FCC Applications 3/13

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A pair of stations in Northeast Idaho will be relocating to new locations. Frandsen Media's 96.5 KAZZ Sugar City, ID will shift to 99.9 operating with 770 watts at 532 meters. Tri-State Media's 100.1 KITT Soda Springs, ID will move to 100.3 in Wilson, WY with an increase from a Class A to Class C2 … [Read more...]

Starboard Media Foundation Acquires WKSH

Relevant Radio Disney 1640 WKSH Milwaukee 100.1 WPJP Starboard Media Foundation

Starboard Media Foundation, operators of the Catholic "Relevant Radio" network has agreed to purchase 1640 WKSH Milwaukee from Disney for $725,000.WKSH was one of the former Radio Disney affiliates put up for sale by Disney last summer. An application to sell 1290 WDZY Richmond to Wilkins Radio … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 2/26: Pair of Milwaukee AM’s Gaining Translators

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

A very brief rundown this week with just a few applications made:We start in Milwaukee, where two AM's appear headed for the FM band. The Milwaukee Radio Alliance has agreed to purchase 100.3 W289CB Milwaukee from Mary Medicus for $150,000. The translator CP, currently licensed to operate with … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 1/8

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The holiday season didn't lead to a shutdown of activity at the FCC as many applications and sales continued to proceed through the Christmas break.Starting in New York City with a pair of AM's seeking adjusted facilities. New York Public Radio's 820 WNYC has proposed a new night operation where … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 12/9: Cumulus Rescinds WOKI Frequency Change

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In May, Cumulus News/Talk 98.7 WOKI Oliver Springs/Knoxville, TN proposed a mutually exclusive upgrade which would see the station relocate to 98.3. This week Cumulus has requested that WOKI's application be dismissed as well as the requested moves of the other stations involved.Central Florida … [Read more...]

Radio Disney Sells Three

Radio Disney Rick Dees Weekly Top 30

Update 12/8: When Salem returns 99.5 KDIS-FM Little Rock to the air, it will do so as Christian Preaching "Faith Talk 99.5" KSLR-FM.FaithTalk995.com, FaithTalkLittleRock.com, and KSLRFM.com were all registered by Salem on Friday. While awaiting FCC approval for the purchase of the station, Salem … [Read more...]

Wilkins Acquires Two From Disney

Wilkins Radio 1290 WDZY Richmond 1640 WKSH Milwaukee Christian Talk

Affiliates of Wilkins Radio are acquiring two of the recently announced Radio Disney spinoffs.1290 WDZY Colonial Heights/Richmond, VA is being sold to Richmond Christian Radio Corporation for $250,000. The new group is owned by Jack and Robert Wilkins, the latter of whom is Owner and CEO of … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/12: Dozens Of New Translators Granted

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Dozens of more new translator CP's have been granted since our last report.Clear Channel was one of the biggest beneficiaries as it gained eight new translators:94.1 W231CM Southampton, NY - 250 watts - // 97.5 WALK-FM Patchouge 94.9 W235BY Vineland, NJ - 100 watts - // 94.7 WDSD Dover, … [Read more...]

Christmas Treats As Halloween Tricks

92.1 The Coast WLTQ Venice Sarasota Shine ShineFM 88.3 Indianapolis New Life 91.9 WRCM Charlotte Christmas Music Halloween

With only 55 shopping days left until Christmas, the seasonal shift to Christmas music at radio stations across the country is about to begin en-masse.Clear Channel AC "92.1 The Coast" WLTQ Venice/Sarasota, FL and Milwaukee Radio Alliance Standards "1290 Martini Radio" WZTI made the move today … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 10/29

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

As the FCC gets back to normal operations following the shutdown, the agency is working quickly to get through the remaining 2003 translator applications. A number of translators have been granted over the past week.Among the new translator CP granted are:Hope Christian Church of Marlton, NJ … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Begins Breakfast Club Syndication Rollout

Breakfast Club Power 105.1 WWPR DJ Envy Charlamagne Tha God Angela Yee 103 Jamz WOWI Norfolk V100 WKKV Milwaukee 104.1 The Beat Birmingham

As we reported earlier this week, Clear Channel Rhythmic CHR "Hot 98.3" KOHT Tucson will be picking up "The Breakfast Club" from "Power 105.1" WWPR-FM New York for mornings beginning Monday, August 26.KOHT will not be alone as the program is also adding affiliates in Milwaukee, Norfolk and … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 5/31

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Curtis Media Group's Eastern Airwaves has acquired a pair of translator CP's in North Carolina. From Community Public Radio, Eastern Airwaves added 97.7 W249CN Fairfield, NC for $125,000. The 250 watt translator will put a city grade signal over Greensboro where it will be used to rebroadcast … [Read more...]

Milwaukee Makes A Martini

1290 Martini Radio Milwaukee WZTI Shamrock WMCS

Milwaukee Radio Alliance's 1290 WMCS Milwaukee has ended its brief all-Elvis stunting and debuted Neo-Standards "1290 Martini Radio".Billed as "From Rat Pack To Brat Pack", the station is promoting a music mix stretching from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett on the older side to … [Read more...]

WMCS Milwaukee Abandons Black Talk

1290 WMCS Milwaukee Earl Ingram Yolanda Adams Willie Davis

The Milwaukee Radio Alliance has pulled the plug on the Black Talk format of 1290 WMCS Milwaukee.TheMilwaukeeDrum.com reports that all on-air staffers have been let go with the exception of Phil Anderson, host of the nightly "Blues After Dark". Duane Dudek of the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel … [Read more...]

WOKY Milwaukee To Shift To Sports

Big 920 The Wolf WOKY Milwaukee 1070 WTSO Madison Fox Sports Jay Mohr

Clear Channel Classic Country "920 The Wolf" WOKY Milwaukee will shift to Sports as "The Big 920" on Monday, January 7.The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that the station will utilize a mix of programming from Clear Channel's Fox Sports Radio, NBC Sports Radio, and simulcasts of local hosts … [Read more...]