Radio-One LMA’s WGPR, Shuffles Detroit Formats

Hot 107.5 WGPR Detroit John Mason Praise 102.7 WHTD Rickey Smiley Yolanda Adams Radio-One

Update 10/31: As expected, "Praise 102.7" debuted this morning. The station is operating with new WPZR calls already in place.Update 10/26: After two days of looping Boys II Men, WGPR took over the programming of "Hot 102.7" WHTD as "Hot 107.5" at 5:00pm today.Listen to the launch of Hot … [Read more...]

Translator Report 10/18

On top of today's news of the FCC mandated shutdown of 104.7 W284BQ Detroit, a pair of other major translator moves have taken place.On Friday we reported on 101.5 W268AN Plainview, NY's attempt to move towards New York City. That is all moot. Following an informal opposition from Townsquare … [Read more...]

104.7 The Oasis Detroit Forced Off The Air

104.7 The Oasis Smooth Jazz Detroit W284BQ Martz Radio Power WIOT Toledo FCC Family Life Radio 1030 WUFL

The FCC has ordered Martz Communications' Smooth Jazz "104.7 The Oasis" W284BQ Detroit off the air due to interference against Clear Channel's WIOT Toledo, OH.The translator, which debuted in April, had claimed that it had resolved the interference by offering smartphones with Clear Channel's … [Read more...]

1270 WXYT Detroit Shifts To Talk

Talk Radio 1270 WXYT TalkRadio 97.1 The Ticket CBS Detroit Glenn Beck Todd Schnitt Charlie Langton Jason Lewis Laura Ingraham

CBS Radio will break up its AM/FM Sports simulcast on Monday, September 12.1270 WXYT will split from airing the programming of "97.1 The Ticket" WXYT-FM and launch a Talk lineup as "TalkRadio 1270".The new lineup will include: 6am - Charlie Langton (locally originating) 9am - Glenn … [Read more...]

Did CBS Protect Itself From FM Sports Competition In Detroit?

97.1 The Ticket WXYT 950 WWJ University Michigan Detroit CBS 104.3 WOMC Magic 105.1 WMGC 106.7 The Brew Beat WDTW Brian Figula

Earlier today CBS announced it has signed a five year extension to keep University of Michigan sports in its Detroit cluster. As part of the deal Wolverines football and men's basketball will shift from Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC to News 950 WWJ.With less than four weeks to go before the start of … [Read more...]

Translator Report 6/29

This past week has seen a lot of moves for translators with Clear Channel making moves to add new programming options in two major markets.In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Clear Channel is teaming with EMF Broadcasting to bring two translators to the top of the IDS Center in Minneapolis. … [Read more...]

Two New Translators Debut In Detroit

94.3 The Bone Detroit W232CA WGPR-HD3 Martz Radio Power Bubba The Love Sponge

Update 4/20: Martz has launched the programming on its two Detroit translators exactly as we reported last month.94.3 W232CA (The former W230BI) debuts as Modern Rock "94.3 The Bone" with programming originating at 107.5 WGPR-HD3. The new format is promising to be nothing but music without the … [Read more...]

More Fun With CBS Domains

CBS Radio Cuts

Over the past few weeks a bunch of more domains, some even registered directly by CBS Radio and its web design partner Intertech Media, have appeared. These domains give a glimpse into where the next round of flips may be happening.First there's this batch of 98.7's which were registered by … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Sports Changes

Fox Sports Radio Craig Shemon James Washington Petros Papadakis Dan Patrick Ben Maller Chris Myers Krystal Fernandez Andrew Siciliano

As part of its massive downsizing today, Clear Channel has announced major programming changes at a number of its large market sports stations as well as its Fox Sports Radio unit.In Los Angeles, Sports By Brooks reports that 570 KLAC's programming will be merged into the national Fox Sports … [Read more...]

WXYT Detroit Becomes 97.1 The Ticket

It was just on October 1, that CBS began simulcasting Sports 1270 WXYT Detroit's programming to what was then 97.1 WKRK-FM. The stations were then rebranded as "Detroit's Sports Powerhouse". It shouldn't come as a surprise to listeners of a station that has rebranded from "Team 1270" to "1270 … [Read more...]

Salt Lake & Detroit Follow-Ups

We reported last week on the pending change at AAA KXRV Salt Lake City to Country. As you can see above, the new format's website now has a logo to go along with it. A station insider has told RadioInsight that the change to Country will occur within the next two weeks. We will note that Clear … [Read more...]

CBS Drops Two More FM-Talkers

Dan Mason's reboot of the changes made during Joel Hollander's reign as CBS Radio President continues to pick up steam as two more FM Talk stations went by the wayside today.In Detroit, 97.1 WKRK changes its calls to WXYT-FM and began a full simulcast with "1270 Sports" under the name "Detroit's … [Read more...]

Infinity To Launch Network Of FM Talkers Using FreeFM Brand

With all the hoopla surrounding the departure of Howard Stern to Sirius at the end of the year, many radio industry pundits have wondered what Infinity Broadcasting has planned to replace Stern.The pieces have been slowly coming together. Today, Infinity will take control of 106.9 KIFR San … [Read more...]