Author: Lance Venta

Mid-West Family Broadcasting Acquires WDKB

Mid-West Family Broadcasting’s Mid-Way Radio Inc. has announced it has purchased AC “B95” 94.9 WDKB DeKalb IL from DeKalb County Radio for $650,000. WDKB will join a five station Mid-West Family Broadcasting cluster in the adjacent Rockford market which includes Country “95.3 The Bull” WRTB Winnebago, AC “B103” 103.1 WGFB Rockton, Active Rock “104.9 ...[Read More]

NAB Seeks Further Radio Deregulation And Elimination Of Most Market Caps

The NAB has put out a press statement indicating it will “urge the Federal Communications Commission” to allow further deregulation of ownership limits as part of its quadrennial media ownership review later this year. The NAB is seeking to eliminate the subcap on the amount of AM or FM stations a company can own in a market. For example a company would no longer be limited to 5 statio...[Read More]

Domain Insight 6/15: New Brand In Roswell; New Country In Morgantown?

A recently launched Country network may have found its first affiliate. Plus a new Country station coming to Morgantown WV, an Urban in Utica, and more.

Mason & Remy Join WIL-FM; Stacey & Jonah Move To WARH

Former “Big 95.5” WEBG Chicago morning hosts Mason Schreader & Zach ‘Remy’ Hoesly are returning to St. Louis to host afternoons at Hubbard Radio’s “New Country 92.3” WIL-FM St. Louis starting Monday, July 9. The duo spent seven years in St. Louis as morning and then afternoon hosts at iHeartMedia Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD-FM as well as m...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 6/15

Buckaroo Broadcasting sells Oldies “Pure Gold 92.1” 1400 KWNA/92.1 K221AG and Country “92.7 Buckaroo Country” KWNA-FM Winnemucca NV to Jeffrey and Dana Kierce’s JDK Broadcasting for $130,000 with a Time Brokerage Agreement that took effect on May 22. Houston Christian Broadcasters acquires 1340 KCRN/94.3 K232FG and 93.9 KCRN-FM San Angelo TX from First Dallas Media fo...[Read More]

Northwest Wisconsin Gets New Ink

Zoe Communications flipped Conservative Talk 940 WCSW Shell Lake WI to Active Rock over Memorial Day Weekend. Branded as “Ink 92.7” in tandem with its new translator 92.7 W224DN Shell Lake, the move was accompanied by the change of call letters to WXNK. Just in time for the long weekenda new station is born in the Northwoods, Hot Rockin’ INK 92.7commercial free all weekend. Get out you...[Read More]

Lisa Fischer Exits Mornings At B98.5 Little Rock

Lisa Fischer is exiting mornings at Cumulus AC “B98.5” KURB Little Rock AR after twelve years at the station. Fischer, who currently anchors “Mornings with Lisa and Kevin” with Kevin Idol, will exit on Friday, June 22. In a long blog post on her personal website, Fischer gave her thanks to all her former co-hosts over the past dozen years and explained why she was stepping ...[Read More]

JP In; Joe Raineri Out In Mornings At Revolution 93.5 Miami

ANCO Media Group has made a change in mornings at Dance “Revolution 93.5” WZFL Islamorada/WBGF Belle Glade/WHYI-HD2/W228BV Fort Lauderdale/W228BY Miami FL as JP replaces Joe Raineri in mornings. Yojhans ‘JP’ Perez, who exited mornings at Entercom Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM Miami in January will join Revolution 93.5 alongside co-host Lady Gigi starting Monday, June 18. Perez w...[Read More]

Entercom Gives New Roles To Kevin Weatherly & Chris Ebbott In Los Angeles

Entercom has announced new roles for a pair of its programmers in Los Angeles CA. Chris Ebbott, who currently serves as Program Director for CHR “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP and Classic Hits “K-Earth 101” KRTH, will drop those duties at KAMP but become Operations Manager for Radio.com in Los Angeles. Ebbott joined the then-CBS Radio cluster in June 2014 from Bell Media Toronto to ...[Read More]

Kavi Halemane Rises To EVP/GM of iHeartRadio Digital Programming

iHeartMedia has announced the promotion of Kavi Halemane to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Programming for iHeartRadio. Halemane has served as the Vice President of Premiere Digital Media since 2016 overseeing Premiere Networks’ digital efforts. In his new position he will oversee iHeartRadio’s strategy/operations for Original Digital Music Station Programming, On-Demand S...[Read More]

Rusty James Joins Max Media Norfolk As VP/Operations & Programming

Max Media has announced the appointment of Rusty James as Vice President of Operations and Programming for its Norfolk VA cluster starting July 9. James has been programming at Midwest Communications Evansville IN since 2005 and rose to Operations Manager in 2014. At Max Media he will oversee Classic Hits “92.9 The Wave” WVBW, Sports “94.1 ESPN Radio” WVSP, Country “9...[Read More]