Author: Lance Venta

Shamrock To Launch Four Stations In Reno

Update 10/22: “107.3 K-News” KNEZ will debut on Tuesday with the following lineup: 6-9am Glenn Beck, 9am-12pm Mike Huckabee, 12pm-3pm Michael Smerconish, 3pm-6pm Sean Patrick, 6pm-9pm Rusty Humphries. Patrick, the only local host in the lineup, will serve as News Director for the station. KNEZ will join Cumulus’ News/Talk 780 KKOH and Americom’s pair of Hot Talk “1270...Read More

Stations On The Move In Glasgow, KY

Commonwealth Broadcasting has used an FM upgrade to pull off a three station format shift around Glasgow KY. The former “Howdy 106.5” WHHT Horse Cave has upgraded from a 3kW Class A to a 50kW Class C2 on 106.3 giving it full coverage of Glasgow and Bowling Green. Concurrently, AC “My 105.3” WOVO has shifted its programming to the new 106.3 signal where it drops the My monik...Read More

A Star Points Towards Joplin

American Media Investments has flipped Comedy “LOL 104.3” KCAR-FM Baxter Springs KS to Hot AC “Star 104.3“. The station is branding itself as “Today’s Best Variety” with a focus on music from the 80’s through now. The station rimshots Joplin MO, while also putting a signal over Pittsburg KS and Miami OK.

Foxy 95.5 St. Louis Shifts To Old School

Update 11/7: After Clear Channel shifted its Urban properties earlier in the day to counter Radio-One’s plans, “Foxy 95.5” WFUN-FM made the shift from Urban AC to Urban Oldies “Old School 95.5” this evening. After signing off Foxy with Boys II Men’s “It So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”, Old School launched at 7:00pm with the following hour of mus...Read More

CBS Sports Radio Adds John Feinstein

CBS Sports Radio has announced that John Feinstein will host the 9am to 12pm daypart on the soon to launch network. Feinstein, who is a writer for the Washington Post and author of multiple books, currently co-hosts the midday show on SiriusXM’s “Mad Dog Radio“. He has also been contributing commentaries to the CBS Sports Minute since it began in September. Six stations of the 50...Read More

CRTC Denies Bell Media Purchase Of Astral

The CRTC has denied Bell Media’s planned $3.38 Billion acquisition of Astral Media. “BCE failed to persuade us that the deal would benefit Canadians,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. “It would have placed significant market power in the hands of one of the country’s largest media companies. We could not have ensured a robust Canadian broadcasting system without imposing extensi...Read More

IHeartRadio Adds Local News Streams For 20 Cities

Clear Channel’s IHeartRadio.com has soft launched News, Traffic, and Weather channels for 20 markets. Branded under the “24/7 News” banner, the channels feature a repeating loop of news headlines, weather forecasts, and traffic reports from Clear Channel’s Metro Networks and Total Traffic subsidiares. The list of markets currently live are: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chica...Read More

Denver Cruisin’ For Comedy

Lincoln Financial Media looks prepared to bring Comedy to FM in Denver. Update 10/18: “Comedy 103.1” debuted at 12pm with programming supplied by 24/7 Comedy. Update 10/17: 103.1 K276FK has begun stunting with a loop of canned laughter. As seen in the comments below, a clip of the audio can be heard here. The station will indeed become “Comedy 103.1“. Update 10/5: “Cr...Read More

550 WKRC Cincinnati To Gain FM Translator

Clear Channel Talk 550 WKRC Cincinnati is the next station to join the line of AM stations adding FM translators. The translator that will be used to make it happen is 94.5 W233BG Port Union OH. It was sold by Northern Kentucky University to Clear Channel in July in a $40,000 deal awaiting FCC approval. W233BG has now applied to relocate to the downtown Cincinnati tower that is home to WKRC-TV, 92...Read More

Michael Savage Joins Cumulus

Cumulus Media Networks has announced that Michael Savage will relaunch his syndicated program beginning Tuesday, October 23. The new program will air live from 9pm to 12am eastern. Savage had departed Talk Radio Network at the end of September after winning a lawsuit against the company.

Family Radio Sells 91.7 WFTI St. Petersburg

In addition to the sale of 94.7 WFME Newark/New York to Cumulus, Family Stations has sold 91.7 WFTI-FM St. Petersburg FL to Radio Training Network. The $2.5 Million purchase will transfer 91.7 from Family Radio’s programming to RTN’s Christian AC “The Joy FM” network based out of 88.1 WJIS-FM Bradenton. WFTI will join seven full-powered stations and seven translators servin...Read More

The Wave To Debut In Hilo

Resonate Hawaii will launch “The Wave @ 92FM” on Monday, October 15 at 5:00pm. The new format will be heard on what was “KONA-FM” 92.1 KHWI Holualoa which covers the western side of the Hawaiian Big Island and 92.7 KHBC Hilo which serves the east side beginning on October 22. Both stations had been running unique AC formats before going dark as the stations were sold out of...Read More