Author: Lance Venta

WKWS Flips To Classic Country

After a week of stunting with nonstop Garth Brooks, West Virginia Radio Corporation Country “96.1 The Wolf” WKWS Charleston WV flipped to Classic Country “96.1 KWS” at 7:00 this morning. The newly positioned “Superstar Country” is focusing on Country hits from 1985-2005 while stretching a bit in both directions. WKWS’ 1pm hour today consisted of: Neal McCo...Read More

Daily Domains 10/21: iHeart Punching An FM Ticket?

Where is iHeartMedia planning to debut Sports "105.7 The Ticket"?

Station Sales Week Of 10/21

Station Sales Salem Media is converting its LMA of Conservative Talk “860 The Answer” KTRB San Francisco into a $5.125 million purchase from Susan Uecker, the bankruptcy court appointed receiver of Pappas Radio through an East Bay Broadcasting subsidiary. Salem began operating KTRB on July 1 after a previous attempt to sell the station to John Douglas’ US International Radio for ...Read More

LHTC Media Acquires Four In Morgantown WV

LHTC Media is acquiring Spectrum Radio Fairmont’s four stations in the Morgantown WV market. LHTC will add Classic Rock “94 Rock” 94.3 WRLF Fairmont, Hot AC “Variety 100.9” WZST Westover, News/Talk 920 WMMN Fairmont, and News/Talk 1490 WTCS Fairmont for $700,000 as long as the cluster 2016 revenue is that amount, otherwise the price drops to $650,000. WZST currently s...Read More

WIP Sets New Midday Show With Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie

CBS Radio Sports 94.1 WIP Philadelphia will debut a new midday show on Monday, October 24 with Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie. DeCamara joins WIP from Greater Media’s “97.5 The Fanatic” WPEN-FM where he was hosting nights. Ritchie spent seven years in the NFL as a fullback including two with the Philadelphia Eagles. He currently also serves as a fantasy football analyst for DirecTV...Read More

University of Nevada Launches Classical KNCJ Reno

University of Nevada-Reno launched Classical 89.5 KNCJ Reno on October 13. The station joins Public News/Talk 88.7 KUNR Reno in the school’s holdings. KNCJ is utilizing Public Radio International’s Classical 24 programming on weekdays and a mix of Classical, Jazz and Opera programming on weekends. The station is debuting a local monthly Jazz concert series “Sunday Jazz at RLTR...Read More

KBTK Moves To 97.1

Grenax Broadcasting Conservative Talk “105.1 The Big Talker” KBTK Kachina Village/Flagstaff AZ has completed its move to 97.1. The move of KBTK was mandated by Univison’s upgrade of 105.3 KHOV-FM Wickenburg AZ to as a Class C1 on 105.1 to improve its coverage of the Phoenix market. KBTK continues to operate as a C2 with 5kW/444m.

Classic Rock Wolf Debuts In College Station

Brazos Valley Communications has flipped Sports “ESPN Aggieland 103.9” KJXJ Franklin/College Station TX to Classic Rock “103.9 The Fox“. The flip returns Rock to the station a year and a half after it dropped its Active Rock “Rock 103.9” identity for Sports. The new format positions KJXJ directly against iHeartMedia’s “99.5 The Fox” KNFX-FM Bry...Read More

Nearly Instant Insight On Today’s Big Moves

There are plenty of days when there is little news to report which then gets balanced by days like today when you get flooded with big stories that have the potential to have repercussions for many months and years forward. Starting with Entercom’s purchase into Charlotte via the mandated Greater Media divestitures and WFNZ, you have to first start with noting how much was paid compared to w...Read More

Ebro Returns To Portland For Third Gig

Alpha Media Urban “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland is bringing Ebro Darden back to the market. The morning host at Emmis’ “Hot 97” WQHT New York and evening host on Apple’s Beats 1 will be heard on KWEE from 1-4pm along with his WQHT morning co-host Laura Stylez. Darden worked in the Portland market from 1999 through 2003 at Rose City Radio’s “Jammi...Read More

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