Author: Lance Venta

KHHM Shifts To Rhythmic

Entravision CHR “Hot 103.5” KHHM Sacramento has shifted back to Rhythmic CHR with a new on-air lineup. The station’s airstaff now features Sugabear, Amanda Lyn, and Karli in mornings. Sugabear most recently hosted nights at CBS’ 102.5 KSFM. Andrea Gomez is in middays, Jaymarzz in afternoons, and Soosh*e in nights. KHHM registered a 3.0 share in the January PPM monthly, trai...[Read More]

Rover Expands To Dayton & Louisville

Regionally syndicated Rover’s Morning Glory has added two additional markets this mornings. Clear Channel Alternative “103.9 The X” WXEG Dayton and Active Rock “93.1 The Fox” WTFX have joined the network of stations airing the program based at sister Rock 100.7 WMMS Cleveland. Rover entered syndication in 2006 when he was one of CBS’ regional replacements for Ho...[Read More]

WRAT Adds Additional Signal

Greater Media Rock “95.9 The Rat” WRAT Point Pleasant, NJ has added additional coverage at the southern end of its Monmouth/Ocean, NJ market. 107.9 W300AO Manahawkin has completed its upgrade to 250 watts at 97.4 meters while changing its source programming from Classic Hits 100.1 WJRZ to WRAT via WJRZ-HD2. The addition of the translator signal gives the station coverage of Southern Oc...[Read More]

Kiss Returns To Memphis

Update 3/7: KWNW rebranded to “101.9 Kiss-FM” at 5pm today. After signing off Radio Now with Boys II Men’s “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”, the station faked a flip to Country for a minute leading into its relaunch as “Kiss-FM“. The only change to the station’s on-air lineup which features The Kane Show in mornings is the addition of...[Read More]

Mile High Sports Denver Relocates

With the closing of the sale of 1510 KCKK Littleton/93.7 K229BS Loveland, CO from 4K’s LLC to Hunt Broadcasting, Mile High Sports has lost its LMA on the station. After two days off the air, the Mile High Sports programming has quickly relocated to Cedar Cove Broadcasting’s 94.1 K284BR Golden and Lincoln Financial’s 107.5 KQKS-HD2. The translator is licensed to operate with 24 wa...[Read More]

Ithaca Goes In Rewind

Update 3/7: Saga has completed its Ithaca restructuring with the relaunch of “Classic Hits 107.7” W299BI Ithaca/WFIZ-HD2 Odessa as “Rewind 107.7“. Positioned as “Amazing Variety Of The 60s, 70s, and 80s”, the station has retained its format under the new name. With the rebranding of 107.7, Saga has completed its shuffling of its large cluster following the acqui...[Read More]

WCMG Regains Its Magic

After stunting for a few hours with songs featuring the word magic in the title, Cumulus Active Rock “94.3 The Dam” WCMG Latta/Florence, SC has returned to its previous Urban AC “Magic 94.3” identity. The move brings back the identity the station held until August 2010 when it shifted to its now former Active Rock brand. Branded as “The Pee Dee’s Classic Soul An...[Read More]

VH1 To Launch Hot 97 New York TV Series

VH1 today announced that a Docu-Comedy Reality series “This Is Hot 97” will debut on Monday, March 31 at 10:30pm. The show will feature the staff of the station including Program Director Ebro Darden, Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, and morning host Peter Rosenberg along with appearances from musicians such as Macklemore, Wale, Rick Ross, and Kanye West. The VH1 synopsis of the series...[Read More]

Ten Country 97.3 Debuts In Reno

Update 3/5: KOLC debuted its new identity as Country “Ten Country @ 97.3” at 12pm today. Promising to always play “10 songs in a row”, the station is taking direct aim at Cumulus’ “K-Bull 98.1” KBUL. The station’s introductory Facebook message states, We just signed on the air at noon today. Northern Nevada has a brand new country radio station. Unli...[Read More]

FCC Applications 3/5

Following the grant of a CP to relocate into Des Moines, Saga Communications has acquired 93.9 K230AT Winterset, IA from First Ventures Capital Partners for $87,500. The translator will operate with 250 watts at 107.3 meters once it builds its new facility. It is currently licensed to rebroadcast Clear Channel’s 1040 WHO Des Moines, but that will likely change once the sale is consummated. E...[Read More]

WMZQ Washington Adds Bobby Bones For Mornings

The syndicated Bobby Bones morning show adds another major market as Clear Channel Country 98.7 WMZQ Washington, DC will pick up the show starting Monday, March 10. WMZQ will slide current morning host Boxer into middays while co-host Aly Jacobs will host news and traffic reports during Bones’ show. Current WMZQ midday host Jenni Chase will move to sister AC 97.1 WASH-FM. Clear Channel Media...[Read More]

Connoisseur Media Acquires Buckley’s Hartford Stations

Update 3/12: Connoisseur is paying $7,922,035 for the five stations included in the deal. Original Report 3/5: Connoisseur Media continues its growth in the Northeast with the purchase of 4 Connecticut AM’s and 1 FM from Buckley Broadcasting. Classic Hits 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford and the four station “Talk Of Connecticut” network of 1360 WDRC Hartford, 610 WSNG Torrington, 1240 WWC...[Read More]