Christmas Elves Head To Milwaukee

100.3 The Elf 1290 Martini Radio WZTI Milwaukee

Update 11/1: WZTI flipped to Christmas music "100.3 The Elf" at noon today. While dropping the previous brand is usually a sign of format change after the holidays, Program Director Stan Atkinson told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that it will return to the Martini Radio format after … [Read more...]

WSSP Rebrands As 105.7 The Fan

105.7 The Fan Sports Radio 1250 WSSP Milwaukee

A few months after launching 105.7 W289CB Milwaukee to simulcast "Sportsradio 1250" WSSP, Entercom has renamed the pair as "105.7 The Fan". W289CB operates with 240 watts at 284 meters (Coverage Map) covering all of Milwaukee and its surrounding towns. … [Read more...]

Pair Of Milwaukee AM’s Launch Translators

100.3 The Elf 1290 Martini Radio Milwaukee WZTI

Two Milwaukee AM stations have signed-on FM translators. Milwaukee Radio Alliance Soft AC/Standards "1290 Martini Radio" WZTI has launched 100.3 W262CJ Milwaukee. The signal operates with a directional 99 watts at 164 meters (Coverage Map). Entercom's "SportsRadio 1250" WSSP Milwaukee began … [Read more...]

Magnum Expands Into Milwaukee Suburbs

Magnum Broadcasting Lite Rock 92.1 WEZY 92.5 WBWI Bliss

David Magnum's Magnum Broadcasting has announced the acquisition of four stations in suburban Milwaukee from subsidiaries of Bliss Communications. Magnum will be acquiring AC "Lite Rock 92.1" WEZY Racine and News/Talk 1440 WRJN Racine from Bliss' Racine Broadcasting and Country 92.5 WBWI-FM West … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 5/15

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Station Moves Mount Wilson FM's 97.9 KMZT-FM Salinas, CA seeks to increase from a Class A with 2.9kW at 146 meters to a B1 with 4.5kW at 175 meters (Coverage Map). In the northwest corner of Washington State, "Twilight 96.7" KBDB-FM Forks (named after the book/movie series that takes place … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 4/30

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Entercom has agreed to purchase the Construction Permit for 105.7 W289CB Milwaukee from Kevin Youngers for $300,000. As part of the sale, Entercom has applied to relocate the translator to the tower of 103.7 WXSS where it will operate with 240 watts at 284 meters rebroadcasting … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/13

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

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 1430 WNSW Newark New York Voice Of Russia Catholic

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

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

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

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

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 Sell Off 1560 WQEW 640 WWJZ 1260 WMKI 590 WDWD Silent STA

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

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

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...]