Author: Lance Venta

Country Twist in Omaha

We haven’t seen any of the “trades” pick up on this one, but on Monday, Clear Channel Classic Country KHUS “US 93.3” flipped to a current based Country as “Twister 93.3“.

Will San Francisco Get Fresh?

Entercom seems to think so. The owners of AC 96.5 KOIT, the #1 FM in the market have registered a number of domains connected to CBS owned frequencies in the market. Fresh1053.com and Fresh1053fm.com connect to Modern Rocker KITS “Live 105“, the most successful of the four CBS FM’s in the market in 19th place at 1.7. Fresh997fm.com points to Rhythmic AC KMVQ “Movin 99.7R...Read More

Even More Indianapolis Talk Changes

The chain reaction triggered by 1070 WIBC’s impending move to 93.1 FM continues to shake up the Indianapolis market. In late October, Cumulus’ FM Talker 93.9 WWFT announced plans to drop its format in favor of Christmas music. That move occurred today. However, WWFT’s programming will continue on in the Indianapolis market as Pilgrim Communication’s southern rimshot “...Read More

WNKT Columbia To Become “The Game”

We’ve been following the multi-faceted South Carolina frequency/programming shifts rather closely. Last month Citadel blew up AC WSUY Charleston in favor of Country “96.9 The Wolf” in preparation of sister WNKT’s “Cat Country 107.5” move into the Columbia market. That will occur on Monday, November 12 as the station will go Sports as “107.5 The Game”...Read More

WCPT Chicago To Move

Chicago’s Liberal Talker WCPT will move its programming on November 26 from the Northwest suburban 850 signal to the closer to the market 820. While both frequencies are daytime only, 820 (currently WAIT) has a 5kw signal centrally located in the market. The move is a chain reaction brought upon by Relevant Radio’s purchase of 950 WNTD and the pending move of its Catholic programming f...Read More

WROO Jacksonville Goes Christmas

It’s not major news this time of the year when a station goes all-Christmas. There are always exceptions to the rule and in this case with “Rooster Country 93.3” WROO in Jacksonville, FL dropping its Country format for “Continuous Christmas Classics”. WROO has become the #3 Country station in Jacksonville behind perennial powerhouse and Clear Channel sister 99.1 WQIK ...Read More

WXYT Detroit Becomes 97.1 The Ticket

It was just on October 1, that CBS began simulcasting Sports 1270 WXYT Detroit’s programming to what was then 97.1 WKRK-FM. The stations were then rebranded as “Detroit’s Sports Powerhouse”. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to listeners of a station that has rebranded from “Team 1270” to “1270 Sports” to “1270 XYT” that the station h...Read More

WCKG Becomes Fresh 105.9

WCKG has made its shift to AC as “Fresh 105.9” launching at 5:00pm Central time with U2’s “Beautiful Day” followed by Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You”. The station had spent the whole day simulcasting its CBS sister stations. Imaging and Presentation are identical to “Fresh 102.7” WWFS New York. Mike Peterson, PD of sister Country WUSN w...Read More

New Generation in Charlottesville

Monticello Media continues the revamp of its recently acquired Charlottesville, VA cluster. Oldies 102.3 WSUH and its 94.1 translator have dropped its “Superhits” moniker for “Generations“. From the Press Release: Generations is a fresh look at “era based” programming incorporating the best music of the 70’s along with “evergreen” songs from the 60’s and compati...Read More

Big Country in Northern Colorado

The growing areas north of Denver has a new country station as Clear Channel Variety Hits KQMY “My 97.9” flipped to “Big Country 97.9” on Friday. The station which targets the Fort Collins, CO and Cheyenne, WY areas will also carry Denver Broncos football from sister KOA Denver.

WGTZ Dayton To Flip Friday

Update 11/2 2:00pm: As expected, WGTZ flipped to Variety Hits as “Fly 92.9” at noon today launching with Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle” and Sugar Ray’s “Fly”. Main Line Broadcasting, which recently acquired its Dayton cluster from Radio-One has announced that CHR “Z93” 92.9 WGTZ will change formats Friday 11/2 at Noon. The statio...Read More

WCKG Update

Now that we know that Steve Dahl will debut on 104.3 WJMK this coming Monday morning, what will happen on WCKG? The image above was uploaded today to WCKG’s webserver, however we’re not 100% willing to bet on All-Christmas debuting. Fresh1059.com is now pointing to the Intertech Media servers that hosts all of CBS Radio’s sites. Thanks to ChicagolandRadioAndMedia.com for the tip.

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