FCC Applications 12/10: Atlanta Translator Moving Out?

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Changes Radio-One is proposing to move Classic Hip-Hop "Boom 102.9" W275BK Decatur, GA out of Atlanta to Fayetteville, GA with 250 watts at 168 meters rebroadcasting 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville (Coverage Map). Is this the precursor to further moves or just an attempt to block out someone … [Read more...]

Sandton Capital Given One Year To End Fredericksburg Crossownership

Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star Sandton Capital 93.3 WFLS 96.9 The Rock WWUZ 99.3 The Vibe WVBX

When Sandton Capital acquired the assets of the Free-Lance Star Publishing Company out of bankruptcy in May, the group lost its grandfathered ability to hold both newspaper and broadcast properties in the same market. The company owns the epnomynous Free-Lance Star newspaper in Fredericksburg … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 9/21: New Translators For Atlanta & Baltimore

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Steve Hedgwood's Core Communicators recently launched Urban Oldies "Old School 99.3" on Edgewater Broadcasting's W257DF Dallas, GA rebroadcasting 1010 WTZA Atlanta. Now the translator applies to move to downtown Atlanta with 99 watts at 263 meters (Coverage Map). Radio-One may … [Read more...]

WAMU Expands To Fredericksburg

89.5 WWED Fredericksburg 88.5 WAMU Washington 91.7 WWED Lynchburg American University

American University's Public News/Talk 88.5 WAMU Washington, DC is expanding southward into the adjacent Fredericksburg, VA market. The school is purchasing 89.5 WWED Spotsylvania, VA and its booster in Fredericksburg from Educational Media Corporation for $375,000. American University also owns … [Read more...]

Sandton Capital Acquires Free-Lance Star Assets

93.3 WFLS 96.9 The Rock WWUZ 99.3 The Vibe WVBX Free-Lance Star Fredericksburg

Update 5/22: Sandton Capital Partners has acquired the holdings of the Free-Lance Star Publishing Company out of bankruptcy court for $30.2 million. Sandton had purchased a loan last summer that made them the primary creditor of the company, owed $38 million. Free-Lance Star owns Country 93.3 … [Read more...]

Two Virginia Classical Stations To Sign Off

89.5 WWED Fredericksburg 88.5 WAMU Washington 91.7 WWED Lynchburg American University

89.5 WWED Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg and 91.7 WWEM Rustburg/Lynchburg, VA will cease broadcasting by the end of the month. The two stations, which simulcast a Classical music format as "Classics Radio", will keep their programming running online only. General manager Pete Stover of Educational … [Read more...]

Fredericksburg Newspaper Launches Eclectic FM

96.5 Fred FredFM Fredericksburg Eclectic Free Lance Star

The Free Lance-Star Publishing Company has launched a new Eclectic music station in Fredericksburg, VA. 96.5 W243BS has dropped its simulcast of News/Talk 1350 WNTX for the new format branded as "Fred-FM" being fed by the HD subchannel of 93.3 WFLS. The Free Lance-Star describes the new format as … [Read more...]

WFVA Fredericksburg Returning To Talk

1230 WFVA Fredericksburg Ted Schubel Don Imus Glenn Beck Mike Huckabee Dennis Miller

Centennial Broadcasting is flipping Standards 1230 WFVA Fredericksburg, VA back to Conservative Talk on Monday, January 28. The station had dropped its previous Talk format in April 2011 for the current Adult Standards programming distributed by Dial Global. The new talk lineup will include … [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...]

WYSK Fredericksburg Goes Rhythmic

99.3 The Vibe WYSK Fredericksburg, VA

Free Lance Star's 99.3 WYSK-FM Spotsylvania/Fredericksburg, VA dropped its Modern Rock format at noon today for Rhythmic CHR as "99.3 The Vibe". OM Paul Johnson described The Vibe as “A blend of contemporary Urban, Rythmic, and Top 40. Our tag line is Fredericksburg’s New #1 Hit Music … [Read more...]