Author: Lance Venta

Aaron Hyland Promoted To iHeartMedia Baltimore Market President

iHeartMedia has promoted Aaron Hyland to Market President for its Baltimore cluster. Hyland has worked in the Washington DC market for iHeart as Vice President and later Senior Vice President of Sales since 2012. He previously served as a Market Manager for Cumulus Media in Fort Walton Beach FL and Hudson Valley NY and for iHeart/Clear Channel as a Sales Manager in Albany NY and St. Louis. iHeartM...Read More

Mike Francesa Plotting WFAN Return

Just four months after completing a two year “retirement” tour at Entercom Sports 660 WFAN/101.9 WFAN-FM New York, Mike Francesa is set to return to the station. The New York Daily News, New York Post, and Newsday all report that Francesa is in negotiations through CAA for a deal which will likely see him return to the afternoon drive slot he held from 1989 until last December, but lik...Read More

People Moves 4/23: Morning Shakeup At WAMZ Louisville

iHeartMedia Country 97.5 WAMZ Louisville APD/Morning Host Corey Calhoun announced his exit at the end of this week on-air this morning for a station to be named later. His co-host Amy Nic will move to afternoons to team with Jay Cruze. A new morning show will be announced later this week to debut on Monday, April 30. Cumulus Country 95.5 WFMS Indianapolis has promoted Adam ‘Kash’ Kashn...Read More

WCKG Brings Fox Sports To Chicago

DuPage Radio’s 1530 WCKG/102.3 W272DQ Elmhurst IL has flipped from a mix of Conspiracy Talk, Brokered Talk, and Dance Music to Sports utilizing Fox Sports Radio programming. WCKG will carry FSR’s Clay Travis from 5-8am, Dan Patrick from 8-11am, Colin Cowherd 11am-2pm, and Rich Eisen on delay from 4-7pm. Other Fox Sports Radio programming will be heard on nights and weekends around brok...Read More

Domain Insight 4/23: Too Hot In Savannah (And Missouri)

A pair of new "Hot" branded stations are potentially on their way to Savannah GA and southeastern Missouri.

Colonial Sells Its Olean NY Cluster

Jeff Andrulonis’ Colonial Media + Entertainment has sold its three stations and two translators in Olean NY to Richard Freeman’s On Air Inc. for $615,600. Freeman, a Scranton PA based ad buyer, will acquire Classic Country “Eagle Country Throwbacks” 96.7 WVTT Portville, Country “Eagle 99.1/103.9” WAGL Eldred PA and 99.1 W256BS Olean, and Classic Rock “106....Read More

KZTL Flips To Country As Owners Take Back Control

Legacy Communications has ended its LMA of AC “Sunny 93.5” KZTL Paxton and Rock “Rock 100” 100.7 KRNP Sutherland NE to Armada Media and has resumed operating the stations which serve the North Platte and Ogallala markets. With the management change, Legacy immediately flipped KZTL to a gold based Country format branded as “Country 93.5“. The new format positions...Read More

FCC Report 4/22: Agency To Adjust Translator Interference Rules

The FCC is proposing an adjustment of its rules in regards of translator interference complaints. In partially adopting a rulemaking originally proposed by the National Association of Broadcasters and Aztec Capital Partners, the FCC would allow translator causing interference to make a change to any available frequency as opposed to just the minor changes allowed now. It will also require six l...Read More

Woody Show Returns To San Francisco On KFOG

Cumulus AAA 104.5 KFOG San Francisco and 97.7 KFFG Los Altos/San Jose has become the first non iHeartMedia owned affiliate for “The Woody Show”. The Woody Show previously aired in San Francisco on “Live 105” 105.3 KITS from January 2006 until April 2009 where it replaced Howard Stern following his move to Sirius. The show has been based at iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98....Read More

Travis Daily Joins Beasley Tampa As OM & WQYK PD

Former iHeartMedia Tampa SVP/Programming Travis Daily has joined Beasley Media Group as Operations Manager for its Tampa cluster and Program Director of Country 99.5 WQYK. Daily spent 17 years at Clear Channel/iHeartMedia spending five as OM/PD/Morning Host at “Y96.9” KCCY Pueblo/Colorado Springs before heading to Tampa in 2005 to launch “US 103.5” WFUS. In 2016 he was prom...Read More