Detroit’s Bone & Oasis Go Dark

92.7 104.7 The Oasis 94.3 The Bone Detroit Bubba Love Sponge WGPR Smooth Jazz Rock

Martz Communications has ceased operations of its pair of HD fed translators in Detroit. While Smooth Jazz "The Oasis" had been operating on HD only while awaiting its move to 92.7, Modern Rock "94.3 The Bone" had just added the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings. Both station's … [Read more...]

Translator Report 1/17: WFLA To Get FM Signal

Another Clear Channel AM News/Talk is making the move to FM via translator. Radio Training Network's 95.3 W237DI West Tampa, FL has applied to move to 105.9 with a power boost from 115 to 250 watts at 456 feet. The application also shifts the originating programming station to Clear Channel's 970 … [Read more...]

Translator Report 1/9

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Martz Communications' Radio Power Inc. is preparing to relaunch its "104.7 The Oasis" Detroit on 92.7 following being forced off the air in October. All references on the station's website have been changed to 92.7. The translator to be used is the former 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI which is awaiting … [Read more...]

Bubba The Love Sponge Adds Detroit

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Radio Power Inc's Modern Rock "94.3 The Bone" W232CA/107.5 WGPR-HD3 Detroit has added Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings beginning Wednesday, January 11. The move comes on the heels of Bubba signing a three year extension yesterday to remain based at Cox's "102.5 The Bone" WHPT Tampa. His show … [Read more...]

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

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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

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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...]

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

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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...]