Culver Communications’ “1230 The Breeze” WECK/102.9 W275BB Cheektowaga/Buffalo, NY has shifted from Soft AC/Oldies to Adult Standards as “Timeless WECK“. The move adds artists like Adele, Norah Jones, and Michael Buble to the usual current Standards mix of Beatles, Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett. WECK previously ran a Standards format from 1981 until 2006, at one time one of the highest rated “Music Of Your Life” affiliates in the country. Since then it has aired Classic Country, Talk, and the recent Soft AC/Oldies format. With the change Tom Donahue remains in mornings. 1230 WECK operates with 1kW, while its 102.9 translator covers the city of Buffalo with 220 watts.
It’s not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a construction permit to move to downtown Shreveport with 250 watts. Following the FCC decision to force “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air until it can find a new frequency, Radio Power Inc. has applied to move the translator to 93.5 where it will operate with 99 watts. Radio Power has also purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. That translator has applied to move to downtown Detroit with 250 watts on 107.1. Both 935TheOasis.com and 1071TheOa...Read More