Format Changes

Salem Brings Praise To St. Louis While Moving The Answer

Salem Media is shuffling its St. Louis operations. Conservative Talk “1260 The Answer” WSDZ Belleville IL has moved to 1380 KXFN/105.3 K287BY St. Louis replacing Health/Wellness Talk “1380 The Pulse“. That move will clear the way for the launch of Gospel “Praise 95.1” on Monday, October 23 on WSDZ and 95.1 K236CS St. Louis. Positioned as “The St. Louis Gospel Experience”, the move gives a direct format competitor to Church of God In Christ’s “Jubilee 690” KSTL and iHeartMedia’s “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ. The new format will be led by former 104.9 KMJM-FM/1600 KATZ program director Darrel Eason. -Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM), announced today that it will launch a contemporary urban gospel radio statio...Read More

KARZ & KNSG Swap Locations

Linder Radio Group has shuffled brand locations in Marshall MN. The call letters of Rock 107.5 KARZ Marshall have moved over to Classic Hits 94.7 KNSG Springfield while retaining the existing format. The KNSG call letters slide to 107.5 with a Sports heavy Rock format. The station will completely flip to Sports by early 2018.

WWJB Boots Talk For Country

Hernando Broadcasting Company has flipped Talk 1450 WWJB/92.3 W222CI Brooksville and 103.9 W280DK Spring Hill FL to Country “103.9 The Boot“. Longtime 99.5 WQYK Tampa host Randy Price has joined WWJB for mornings. Price worked at WQYK from 1982-2010 co-hosting with Dave McKay from 1996 until his departure and then returned in 2015 for fill-ins. Most of the Talk programming that had been heard on WWJB continues to be heard in the Spring Hill area on 99.9 WXJB Homosassa.

WYKB Flips To Classic Country Jax Country 105.3

As we first reported last month in Daily Domains, NIA Broadcasting’s 105.3 WYKB Fernandina Beach/Jacksonville FL has found a new operator. The station, which had been simulcasting Country “K-Bay 106.3” WKBX Kingsland GA since January 1, is now being operated by Delmarva Educational Association/Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting as Classic Country “Jax Country 105.3“.

Jack On The Move In Salisbury/Ocean City

With the sale of 101.1 WSUX-FM Snow Hill MD to GSB Broadcasting, the station’s Variety Hits “101.1 Jack-FM” programming is on the move to a new frequency. The Jack-FM programming will move to Miriam Media’s 94.9 WAMS Newark MD on Wednesday, November 1. That will replace the LMA held by Rothschild Broadcasting who had been operating the station as AAA “Delmarva’s Album Music Source“. 94.9 WAMS launched on April 1.

Northeast Missouri AAA V104.3 Launches

The former 104.3 KKAC Vandalia MO, currently owned by Dennis Wallace the court appointed receiver Randy Wachter’s Broadcast Associates, has returned to the air as AAA “V104.3” KVMO. The station has been off the air regularly since 2009. In brief spurts it operated as AC “104.3 The Oasis” and in 2014 as AAA “104.3 FMX” with Wachter filings STAs citing lack of finances and health issues in the applications preventing him to operate the station. Being operated by Mike Batchelor, the station is positioning itself as “Continuous Rock Variety of Yesterday & Today”. Cloudcast Radio’s syndicated John & Heidi Show is airing in mornings.

iHeart Commemorates Cedar Rapids Icon With Leo 1360

iHeartMedia has flipped Classic Country 1360 KMJM Cedar Rapids IA to Adult Standards “Leo 1360“. As first reported by Northpine, the station is named after former WMT host Leo Greco. Greco was a bandleader in the 50s and 60s turned host of 600 WMT’s “Variety Time” from the early 70s until his death in 2011. Now hosted by Frank Balvanz, who joined Greco as a co-host in 2007 and then took over the show, will now air on both WMT and KMJM in its Sunday 7am-12pm timeslot.

Jordan Teklay Brings Bouncehouse To 106.5 The End Sacramento Nights

Entercom CHR “106.5 The End” KUDL Sacramento has added Jordan Teklay as its new night host. The Sacramento native will host “Jordan’s Bouncehouse” from 7pm-12am weeknights. He most recently was hosting nights at Midwest Broadcasting CHR “i106.7” WNFN Nashville and has also worked at “Z99” ZFZZ Grand Cayman Island as well as stations in Modesto CA and Tyler TX. Entercom Sacramento announced today the appointment of Jordan Teklay as night show host for Top 40 radio station KUDL-FM “106.5 The End”, effective immediately. The show, ‘Jordan’s Bouncehouse’ will air Monday-Friday, 7pm to Midnight PST. Teklay returns home to Sacramento where he grew up and attended Florin High School. Teklay was previously night show host at WNFN-FM “i106.7” in...Read More

WJXN Returns As Classic Hip-Hop “Hot 100.9”

Flinn Broadcasting has relaunched 100.9 WJXN-FM Utica/Jackson MS as Classic Hip-Hop “Hot 100.9“. WJXN-FM had been silent since New South Radio ended its LMA of the station on July 31 when it moved Classic Country “100.9 The Legend” to its newly acquired 93.5 WHJT Kearney Park. The station is utilizing Westwood One’s network including Tony Zazza in mornings from 5-11am, Ms. Eklass from 11am-5pm, and Marcus from 5-11pm.

Classic Country Comes To Nebraska City

Flood Communications flipped News/Talk “Big Apple News Radio” 1600 KNCY/105.5 K288GS Nebraska City NE to Classic Country “Otoe County Country” on Monday. The station is emphasizing that it won’t be playing anything post 1989 as it creates a flanker to sister “B103.1” KBIE Auburn. The previous News/Talk format had been paired with sister LPTV “News Channel Nebraska“.

Rochester To Gain First Commercial Spanish Station

Genesee Media will flip Sports “97.5 The Team” 1590 WRSB Brockport/97.5 W258BH Rochester NY to Spanish CHR “Mi 97.5” on Monday, October 16. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports the station will focus on “hit music from Latin America, talk radio, community programming and syndicated news, including reports from Puerto Rico.” William Santiago, President of local Spanish-language marketing agency Uno Communication, will join Genesee as General Manager of WRSB. Santiago has hosted the “Dimension Latina” program in the market for the past several decades. It most recently aired on Rochester Institute of Technology’s 89.7 WITR Henrietta. The new format will compete with Ibero American Action League’s “Poder 97.1” ...Read More

Fox Sports Moves In Fort Smith

Pharis Broadcasting has moved the programming of “Fox Sports 103.1” KHGG-FM Waldron AR to 1580 KHGG/101.1 K266BS Van Buren/Fort Smith replacing Country “101.1 The Judge“. 103.1 KHGG-FM has been taken silent for what Pharis states is “Maintenance and Repairs” in its STA filing with the FCC. The 101.1 translator puts a stronger signal over Fort Smith than the 103.1 rimshot whose 60dBu signal does not reach Fort Smith itself. InsideFortSmith.com reports that Alma High School sports will move to sister “96.7 The Marshall” 1230 KFPW/96.7 K244FJ, while KHGG will continue to be the home of Van Buren High School and University of Arkansas-Fort Smith sports.