CBS Names New PDs For WQAM & KDKA-FM

Ryan Maguire 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM Pittsburgh 560 WQAM Miami Andy King

CBS Radio has tapped two internal options to program Sports 560 WQAM Miami and "93.7 The Fan" KDKA-FM Pittsburgh. Ryan Maguire is transferring from KDKA-FM to WQAM beginning on May 4 replacing Andy King. Maguire joined KDKA-FM in 2012 where he will be replaced by Jim Graci. Graci is already in … [Read more...]

James Crystal Bankruptcy Update

James Crystal Radio 850 WFTL 640 WMEN 1400 WFLL Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Bankruptcy Auction

Update 4/7: Jorgenson is paying $5.5 million for the four James Crystal Radio stations. He began operating them via LMA on March 3. Update 4/4: It had been fairly quiet since the auction of the four James Crystal Radio stations took place on March 2. Now we know via Tom Taylor Now that the credit … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 4/5: Rock 102 New Haven On The Move

FCC Application Translator Construction Permit CP Rock 102.1 102 New Haven W271BW WKCI-HD2

Translator Moves Following interference complaints from Saga's 102.1 WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia's Classic Rock "Rock 102" W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT applies to relocate to 101.5 with 5 watts at -27 meters (Coverage Map). 101.5 is first adjacent to sister CHR "KC 101.3" WKCI-FM Hamden, … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/28: Lots Of Florida Translator Moves

Old School 104.7 KQIE Redlands San Bernardino FCC Application Translator CP Construction Permit

Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies "Old School 104.7" KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE's coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of 2/13

Radio Actualidad 990 WMYZ Miami Radio Disney 99.9 Denver Boulder Radio Station Sale Translator

Station Sales Radio Disney continues its sell off as 990 WMYM Miami is sold to Actulidad Radio Group for an as yet undisclosed price. Actulidad operates Spanish News/Talk trimulcast 1020 WURN Kendall/1040 WLVJ Boynton Beach/107.1 WURN-FM Key Largo. Adib Eden, President of Actulidad Radio Group … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 1/4: Big Austin Upgrade

101X KROX-FM Buda Austin Emmis FCC Application Construction Permit Modification

Station Moves Emmis Alternative "101X" 101.5 KROX-FM Buda/Austin, TX has applied to make a significant upgrade to its signal. KROX-FM seeks to increase from a Class C2 with 12.5kW at 258.1 meters to a C1 with 86kW at 320 meters from the tower of sister 103.5 KBPA San Marcos (Coverage Map). From the … [Read more...]

Entercom Acquires Lincoln Financial Media

Entercom Lincoln Financial Media Denver Miami San Diego Atlanta

The Entercom/Lincoln Financial Media deal has been filed with the FCC. To comply with market cap limits in Denver, Sports "104.3 The Fan" KKFN Longmont will be placed in the Pikes Peak Trust run by Elliot Evers for divestiture to a third party. The remainder of the Lincoln Financial Media … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 12/21

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Applications It's not the upgrade to 99 watts that 103.9 W280EM Chicago stated they were going to file for, however Windy City Broadcasting is seeking to increase power while lowering antenna height. The translator will shift from 15 watts at 536 meters to 17 watts at 341 meters from the … [Read more...]

Examining The Entercom Lincoln Financial Deal

Lincoln Financial Media Entercom Denver Atlanta San Diego Miami

This morning Entercom shocked the industry with their acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million. Entercom acquired fifteen stations and a translator for less money than Steel City Media paid for Wilks four station in Kansas City earlier this year, a smaller market than any of the … [Read more...]

CBS Beasley Deal Closes

Beasley Broadcasting CBS Tampa Charlotte CBS Philadelphia 610 WIP WTEL 860 WWDB Miami

Update 12/1: The swap between CBS and Beasley has closed with all the stations now under the management of their new ownership. No format changes have taken place at any of the stations. The companies have wasted no time in moving their new acquisitions to their corporate web platforms. All of … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/30

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves Cumulus' 590 WARM Scranton, PA has been off the air more often than on since 2009 due to a bevy of transmitter and tower issues. In order to get the station back on the air permanently, Cumulus has applied to decrease power on the station from 5kW around the clock to 1.8kW daytime and … [Read more...]

Station Sales Week Of November 7

Mile High Sports 94.1 1550 KDCO Golden Denver 92.9 Lubbock 98.9 WNBR Greenville Radio Station Translator Sale

Station Sales 4-K's LLLP is converting their lease of 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden, CO for "Mile High Sports Radio" into an outright buy. Vic Michael's Advanced Modulation Broadcasting will receive $550,000 for the station and translator. Bristol Broadcasting is acquiring Silent 1350 WNVA and … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 10/5: Translator On The Move Into Austin

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves Beasley (Soon to be CBS) Sports 560 WQAM Miami has applied to relocate to the tower of Salem's 1450 WOCN. The owners of the station's tower site on Virginia Key notified WQAM and co-tenant 1360 WKAT earlier this year that their leases will not be renewed. At the new site where WQAM … [Read more...]

CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa

CBS Radio Dan Mason Retirement

CBS Radio and Beasley Broadcasting have agreed to exchange 19 stations in four markets. CBS will acquire five stations from Beasley: Country 92.5 WXTU and Rhythmic CHR "Wired 96.5" WRDW-FM Philadelphia along with Sports 560 WQAM, Rhythmic CHR "Power 96" WPOW-FM, and Country "99.9 Kiss Country" … [Read more...]

DJ Laz Joins Hits 97.3 Miami

Hits 97.3 WFLC Miami DJ Laz Miss Kimmy

DJ Laz has found a new home in the Miami market as he will join Cox CHR "Hits 97.3" WFLC Miami for mornings beginning Monday, August 25. Laz will be joined by Miss Kimmy, who currently serves as the local voice on sister Urban "99 Jamz" WEDR during the syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Laz … [Read more...]