Author: Lance Venta

All 80s Comes To State College

Magnum Broadcasting has flipped Hot AC “Y106.9” WQKK Renovo PA to 1980s Hits “Q106.9“. Positioned as “Totally Awesome 80s”, the station rimshots into the State College market from the north.

Station Sales Week Of 12/2

Station Sales Following the merger of Port Broadcasting and Aruba Capital Partners announced this week, Port is expanding into Bangor ME with the purchase of Pine Tree Broadcasting’s three AMs and one translator for $172,000. Oldies 1230 WGUY Veazie, Soft AC “94.1 The Wave” 1340 WBAN/94.1 W231CH Bangor, and Classic Country “1400 The Country Road” WCYR Veazie began bei...Read More

WEEI Promotes Internally For New Programming Team

Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Lawrence/Boston MA has announced its replacements for former Program Director Kevin Graham. Joe Zarbano has been promoted from Assistant PD to PD overseeing all audio content for WEEI-FM, the WEEI Sports Radio Network, the Boston Red Sox Radio Network and “ESPN 850” WEEI. Zarbano has been with the station for nine years starting as an intern. Ben Kichen has...Read More

iHeartRadio Debuts Its Two Paid Subscription Tiers

iHeartRadio’s previously announced paid subscription services have launched today in beta mode. One major change from the original announcement is that the $9.99 per-month iHeartRadio All Access will be co-branded as “powered by Napster” as Napster has provided the back-end software for on-demand music delivery, customer billing, data and analytics and rights holders’ payme...Read More

105.1 The Bounce Brings In On-Air Bounce Ambassadors

Beasley Media Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC Detroit has debuted its on-air lineup of “Bounce Ambassadors”. Suga Rae is one of three returning to the Detroit market to join The Bounce. She will host middays Monday-Saturday from 10am to 3pm after most recently working in that daypart at Entercom Urban AC “96.3 R&B” K242CC Austin and nights at Rhythm...Read More

Sandy McIlree Joins Mix 94.9 Cincinnati

Longtime KAMX Austin morning co-host Sandy McIlree is joining Hubbard Radio AC “Mix 94.9” WREW Cincinnati’s “Morning Misfits”. McIlree will join incumbent hosts Ray Anderson and Karen Van Zant at WREW. McIlree is best known for the 18 years he spent with JB Hager at “Mix 94.7” KAMX Austin along with a brief simulcast on 100.3 KRBV Dallas in 2001-2002. He a...Read More

Jose ‘El Gallo’ Gadea Named PD Of La Preciosa Network

iHeartMedia has named Jose ‘El Gallo’ Gadea as Program Director for its Spanish Adult Hits “La Preciosa” network. Gallo joins iHeartMedia from UniRadio’s Tijuana/San Diego cluster where he served as PD/Midday host of Regional Mexican “La Invasora 99.7” XHTY. He has also programmed Univision’s Regional Mexican “La Nueva 106.5” KLNV and Spa...Read More

Urban Real 96.1 Launches In Chattanooga

After a month of Christmas Music and five hours of songs with “Real” in the title, iHeartMedia Classic Country “96.1 The Legend” W241AF Rossville, GA/100.7 WUSY-HD2 Chattanooga TN flipped to Urban “Real 96.1” at 5pm today. The new format is launching with the usual jockless, commercial-free approach. W241AF previously had an Urban format as “96.1 The Beat&...Read More

KATM Appoints Andy Winford As Program Director

Cumulus Country “Kat Country 103” 103.3 KATM Modesto CA has named Andy Winford as its new Program Director. Winford joins KATM from the Brand Manager position at Townsquare Media Rock 94.5 KATS-FM and News/Talk 1280 KIT Yakima WA. He has also programmed for Townsquare Billings, Rogers Media Edmonton, and iHeartMedia in Fresno and San Luis Obispo. He fills the opening created by Nikki T...Read More

Ronnie Stanton Joins Alpha Media As VP/Programming & KBAY/KEZR PD

Alpha Media has named Ronnie Stanton as Vice President of Programming overseeing five formats and Program Director of AC 94.5 KBAY and Hot AC “Mix 106.5” KEZR San Jose CA. Stanton, who has spent his entire career so-far in Australia and Canada, will have direct oversight of Alpha’s Alternative, Classic Hits, Classic Rock, Oldies, and Rock stations. He comes to Alpha from Corus Ra...Read More

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