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West Palm Beach Move-In Launches

Glades Media has completed its move-in of 99.5 WAFC-FM from Clewiston to Palm Beach Gardens, FL debuting as Regional Mexican “La Ley 99.5“.

True Oldies 790 WPRV Providence to go Business

After just a 13 month run as “True Oldies 790”, Citadel Broadcasting is preparing to flip WPRV to Business Talk according to the East Providence Post. The new lineup is projected to include holdover Imus in the Morning in addition to Joe Scarborough, Bloomberg Radio, and brokered programming.

KIRO Seattle completes move to 97.3 FM

Bonneville has completed the shift of News/Talk KIRO from 710 AM to 97.3 FM. The stations had been simulcasting since November. 710 is currently airing a loop directing listeners to 97.3 in anticipation of its flip to sports as “710 ESPN Seattle” on Monday.

Hudson Valley Trio To Flip To Talk

Pamal Broadcasting is flipping its three Hudson Valley, NY AM stations from Oldies to Talk on Monday, April 6 as “Hudson Valley Talk Radio“. 1260 WBNR Beacon, 1420 WLNA Peekskill, and 920 WGHQ Kingston will continue to air Bruce Owens’ “Good Morning Hudson Valley” in mornings. The remainder of the programming will consist of the syndicated Dave Ramsey, Dr. Laura, and Fox Sports Radio. The trio are also air Army Football and Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball.

“Fresh 102.7” KFRH Las Vegas Becomes CHR “102.7 Now”

Update 7:35pm: The flip to CHR occurred at 4:33pm PDT as KFRH became “102.7 Now” with Akon’s “Right Now (Na Na Na)”. The station is taking a page out of CBS’ own playbook in New York and Los Angeles by going right after CBS’ 98.5 KLUC and Kemp Broadcasting’s “Hot 97.5” KVEG. Sean Lynch stays on as 102.7’s PD, while Bill Tanner and RadioCrunch are consulting with the launch. Listen to the debut of “102.7 Now” at FormatChange.com NOW. Update 4/1/09 6:00pm: KFRH confirms that it will indeed flip to CHR as “102.7 Now”. The station has been interspersing songs that include “When” in the title such as Prince & The Revolution “When Doves Cry”, Janet Jackson “When I Think Of...Read More

Woody Show Out At Live 105 San Francisco

CBS continues its run of eliminating some of the higher profile morning shows brought in to replace Howard Stern as The Woody Show was dropped from Alternative KITS “Live 105” San Francisco joining the likes of Adam Carolla and Opie & Anthony as former CBS employees. Woody, Tony, and Ravey were brought in from afternoons at Q101 in Chicago to replace Stern on KITS.

96.7 The Wave Portsmouth, NH flips to Talk

Clear Channel has flipped Oldies “96.7 The Wave” WQSO Rochester/Portsmouth, NH to News/Talk while keeping the “Wave” moniker. Also staying are Imus in the Morning and Boston Red Sox play-by-play. Joining the station are Glenn Beck for 9am to Noon, Rush Limbaugh from 12pm to 3pm, Sean Hannity from 3pm to 6pm, Michael Savage from 6pm to 10pm, and Coast to Coast with George Noory overnights. All of those programs had recently aired in the Portsmouth area on 1540 WGIP, which was spun-off from Clear Channel in March and flipped to local Talk as WXEX.

Doubling The Talk in Salisbury

Just as Peak Broadcasting did last week in Fresno, Delmarva Broadcasting has flipped Variety Hits WXMD “92.5 Max-FM” Salisbury, MD to Talk using the WICO branding but a separate lineup than its sister AM. Here’s how the lineups stack up: 92.5 WICO-FM 1320 WICO 5:00am – America In The Morning 5:00am – America In The Morning 6:00am – Quinn & Rose 6:00am – Michael Smerconish 9:00am – Glenn Beck 9:00am – Laura Ingharam 12:00pm – Rush Limbaugh 12:00pm – Neal Boortz 3:00pm – Jerry Doyle 3:00pm – Dave Ramsey 6:00pm – Michael Savage 5:00pm – Clark Howard 9:00pm – Rusty Humphries 7:00pm – Michael Savage 10:00pm – Jim Bohannon 10:00pm – Jim Bohannon 1:00am – Coast to Coast w/ G...Read More

“104.7 Cool Classic Rock” KYLZ moves into Salt Lake City

Millcreek Broadcasting has completed the move-in of KYLZ Lyman, WY into the Salt Lake City market as it shifts from 104.9 to 104.7 as “Cool Classic Rock” under PD Kayvon Moitee. The station is featuring Classic Rock from the 70’s through the 90’s as a flanker to sister Active Rock “97.5 The Blaze” KZZQ.

100.1 WZJZ Fort Myers Stunting

Update 3/31/09: As predicted, WZJZ became Rhythmic AC “Z100” at 6:00am under PD Scrap Jackson. Another Smooth Jazz has bitten the dust. This time, in Fort Myers, FL as 100.1 WZJZ has begun stunting with a loop of a line from Reel 2 Real’s “I Like To Move It”. What’s Next? Z1001.com was registered to Clear Channel on March 9 with the following logo appearing today on the Clear Channel servers. Looks like Rhythmic AC to us as the same “Move To The Music” slogan is in use at sisters “My 106.1” Philadelphia and “93.9 MIA” in Miami

WZBL Roanoke Says Hello Steve

106.1 WZBL Vinton/Roanoke, VA has flipped from Classic Country “106.1 The Bull” to Variety Hits as “106.1 Steve-FM“. WZBL along with sisters “Sunny FM” 93.5 WSNV/101.7 WSNZ are currently in the Aloha Station Trust awaiting to be sold off by Clear Channel. Clear Channel also uses the “Steve-FM” branding on 96.7 WLTY in Columbia, SC.

Getting Fresh in Washington?

On Wednesday we reported that CBS had registered 947NowFM.com, AmpRadio947.com, and Fresh947.com on March 6. Today DCRTV.com reported “rumblings that CBS Radio will flip 94.7, WTGB, from classic rock to adult contemporary – to battle Clear Channel’s WASH, 97.1, which soared to 2nd place in the latest Portable People Meter radio ratings. Possibly by next week.” We’ve found a few more domains that may lead to a Fresher outlook at WTGB. 947freshfm.com and freshfm947.com were registered by Intertech Media on March 17. Additionally, CBS registered 947fresh.com back in 2007 as a decoy prior to the launch of AAA “94.7 The Globe”.

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