WHPT Tampa’s Mike Calta Expands To Atlanta & Orlando

Mike Calta Cowhead 102.5 The Bone WHPT Tampa 750 95.5 WSB Atlanta News 96.5 WDBO Orlando

Cox Hot Talk "102.5 The Bone" WHPT Tampa afternoon host Mike Calta is adding a second show that will be syndicated to sister stations in Atlanta and Orlando. The syndication will bring the show to Cox sister News/Talk 750 WSB/95.5 WSBB Atlanta and "News 96.5" WDBO Orlando. The stations will begin … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 3/5

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Following the grant of a CP to relocate into Des Moines, Saga Communications has acquired 93.9 K230AT Winterset, IA from First Ventures Capital Partners for $87,500. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 107.3 meters once it builds its new facility. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast … [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 2/20

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Entercom Urban AC "96.3 RNB" K242CC Austin has applied to downgrade from 250 watts at 392.8 meters to 99 watts at 342 meters with a frequency shift to 95.9. While not mentioned in the application, the downgrade appears connected to the recent CP granted for a new full powered FM on 96.3 in Giddings, … [Read more...]

Urban In; Smooth Jazz Out As Clear Channel Shuffles In Orlando

104.5 The Beat Smooth Jazz 102.5 WLOQ 540 WFLA WFLF Orlando Clear Channel

Clear Channel didn't wait long following yesterday's revamp of 101.9 WJHM to CHR "Amp Radio 101.9" to take advantage. 104.5 W283AN Altamonte Springs has changed from rebroadcasting News/Talk 540 WFLF to Urban "104.5 The Beat" via 104.1 WTKS-HD2. Promoting 5000 "joints" in a row, the 221 watt … [Read more...]

WJHM Relaunches As 101.9 Amp Radio

101.9 Amp Radio AmpRadio 102 Jamz WJHM Orlando CBS

CBS' "102 Jamz" WJHM Orlando has completed its long shift from Rhythmic to Mainstream CHR as its rebranded as "101.9 Amp Radio". The move followed a few hours of looping Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" leading into the station's relaunch at 10:19 this morning. The move continues to station's move into … [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...]

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...]

Cox Acquires Orlando Area Translator

Cox Media Radio Atlanta 93.5 92.5 97.7 Tugart Properties

Cox has agreed to purchase 107.3 W297BB De Bary, FL from Reach Communications for $200,000. The sale includes a clause for the 250 watt translator, which currently serves the northern suburbs of Orlando, to apply to relocate the translator within the next five days. The sale will see the … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Acquires Pair Of Orlando Translators

Clear Channel Sales Restructuring Layoffs

Clear Channel has purchased a pair of Construction Permits for translators in the Orlando market from Radio Assist Ministry for $80,000. 96.9 W245BX Orlando will operate with 60 watts covering the downtown portions of the city. 97.1 W246CK Kissimmee is licensed to operate with 38 watts. Both … [Read more...]

Jason ‘Buckethead’ Bailey Joins 92.9 The Game

92.9 The Game WZGC Atlanta Kordell Stewart Jaime Carl Dukes Rick Kamla Randy Cross

Update 7/18: Jason Bailey, the host formerly known as 'Buckethead', is joining CBS Sports "92.9 The Game" WZGC Atlanta as morning co-host. Bailey will join incumbent co-hosts Randy Cross and Kristen Ledlow. Rick Kamla will shift from mornings to middays where he will co-host with Jaime … [Read more...]

Clear Channel Acquires Pair Of Orlando Area Translators

Clear Channel Sales Restructuring Layoffs

Clear Channel has purchased two Orlando area translators from Reach Communications for $125,000. The two translators, which will both licensed to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 101.1 WJRR, do not reach Orlando as currently licensed. 97.1 W246BT Clermont operates with 27 watts with coverage of … [Read more...]

Erica Lee Joins WLOQ Orlando

102.5 WLOQ W273CA Orlando Kenny G Miranda Wilson Allen Kepler Smooth Jazz Network

Update 6/3: The something new being teased by WLOQ was the addition of a locally originating morning show hosted by Erica Lee. Lee is known in the Orlando market for the nineteen years she spent at Hot AC "Mix 105.1" WOMX prior to departing in early 2010. She is also founder/CEO of the Aircheck.us … [Read more...]

WDBO Rebrands

News 96.5 WDBO WDBO-FM Orlando Cox Media Joe Kelley Mel Robbins Clark Howard

Cox News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando has rebranded as it places a higher emphasis on its News elements. Now identifying as "News 96.5", WDBO-FM is promoting itself as "Orlando's New 24 Hour News, Traffic, and Weather". The move is the latest in a series of brand adjustments over the past couple … [Read more...]

ESPN Radio 580 Orlando Debuts

ESPN 580 WDBO Orlando 96.5 WDBO-FM Scott Anez Mike Mike Colin Cowherd Magic

Update 11/12: 580 WDBO made the flip to ESPN Radio this morning. In addition to the ESPN Radio lineup, WDBO will carry a local 4-6pm show hosted by Scott Anez who will continue in his duties as host of the 6pm hourlong news block on 96.5 WDBO-FM and Orlando Magic programming on both 580 and … [Read more...]