WHPT Tampa’s Mike Calta Expands To Atlanta & Orlando

Mike Calta Cowhead 102.5 The Bone WHPT Tampa 750 95.5 WSB Atlanta News 96.5 WDBO Orlando

Cox Hot Talk "102.5 The Bone" WHPT Tampa afternoon host Mike Calta is adding a second show that will be syndicated to sister stations in Atlanta and Orlando.The syndication will bring the show to Cox sister News/Talk 750 WSB/95.5 WSBB Atlanta and "News 96.5" WDBO Orlando. The stations will begin … [Read more...]

Cox Acquires Atlanta Area Translators

Cox Media Radio Atlanta 93.5 92.5 97.7 Tugart Properties

Cox Media has agreed to purchase a pair of suburban Atlanta translators for $450,000.Art Sutton's Tugart Properties will sell 93.5 W228CA Oakwood and 97.7 W249CK Buford to Cox in the deal. Both translators are attempting to upgrade their signals.W228CA currently holds a CP to relocate to … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/5

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Following the grant of a CP to relocate into Des Moines, Saga Communications has acquired 93.9 K230AT Winterset, IA from First Ventures Capital Partners for $87,500. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 107.3 meters once it builds its new facility. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 2/20

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Entercom Urban AC "96.3 RNB" K242CC Austin has applied to downgrade from 250 watts at 392.8 meters to 99 watts at 342 meters with a frequency shift to 95.9. While not mentioned in the application, the downgrade appears connected to the recent CP granted for a new full powered FM on 96.3 in Giddings, … [Read more...]

New Morning Host Named At Power 96.1 Atlanta

Power 96.1 WWPW Atlanta Elvis Duran Breakfast Club Charlamagne

Update 2/19: It won't be the Breakfast Club nor syndication replacing Elvis Duran at WWPW.Scotty Kay, most recently MD/Nights at sister "103.5 Kiss-FM" WKSC Chicago under the name 'Special K' will take the vacant morning slot at "Power 96.1". Kay made the announcement this afternoon on his … [Read more...]

WTSH Expands South Into Atlanta

South 107 107.1 WTSH Rome Atlanta Moby Morning

The Atlanta market has quietly gained a third Country station.Rome Radio Partners has signed on 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from the tower of Cox' WSB-TV in downtown Atlanta. Operating with 250 watts at 293.4 meters the translator is rebroadcasting 98.5 WSB-HD3 covering Atlanta and its southern … [Read more...]

CBS Makes Pre-Holiday Layoffs In Multiple Markets

CBS Radio 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM Pittsburgh Vinnie Rechichi Paul Alexander

Update 12/30: More cuts have come to a few CBS clusters.In Chicago, two veteran air-personalities are out. Robert Feder reports that AAA 93.1 WXRT night host Tom Marker has had his position elimnated after 33 years at the station. At sister Country 99.5 WUSN, midday host Trish Biondo didn't have … [Read more...]

All News 106.7 Atlanta Adds Kimmer & Braves

All News 106.7 Kimmer Kim Peterson WYAY Atlanta

Cumulus' "All News 106.7" WYAY Atlanta is moving in a slightly more full service direction.Longtime Atlanta market talker Kim 'Kimmer' Peterson will join the station on Monday, November 4 to host a 12-3pm midday talk show. Peterson has been out of radio since leaving afternoons at Clear … [Read more...]

Entercom Names New Boston Market Manager

Entercom Boston WEEI WRKO WAAF Cumulus Atlanta Phil Zachary Jeff Brown Curtis Media

Entercom has hired Phil Zachary as its new VP/Market Manager for its Boston stations. Zachary has been President/COO of Curtis Media since 2002. He replaces Jeff Brown, who departed yesterday to take the same position at Cumulus Atlanta.The pair of press releases follow:Today Entercom Boston … [Read more...]

Labor Day Weekend Format Change Rundown

Labor Day Format Change Rundown Watchlist

As the summer is winding down, the focus switches to preparing for the fall book in diary markets and getting stations in position to thrive off of holiday season advertising. As with many long holiday weekends, stations are already getting a head start on the format changes.9/2: Cumulus … [Read more...]

WCLK Atlanta Revamps Its Jazz Playlist

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Atlanta Jamal Ahmad Smooth Jazz Playlist

Clark Atlanta University's 91.9 WCLK Atlanta has revamped its music mix as it attempts to expand its donator base.Now positioning itself as "Classic. Cool. Contemporary.", the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the station has shrunk its daytime playlist from around 900 to 400 songs, … [Read more...]

Oldies Returns To Atlanta

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Update 8/26: After stunting for an hour with Oldies songs featuring the word Walk to bridge the formats, W255CJ flipped to "Oldies 98.9" at 12pm today. The station launched with programming from Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel with the Rolling Stones "Jumping Jack Flash".Original Report … [Read more...]

Jason ‘Buckethead’ Bailey Joins 92.9 The Game

92.9 The Game WZGC Atlanta Kordell Stewart Jaime Carl Dukes Rick Kamla Randy Cross

Update 7/18: Jason Bailey, the host formerly known as 'Buckethead', is joining CBS Sports "92.9 The Game" WZGC Atlanta as morning co-host.Bailey will join incumbent co-hosts Randy Cross and Kristen Ledlow. Rick Kamla will shift from mornings to middays where he will co-host with Jaime … [Read more...]

FCC Update 7/8

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Cox Urban AC "Kiss 104.1" Greenville/Atlanta, GA has applied to go forward with the previously approved realloting of the city of license to Palmetto, GA. No technical changes are involved.Stereo 93 Inc. CHR 93.7 KISR Fort Smith, AR has applied to move its tower site north where it will add city … [Read more...]

Atlanta Morning Show Fired For Mocking Former NFL Player With ALS

790 The Zone WQXI Atlanta Mayhem In The AM Steak Shapiro Nick Cellini Chris Dimino Steve Gleason Bit

After running a bit this morning making fun of former New Orleans Saint Steve Gleason, whose career was cut short due to his battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, Lincoln Financial Media Sports "790 The Zone" WQXI Atlanta has cut ties with the three hosts of … [Read more...]