With the debut of an FM translator, Beasley Broadcasting has flipped Adult Standards 1490 WAZZ Fayetteville, NC to Soft AC “Sunny 94.3“. The move sees the station adjust its playlist from a focus on music from the 1950’s through 70’s to soft hits of the 70’s and 80’s. Beasley acquired 94.3 W232CI Fayetteville from Curtis Media’s Eastern Airwaves earlier this year for $75,000. Its 250 watt at 98 meter signal covers all of Fayetteville proper (Coverage Map).
Radio-One has pulled the plug on its All News “News 92” 92.1 KROI Seabrook/Houston. In a statement on the station’s website the company stated, News92, Houston’s first FM all-news radio station aired its last broadcast Wednesday, October 8, 2014. We’d like to thank the News92 staff for their outstanding service, our advertisers and each of you our listeners and web visitors for your support. This difficult decision is a result of sustained poor ratings performance and significant financial losses over the past three years despite the substantial financial and human resources we invested. Unfortunately, the market hasn’t shown a sustainable appetite for news radio, but each of you motivated us daily to produce a high-quality news program. Together, we made history. The Hou...Read More
Beasley Brokered 1100 WWWE Hapeville/Atlanta, GA will flip to Female Oriented Talk in January 2015 as “WRNW1“. WWWE currently airs a mix of brokered Talk and Ethnic programming branded as “Atlanta’s Sports & Entertainment Network“. The new programming will debut on January 5, 2015 under a five year agreement with Womens Radio Network. The company describes its station, which currently operates online only as: WRNW1 is committed to empower female professionals as they navigate through the pathways to success. Our unique brand of marketing and promotion will help women build their online presence and bring business women from diverse backgrounds together to build a strong network of successful individuals. WRNW1 hosts include Lisa Singer, former Howard Ster...Read More
Acadia Broadcast Partners has flipped Cajun “Bayou 106.7” KSIG-FM Rayne/1450 KSIG Crowley, LA back to Classic Country “Pure Country 106.7“. This is a return to Classic Country for the station as it was “Country Legends 106.7” KLEJ from 2009 until it flipped to Cajun in January 2012.
JVC Media has flipped Standards “Seaview 960” WSVU North Palm Beach, FL to Soft AC “95.9 The Palm“. WSVU is rebroadcast on 95.9 W240CI North Palm Beach and 106.9 W295BI Jupiter. The revised format pushes the station away from Robinson Entertainment’s Standards “Legends 100.3” WLML Lake Park and closer to Digity Media AC “Sunny 107.9” WEAT West Palm Beach.
Citing inability to sell advertising, Craig Hanson’s Media Advisors LLC. has flipped Alternative “X98.9” KRQX-FM Hurricane/St. George, UT to Classic Hits. The station is now presenting itself by its frequency and call letters “98.9 KRQX” branded as “Southern Utah’s Greatest Hits”. Canyon Media’s 101.5 KCLS had been using that branding until it shifted to Soft AC “Easy 101.5” last month. Hanson, the former President of Simmons Media, took over operations of KRQX, in which he holds a minority ownership stake via LMA when he purchased sister Adult CHR “Mix 103.1” KURR Hildale from Simmons earlier this year. KRQX launched its Alternative format in 2010 duplicating the sound of sister “X96” KXRK Salt Lake ...Read More
Months after moving to 100.1, Alpha Media Hot AC “Y100” WXYY Rincon/Savannah, GA has segued to CHR under new PD Rob Walker. The move places the station in direct competition with iHeartMedia’s “97.3 Kiss-FM” WAEV. The entire airstaff at WXYY has turned over since the move to 100.1. The move to CHR sees the station dropping the syndicated Bert Show in mornings. Mia Amini joined the station in June to replace the voicetracked Patty Steele in middays and Walker replaced previous Program Director Tony Bristol in afternoons in September.
Update 10/3: Cumulus CHR “I93” KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas has relaunched as “Hot 93.3” under new PD Louie Cruz. Launching with commercial free weekends, the station is promoting to have more music and fewer commercials per hour than iHeartMedia’s “106.1 Kiss-FM“. Cumulus announces that Top 40-formatted KLIF-FM has become the all-new HOT 93.3. The former i93 and heritage Dallas CHR station debuted its new Hot Upbeat CHR format today at 5:00 p.m. Central. HOT 93.3 will feature all the hits, including music from artists such as Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, and Ariana Grande. The format shift will bring new opportunities, and Cumulus is currently seeking additional on-air talent for the station. Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President for Cumulus Dallas/Houston ...Read More
Summit Media has pulled the plug on Variety Hits “102.1 Y’all” 1320 WENN/102.1 W271BN Birmingham. The 102.1 translator is now rebroadcasting sister Gospel “Heaven 610” WAGG, while the 1320 signal is currently silent. The move puts WAGG on even FM ground with iHeartMedia’s “Hallelujah 105.1” WERC-HD2/W286BK. The Y’all format debuted on 97.3 WZNN in July 2013 as a placeholder following the demise of its previous Sports format. In November it moved to the 1320/102.1 duo following the launch of Soft AC “Easy 97.3“.
iHeartMedia has flipped 1200 WRKK Hughesville, PA/94.9 W235BA Williamsport to Active Rock “Rock 94.9“. The pair had been simulcasting sister News/Talk 1400 WRAK Williamsport. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial-free as is par for the course these days, the station will feature the syndicated Rover’s Morning Glory based out of sister 100.7 WMMS Cleveland and Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx in nights.
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.
On the heels of Entercom flipping Classic Hits 94.1 WKQK Memphis to Country on Friday, Mighty Media Group has tweaked Variety Hits “99.3 Guess-FM” 830 WGUE/99.3 W257CY Memphis to Classic Hits. The move will have WGUE focus on music from the 60’s through the 90’s as it now positions itself as “Classic Hits For Memphis”.