2011 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list … [Read more...]

Soft Rock 105.1 Comes To Detroit

Christmas 105.1 Magic Detroit WMGC Jim Harper Greater Media

Update 12/26: Joining Jim Harper in retirement in Detroit is the "Magic 105.1" name. With the end of Christmas Music at 12:00 this morning, WMGC relaunched its AC format as "Soft Rock 105.1". Chris Edmonds will move from afternoons to mornings on the newly revamped station, while Mitzi Miles … [Read more...]

Translator Report 12/13

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One of the markets that has yet to see translator action this year has been Chicago. Calvary Radio Network is looking to change that. 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL currently operates with 2 watts from the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. It has been granted a CP to upgrade to 10 watts which … [Read more...]

Translator Report 11/6

It's not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a … [Read more...]

106.7 Detroit Is Beaten Away With Rock

Clear Channel has flipped Rhythmic AC “106.7 The Beat” WDTW Detroit to 80?s based Classic Rock “106.7 The D“. The move positions the station in between Greater Media’s Active Rock 101.1 WRIF and Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX. The demise of the previous format should give some breathing room to … [Read more...]

Post Christmas Format Change Watchlist

After Christmas Radio Station Format Change Xmas Stunting Change Alice 96.7 Mojo 100.3

Over the next few weeks as the holiday season approaches, many radio stations will prepare for the the onslaught of changes that will take place between December 26 and January 2. This list will compile all the stations we at RadioInsight are monitoring for pending format changes. This is NOT a … [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...]

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. Northpine.com … [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...]