CBS Promotes Mike Thomas To VP/Sports Programming

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CBS Radio has promoted Mike Thomas to Vice President of Sports Programming. Along with the new duties joining Mark Chernoff in overseeing CBS' portfolio of all-Sports stations and the CBS Sports Radio network, Thomas will continue to program "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM and Classic Rock 100.7 … [Read more...]

Hot 96.9 Boston Launches New Morning Show With Jermaine Wiggins

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Former NFL Tight End Jermaine Wiggins is joining Greater Media Rhythmic Hot AC "Hot 96.9" WBQT Boston as co-host of the station's new "Get Up Crew" morning show. Wiggins most recently worked at CBS' "98.5 The Sports Hub" WBZ-FM as a regular contributor after playing for six teams in an eight year … [Read more...]

Clear Channel To Modify Three Signals To Upgrade 101.7 Boston

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Clear Channel has applied to downgrade a pair of signals in New England to upgrade one in Boston. As first outlined by Northeast Radio Watch, Country "101.7 The Bull" WBWL Lynn/Boston will remain at its current location at One Financial Center in Boston with 1.7kW at 191 meters, but convert to a … [Read more...]

Fox Restores Advertising To Entercom Stations

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Update 7/30: The Boston Globe reports that Fox will restore it advertising to Entercom's stations and once again allow its employees to appear on-air following the one-week suspension of WEEI's Kirk Minihane. A statement from Fox Sports Senior Vice President of Media Relations Lou D'Ermilio read, … [Read more...]

Radio Ramifications To Cox/Fox TV Swap?

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On Tuesday, Cox Media Group swapped their two television stations in San Francisco (Fox 2 KTVU and Independent "TV36" KICU) to Fox Television Stations for their owned stations in Boston and Memphis. Is there a radio connection to the swap? Back in 2012 Cox realigned their media properties "to … [Read more...]

Bull Evolves In Boston

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Update 3:01pm: After three hours of stunting, WEDX launched its new identity as "101.7 The Bull" at 3pm today. Launching commercial-free for the rest of the summer, The Bull is launching with a current intensive Country format including core artists such as Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny … [Read more...]

WUFC Leased To Vanguard Radio Network

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Blackstrap Broadcasting's 1510 WUFC Boston has been LMA'd to Wallis Communications. The lease was prematurely announced in April and supposed to take effect last Monday, but has now been finalized leading to the dropping of the station's Sports "Yahoo! Sports Radio 1510" format in favor for a mix … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 5/15

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves Mount Wilson FM's 97.9 KMZT-FM Salinas, CA seeks to increase from a Class A with 2.9kW at 146 meters to a B1 with 4.5kW at 175 meters (Coverage Map). In the northwest corner of Washington State, "Twilight 96.7" KBDB-FM Forks (named after the book/movie series that takes place … [Read more...]

WEEI Continues Lineup Revamp

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Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston and its network of affiliates across New England is continuing the revamp of its staff. Joining the station are Tim Benz, who current serves as Host/Sports Director at Clear Channel's "ESPN 970" WBGG Pittsburgh and former New England Patriots Tight End … [Read more...]

Michael Graham Joins All News 106.7 Atlanta

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Update 4/18: Cumulus has confirmed what we assumed. Michael Graham will join "All News 106.7" WYAY for a 9am to 12pm daily talk show. No start date has been announced. Cumulus Media announces that talk radio personality Michael Graham will host a new radio talk show on WYAY, Atlanta “All News … [Read more...]

Prolific Boston Pirate Raided

Touch 106.1 Boston Black FCC Raid Shut Down Mayor Charles Clemons

Boston area pirate "Touch 106.1" was shut down today following a raid by US marshals. The Boston Globe reports that agents arrived at the station this morning to search the place and remove anything that allowed transmission of programs over the airwaves. The station has been operated by … [Read more...]

April Fools Day Stunt Roundup

Samba 105.7 WROR Spanish April Fools SAP

While the days of the fake format change for the day are mostly behind us, radio still comes out swinging regularly with pranks every April 1. We're still calling Kars4Kids switch to Kids4Kars as the best move of the day with their commercials airing on multiple stations across the … [Read more...]

Mike Salk Departs WEEI To Return To KIRO

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One year after departing Bonneville Sports "710 ESPN" KIRO Seattle to co-host afternoons at Entercom's 93.7 WEEI Boston, Mike Salk is returning to the Northwest. Salk will rejoin KIRO as Program Director on March 23 as well as host an as yet-to-be determined daypart. "I could not be more … [Read more...]

WXKS Gets Caught Lying To Audience

Kiss 108 WXKS Miley Cyrus Jingle Ball No Show Romeo

On Saturday, Boston's "Kiss 108" WXKS was the last of 12 Clear Channel stations to host its annual Jingle Ball holiday concert. With a snowstorm bearing down on Boston, headliner Miley Cyrus was stuck at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and unable to make her flight into Boston for the show. As … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Dozens of more new translator CP's have been granted since our last report. Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators: 94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY - 250 watts - // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ - 100 watts - // 94.7 WDSD Dover, … [Read more...]