RadioInsight Mon, 25 May 2015 02:49:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cumulus Launches Classic Hip-Hop In Tucson Fri, 22 May 2015 19:08:05 +0000 Cumulus has flipped CHR “I97.5” KSZR Oro Valley/Tucson to Classic Hip-Hop “97.5 The Vibe“. The station becomes the fifth Cumulus station to launch the format joining stations in Atlanta, Erie, Indianapolis, and Memphis. The previous CHR format registered a 1.9 share in the Winter Phase 1 Nielsen Audio ratings, well behind iHeartMedia’s market leading 93.7 KRQQ‘s 9.5 share. Cumulus Media announces that KSZR-FM in Tucson is now the newest Classic Hip Hop station, 97.5 The Vibe. The station, formerly programmed as Top 40, turned on the Classic Hip Hop format today at 12:00 p.m. Pacific. 97.5 The Vibe launched with

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WHGM Becomes Classic Hits 104.7 The Point Fri, 22 May 2015 18:12:19 +0000 CRS Radio Holdings Standards 1330 WHGM Havre de Grace, MD has flipped to Classic Hits as “104.7 The Point“. Utilizing the frequency of their FM translator, Hope Christian Church of Marlton’s 104.7 W284BE Havre de Grace, the new format features music from the 1960s through 1980s. WHGM is positioning itself as “Your Feel Good Music Station”.

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Fresh 102.5 St. Louis Goes Stale Fri, 22 May 2015 14:18:02 +0000 A change is on the way to CBS AC “Fresh 102.5” KEZK St. Louis. KEZK began stunting around 8:30 this morning with all-80s music, which will last through Tuesday at 7:05am when they “will reveal a new sound and a new station name“.

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Station Sales Week Of 5/22: Evolution Expanding To Florida Keys & Disney Sells Seattle Fri, 22 May 2015 13:45:06 +0000 Alex Media sells the CP for 93.5 WZFL Islamorada/Key Largo, FL to Zoo Communications for $620,000. Marco Mazzoli, the principal in Zoo Communications is the new operator of iHeartMedia’s Dance “Evolution 93.5” W228BY Miami and will simulcast that format. Radio Disney continues its sell-off with the divestment of 1250 KKDZ Seattle to Universal Media Access for $500,000. The buyers Charlie Banta and Sandra Miller of Mercury Capital Partners also own Brokered stations in suburban Boston, Long Island, and San Jose. Beasley Media is subtracting one of its Fayetteville, NC stations as it sells 1160 WYDU Red Springs to WEDU Broadcasting

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iHeart Man's Up In Greensboro Fri, 22 May 2015 10:57:11 +0000 iHeartMedia shifted Alternative “105.7 The Buzz” WVBZ Clemmons/Greensboro, NC to Rock branded just with the “105.7” frequency at 6am today. Positioning with the slogan “Man Up!”, WVBZ joins iHeart sisters in Omaha, Oklahoma City, and St. Louis using that moniker. The new “105.7” is launching with with hourly tributes to the military for Memorial Day Weekend. WVBZ previously held an Active Rock format until a frequency swap moved it from 100.3 to 105.7 on January 1, 2014. WVBZ registered a 1.6 share in the April 2015 Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings. The first hour of the new format consisted of: AC/DC

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Mile High Sports Temporarily Off In Denver Thu, 21 May 2015 18:40:29 +0000 With Marc Paskin’s Marco Broadcasting closing on its $875,000 acquisition of 1550 KDCO/94.1 K231BQ Golden, CO/Denver from 4-K’s LLLP, “Mile High Sports Radio” has lost its on-air home. A message on the station’s website states: Mile High Sports Radio is making changes! In the coming days, we will be announcing where you’ll be able to find all of your favorite shows. The new version of MHSR will be bigger and better than ever! We appreciate the support of our loyal listeners and sponsors, and look forward to continuing to provide Colorado sports fans with the best live and local sports

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WRSC-FM State College Turns Happy Wed, 20 May 2015 20:05:12 +0000 Forever Media has flipped a pair of stations in State College, PA. News/Talk 103.1 WRSC-FM has moved back to its historical home at 1390 AM after nearly six years on FM. 1390 had most recently been airing CBS Sports Radio programming as “1390 The Fanatic“. The move of WRSC back to AM clears way for the launch of Classic Hits “Happy 103“. Billed as “Music That Makes You Happy”, the name comes from the region’s nickname of The Happy Valley. Pat Urban, who had been hosting middays at sister Rock “93.7 The Bus” WBUS Boalsburg, will take the morning show

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Corpus Christi's Rig Returns To FM Wed, 20 May 2015 19:30:26 +0000 Update 5/20: Resolving whatever issues remained between the companies, Bogey Broadcasting resumed operating 106.5 KYRK Taft/Corpus Christi with the Texas Country “Rig” programming that was moved exclusively to 1150 KCCT earlier this month. The Alternative format that had been heard on 106.5 until earlier this month remains on The Rig’s previous home of KBSO Corpus Christi as “94.7 The Shark“. Update 5/4: Bogey Broadcasting owner Scott Holt has contacted us with a clarification. While the LMA for 106.5 KYRK did come to an end at 2pm Saturday, the company is still under contract to purchase the station and intends to

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WPWX Chicago Hosts Jump To WGCI Wed, 20 May 2015 14:41:36 +0000 A pair of on-air personalities at Crawford Urban “Power 92” WPWX Hammond, IN/Chicago have exited for identical positions at iHeartMedia’s 107.5 WGCI. Middayer Frankie Robinson and afternoon host Tone Kapone will make the move to WGCI where they will replace the exiting Loni Swain and UB Rodriguez respectively. For Robinson it is a homecoming as she previously co-hosted nights with Leon Rogers at WGCI from 2007 until 2009. The moves continue the reconstruction of the WGCI lineup that began with the debut of the station’s new morning show hosted by Kyle Santillian, Kendra G, and Leon Rogers earlier this year.

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iHeart Fined $1 Million For Bobby Bones EAS Trigger Tue, 19 May 2015 17:09:52 +0000 Back in October, iHeartMedia’s syndicated Bobby Bones Show inadvertently triggered the Emergency Alert System playing a YouTube clip of a prior EAS test on the air. As part of a consent decree with the FCC, iHeart will pay $1 million in the form of a civil penalty, admit to misuse of EAS tones, and agreed to a compliance and reporting plan as a result of airing a the false alert. iHeart will also implement a three year compliance plan and remove all EAS tones or similar sounding sounds from all audio production libraries. iHeart joins Viacom, ESPN, Univision’s “X96.3″ WXNY

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