FCC Applications 4/4

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Following their acquisition of 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford, Connoisseur Media has filed to adjust the patterns of it and adjacent channel sister 103.1 WBZO Bay Shore, NY. Both stations will retain their current tower heights and power; 19.5kW at 247 meters for WDRC-FM and 1.55kW at 141 meters for WBZO. … [Read more...]

April Fools Day Stunt Roundup

Samba 105.7 WROR Spanish April Fools SAP

While the days of the fake format change for the day are mostly behind us, radio still comes out swinging regularly with pranks every April 1. We're still calling Kars4Kids switch to Kids4Kars as the best move of the day with their commercials airing on multiple stations across the … [Read more...]

WTAR To Drop Comedy For News/Talk/Sports Mix

Comedy 850 WTAR Norfolk News Talk Sports Dan Patrick Michael Savage

Sinclair Communications will flip "Comedy 850" WTAR Norfolk to a mix of News, Talk and Sports on Monday, January 27. VARTV.com shares the audio of the announcement on sister News/Talk 790 WNIS of the change. WTAR's lineup will feature Wall Street Journal This Morning from 6-9am, Fox Sports … [Read more...]

Hot 100.5 Norfolk Relaunches

Hot 100.5 WVHT Norfolk Virginia Beach Under Construction 25 Hits

After spending an hour this morning playing construction sounds, Max Media CHR "Hot 100.5" WVHT Norfolk has relaunched with a more-music presentation. Hot 100.5 (WVHT) Hampton Roads, first true, CHR Top 40 station is getting a makeover. In an environment cluttered with imitators, your … [Read more...]

Christmas Comes Early Across America

Christmas Music Format Radio November 1 Norfolk Virginia Beach Louisville Milwaukee Sacramento Sarasota

Update 11/3: All further updates to the list of Christmas stations will be made here. Update 11/2: The shifts to Christmas continue to come as Entercom AC "Star 102.5" WTSS Buffalo and Clear Channel AC's "Magic 93.7" WMJY Biloxi and 105.9 KGBX Springfield, MO join the list of stations. A … [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...]

Red Zebra Sells Norfolk Pair To Local Voice Media

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Update 8/1: 102.1 WXTG-FM flipped to a simulcast of 92.3 WTYD at 4pm this afternoon. Despite originally stating that 1490 WXTG will also join the Tide simulcast, the station will retain its "Game" Sports format without its local programming. The station carries Fox Sports Radio's Dan Patrick, CBS … [Read more...]

2WD Norfolk Rebrands

The New 101.3 2WD Norfolk Virginia Beach Commercial Free Weekdays Entercom Jenna

Entercom AC "2WD" 101.3 WWDE Norfolk, VA has rebranded as "The New 101.3". The station hasn't completely dropped the "2WD" moniker, but is deemphasizing it in order to rebuild its stature as the go to station for office listening. The "Continuous Soft Rock" positioning has been replaced by "We … [Read more...]

New Is Now In Norfolk

Now 105.3 The New WVMA Norfolk Virginia Beach Elvis Duran

Clear Channel CHR "The New 105.3" WVMA Norfolk has rebranded as "Now 105.3". WVMA has struggled to take off since its flip to CHR in April 2012. It continues to lag well behind Entercom Rhythmic CHR "Z104" WNVZ and Max Media Mainstream CHR "Hot 100.5" WVHT. … [Read more...]

2012 Post-Christmas Format Change Watchlist

After Christmas Radio Station Format Change Xmas Stunting Change Alice 96.7 Mojo 100.3

It's that time of the year again as stations across the country shift to Christmas music for the season. Quite a few of these stations will use the temporary ratings boost to launch a new format after the holidays. This year could bring more flips than usual as many stations will be affiliating with … [Read more...]

WMOV Norfolk Is Movin To Christmas

Christmas 107.7 Movin WMOV-FM WMOV Norfolk Virginia Beach Paul Cubby Bryant Kevin Kennedy

Clear Channel Rhythmic AC "Movin 107.7" WMOV-FM Norfolk has dropped its branding for Christmas music as "Christmas 107.7". While not a complete guarantee the station will be dropping the regular format permanently, the fact that the station has dropped its Movin' moniker places the station on our … [Read more...]

Translator Report 5/4

Radio FM HD HD2 FMX EMF Clear Channel Translator Report

Looking back at the rest of the big translator moves from April. Hope Christian Church has been granted a CP for 106.1 W291BA Baltimore to the Television Hill towers where it will operate with 250 watts directionally. The signal will cover all of Baltimore proper and most of the northern and … [Read more...]

FM Talk Coming To Norfolk/Virginia Beach?

102.1 The Game 1490 WXTG WXTG-FM 92.3 The Tide WTYD Davis Local Voice Media

Update 4/19: Add another potential name for the pending Conservative Talker as Batton adds Freedom1021FM.com into his portfolio. Original Report 4/17: Is a station sale and flip to Talk in the works in the Hampton Roads? A few domain registrations indicate that former 1650 WHKT morning host … [Read more...]

Magic 105.3 Norfolk Goes CHR

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Clear Channel Classic Hits "Magic 105.3" WVMA Norfolk, VA becomes the third CHR in the Tidewater as it becomes "The New 105.3". Running with 10,000 songs commercial free, the station is pitted up against Entercom's "Z104" WNVZ and Max Media's "Hot 100.5" WVHT along with two Hot AC's for similar … [Read more...]

Translator Report 11/22

Radio FM HD HD2 FMX EMF Clear Channel Translator Report

Clear Channel continues to be active moving translators into major markets. First in the nation's capital where they are moving 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD down I-270 towards Washington. The translator has applied to move to Clarksburg, MD where it will operate with 60 watts. The move will place it … [Read more...]