Disney Sells WWMK Cleveland

Radio Disney 1480 WGFY Charlotte Adventist Church Media

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 LPFM Filing Window October 15 29

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...]

Trapper Jack Leaves WDOK


"Trapper Jack" Elliot and Jim "Infoman" McIntyre are out of mornings at CBS AC "New 102" WDOK Cleveland as their contracts were not renewed. Elliot had been with WDOK for the past 17 years. The station had featured Elliot's farewell audio on its website but quickly purged it along with all … [Read more...]

WCLV Cleveland To Go Non-Commercial

104.9 WCLV Cleveland Lorain ideastream WCPN WVIZ Non Commercial NonComm

Ideastream Classical 104.9 WCLV Cleveland has announced it will shift from commercial to non-commercial status on January 1, 2013. The move allows Ideastream to fully integrate the station it acquired last year with its NPR News/Talk 90.3 WCPN and PBS affiliate WVIZ-TV. The Press Release … [Read more...]

87.7 Cleveland’s Sound Debut

87.7 Cleveland's Sound WLFM WLFM-LP Archie Berwick Rachel Steele Marty Bender

Tom Wilson's Murray Hill Broadcasting took the wraps off of AAA "87.7 Cleveland's Sound" WLFM-LP on Sunday evening. The station was originally aiming for a late-July startup, which got pushed back due to the normal delays associated with a new signal startup. OhioMediaWatch.com reported last week … [Read more...]

87.7 WLFM Cleveland To Launch With Rock Format

Crains Cleveland Business revealed today that 87.7 WLFM-LP Cleveland will debut in late July with a locally operated Rock format. Tom Wilson, who at one time owned 850 WRMR and 102.1 WDOK in the market will operate the station under the name Murray Hill Broadcasting. Crains describes Wilson's … [Read more...]