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.
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