Update 3/23: Meruelo has been granted an STA for 93.5 KDEY-FM Ontario that partially gives away their plans. KDEY-FM filed an STA to operate at reduced power starting tomorrow, March 24 through April 6 and to then go off-the-air from April 7 through 20 to test different interference conditions between it and KDAY. Those tests will help Mereulo determine the amount of interference that would be created by breaking the simulcast between KDAY and KDEY-FM. That points to Mereulo utilizing the Wild935.com assets on KDEY-FM, while retaining the current Classic Hip-Hop on KDAY. Original Report 3/17: Meruelo Media is prepping a change at Classic Hip-Hop 93.5 KDAY Redondo Beach/Los Angeles and/or simulcaster 93.5 KDEY-FM Ontario/Riverside. Merulo has registered Wild935.com and reserved social media...Read More
Seattle could score a new FM Sports talker as a new team enters the game to take on the two incumbent AM players.
SummitMedia is prepping a three station change in Birmingham.
Newcap flipped 93.5 CFXJ-FM to Rhythmic AC “93.5 The Move” at 8am this morning. Branded as “All The Best Throwbacks”, the station is focusing on pop and rhythmic hits of the 1990s and early 2000s. Core artists include Destiny’s Child, No Doubt, Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Eminem, and Michael Jackson. The station will also play some currents as the station promises “to support new music and showcase incredible new talent.” Three members of the CFXJ airstaff remain in place. Morning host Mastermind will host 6am-12pm, afternoon host JJ from 12pm-6am, and night host Peter Kash from 6pm-12am. Morning co-host Melanie Martin and middayer Miss Ange have exited. Newcap Radio is proud to announce the launch of its newest radio station ...Read More
Saga Communications is planning another "Outlaw" branded Classic Country, iHeart has a Big registration, and Townsquare bringing "PopCrush" to another market.
Is Alpha going to rebrand CHR "Live 95.5" KBFF Portland? Domain blocking to Midwest in Nashville?
In late December, Family Life Ministries purchased Classic Hits 92.1 WSEN-FM Baldwinsville/Syracuse NY from Leatherstocking Media Group. Will the current brand now be headed elsewhere in the market? Anonymous domain registrations were made yesterday for 1021WSEN.com, 102WSEN.com, WSEN102.com and WSEN1021.com. 102.1 is currently WZUN Communications Classic Hits “Sunny 102.1” WZUN Phoenix NY, which was reacquired by Galaxy Communications late last year. Family Life acquired WSEN-FM and 106.3 WMCR-FM Oneida NY for $2.5 million. Following the original assignment application, Family Life amended its plans and no-longer intends to convert 92.1 WSEN-FM to non-commercial status. Will another deal be coming to send the license to another commercial operator in the market?
It was a very slow week for domain registrations with the biggest move potentially connected to Tampa and a cupid stunt in Cleveland.
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.