In addition to the pending flip of 105.3 CFCA Kitchener ON on Friday, Bell Media is planning on expanding its CHR “Virgin Radio” brand to Halifax. CHR “101.3 The Bounce” CJCH Halifax is promoting a “big change” at 1:00pm Atlantic time on Friday. Just like the domain registered for Kitchener, 1013VirginRadio.com and .ca was registered in June. Bell Media currently operates the CHR “Virgin Radio” brand in seven Canadian markets under license from Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The brand is also utilized in eight additional nations since its 1990s launch in London. Big announcement this Friday at 1pm!! THIS IS HUGE!!! pic.twitter.com/wXWQ8u6hJb — The BOUNCE (@1013TheBOUNCE) July 26, 2016
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.
iHeartMedia is planning a new Country station in Modesto to go after Cumulus' market leading 103.3 KATM.
Salem Media looks to be on the verge of adding a third station in San Francisco to house their "Answer" Conservative Talk brand. Also translator domains in Augusta ME and Evansville plus a major TV personality heading to podcasting.
Most of this week's domain registrations point to Classic Country stations in multiple markets. A rebranding in Albuquerque, another Outlaw for Saga, and a Power Cow somewhere among the moves.
Is Greater Media's "Radio 92.9" WBOS Boston looking to rebrand? Also more Sports for Birmingham and a Knockout blow for Fort Myers?