Salem Acquires Disney Properties In Atlanta & Pittsburgh

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Salem Media is adding two more properties from Radio Disney's portfolio. Salem's South Texas Broadcasting subsidiary will pay $2.75 million for 590 WDWD Atlanta. The purchase gives Salem a sixth station in the Atlanta market joining Christian AC "104.7 The Fish" WFSH-FM Athens, Conservative Talk … [Read more...]

Atlanta Falcons Complete Move To 92.9 The Game

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The NFL's Atlanta Falcons will have a new flagship station in 2015 as game broadcasts will be heard exclusively on CBS Sports "92.9 The Game" WZGC Atlanta. The Falcons have signed a multi-year agreement to make WZGC the exclusive radio home of all Falcons game broadcasts. WZGC replaced Lincoln … [Read more...]

Streetz Expands In North Georgia

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Core Communicators Urban "Streetz 94.5" W233BF/WSTR-HD3 Atlanta has expanded its coverage to North Georgia as it has closed on its purchase of 94.5 WIPK Calhoun, GA. WIPK has dropped its Country "Kickin 94.5" format and flipped to a simulcast of the "Streetz" programming. Core Communicators North … [Read more...]

Star 94 Atlanta Names New Morning Show

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Lincoln Financial Media (Soon to be Entercom) Hot AC "Star 94" WSTR Atlanta has named a new morning show. Drex & Cassiday will join WSTR from Beasley CHR "Kiss 95.1" WNKS Charlotte and be joined by Steve Tingle from CBS' "Wired 96.5" WRDW-FM Philadelphia. The trio will replace Jimmy Alexander, … [Read more...]

Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media

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The Entercom/Lincoln Financial Media deal has been filed with the FCC. To comply with market cap limits in Denver, Sports "104.3 The Fan" KKFN Longmont will be placed in the Pikes Peak Trust run by Elliot Evers for divestiture to a third party. The remainder of the Lincoln Financial Media … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 12/10: Atlanta Translator Moving Out?

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Translator Changes Radio-One is proposing to move Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 102.9" W275BK Decatur, GA out of Atlanta to Fayetteville, GA with 250 watts at 168 meters rebroadcasting 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville (Coverage Map). Is this the precursor to further moves or just an attempt to block out someone … [Read more...]

Examining The Entercom Lincoln Financial Deal

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This morning Entercom shocked the industry with their acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million. Entercom acquired fifteen stations and a translator for less money than Steel City Media paid for Wilks four station in Kansas City earlier this year, a smaller market than any of the … [Read more...]

Jason Bailey Replaces The Regular Guys At Rock 100.5 Atlanta

Jason Bailey Larry Wachs Regular Guys Rock 100.5 WNNX Atlanta Cumulus

The run of The Regular Guys has come to an end at Cumulus Classic Rock "Rock 100.5" WNNX College Park/Atlanta. Jason Bailey, most recently in mornings at CBS Sports "92.9 The Game" WZGC Atlanta, will join WNNX for mornings starting Monday, December 15. Then known as "Buckethead", Bailey also … [Read more...]

Axel Lowe Joins 96 Rock Cincinnati As Program Director

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Cumulus has promoted Axel Lowe to the PD position at Active Rock "96 Rock" 96.5 WFTK Lebanon/Cincinnati. Lowe joins WFTK from sister "Rock 100.5" WNNX Atlanta where he was APD/Afternoon Host. Lowe worked at Alternative "99X" for the entire run of the station starting in nights and working up to … [Read more...]

Boom! Atlanta Gains Third Classic Hip-Hop Signal

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In the course of one week Atlanta has gone from having zero Classic Hip-Hop stations to three. Following last week's relaunch of "Old School 99.3" and today's launch by Cumulus of "OG 97.9", Radio-One has joined the club with the launch of "Boom 102.9" W275BK Decatur/107.5 WAMJ-HD2 Roswell. … [Read more...]

Atlanta Gains A Classic Hip-Hop OG

OG 97.9 Q100 Twenty 20 W250BC Atlanta WWWQ-HD3 Classic Hip Hop Boom

Cumulus flipped CHR "Q100/20" 97.9 W250BC Atlanta/99.7 WWWQ-HD3 to Classic Hip-Hop "OG 97.9" at 12pm today. The station joins Core Communicator's "Old School 99.3" in the Classic Hip-Hop arena in Atlanta. Unlike 99.3, the 97.9 signal does cover all of Atlanta proper. The previous "Q100/20" … [Read more...]

Old School 99.3 Atlanta Shifts To Classic Hip-Hop

Old School 99.3 1010 WTZA Atlanta Classic Hip-Hop

Another day, another Classic Hip-Hop launch. Steve Hedgwood's On Top Broadcasting has shifted "Old School 99.3" 1010 WTZA Atlanta/99.3 W257DF Dallas, GA from R&B Oldies to Classic Hip-Hop. While utilizing the Old School logo visually, the on air branding is "Atlanta’s Home for Classic Hip-Hip and … [Read more...]

New PD For Newsradio 106.7 Atlanta

Greg Tantum Newsradio 106.7 WYAY Atlanta Cumulus Media

Cumulus Media has hired Greg Tantum as the new Program Director for News/Talk "Newsradio 106.7" WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta. Tantum joins WYAY from NBC News Radio in Washington where he served as Executive Editor. He has over 30 years experience programming News and Talk formatted stations including … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/6

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Translator Moves In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, Community Public Radio's (soon to be iHeartMedia's) CP for 97.5 W248BV Cumming, GA seeks an increase to 250 watts at 241 meters (Coverage Map). W248BV will rebroadcast 105.7 WRDA Canton. Americom's 96.9 K245BV Incline Village, NV seeks to … [Read more...]

Salem To Give Washington & San Antonio Answers

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Update 10/31: Salem will bring the "Answer" brand to two more of its Conservative Talk stations on Tuesday, November 4. Coinciding with Election Day, WWRC Washington D.C. will rebrand as "1260 The Answer", while 930 KLUP San Antonio becomes "930 The Answer". They will become the eleventh and … [Read more...]