There are two guarantees in this deal.
1) The format will not be country. I doubt Womens World Broadcasting would LMA the signal to someone who would compete with them. (They are moving South 107′s format to 93.5)
Women’s World does NOT operate South 107. The station is currently operated by Rome Radio Partners, who are the…[Read more]
The usage of “WBZ” in branding, though, may get him a slap on the wrist. It’s not illegal for the WWBZ calls to be used, but the WBZ name qualifies as a brand, doesn’t it?
Exactly. We wouldn’t be having this discussion if they were positioning as “700 WWBZ”.
Lance What about the call letters KHJ its been used…
Oldies/Classic Hits won’t happen as it’ll hurt The River, I think CHR can be ruled out too. Urban?
Cox currently has three of the top 4 stations in the market with WSB, Kiss 104.1, and B98.5. The company is known for duplicating what works in one market and duplicating in others where possible and that leaves two possibilities for…[Read more]
They need to put the HD2 channel that plays lite rock standards.
Which would hurt B98.5
How about all of those former 92-9 Dave FM to put a AAA music back to Atlanta
Would share some audience overlap with the River.
Radio 105.7 is suppose to be straight alternative but alternative has morphed into AAA…
Also the CBS WBZ is id as CBS Boston Site
No Way can the CBS audience get confused with that WBZ.
1030 WBZ can be heard in the Orange/Athol area. And WBZ-TV is carried on cable systems as it is considered part of the Boston TV market.
Think of it like this. On the main intersection in your town is a McDonalds. You decide to…[Read more]
Wouldn’t CBS be better off retaining the News format on 780 and launching a new format (perhaps with the Cubs games) on 105.9?
The other issue is that I cannot think of a format that CBS could launch on 780 OR 105.9 that wouldn’t hurt one of their existing stations.
The biggest musical opening is likely for a Rhythmic Hot AC along…[Read more]
Lance I thought WBBM All-News is in the top 10 for most revenue in 2013 along with other CBS all-news O&O’s like WCBS-AM and WINS-AM. I don’t think WBBM all news signals are wasted at all and WBBM is in the top 5 spots in Chicago.
Is it wasted if you can still have WBBM billing as it is and then have an additional frequency…[Read more]
Well WBBM only cares about overall ratings Why would CBS want separate ratings for 105.9 and 780 AM. CBS Only cares about overall ratings for WBBM All-News as long as it attracts ratings and revenue.
Ratings are only used to drive revenue. The question becomes can CBS make more money with News on one signal and another format on…[Read more]
I cannot pinpoint to an actual date, but it likely happened in late September 2000.
Emmis announced to closing of its acquisition of the stations on September 26 – http://www.emmis.com/press/Story.aspx?id=1316509
The call letter change from WXTM to WMLL was made on October 10, 2000
WCHI, WWTF Lexington, WBBD Wheeling, and WLRX Huntington were among stations Clear Channel dumped the network on to get it to a certain amount of affiliates and nothing more.
The Comedy format has had mixed results in PPM markets. In Austin, it had decent ratings success on Emmis’ 102.7 translator but they were unable to sell it before flipping…[Read more]
I think your logging in just coincided with my fixing the issue. I was marking some recent registrations as spam in the backend and for whatever reason it took the whole site off as being a spam account. I’ve never seen that happen before, but now I know to be on the lookout for it next time I clean out the spam registrations.
Sinclair is just playing political games here. While they will turn in the licenses of the three stations, they simply intend to move the content of the stations lock, stock, and barrel over to their MyNetworkTV affiliates in both markets.
From the letter by FCC Commissioners by Ajit Pai and Michael O’Reilly regarding the decision:
So what has…
We can already rule out many possible formats.
Country: There are many country stations already around Canton… 94.9, 104.5, and 105.1
It’s gonna be Country. Easy way for Clear Channel to claim Cleveland market carriage for Bobby Bones without having to put him on WGAR.
From what I’ve heard it will likely rebroadcast 101.7…[Read more]
Lance Venta replied to the topic Radio 104.5 banned from Northern Liberties 'Piazza' in the forum Philadelphia 5 months, 2 weeks ago
And some on the NYC board wonder why advertisers aren’t lining up to support a rock station……
That’s a broad generalization to make. There’s a lot more at play than advertiser support.
It appears part of the issue here was that the station simply outgrew the venue with many more people attending than it could handle. The owner is…[Read more]
While Good Time Oldies debuted last week, Cumulus still is distributing the True Oldies Channel until the end of June.
Most syndication agreements have 90 day notice clauses to enable the station time to find replacement programming. None of the existing True Oldies Channel affiliates have switched over to Good Time Oldies yet (while a few have [Read more]
I’m pretty sure EMF isn’t in the business of renting HD sidechannels to commercial operators.
Considering EMF converts all of their stations to non-commercial status in order to get get around having local studios, they’d be unable to allow a commercial operator to operate on a subchannel.
With KIIS, KOST, and KBIG creating a wall of women at the top of the ratings 6+ and in key demographics wouldn’t it make much more sense for CBS to add a Fresh style Hot AC to flank KAMP as a sales combo much like CBS has in New York and a few other markets? Try to knock down some shares from KOST and My FM to prop up Amp Radio and…
The FCC database notes some new FM translators that are in the construction permit stage at this point in time for the Akron area. The list includes the frequencies 96.1, 96.9 and 97.1.
Just to clarify these aren’t translators, but non-commerical LPFM’s.
96.1 is licensed to the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
96.9 is licensed to…[Read more]
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