iHeartMedia is preparing to launch another "Brew" branded Rocker, while a Northeastern Wisconsin station is planning to go in "Rewind".
Cox Media Group will be joining the Spanish language competition in Orlando FL.
In addition to whatever iHeartMedia has planned tomorrow at their Seattle cluster, the company has registered domains for potential changes in Florida.
Northern Lights confirmed this morning that Rhythmic CHR “Go 95.3” KZGO will launch on Tuesday, January 5. CityPages reports that the station will mix local and indie artists with the usual Rhythmic pop/Hip-Hop mix. Peter Parker, who previously worked in the market at the defunct “B96” has joined the station has music director and will host afternoons. Parker was most recently in afternoons at Radio-One Urban “Z107.9” WENZ Cleveland. Original Report 1/3: Even with the PPM not requiring listeners to recall a station’s name or frequency, we’ve rarely seen broadcasters open up and utilize identical branding for two unique formats in a market. That looks to change as soon as this week in Minneapolis. Following Northern Lights Broadcasting’s...Read More
As the ball dropped on 2016, Cumulus has relaunched the venerable “99X” brand in Atlanta. 98.9 W255CJ/99.7 WWWQ-HD2 dropped their decoy AC “Warm 98.9” format after a week to bring “99X” back. Greg Ausham, PD of sister Classic Rock “Rock 100.5” WNNX, will add those duties at 99X as well. The newly resurrected format debuted with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” cut off in the middle leading into Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats’ “S.O.B.” and Cold War Kids “First”. Listen to the return of 99X at FormatChange.com. In the three plus years since dropping the Alternative format, iHeartMedia has established “Radio 105.7” as the Alternative station in the Atlanta market, while...Read More
The Barton/Ramar format shuffle will take place at 10:00am today with five stations moving to new frequencies. With Barton closing on the swap of 106.5 KEJS Lubbock for 104.3 KTTU-FM Brownfield the most straightforward portion of the swap as KEJS’s Tejano format moves to 104.3 as “Power 104.3“. Ramar is getting a little more complex with its side. KTTU-FM’s Sports format will move from 104.3 to the Class C2 signal currently held by 97.3 KLZK New Deal as “Double T 97.3“ AC “97.3 Yes-FM” KLZK to the C3 signal of 107.7 KLBB Idalou as “107.7 Yes-FM“ Classic Rock “107.7 The Eagle” KLBB gets the upgrade to the 100kW C1 signal held by 93.7 KXTQ-FM Lubbock as “93.7 The Eagle“. Finish up the swap, Ramar’s Teja...Read More