Redskins Trademark Battle Spreads To Radio Holdings

ESPN 980 WTEM 94.3 WWXX 92.7 WWXT 950 WXGI Red Zebra Daniel Snyder Redskins

The debate over whether the Washington Redskins NFL franchise should change its name is spreading to the radio holdings of Red Zebra Broadcasting. While stating that any use of the name by a broadcaster should be considered indecent, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt told Indian Country Today Media … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 6/22: Translator Continues On Its Path To Washington

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Translator Moves Clear Channel's move of 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD towards Washington, DC will get an assist from Salem Communications. With the translator operating under an STA with 25% of its licensed power due to an interference claim from Red Zebra Broadcasting's WWXX Buckland, VA, Clear … [Read more...]

FCC Approves WLZL COL/Market Change

El Zol 107.9 WLZL Annapolis College Park Washington DC CBS Baltimore WBAL WIYY WZBA

CBS Spanish Tropical "El Zol 107.9" WLZL Annapolis, MD has been granted a city of license change to College Park, MD. With Annapolis being located in the Baltimore market, WLZL counted under CBS' ownership cap for that market despite the programming being targeted at the Washington DC market. … [Read more...]

WRQX Drops Bert Show

All The Hits 107.3 WRQX Washington Bert Show Weiss Marco Rick Gillette

Just shy of hitting their one year anniversary in the Washington market, Cumulus CHR "All The Hits 107.3" WRQX is dropping the Bert Weiss led syndicated Bert Show at the end of the week. DCRTV.com reports that the station will shift afternoon host Marco to mornings on an interim basis while … [Read more...]

Pacifica Fires Executive Director

Summer Reese Pacifica Foundation Executive Director 99.5 WBAI New York 94.1 KPFA San Francisco 90.7 KPFK Los Angeles 89.3 WPFW Washington DC 90.1 KPFT Houston

Moments after submitting a press release praising the Pacifica Foundation for reaching the funds needed to pay the severance due to staffers laid off from 99.5 WBAI New York last August, Summer Reese was dismissed as Executive Director of the nonprofit group. Reese served as Interim Executive … [Read more...]

WMZQ Washington Adds Bobby Bones For Mornings

98.7 WMZQ Washington Bobby Bones Boxer Jenni Chase

The syndicated Bobby Bones morning show adds another major market as Clear Channel Country 98.7 WMZQ Washington, DC will pick up the show starting Monday, March 10. WMZQ will slide current morning host Boxer into middays while co-host Aly Jacobs will host news and traffic reports during Bones' … [Read more...]

Don Geronimo Exits WJFK

Don Geronimo 106.7 The Fan WJFK Washington DC Podcast Contract

The homecoming that looked so good on paper lasted just a tad over four months as Don Geronimo has exited CBS Sports "106.7 The Fan" WJFK Manassas VA/Washington DC. The news was first reported this weekend by DCRTV.com and then confirmed on Twitter by Geronimo … [Read more...]

WNEW Extends Focus To Include Baltimore

All News 99.1 WNEW Washington Baltimore Annapolis CBS WJZ-TV 13

CBS' "All News 99.1" WNEW Bowie MD/Washington DC will expand its coverage to include Baltimore and the rest of Maryland between the Beltways. The expansion will take place on Monday, March 3 at 5:00am. The Baltimore Sun reports that the move will entail adding Baltimore and Anne Arundel, Howard, … [Read more...]

WILC Shifts To Talk

Romantica 900 WILC Laurel Washington DC Conservative Talk

ZGS Communications' 900 WILC Laurel, MD/Washington, DC will drop its Spanish AC "Romántica 900" format to a mix of brokered and syndicated Conservative Talk on Monday, February 3. The move will give home to some of the programs dropped when 730 WTNT dropped Conservative Talk for Spanish AC in … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 1/24

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

With Martin Luther King Day and the snowstorm on the east coast shutting down government offices for a couple days it was a little slower on the application front than usual. The continued attempt to get 107.7 on the air in the Omaha market takes another turn. With the FAA continually blocking … [Read more...]

CBS Makes Pre-Holiday Layoffs In Multiple Markets

CBS Radio 93.7 The Fan KDKA-FM Pittsburgh Vinnie Rechichi Paul Alexander

Update 12/30: More cuts have come to a few CBS clusters. In Chicago, two veteran air-personalities are out. Robert Feder reports that AAA 93.1 WXRT night host Tom Marker has had his position elimnated after 33 years at the station. At sister Country 99.5 WUSN, midday host Trish Biondo didn't have … [Read more...]

WTNT Washington Flips To Spanish AC

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Update 12/2: As expected 730 WTNT and its pair of translators flipped to Spanish AC "La Capital". Update 9/30: DCRTV.com reports that the flip to Spanish AC will not take place until December 1 as the station has contractual obligations with its existing Talk programming to fulfill. Original … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 11/25

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

Communications attorney John Garziglia has applied to increase his CP for 97.7 W249CO Reston, VA from 73 to 250 watts. Serving Washington DC's western suburbs, the translator is licensed to rebroadcast American University's 88.5 WAMU. With 100.3 WLML Lake Park/West Palm Beach close to launching, … [Read more...]

Don Geronimo Returns To WJFK Washington

Don Geronimo 106.7 The Fan WJFK Washington DC Podcast Contract

After departing 1140 KHTK Sacramento earlier this month, Don Geronimo is heading back to 106.7 WJFK Washington, DC. Geronimo, who hosted afternoons at then Hot Talk WJFK (except for a short move to middays) with Mike O'Meara from 1991 until 2008, will return to the now Sports station to host … [Read more...]

FCC Applications 10/23: COL Change In Washington

FCC Update Translator Construction Permit Applications

With the FCC back in business we are able to resume our irregular roundup of applications from around the industry. CBS has applied to change the city of license of its "El Zol 107.9" WLZL Annapolis, MD to College Park. No facility change is connected to the application, but there could be … [Read more...]