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97.1 The River Atlanta Swaps AM & PM Hosts

Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV Gainesville/Atlanta is swapping its morning and afternoon shows. APD/MD Steve Craig moved from afternoons to mornings effective today. Craig has been with WSRV since December 2012. He previously spent sixteen years in middays at Alternative “99X” and a brief run in mornings at AAA “92.9 Dave-FM” WZGC in the Atlanta market. He also hosted middays and mornings at AAA 101.9 WRXP New York during its 2008-2011 run. Kaedy Kiley, who has hosted mornings at WSRV since 2008, will now shift to afternoons. On-air in Atlanta since 1983, she previously spent the majority of her career in afternoons at Classic Rock “Z93” WZGC and “96 Rock” WKLS. Cox Media Group’s WSRV 97.1 The River/Atlan...Read More

WUMJ Atlanta Returns To Majic Simulcast

After flipping from a simulcast of Urban AC “Majic 107.5” WAMJ Roswell to Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur at the beginning of this year, Radio-One is reversing course on 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville GA. WUMJ covers the south side of the Atlanta market and the move comes after declining ratings for WAMJ. After stating in January that, “We found that almost all of our listeners of MAJIC 107.5/97.5 were only listening on 107.5 since we upgraded our signal three years ago,” VP/GM Tim Davies reversed stance in today’s announcement commenting, “One signal wasn’t strong enough to reach all of our audience. Our South Atlanta audience missed listening to The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Maria More and The Ride with SiMan and Chubb Rock in th...Read More

Scotty K & Bret Join Hot 93.3 Dallas For Mornings

Cumulus CHR “Hot 93.3‘ KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas is bringing in a new local morning show hosted by Scotty K and Bret Mega starting Monday, August 15. Scotty K most recently co-hosted mornings at iHeartMedia CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta where Bret Mega served as producer. The duo were let go in February prior to the addition of PK Kalentzis. The addition of the morning show will see a complete rejiggering of the KLIF-FM on-air lineup. Afternoon host Zann will move to middays, while PD/Morning host Dustin Kross will shift to afternoons. Lil’ Brownie remains in evenings. Cumulus Media announces that it has signed radio morning show duo Scotty K and Bret Mega as on-air hosts of the morning show on HOT 93.3/KLIF-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. “Scotty K and Bret Mega Mo...Read More

Drex, Cassiday & Tingle Out At Star 94.1 Atlanta

After being moved in February from mornings to afternoons at Entercom Hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR Atlanta, the trio of Drex, Cassiday & Tingle are off the air. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the station will pay the trio to sit out the remainder of their contract which expires at the end of this year. Drex and Cassiday Proctor had joined WSTR for mornings in January 2015 from 95.1 WNKS Charlotte where they were joined by Steve Tingle formerly of “Q101” Chicago and “Wired 96.5” Philadelphia. They were then moved to afternoons earlier this year after the addition of Jeff Dauler and Jenn Hobby for mornings. Mike Marino, who had hosted afternoons prior to the morning changes, will return to that timeslot.

FCC Report 7/3: WALR-FM Atlanta To Make Significant Downgrade

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.

FCC Report 5/22: Radio-One Acts To Quickly Fill DC Frequency Vacancy

Following last week's dismissal of WOOK-LP Washington DC, Radio-One has quickly moved to fill the 103.1 vacancy in the nation's capital.

FCC Report 5/15: Another Atlanta Upgrade Dismissed

Cox Media's decade long attempt to improve the Atlanta coverage of 95.5 WSBB-FM Doraville GA has been denied due to actions of the other party involved.

WWWQ Atlanta Flagged For Potential Ratings Distortion

In the release of the April PPM monthly released yesterday, Nielsen Audio flagged Cumulus CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta was slapped with a notice for attempting to identify potential PPM panelists. Prior the the ratings period starting the station held an online contest that originally asked participants “If you were asked to be in a radio ratings project that required you to carry a device that recorded all your radio listening would you do it?”. One of the responses to choose said “Yes, in fact I’m participating in a ratings project right now”. Nielsen stated that Cumulus cooperated in their investigation and that no panelist identity was learned. WWWQ registered a 3.4 share in the April monthly as it fell further behind iHeartMedia’s “...Read More

PK & Denise Kalentzis Join Power 96.1 Atlanta Morning Show

Former syndicated morning host PK, most recently of CBS CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston, and his wife Denise Kalentzis are joining iHeartMedia CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta for mornings. The couple will join Riley Couture, who has been hosting mornings solo on WWPW since the exit of co-host Scotty K and producer Bret Mega last month. PK himself was one of the end of 2015 talent cuts made by CBS Radio across the country. PK and Denise both worked on the syndicated “PK’s Playhouse” based at “Jammin 95.5” KXJM Portland from 2000 to 2009. He then joined KKHH in 2010 through his layoff at the end of 2015. The couple have been co-hosting a podcast as well. WWPW-FM (Power 96.1)/Atlanta has announced the debut of the new Power Morning Show with PK ...Read More

Jenn Hobby To Join Jeff Dauler On Star 94 Atlanta Mornings

The most expected move in Atlanta radio will take place tomorrow morning as Jenn Hobby joins Jeff Dauler on Entercom Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR to announce the start date for their new morning show. Both Dauler and Hobby worked together on the syndicated Bert Show based at Cumulus’ “Q100” WWWQ from 2002 to 2012. Hobby then moved to middays at Cumulus Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX before exiting late last year. Dauler announced his departure from the Bert Show in November to join WSTR. That move led to quick animosity between the Bert Show and Dauler as they registered numerous domains connected to Dauler and Hobby. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hobby’s non-compete with Cumulus expired on February 15 and negotiations started shortly th...Read More

WKHX Atlanta Adds New Middayer For Second Time This Month

For the second time in a matter of weeks, Cumulus Country “Kicks 101.5” WKHX Atlanta has hired a new midday host. Ali Mac joins the station starting today as host of the 10am-3pm timeslot. Most recently co-hosting mornings at Hot AC 93.7 WGYL Vero Beach FL, This is a return to Atlanta for her. She spent a few years at Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR as morning traffic reporter and then night host working for now WKHX PD Scott Lindy. CJ Lusk, who joined WKHX earlier this month from mornings at Flinn Broadcasting CHR “Q107.5” WHBQ-FM Memphis, gains a quick promotion to afternoons. He will fill the 3-7pm slot starting today that had belonged to Chris Carter. Cumulus Media announces that Country radio station Kicks 101.5 FM/WKHX-FM in Atlanta debuts a fresh new weekda...Read More

B98.5 Atlanta Makes Morning Show Change

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has hired Tad Lemire as its new morning host joining Melissa Carter. Lemire joins WSB-FM from Cox’ “Mix 96” KRAV Tulsa and previously worked for the company’s “Star 99.9” WEZN Bridgeport CT where he worked for WSB-FM PD Chris Eagan. He also spent many years in the Providence market at 93.3 WSNE and “98.1 WCTX“. Lemire will debut in Atlanta on February 1 and replaces Jeff Elliott who departs the company. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio has tapped Tad Lemire to join Melissa Carter on B98.5. Lemire, formerly on CMG Tulsa’s Mix 96, will join Carter on the new Tad & Melissa Show weekday mornings 5 to 9 a.m. beginning Feb 1. “Tad is a rising star in Cox and I’m thrilled to welcome him t...Read More

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