new WPZR calls already in place. Update 10/26: After two days of looping Boys II Men, WGPR took over the programming of "Hot 102.7" WHTD as "Hot 107.5" at 5:00pm today. Listen to the launch of Hot … [Read more...]

Kix Moves In Springfield, MA

Kix 100.9 97.9 WPKX WRNX Springfield Amherst Enfield Windsor Locks Country

Clear Channel Country "Kix 97.9" WPKX Springfield, MA has begun simulcasting on 100.9 WRNX displacing the former AAA format. The long awaited move is the first step in the process of WPKX leaving the Springfield market for Hartford, CT where it will gain a new format and identity. With this move, … [Read more...]

WSFR Flies Like An Eagle

107.7 The Eagle SFR WSFR Louisville Future Bob Ric Owen Cox

Cox Media has shifted Classic Rock "107-7 SFR" WSFR Louisville, KY to Classic Hits as "107.7 The Eagle". The station will continue to play Rock hits of the 60's through 80's, with a focus on 70's hits. The Eagle is promoting Bob Seger, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, Led Zeppelin as core … [Read more...]

Hits Moving In Des Moines

Hits 99.9 Des Moines 105.9 KZHZ 96.3 KZHC K260AM Saga Iowa Public Radio

Update 10/27: "Hits 99.9" launched this morning. It appears the attacking on Kiss 107.5 will continue, as the station's first Facebook status reads "We're on the air! It feels so good to be further down the dial and further away from Kiss!!" Update 10/26: A commenter below tells us that 99.9 is … [Read more...]

Clear Channel’s Programming Purge

Clear Channel Layoffs Firings 2011 Restructuring In Force Premium Choice

Clear Channel has begun a major restructuring of its small market stations that will result in more of its Premium Choice programming being heard on more of its stations. Because we don't normally cover people moves on a regular basis, we're going to compile a rundown of detailed reports from … [Read more...]

Did CBS Buy WKDN and WFSI From Family Radio?

CBS Radio Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center WFAN 660 101.9 New York

Update 12/6: The Randy Michaels led Merlin Media, not CBS has acquired WKDN from Family Radio. Update 11/16: CBS has acquired 107.9 WFSI from Family Radio. No word yet on the status of WKDN. Original Report 10/26: Rumor Insight: Buried in a story about the retirement of Family Stations … [Read more...]

FM News/Talk Train Stops In Columbia

100.1 WVOC 560 WVOC-FM The Beat WXBT Columbia Russ Parr Keven Cohen Kevin Gary David

Update 1:00pm: The flip has been made. 100.1 WXBT is now simulcasting 560 WVOC. Original Report 11:45am: Clear Channel Urban "100.1 The Beat" WXBT will begin simulcasting sistern News/Talk 560 WVOC, bringing the AM's News/Talk lineup to the FM band. The station's website has begun to make the … [Read more...]

New York Translator Applies For New Home

Apple 107.1 and Clear Channel have applied to move its silent W292DV New York from 106.3 to 104.7. The translator was forced off 106.3 after a few days on air due to interference with WKMK in Eatontown, NJ. The move to 104.7 will place the translator in between Clear Channel's 104.3 WAXQ and 105.1 … [Read more...]

Austin Gets Comedy

Comedy 102.7 Austin 93.3 KGSR Emmis Funny Stand Up

Emmis has flipped 102.7 K274AX Austin, TX from a simulcast of AAA 93.3 KGSR to all-Comedy. The new "Comedy 102.7" is using Donkey Comedy Network's "24/7 Comedy". The network has had success on Cumulus' translator in Kansas City and on AM's in a few other markets. Emmis prepared the following … [Read more...]

Oldies Go Downtown In Baton Rouge

Downtown Radio 97.7 K249DV WYNK Oldies Baton Rouge Clear Channel

The EMF Broadcasting/Clear Channel translator partnership will soon bring Oldies to Baton Rouge as 97.7 K249DV Baker, LA debuts as "Downtown Radio 97.7". The EMF owned translator has completed its upgrade from 13 to 250 watts and is being fed by Clear Channel's 101.5 WYNK-HD2. Programming is to … [Read more...]

Bob Happens In Las Vegas

107.9 Bob BobFM The Alternative Area 108 KVGS Slater Gonzo Greg Chad X107.5 KXTE

Beasley Modern Rock "107.9 The Alternative" KVGS Las Vegas dropped its format at 12am this morning and has flipped to Variety Hits as "107.9 Bob-FM". The move returns the format to the Las Vegas market for the first time since CBS flipped "100.5 Jack-FM" KKJJ to News/Talk in August 2010. 107.9 … [Read more...]

Translator Report 10/18

On top of today's news of the FCC mandated shutdown of 104.7 W284BQ Detroit, a pair of other major translator moves have taken place. On Friday we reported on 101.5 W268AN Plainview, NY's attempt to move towards New York City. That is all moot. Following an informal opposition from Townsquare … [Read more...]

104.7 The Oasis Detroit Forced Off The Air

104.7 The Oasis Smooth Jazz Detroit W284BQ Martz Radio Power WIOT Toledo FCC Family Life Radio 1030 WUFL

The FCC has ordered Martz Communications' Smooth Jazz "104.7 The Oasis" W284BQ Detroit off the air due to interference against Clear Channel's WIOT Toledo, OH. The translator, which debuted in April, had claimed that it had resolved the interference by offering smartphones with Clear Channel's … [Read more...]

An Older Party On Long Island

Party 105 105.3 WPTY WXXP WDRE 87.7 WNYZ PartyFM Vic Latino JVC

JVC Broadcasting's Dance CHR "Party 105" WPTY Long Island has shifted to a gold based Rhythmic AC. The station had been using the moniker "Party FM" since its ill-fated simulcast on 87.7 WNYZ in New York, but has returned to its prior "Party 105" branding with the change from current intensive to … [Read more...]

Classical Gives Way To Classics In Monterey

B103.9 B 103.9 KBOQ KBach K-Bach Monterey Seaside Salinas Mapleton John Tesh

Mapleton Communications has dropped Classical Music on "K-Bach" 103.9 KBOQ Seaside/Monterey, CA. In its place the station has shifted to Soft AC/Oldies as "B103.9". The new station is billed as "Songs You Remember" and is featuring John Tesh in mornings. Here is a sample hour of the station … [Read more...]