At 12pm today Stephens Media flipped 100.9 KTSO Sapulpa/Tulsa OK to 1980s Hits as “Totally Awesome 80’s 100.9“. The new format takes on Scripps Classic Hits “92.9 Bob-FM” KBEZ with a more focused decade playlist. The first song was USA For Africa’s “We Are The World”. The station is launching with 1980 songs in a row commercial free. Original Report 8/26: Since Stephens Media moved the Christian AC format and KXOJ call letters last Tuesday to the former “94.1 The Breeze” KTSO Glenpool/Tulsa, 100.9 KTSO Sapulpa OK has been stunting with a loop redirecting KXOJ’s listeners to the new frequency. That will apparently come to an end on Thursday, September 1. The former 941TheBreeze.com currently features a countdown clock titled ...Read More
Back from vacation and catching up on recent registrations for a potential new CHR in South Bend, what's next for 100.9 Tulsa, iHeartMedia's next Beat, and more.
SummitMedia flipped W282CA/WKHK-HD2 from its loop of Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang” to Classic Hip-Hop “G104.3” a little after 12:00 this afternoon. The station is utilizing Westwood One’s nationally syndicated Classic Hip-Hop network. The launch took place by cutting from the stunt to joining the network midway through Master P’s “Rock It”. Original Report 8/7: SummitMedia has signed on 104.3 W282CA Richmond VA and is stunting with a loop of Dr. Dre/Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”. As we indicated on Friday’s Daily Domains, the translator will launch as Classic Hip-Hop “G104.3“. The Edgewater Broadcasting owned translator signed-on late Frida...Read More
Someone appears to be bringing a Classic Hip-Hop format to Richmond VA, plus another Alt for iHeartMedia.
KVIL completed its relaunch as the unwieldy named “More Hits, Less Commercials 103.7” this morning. Promoting 50 minutes of music every hour, the move completes KVIL’s transition from AC to Hot AC that began in 2014. The station is now listing core artists as including: Sia, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Flo Rida, Meghan Trainor, Twenty One Pilots, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Adele, and Drake. Original Report 7/31: CBS Hot AC 103.7 KVIL Highland Park/Dallas TX is preparing for some sort of makeover. Following the registration of MoreHits1037.com, the station has updated its logos on all of its web properties to remove the...Read More
As expected Bell Media flipped both “101.3 The Bounce” CJCH Halifax and Hot AC “105.3 Kool-FM” CFCA Kitchener ON to the CHR “Virgin Radio” brand. No other changes will take place at CJCH, where the current airstaff remains in place. 105.3 CFCA will run jockless for now while previous morning host Angie Hill moves to sister Classic Hits “99.5 KFUN” CKKW. Starting today (July 29) at 1 p.m., Bell Media Radio introduces 101.3 VIRGIN Radio to the Halifax community, extending this world-class brand to the east coast and completing its reach across Canada. Listeners across the region can continue to bounce along to the same great music by today’s biggest artists, while enjoying the same beloved personalities, entertaining programs, and exciting cont...Read More
Upcoming changes in multiple Montana markets. Entercom claims a brand a competitor is teasing to launch. And where is Corus launching its next Classic Rock "Big-FM" in Canada?
As expected Alpha Media flipped CHR “Y100” 100.1 WXYY Rincon/Savannah GA to Classic Hip-Hop “G100” at 5pm. The new station will retain middayer Mia Amini and afternoon host Mark ‘Shark’ Ediss from the previous format. Morning hosts Stacy and Tim ‘TC’ Michaels exit. WXYY ranked 16th in the Savannah market with a 1.4 share in the Fall 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings. That placed well behind iHeartMedia CHR “97.3 Kiss-FM” WAEV’s third ranked 6.6 share. A flip to Classic Hip-Hop will also attempt to take share points from the other top four ranked stations in the market: Cumulus’s top rated Urban “E93” 93.1 WEAS-FM and iHeart’s combo of Urban “94.1 The Beat” WQBT and Urban AC “Love 101.1̶...Read More
Last week we noted on domain registrations pointing to Midwest Family Broadcasting flipping Regional Mexican "La Movida 1330" WNTA Rockford IL to Sports. Now it appears the company's changes may stretch further in the market.
The Yahoo! Sports Radio Network has had many names since its formation in 1991 as Sports Entertainment Network. It was acquired in 1993 by closed circuit broadcaster One-On-One Sports and took its name until it was merged into The Sporting News and became Sporting News Radio in 2000. After being acquired by Houston based Gow Communications a licensing and branding agreement was reached with Yahoo! Sports leading to its rebranding as Yahoo! Sports Radio on August 1, 2011. Now another rebranding appears imminent.
After losing its battle to return Urban AC "Kiss 104.1" WALR-FM Palmetto/Atlanta GA to its previous Class C0 status, Cox Media has applied to downgrade it.