Univision Spanish CHR “X96.3” WXNY-FM New York is bringing Luis Jimenez back to its morning show. Jimenez will return to the daypart he led from 2008 until being let go in July 2014, which was syndicated to other Univision stations across the country. He previously had a long run at SBS’ “Mega 97.9” WSKQ from 1993 until jumping to WXNY-FM predecessor 105.9 WCAA in 2008. He has been hosting a daily webcast at LuisShow.com after a brief run syndicated out of SBS’ “Amor 93.1” WPAT-FM. Jimenez’ new show will air exclusively on WXNY-FM starting Monday, March 13. Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced the return of popular radio personality, Luis Jimenez, to New York’s airwaves...Read More
Following its announced acquisition of “Cat Country 97.5” WKTT Salisbury MD from Rothschild Broadcasting earlier this month, RoJo Broadcasting will flip the station to Urban on Wednesday, March 1. The new “Live 97.5” will feature the syndicated Breakfast Club in mornings and co-owner Ron Banks hosting nights. Banks most recently served as MD/Nights at Urban “Power 101.7” WZEB Ocean View DE that also serves the Salisbury/Ocean City market. Rothschild, which had purchased WKTT and News/Talk 1320 WICO Salisbury from Delmarva Broadcasting in November 2015 for $300,000, will turn around and launch a new AAA on 94.9 WAMS Newark MD. To be positioned as “Delmarva’s Album Music Source”, the entire staff of WKTT including PD/Afternoon host Travis Ayres will ...Read More
HeartMedia has promoted Rob Scorpio to Senior Vice President of Programming for the San Diego/Riverside region. Scorpio had been serving as VP/Programming for the company’s six stations in Riverside as well as Program Director of Rhythmic CHR’s “Jam’n 95.7” KSSX Carlsbad/San Diego and 99.1 KGGI Riverside. He will now add oversight of the company’s San Diego stations, but step down as Program Director of KGGI. Scorpio joined iHeartMedia in 2013 after a long career that has also included programming stops at KBXX Houston, KKBT Los Angeles, and WPGC Washington DC. Succeeding Scorpio as KGGI Program Director is Kid Jay. Jay has been with KGGI since 2003 and had been serving as Music Director/Night host at the station. He also serves as a club and concert DJ....Read More
After a weekend of stunting, Roser Communications has flipped Soft AC 100.7 WUTQ-FM Utica NY to Talk “Talk 100.7“. The “Talk of The Town” morning show hosted by Dave Coombs and Jason Aiello remains in place from 6-10am. Newscasts from WKTV 2 will air in the 5am, 12pm, and 5pm hours. Syndicated shows Glenn Beck 10am-12pm, Laura Ingraham 1-3pm. Dave Ramsey 3-5pm, America Now with Buck Sexton 6-9pm, Michael Savage 9pm-12am, and Red Eye Radio 12am-5am round out the new WUTQ lineup.
Red Rock Radio continues the sell-off of its assets with the sale of Rock “94X” 104.3 KZIO Two Harbors MN and 94.1 K231BI Duluth MN to Minnesota Public Radio for $300,000. Red Rock Radio has been selling off its radio properties over the past year including the divestiture of Classic Rock “KQ 95” 94.9 KQDS-FM Duluth to Midwest Communications. Following this sale it still retains Sports “92.1 The Fan” WWAX Hermantown and “NBC Sports Radio 1490” KQDS Duluth in addition to “Fox 21” KQDS-TV. Minnesota Public Radio intends to convert the station to non-commercial status. It already operates its Public News/Talk network on 92.9 WSCD-FM Duluth, Classical on 100.5 WSCN Cloquet, and AAA “The Current” on 90.9 W215CG Duluth/WSCN-...Read More
For the second time since flipping to Alternative in 2010, Times-Shamrock has rebranded Alternative 92.1 WFUZ Nanticoke/Wilkes-Barre PA. What was originally “FM 92.1” became “Fuzz 92.1” in September 2012. Now the station has become “Alt 92.1” with a new positioner of “Sounds Different”. The slogan comes from sister “FM 102.1” WLUM Milwaukee and is accompanied by a renewed push towards breaking new music and artists. Alt 92.1 is also heard on 96.1 W241AZ Clarks Summit and 102.7 W274AO Scranton, which are both fed via 106.9 WEZX-HD2 Scranton.
Cumulus Talk 790 KABC Los Angeles is applying to modify its facilities at its future tower sites as its current one is soon to be demolished.
Rogers Media CHR “91.7 The Bounce” CHBN Edmonton relaunched on Friday as “Kiss 91.7“. No changes to the on-air lineup accompanied the rebranding, which kicked off with a 91 hour commercial-free block. The move brings CHBN in line with Rogers other “Kiss” branded CHR and Hot AC stations across Canada including Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver. Rogers had first registered Kiss917.com for CHBN following its purchase of the station in February 2011. CHBN registered a 3.5 share of the Edmonton market in the August 29-November 27, 2016 PPM ratings book. That placed it ahead of Harvard Broadcasting’s “Hot 107” 107.1 CJNW-FM’s 2.8 and Bell Media’s “104.9 Virgin Radio” CFMG-FM’s 2.5 share in the three way CHR bat...Read More
iHeartMedia has promoted Tim ‘Minnesota Fattz’ Snell to Senior VP Programming for its Augusta GA cluster. Snell was previously Program Director for Urban AC “96.3 Kiss-FM” WKSP and Urban “Power 107” 107.7 WPRW and morning co-host with Cher Best on WKSP, duties that he will retain. His appointment follows the addition of Blaine Jackson as Program Director of Country “105.7 The Bull” WLUB and Classic Country “106.3 The Bull Icons” W292EE/WLUB-HD2 earlier this week. iHeartMedia announced today that Tim “Minnesota Fattz” Snell has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Augusta. Snell is one half of the Fattz and Cher Morning Show on 96.3 Kiss FM and the program director for the iHeartMedia Augusta urban brands, urban adult contem...Read More
With the asset swap made this week by Impact Radio Group and Radio Rancho, a pair of formats have moved to new frequencies. Sports “ESPN Boise” has moved from 730 KNFL/96.5 K243BM Boise to 99.1 K256CZ Boise/101.9 KQBL-HD2 Emmett. The swap places the format on a stronger FM signal as it moves from the 99 watt/805m K256CZ to 250w/805m. 730 KNFL is currently running a loop redirecting listeners to the new 99.1 frequency for the format. With 96.5 vacant, Alternative “92.7 The Alternative” K224EP Boise/KQBL-HD2 has moved to that translator as “96.5 The Alternative“. Impact is acquiring 99.1 K256CZ and $35,000 from Radio Rancho for 730 KNFL, 92.7 K224EP, and the Construction Permit for 106.7 K294DC (which will rebroadcast 730).
Alpha Media Sports “750 The Game” KXTG Portland/102.9 K275CH Gresham OR has added a new afternoon show. “The Irregular Guys”, hosted by Justin Myers and Noah ‘Chop’ Homsley will air weekdays from 3-7pm. Myers previously co-hosted middays at Bonneville Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle until exiting in June 2016. Chop, who doubles as KXTG Assistant Program Director, had been hosting in that timeslot with Fletcher Johnson since December 2015. KXTG added KIRO’s Brock & Salk with Brock Huard and Mike Salk on a two hour delay for the 9am-12pm slot at the beginning of 2017 replacing the syndicated Jim Rome. Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick continues in the 6-9am slot, while ‘The Bald Faced Truth’ with John Canzano remains in...Read More
University of Pennsylvania AAA 88.5 WXPN Philadelphia has announced that Talia Schlanger will succeed David Dye as hosted of the syndicated World Cafe in April. Schlanger joined WXPN last summer as a contributing producer from the CBC where she hosted Radio 2 Weekend Morning and multiple digital video projects. She also acted in multiple television and stage productions including the national touring company of Green Day’s American Idiot. Dye has hosted World Cafe since its launch in 1991. After stepping down from regular hosting duties, he will continue to contribute to the show with one interview per week, a music conversation with Schlanger, and Funky Friday dance party. He will also launch an hourlong freeform Dave’s World show on WXPN Sunday mornings. WXPN, the member-supported ...Read More