WDOK Cleveland Rebrands As Star 102

Star New 102 WDOK Cleveland CBS Jen Tim

WDOK began utilizing its new "Star 102" identity this morning. No other changes accompanied the new name, which brings an end to the "New 102" moniker after over three years. https://twitter.com/Star102CLE/status/583968258262433792 Original Report 4/1: A rebranding is on its way to CBS AC … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 2/22: One Less On 87.9

87.9 KSFH Mountain View 100.7 93.7 Cleveland Radio Station Application Translator Construction Permit CP

Station Moves One of only two facilities licensed to operate on 87.9 is seeking to move. Mountain View Public Broadcasting's pending acquisition of 87.9 KSFH Mountain View, CA seeks to move to 100.7 due to "operational challenges faced on this channel, which is outside the normally used FM … [Read more...]

John Gorman Launching Cleveland Internet AAA

OWowNow OWowCleveland OWow Cleveland John Gorman WMMS Ravenna Miceli Charlotte DiFranco

Longtime Cleveland based programmer and consultant John Gorman is launching AAA "OWow Cleveland". Gorman, best known as the PD of Rock 100.7 WMMS during its 70s and 80s heyday and later Oldies 105.7 WMJI, will operate the webcaster much like a traditional station complete with a full local … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 2/1: Big Upgrades In San Francisco & Cleveland

FCC Application Construction Permit KLOVE 107.3 KLVS San Francisco 106.1 Cleveland

Educational Media Foundation is preparing signal upgrades for properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and Cleveland. EMF's 107.3 KLVS Livermore, CA seeks to relocate about 15 miles west of its current location to a new tower site in the Diablo Mountains east of Oakland. KLVS would operate with … [Read more...]

Disney Sells WWMK Cleveland

Radio Disney HD Radio Monitoring Network

Radio Disney continues its selloff with the divestiture of 1260 WWMK Cleveland to St. Peter The Rock Media for $895,000. St. Peter The Rock will flip WWMK to Catholic programming as "1260 The Rock". There is some common ownership with "St. Gabriel Radio" 820 WVSG Columbus. Greg Guy of Patrick … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 8/17

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa has amended its application for 96.9 K245AI San Pasqual, CA to relocate to San Diego with 250 watts at 560 meters rebroadcasting Univision's 102.9 KLQV (Coverage Map). Reach Communications 92.1 W221CE Wesley Chapel South, FL applies to shift to 102.9 … [Read more...]

WMJI Cleveland Announces New Morning Show

John Lanigan Retirement Mark Nolan Majic 105.7 WMJI Cleveland

With the retirement of John Lanigan coming this Monday, Clear Channel Classic Hits "Majic 105.7" WMJI Cleveland has announced its new morning show. Mark Nolan will join incumbent co-hosts Jimmy Malone, Chip Kullik and Tracey Carroll for "The Nolan, Malone & Kullik Morning Show" beginning on … [Read more...]

John Lanigan Retiring From WMJI Cleveland

John Lanigan Retirement Mark Nolan Majic 105.7 WMJI Cleveland

John Lanigan will end his long run in mornings at Clear Channel Classic Hits 105.7 WMJI Cleveland on March 29. Lanigan first came to Cleveland in 1970 to replace Don Imus at 1220 WGAR where he remained until 1983. Following a two year stint in Tampa he returned to Cleveland in September 1985 at … [Read more...]

87.7 The Sound Cleveland Flips To La Mega

87.7 Cleveland The Sound WLFM-LP Archie Spanish Sold

Update 1/1: WLFM made its flip to Spanish CHR "La Mega 87.7" at midnight. Ohio Media Watch has all the details regarding the flip. Original Report 12/11: Cleveland Scene reports that Murray Hill Broadcasting has leased AAA "87.7 The Sound" WLFM-LP Cleveland. The station will be leased to … [Read more...]

Cougar Comes To Cleveland Suburbs

Cougar 93.7 WQGR North Madison Mentor Cleveland Jeremy James Cat Media One

93.7 WQGR North Madison, OH has signed-on its signal and has begun stunting with music from John "Cougar" Mellencamp. The new signal, which serves Lake County in the eastern portions of the Cleveland market, is owned by South Shore Broadcasting and will be operated by Media One Group. When it … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 6/24

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Saga Communications has won a pair of Petitions for Reconsideration regarding translators in Columbus, OH and Ithaca, NY. In Columbus, Wilks Communications license for 102.3 W272AT has been deleted. The translator had been silent since March 12, 2010 when it was displaced by the move-in of what … [Read more...]

FCC Report 4/5

FCC Auction 83 Tech Box Filing Window

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...]

Cleveland Browns Move To CBS/Good Karma Trio

Cleveland Browns 92.3 The Fan WKRK 98.5 WNCX ESPN 850 WKNR CBS Good Karma

The Cleveland Browns will have three new flagship stations in its home city. Good Karma Broadcasting's "ESPN Cleveland" 850 WKNR and CBS' combo of "92.3 The Fan" WKRK and Classic Rock 98.5 WNCX will all share gameday broadcasts of the Browns starting with the 2013 season. Other portions of the … [Read more...]

FCC Report 1/11

With the dawn of the new year, it's time to bring back our semi-regular look at recent FCC applications for station upgrades and granted Construction Permits. LKCM Radio's Texas Country "95.9 The Ranch" has completed its upgrade and move closer to the Dallas/Fort Worth market. Previously licensed … [Read more...]

CBS Cuts Adding Up

While attention was made to Clear Channel's wide-scale layoffs on December 6, it seems that CBS has quietly been making staff cuts as well. Update 1/2: A few more cuts have become public since our first report: Dallas - AC "103.7 Lite-FM" KVIL morning team Gene & Julie did not have their … [Read more...]