Author: Lance Venta

New York Radio Revenues

BIA Financial has released its annual report on radio revenues for the previous year. Thanks to the New York Daily News reports each year, we have produced this table comparing station revenues for the past five years. Station Owner 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 106.7 WLTW Clear Channel  $52.6  $62.8  $65.6  $58.9  $70.2 1010 WINS CBS  $51.8  $57.7  $59.7  $...Read More

94.7 Fresh FM Washington, D.C. Debuts

As announced last Monday, CBS Radio has flipped Classic Rock 94.7 WTGB Washington, D.C. to AC as “94.7 Fresh-FM” at midnight. Greg Dunkin, who developed the Fresh format as a consultant, will program the station. The first three songs played were Pink “Get The Party Started”, Corrine Bailey Rae “Put Your Records On”, and Jason Mraz “I’m Yours”....Read More

Clear Channel Preparing Memphis Move-In

Clear Channel has been granted a Construction Permit to move CHR “101.9 Kiss-FM” KIYS Jonesboro, AR to Crawfordsville, AR with full coverage of the Memphis market. To make the move possible, KIYS will downgrade from a Class C with 100kw at 1030 feet to a C1 with 11.5kw at 489 feet. KIYS has been operated by Bobby Caldwell’s East Arkansas Broadcasters, Inc under and LMA since Janu...Read More

Grupo Radio Centro to LMA “Movin 93.9” KMVN Los Angeles from Emmis

Update 4/4/09: When Grupo Radio Centro takes over on April 15, expect the new station to be named “Exitos 93.9” based on the registration of exitos939.com by the company. Original Report 4/3/09: Grupo Radio Centro, a Mexico based operator has announced it has agreed to LMA Rhythmic AC “Movin 93.9” KMVN Los Angeles from Emmis Broadcasting as of April 15. GRC will pay Emmis $...Read More

West Palm Beach Move-In Launches

Glades Media has completed its move-in of 99.5 WAFC-FM from Clewiston to Palm Beach Gardens, FL debuting as Regional Mexican “La Ley 99.5“.

True Oldies 790 WPRV Providence to go Business

After just a 13 month run as “True Oldies 790”, Citadel Broadcasting is preparing to flip WPRV to Business Talk according to the East Providence Post. The new lineup is projected to include holdover Imus in the Morning in addition to Joe Scarborough, Bloomberg Radio, and brokered programming.

KIRO Seattle completes move to 97.3 FM

Bonneville has completed the shift of News/Talk KIRO from 710 AM to 97.3 FM. The stations had been simulcasting since November. 710 is currently airing a loop directing listeners to 97.3 in anticipation of its flip to sports as “710 ESPN Seattle” on Monday.

Hudson Valley Trio To Flip To Talk

Pamal Broadcasting is flipping its three Hudson Valley, NY AM stations from Oldies to Talk on Monday, April 6 as “Hudson Valley Talk Radio“. 1260 WBNR Beacon, 1420 WLNA Peekskill, and 920 WGHQ Kingston will continue to air Bruce Owens’ “Good Morning Hudson Valley” in mornings. The remainder of the programming will consist of the syndicated Dave Ramsey, Dr. Laura, and ...Read More

“Fresh 102.7” KFRH Las Vegas Becomes CHR “102.7 Now”

Update 7:35pm: The flip to CHR occurred at 4:33pm PDT as KFRH became “102.7 Now” with Akon’s “Right Now (Na Na Na)”. The station is taking a page out of CBS’ own playbook in New York and Los Angeles by going right after CBS’ 98.5 KLUC and Kemp Broadcasting’s “Hot 97.5” KVEG. Sean Lynch stays on as 102.7’s PD, while Bill Tanner and R...Read More

Woody Show Out At Live 105 San Francisco

CBS continues its run of eliminating some of the higher profile morning shows brought in to replace Howard Stern as The Woody Show was dropped from Alternative KITS “Live 105” San Francisco joining the likes of Adam Carolla and Opie & Anthony as former CBS employees. Woody, Tony, and Ravey were brought in from afternoons at Q101 in Chicago to replace Stern on KITS.

96.7 The Wave Portsmouth, NH flips to Talk

Clear Channel has flipped Oldies “96.7 The Wave” WQSO Rochester/Portsmouth, NH to News/Talk while keeping the “Wave” moniker. Also staying are Imus in the Morning and Boston Red Sox play-by-play. Joining the station are Glenn Beck for 9am to Noon, Rush Limbaugh from 12pm to 3pm, Sean Hannity from 3pm to 6pm, Michael Savage from 6pm to 10pm, and Coast to Coast with George No...Read More

Doubling The Talk in Salisbury

Just as Peak Broadcasting did last week in Fresno, Delmarva Broadcasting has flipped Variety Hits WXMD “92.5 Max-FM” Salisbury, MD to Talk using the WICO branding but a separate lineup than its sister AM. Here’s how the lineups stack up: 92.5 WICO-FM 1320 WICO 5:00am – America In The Morning 5:00am – America In The Morning 6:00am – Quinn & Rose 6:00am –...Read More

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