K-Love Debuts On 106.9 Philadelphia

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Update 11/4: "IQ 106.9" signed off at midnight last night and soon-after the station returned to the air as Christian AC "K-Love". EMF has moved the WKVP call letters from its 89.5 Cherry Hill, NJ to 106.9. 89.5 is now WYPA and will soon shift to EMF's Christian CHR "Air-1" network.Update 8/13: … [Read more...]

Limbaugh & Hannity To Return To WPHT

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With the sale of "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Philadelphia closing shortly, CBS Conservative Talk 1210 WPHT will make room in what had been a mostly local lineup for Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity beginning on Monday, October 28.Limbaugh will air live in his 12-3pm daypart, while Hannity will air tape … [Read more...]

Imus Replaces Local Hosts At WWIQ Philadelphia

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The revolving door of local hosts in the short history of Merlin News/Talk "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Camden/Philadelphia is over as the station brings in the syndicated Don Imus starting Monday, July 15.The station launched in May 2012 with "Philly's Morning News" hosted by then Program Director Al … [Read more...]

Pair Of Talk Hosts Depart Philadelphia

Both of Philadelphia's Talk stations are seeing a high profile host depart their station after a short termAt Merlin Media's "IQ 106.9" WWIQ morning co-host Larry Mendte was let go. In a Facebook post announcing his departure from the station, Mendte thanks Randy Michaels and understands that … [Read more...]

WPHT & WWIQ Philadelphia Fill Lineups

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Merlin Media's "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Philadelphia has officially confirmed that Rush Limbaugh will debut on the station on Monday, June 25.The addition of Limbaugh from noon to 3pm finalizes the daytime lineup on the station that also includes a local news block with Al Gardner and Larry Mendte from … [Read more...]

IQ 106.9 Philadelphia To Debut Monday

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Update 5/7: 106.9 ended the all Sean Hannity programming at 9am this morning. It went straight into an ABC Newscast and Glenn Beck with the "IQ 106.9" branding in place.Original Report 5/6: Merlin Media will debut News/Talk "IQ 106.9" WWIQ Camden/Philadelphia on Monday, May 7.In this video … [Read more...]

WKDN Gives Way To Hannity 106.9; IQ Coming

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Update 5/1: Philadelphia Magazine gives some more details on the lineup of the coming "IQ 106.9". Former WCAU-TV and KYW-TV anchor Larry Mendte, who we teased would be involved with Merlin prior to launch will co-host mornings with PD Al Gardner. Mendte has also been heard as the imaging voice on … [Read more...]

106.9 Philadelphia Truth & Rumors

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Update 4/12: As we draw near to the launch of Merlin Media debuting its programming on 106.9 WKDN, information regarding its future programming is now starting to leak.We all know by now that Rush Limbaugh will be moving to the station sometime in the next 90 days following the termination of … [Read more...]

Premiere Moves Rush Limbaugh In Philadelphia

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The New York Times reports that CBS' 1210 WPHT Philadelphia will no longer serve as Rush Limbaugh's affiliate in the market. The statement by CBS to the Times makes it clear that Premiere Radio Networks is pulling the affiliation from the station.“Premiere recently notified WPHT they will be s … [Read more...]

WKDN Philadelphia Sold

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Update 12/7: Merlin paid $22.5 Million for WKDN.Original Report 12/6: As first reported by ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com, Merlin Media has acquired 106.9 WKDN Camden, NJ/Philadelphia from Harold Camping's Family Radio for an undisclosed price.The purchase makes Philadelphia the third market … [Read more...]

Did CBS Buy WKDN and WFSI From Family Radio?

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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...]