Author: Lance Venta

93.1 The Party Las Vegas Gives Way To The Mountain

iHeartMedia flipped CHR “93.1 The Party” KPLV Las Vegas to Variety Hits “93.1 The Mountain” at noon today. The format change restores the Variety Hits format to the market for the third time. CBS operated “100.5 Jack-FM” KKJJ from June 2005 through August 2010, while Beasley Media had “107.9 Bob-FM” KVGS from October 2011 through January 2015. David ...Read More

Lori Bennett Named Cumulus Grand Rapids OM

Cumulus Grand Rapids has named Lori Bennett as Operations Manager for their five stations cluster and Program Director/Afternoon Host at Country “Nash-FM 94.5” WTNR. Bennett makes a quick return to Cumulus where she was PD/Afternoon Host at sister Hot AC 96.3 WDVD Detroit until her budget related cut in July. In addition to WTNR Bennett will oversee Classic Rock “97 WLAV” 9...Read More

Kim Guthrie Named Cox Media Group President As Bill Hoffman Retires

Cox Media Group has announced that Kim Guthrie will be promoted to President upon the retirement of Bill Hoffman at the end of 2016. Guthrie has been with Cox since 1998 and currently serves as EVP/National Ad Platforms and President of Cox Reps. Prior to July 2015 Guthrie was EVP of Cox Radio. Cox Enterprises today announced that Kim Guthrie will be appointed president of Cox Media Group, an inte...Read More

WXIS Brings All News To Johnson City

Jet Broadcasting completed the revamp of its Johnson City TN properties as 103.9 WXIS Erwin/92.3 W222AG Johnson City flipped to News “LiveWire Radio 103.9“. The station is cloning the news clock utilized by CBS Radio’s 880 WCBS New York including Traffic & Weather on the 8’s and Sports at :15 and :45. The station is utilizing content from CBS News, Bloomberg, and The W...Read More

1450 KTZR Tucson Flips To Talk

iHeartMedia will flip Spanish Adult Hits “La Preciosa 1450” KTZR Tucson AZ to Talk on Monday, September 26. The new “Talk Of Tucson” will duplicate some of the programming of sister 790 KNST in different timeslots. Glenn Beck will add a live clearance on KTZR from 6-9am while continuing on KNST from 4-7pm. Other shows that will air on KTZR include Trending Today with Rusty ...Read More

FCC Report 9/25: Class C Boost For Way-FM Dallas

Since Way Media acquired 89.7 KAWA Sanger TX (formerly KVRK) last year, the company has been attempting to upgrade its signal in the Dallas market. In March they gained a CP to increase from a Class C1 with 14kW/518m to a C0 with 45kW/518m. Now they are applying to move all the way to a Class C.

Cumulus Shuts Down WTOD Toledo; Format To Replace Zone Translator

Cumulus Media is shutting off “TalkRadio 1470” WTOD Toledo OH tonight and potentially turning in the station’s license. The WTOD programming will remain in place however as the all-syndicated Talk lineup will replace Alternative “100.7 The Zone” on 100.7 W264AK Toledo/105.5 WQQO-HD2 starting Wednesday, September 28 at 12pm. The station’s lineup includes Imus In ...Read More

iHeartRadio Announces Two New Paid Subscription Tiers

iHeartRadio officially unveiled their plans for the two new subscription sevices. iHeartRadio Plus and iHeartRadio AllAccess will both launch in January 2017. The Plus service feature an “enhanced radio experience”, while AllAccess will add on-demand streaming of songs in the vein of Spotify or Apple Music. A song heard on a station could be converted into a custom playlist, played wit...Read More

Michael Baisden Teasing Return To Syndication

Three and half years after exiting his Cumulus Media Networks syndicated afternoon show, Michael Baisden is teasing a relaunch of his radio show. Baisden states in a release that his own company will create partnerships with various groups for his afternoon show, short form radio features, podcasts, and video. He exited his previous show in March 2013 following a contract dispute that led to him b...Read More

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