Author: Lance Venta

Rick Dees Brings His Syndication To Benztown

Benztown has announced it will assume production duties for Dees Entertainment programming. Among the shows included in the deal are The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown, Countdown Of The 90’s, Countdown Of The 80’s and Dees 2K, and The Daily Dees Show. Dees also operates the “Rick Dees Hit Music” app. Dees Entertainment and Benztown, a leading international radio imaging, production ...[Read More]

People Moves 8/14: Chris Michaels Heads To Bloomington’s Bull

‘Dr. Chris’ Michaels is jumping from Program Director/afternoon host at Alpha Media Country “104.9 The Wolf” WXCL Peoria to the same position Great Plains Interactive “107.7/92.1 The Bull” WIBL Fairbury/W221CY Bloomington IL. Michaels will continue to voicetrack afternoons at WXCL, while his programming duties are absorbed by Alpha Media Country Format Captain a...[Read More]

Guess Where Guess-FM Moved In Memphis

As Mighty Media Group completes the sell-off of its Memphis TN properties, one of its formats will remain available on a new frequency. Classic Hits “Guess-FM“, which had been airing on 830 WUMY Memphis, 1180 WGUE Turrell AR, 99.3 W257CY Memphis, 100.1 W261CS Southaven MS, and 105.5 W288BJ Memphis TN moved last week to Flinn Broadcasting’s 1430 WOWW Germantown/97.7 W249BN Memphis...[Read More]

SBS Takes El Terrible Into Syndication

Spanish Broadcasting System’s AIRE Radio Networks has announced the launch of “Al Aire Con El Terrible” into national syndication. Hosted by Terry ‘El Terrible’ Cortez, Kristel ‘La Kristy’ Yañez, and Johnny ‘El Perro’ Orta, the show joined the company’s “La Ley 107.9” WLEY Aurora/Chicago IL in 2014. Last summer the show relocated to “La Raza 97.9” KL...[Read More]

Cumulus Transfers Steve McKay To WTCB/WOMG Columbia SC

After spending the past year as Program Director of AC 102.7 WGNI and Classic Rock “94.5 The Hawk” WKXS Wilmington NC, Cumulus Media is transferring Steve McKay to Columbia SC to program AC “B106.7” WTCB and Classic Hits 98.5 WOMG. McKay previously programmed Entercom Hot AC “94.9 The Point” WPTE Norfolk from 2002-2006 and Greater Media Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Jammin’ Gold” WEJM Philadel...[Read More]

Z-Rock Debuts In Southwest Wisconsin

Dodge Point Broadcasting Company has used its new translator to flip 810 WDMP Dodgeville WI from a simulcast of Country “Outlaw Country D99.3” WDMP-FM to Active Rock “96.9 Z-Rock“. Now sporting new WZRK call letters, the new 250w horizontal/141m 96.9 W245DE Dodgeville signal will cover the Dodgeville/Mineral Point area halfway between Madison and Dubuque IA. Rock fans you c...[Read More]

DJ Quicksilva Returns To WKYS & WERQ

After exiting mornings at Urban One’s Urban 93.9 WKYS Washington DC in May, DJ Quicksilva is returning to the station as well as sister “92Q” 92.3 WERQ-FM Baltimore for afternoons. Quicksilva debuted in Baltimore on August 6 and will return to Washington on August 20. He hosted afternoons at WERQ until moving to mornings at WKYS in January 2016. Radio One/DC is excited to announc...[Read More]

iHeartMedia Launches Alt 107.7 Tupelo

iHeartMedia has debuted Alternative “Alt 107.7” 1490 WTUP/107.7 W299CS Tupelo MS. The station had been simulcasting Classic Hits “Big 99.3” WTUP-FM prior to the debut of the new translator. WTUP will feature the syndicated Woody Show in mornings. The Tupelo market lost the Alternative format when 96.3 WXWX flipped from a simulcast of “I96” WIVG Memphis TN in May.

Texas-FM Brings Red Dirt Battle To Lubbock

Ramar Communications has launched Texas/Red Dirt Country “93.1 Texas-FM” K226CH Lubbock/97.3 KTTU-HD4. Former “105.3 The Red Dirt Rebel” KJDL-FM Levelland Program Director David Wilde will serve as afternoon host for the station. KJDL-FM itself began simulcasting on what had been sister Classic Hits “105.7 King-FM” KRBL Idalou and rebranded as “105.7 The R...[Read More]

Richmond Country Stations Swap Morning Hosts

A pair of morning shows have swapped stations in Richmond. Former “K95” 95.3 WKHK Colonial Heights morning co-host Bill Drake debuted last monday on Entercom’s “Big 98.5” W253BI/WRXL-HD2 to replace the Bobby Bones Show. In return, the Bobby Bones Show debuted this morning on SummitMedia’s WKHK replacing Drake and Lori Kelly. Kelly remains with the station in mid...[Read More]