FCC Applications 3/26

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Most of the applications of note this week were in regards to translators seeking upgrades.Apex Broadcasting is seeking an upgrade of Variety Hits "SC 103.1" WVSC Parris Island, SC from a Class C3 with 11kW at 114.9 meters to a C2 with 50kW at 150 meters. The application also requests the city … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 2/20

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Entercom Urban AC "96.3 RNB" K242CC Austin has applied to downgrade from 250 watts at 392.8 meters to 99 watts at 342 meters with a frequency shift to 95.9. While not mentioned in the application, the downgrade appears connected to the recent CP granted for a new full powered FM on 96.3 in Giddings, … [Read more...]

Juan Enters Fort Myers

Juan 1200 WINK News Fort Myers WJUA 1460 WNPL Naples

Fort Myers Broadcasting has flipped News 1200 WINK Pine Island Center/Fort Myers and Spanish News/Talk "Noticias 1460" WNPL Golden Gate/Naples to Spanish Adult Hits "Juan".Along with the change 1200 changes its call letters to WJUA. Juan is the Spanish variant of "Jack" as both are distributed … [Read more...]

WFSX To Drop AM Simulcasts

Fox News 92.5 WFSX-FM 1240 WFSX 1270 WNOG Fort Myers Naples Drew Steele Glenn Beck Rush Limbaugh

Update 7/22: 1240 WFSX/1270 WNOG dropped their simulcast of 92.5 WFSX-FM this morning and flipped to Sports as "The Fan". The duo will carry NBC Sports Radio network programming along with CBS Sports Radio's Jim Rome.Original Report 7/15: Sun Broadcasting Talk "Fox News 92.5" WFSX-FM Estero/Fort … [Read more...]

Link Launches In Fort Myers

The Link 96.5 98.1 101.5 105.1 Fort Myers Naples Beasley Gabbi Modern Music

The final piece of the Fort Myers format musical chairs brought on by Beasley has launched.The four translators that had been rebroadcasting Sports "770 ESPN" WWCN prior to its move to 99.3 have launched Modern AC "The Link". The new station is branded as "Southwest Florida's Modern Music". … [Read more...]

WTLT Claims X Brand In Fort Myers

Lite 93.7 93X Fort Myers WTLT Lance Ballance Sun Broadcasting

With Beasley merging Active Rock "99X" WJBX's music into Hot Talk "96 K-Rock" WRXK, Sun Broadcasting has responded with a flip of its own to keep the X moniker live in the market.AC "Lite 93.7" WTLT Sanibel dropped its format and switched to Active Rock as "93X". The new format is being branded … [Read more...]

Beasley Plays Musical Chairs In Fort Myers

770 ESPN 99.3 99X WWCN WJBX Fort Myers Beasley Miller Moulton

Beasley Sports "770 ESPN" WWCN North Fort Myers, FL will shift to the FM band on Thursday, June 20.The station will become "99.3 ESPN" displacing Active Rock "99X" WJBX. WWCN is currently heard on four translators to cover the Fort Myers/Naples market, but with some signal holes that the move … [Read more...]

More MoreFM’s On The Way?

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Update 5/17: More details on the More brand:WBEB Philadelphia has rebranded its All-80's HD2 subchannel as "More-FM" to prevent the brand from being picked up elsewhere. WBEB pulled a similar move in 2007 by inserting the "Fresh" moniker in its positioning.Domain registrations have been made … [Read more...]

WINK-FM Fort Myers Becomes More-FM

96.9 More MoreFM Radio 101.1 Philadelphia 101 Moyes Research

After teasing on all morning that "at 10am this morning, WINK-FM will become a thing of the past," Fort Myers Broadcasting Adult CHR "96.9 WINK-FM" Fort Myers, FL has flipped to AC "96.9 More-FM".The new format expands the station library to add 80's artists to the previous "90's, 2K, and Today" … [Read more...]

Fort Myers Avenue Leads To Classic Country

The Avenue Original Classic Country 1410 WMYR 1660 WCNZ 106.7 Fort Myers Naples

Three AM's in Southwest Florida have flipped to Classic Country.1410 WMYR Fort Myers, 1480 WVOI Marco Island, and 1660 WCNZ Marco Island/Naples have dropped the "Timeless Cool" Modern Standards format branded as "The Avenue" for "Original Classic Country WMYR".The station also adds an FM … [Read more...]

Bobby Bones Moves From CHR To Country

Bobby Bones Show 96.7 Kiss KissFM KHFI KASE 101 Austin WSIX Nashville Country Top 30 Z107.7 St. Louis

Clear Channel's syndicated Bobby Bones Show, based at "96.7 Kiss-FM" KHFI Austin, will transition from serving CHR to Country stations.The show is currently heard on 18 stations primarily in the central and southern parts of the country. The biggest of which is "Z107.7" KSLZ St. Louis. Bones … [Read more...]

Classical South Florida Debuts In Fort Myers

Classical South Florida 88.7 WNPS Fort Myers 89.5 WSRX WAYJ Naples 100.5 WayFM Way-FM Way FM Media

Classical South Florida has closed on its purchase of 88.7 WAYJ Fort Myers from Way Media and has begun programming the station.The new 88.7 WNPS joins Classical South Florida's network of 89.7 WKCP Miami and 90.7 WPBI West Palm Beach. Way-FM has moved its programming in Southwest Florida to … [Read more...]

Classical South Florida Enters Fort Myers

Classical South Florida 88.7 WNPS Fort Myers 89.5 WSRX WAYJ Naples 100.5 WayFM Way-FM Way FM Media

Update 2/15: Classical South Florida paid $4.35 Million for WAYJ, while Way Media will acquire WSRX for $1.5 Million.Original Report 2/14: American Public Media's Classical South Florida enters a third market as it acquires 88.7 WAYJ Fort Meyers, FL from Way Media.In turn Way Media has … [Read more...]

K-Rock Fort Myers Goes Hot Talk, 99X Shifts Musically

96 KRock K-Rock 99X WRXK WJBX Fort Myers Bubba Zito Garrett Stan Haney Lex Terry Nick Artie Beasley

Beasley Broadcasting has tweaked its pair of Rock stations in Fort Myers, FL.Classic Rock "96 K-Rock" WRXK has shifted to Hot Talk. Bubba The Love Sponge remains in mornings from 6 to 10am. Zito & Garrett shift from mornings at sister Modern Rock "99X" WJBX to middays on 96.1. Stan & Haney … [Read more...]

100 – Z = Y in Fort Myers

Y100 Z100 100.1 WZJZ Fort Myers Port Charlotte Boomer Jordan Elvis Duran Ryan Seacrest

Clear Channel Rhythmic AC "Z100" 100.1 WZJZ Port Charlotte/Fort Myers, FL flipped to CHR as "Y100"at 6am. The station had been stunting all weekend with artists performing at Clear Channel's upcoming IHeartRadio Music Festival.This is the second attempt at CHR on this frequency. It was "100.1 … [Read more...]