FCC Report 4/5

FCC Auction 98 Radio Station Commercial July 2015

As the FCC prepares to clear out the frozen 2003 Translator applications and open up the LPFM filing window later this year, many existing translators are hurrying to get their upgrades into the system. The past two weeks have been filled with dozens of upgrades applications. Starting in New York … [Read more...]

FCC Report 1/18: Chicago Flash Cut, Phoenix Move-In & More

WLFM, LLC has begun the process to convert WKQX-LP to digital. The low-powered television station is known to radio listeners as Merlin Media's Alternative "Q87.7". With the September 2015 deadline for all remaining analog LPTV's to convert to digital, the flashcut will need to happen by then. The … [Read more...]

Translator Report 4/4

Radio FM HD HD2 FMX EMF Clear Channel Translator Report

Lincoln Financial Media will add an FM signal in Atlanta via Edgewater Broadcasting's 94.5 W233BF Social Circle, GA. The translator application will cover much of greater Atlanta with 250 watts at 951 feet being fed via an HD subchannel of 94.1 WSTR. This could potentially give Sports "790 The Zone" … [Read more...]

Albany NY Gets Hot

Hot 99.1 Albany WQSH HD2 W256BU Tansch 96.3 Jamz WAJZ Sunny Townsquare

Update 3/9: After stunting on Thursday with protest songs as "Occupy 99.1", W256BU flipped to Soft Oldies as "Sunny 99.1" at 12am with all the songs featuring Sunny in the title. That format would not be the final format as the station then shifted to Urban "Hot 99.1" at 3pm. The new format is … [Read more...]

1540 WDCD Albany Goes Dark

1540 WDCD Albany Crawford DJRA 96.7 Life

A few months after shifting its Christian preaching programming to sister 96.7, 1540 WDCD Albany, NY has filed an STA to go dark due to lack of programming. DJRA Broadcasting's applications states that "WDCD will suspend operations for a period during which it will develop and prepare to deploy a … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Changes In Albany, NY

Oldies 98.3 WTRY Albany Waking Up With The Wolf Bob Wolf John Mulrooney Tobin Ellen Z WPYX PYX PIX 106 106.5

A pair of changes at Clear Channel's Albany, NY cluster. The long running "Waking Up With The Wolf" morning show is out at Classic Rock "PYX 106" WPYX. Bob Wolf has been at WPYX since joining the station from WPDH Poughkeepsie in the late 90's. For a time the show, then called "Wolf & Mulrooney" … [Read more...]

Translator Report 12/13

Radio FM HD HD2 FMX EMF Clear Channel Translator Report

One of the markets that has yet to see translator action this year has been Chicago. Calvary Radio Network is looking to change that. 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL currently operates with 2 watts from the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. It has been granted a CP to upgrade to 10 watts which … [Read more...]

Changes Coming To WPTR Albany

Legends 96.7 WPTR Light NewLight Pulse Crawford DJRA

Update 11/11: At 6:00pm, 96.7 began simulcasting sister Christian Talk 1540 WDCD. The stations have been rebranded as "The New Light 96.7" fitting in with the domain registration we told you about last week. The previous Oldies format lives on at MyNewLegends.com. Update 11/4: WPTR sent the … [Read more...]

The Bridge To Rock In Albany

100.9 The Bridge WKLI Rock Albany AlbanyRock Pamal Q103 WQBK

Update 9/2: "100.9 The Bridge" WKLI flipped to Rock "Rock 100.9" billed as "Everything That Rocks" at 12pm today. Silent Bob will host mornings. Suzannne Kayhill in middays and Program Director/Afternoon Host Tim Noble stay in place from the previous format. Mike The Enforcer, who previously … [Read more...]

Translator Report 6/29

This past week has seen a lot of moves for translators with Clear Channel making moves to add new programming options in two major markets. In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Clear Channel is teaming with EMF Broadcasting to bring two translators to the top of the IDS Center in Minneapolis. Northpine.com … [Read more...]

Translator Report 5/4

Welcome to the Translator Report. With all the move-ins and upgrades of translators to bring AM and HD2 formats to the FM dial, the impact of the translator has become more important for broadcasters. We'll be bringing this report on a regular basis with a rundown of upgrades, sales, and programming … [Read more...]

2007 Holiday Format Change Rundown

96.7 The Buzzard WBZT-FM Greenville, SC

12/27 3:00pm - NRG's "101.9 Lite-FM" KLTQ Lincoln/Omaha dropped AC for Variety Hits as "The Big O 101.9". 12/26 - Albany, NY's 98.3 WTRY has shifted from Oldies to what is best classified as Adult Hits or Gold AC as "My Music 98.3". 12/26 6:00am - As we broke last week, Sacramento AC 92.5 … [Read more...]