Hoodrich Radio Joins The Beat Atlanta

iHeartMedia Urban “The Beat 92.3/96.7” 92.3 W222AF Marietta/96.1 WWPW-HD3 Atlanta/96.7 WRDG Peachtree City GA will launch “DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio” at night from 7-11pm weekdays starting Monday, December 12. Hoodrich Radio previously aired on Sunday nights on Radio-One Urban “Hot 107.9” WHTA, while an uncensored version will continue to air on SiriusXM’s Hip Hop Nation channel on Wednesdays from 10pm-12am. iHeartMedia Atlanta today announced today the debut of DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio on The Beat, the A’s New Home for Hip Hop N’ R&B, broadcasted on both 92.3 and 96.7. DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio will broadcast weekdays from 7 – 11 p.m. EST beginning December 12. The DJ Scream and Hoodrich Radio show will kick off with special celebri...Read More

Hermain Cain To End Syndication; Remain On Cox Stations

Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain is ending his nationally syndicated talk show after four years. Cain, who is based at Cox News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, began his show in January 2013 to replace the retiring Neal Boortz. As of October 5, Cain’s program was carried by 109 stations across the country. WYM Media Management and DGital Media had supplanted Westwood One as distributor of the program at the start of 2016. While the program ends syndication, it will remain on WSB/WSBB and other Cox owned stations in its 83: 1290 WHIO/95.7 WHIO-FM Dayton OH, 690 WOKV/104.5 WOKV-FM Jacksonville FL, 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando FL, and 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM Tulsa OK. Bittersweet news for The Herman Cain Show — ShaneyB (@ShaneyBeeBack) Novem...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 11/25

Station Sales Vanessa Nguyen acquires Brokered Korean 1040 WPBS Conyers/Atlanta GA from Pacificstar Media Corporation for $700,000. Atlanta Radio Korea, which operates WPBS via Time Brokerage Agreement, purchased 790 WQXI Atlanta from Entercom in September. Alexander & Christine Creighton’s Burlington Radio, LLC acquires Standards 1140 KNAB and Country 104.1 KNAB-FM Burlington CO from the Estate of Bette Ann Bailly’s KNAB Inc. for $425,000. The Creighton’s, who own six other stations and a CP under Northeast Colorado Broadcasting, began operating both stations on October 1 via Time Brokerage Agreement. Hispanic Family Christian Network gives 89.7 KQMP Hollywood MS to Manuel Pimentel’s Casa de Destino, Inc. for no consideration. Translator Sales

Kara Leigh Joins WSB-FM’s Tad & Melissa Show

Cox Media Group AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta has announced the addition of Kara Leigh to its “Tad & Melissa” morning show. Leigh has spent the past year as night host on WSB-FM and previously hosted middays on former sister Rhythmic CHR “95.5 The Beat” WBTS from 2007-2010. She has worked for Cox since starting as an intern in 2002. In her new role she will join Tad Lemire and Melissa Carter on WSB-FM’s morning show. Beginning Monday, Nov. 28, Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta’s B98.5 (WSB-FM/Atlanta) night-host Kara Leigh will join The Tad & Melissa Show every weekday morning. Leigh started her career with CMG in 2002 and has filled roles in various departments throughout her career. Chris Eagan, Director of Branding and Programming, said, “Kara...Read More

Rob Roberts Named Cumulus VP/Hot AC; Louie Diaz Q100 Atlanta PD

Two Cumulus Media programmers are swapping stations as Rob Roberts is promoted to Vice President/Hot AC for the company. As part of his promotion Roberts will relocate to Washington DC and add day-to-day PD duties for Hot AC “Mix 107.3” WRQX. Louie Diaz, who has programmed WRQX for the past year, will head to Atlanta as Operations Manager for the market and PD of CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ. Roberts joined then 100.5 WWWQ and Alternative “99X” WNNX in May 2006 as Operations Manager. He added PD duties for Q100 stations in January 2008 ahead of its frequency swap and flip of WNNX to Rock. Prior to joining Cumulus he spent eleven years as PD of Clear Channel CHR “Y100” WHYI Miami and as Regional VP/Programming for the company. Diaz joined WRQX last No...Read More

FCC Report 11/13: WYXC Seeks Atlanta Move-In

AM Changes With their acquisition of Conservative Talk 1270 WYXC Cartersville GA, Michael & Dara Glinter’s Northwest Georgia Broadcasting has applied to move the station to 1260 in the Atlanta suburb of East Point GA. Michael Glinter’s Praise 95, Inc. was the proposed applicant in 2013 to acquire now deleted 1260 WTJH East Point from Willis Broadcasting. WTJH lost its license in July 2014 when an FCC review showed that the station had been off the air for more than one year consecutively following its 2009 silent STA application following its eviction from the tower site making its 2010 license renewal application moot. WYXC now seeks to operate from WTJH’s former tower with 5.1kW day/52w nights, which it will also acquire the property of. FM Changes Red Hills Broadcasting...Read More

iHeart Debuts The Beat 92.3/96.7 Atlanta

iHeartMedia has launched its new Urban in Atlanta as Spanish AC “Mia 92.3” W222AF Marietta/96.1 WWPW-HD3 and half of the Alternative simulcast “Radio 105.7” 96.7 WRDG Peachtree City became “The Beat 92.3/96.7” at 9:23 this morning. The station is launching jockless and with the usual 10,000 songs in a row commercial free prior to the debut of The Breakfast Club on December 5. That show had been heard on “Streetz 94.5” W233BF until the start of this month. The station will also carry Big Boy’s Neighborhood from 10pm-2am. The Beat becomes the fourth current based Urban in the Atlanta market joining CBS’ “V103” 103.3 WVEE, Radio-One’s “Hot 107.9” WHTA, and “Streetz 94.5“. Those three stations combined for a 13.4 share of the Atlanta ...Read More

Atlanta Braves Renew With Dickey Broadcasting For 10 Years

Dickey Broadcasting has signed a ten year extension with the Atlanta Braves to keep Sports “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN North Atlanta/W229AG Atlanta as the franchise’s flagship station. All regular season games will continue to simulcast on Cumulus News/Talk “NewsRadio 106.7” WYAY Sandy Springs, while all spring training games will be heard on either WCNN or sisters “The Fan 2” 1230 WFOM Marietta or “The Fan 3” 1340 WIFN Atlanta. As part of the deal Dickey will move its offices and studios to the new Suntrust Park development taking over fourth floor space in one of the buildings constructed adjacent to the new stadium. Dickey currently operates out of Cumulus’ Atlanta offices. WCNN has served as the Braves flagship station since 2010 ...Read More

Breakfast Club On The Move As Streetz 94.5 Atlanta Launches New Morning Show

Premiere Radio Network’s syndicated Breakfast Club is on the lookout for a new Atlanta affiliate as Core Communicators Urban “Streetz 94.5” W233BF/WSTR-HD3 Atlanta has replaced the show with a new local program hosted by midday host Mo Quick and rapper/”Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” star Yung Joc. The new program is being called “The Streetz Morning Takeover” and airing from 6-10am. W233BF had been carrying the Breakfast Club since 2014. Was the show pulled from W233BF? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (and we’ve heard the same) that iHeartMedia may be on the verge of flipping Regional Mexican “105.3 El Patron” WBZY Bowdon GA to Urban as soon as today. Streetz operator Steve Hegwood seems to agree as he squatted on Real1053...Read More

Station Sales Week Of 9/30: Entercom Sells Atlanta AM

Station Sales Entercom has sold 790 WQXI Atlanta to Atlanta Radio Korea for $850,000. Atlanta Radio Korea head Kyung Sook Park owns 1210 WDGR Dahlonega GA and operates 1040 WPBS Conyers GA via Time Brokerage Agreement. WQXI has been simulcasting sister Hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR since July 2015. John and Robert Landry’s Sugar River Media is acquiring the broadcast assets of Robert and the late Sheila Vinikoor for $1.95 million. The properties included in the deal are News/Talk 99.7 WNTK-FM New London/1490 WUVR Lebanon/98.9 W255CF West Lebanon NH, “Country 1010” WCNL Newport/94.7 W234BN Claremont NH, Classic Country “Real Country 1320” WCVR Randolph VT, and AC “Springfield’s Variety” 1480 WCFR/106.5 W293BH Springfield VT. Concurrently...Read More

FCC Report 9/18: What’s iHeart Doing With Identical Cleveland Translators?

iHeartMedia currently has two translators from the AM Revitalization Waiver Period seeking identical facilities on 106.9 in Cleveland OH. On August 1, iHeart applied to move what was originally 94.7 W234BW Parkersburg WV to Cleveland rebroadcasting News/Talk 1100 WTAM with 195w vertical/213m. Over the course of the two waiver periods, iHeart had seven translators that it applied to move to different destinations in each. W293CW was one of those where it was granted a Construction Permit to relocate to Marion OH as 106.5 W293CW rebroadcasting 1490 WMRN. On top of that the translator was given a six month extension of its CP to extend the time it had to be built from expiring on March 15 to September 15.

WSRV Moves English Nick To Middays

Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV Gainesville GA/Atlanta moves night host English Nick to middays starting Monday, September 12. English Nick joined WSRV full-time in January of this year as night host. He had previously been working for the station in a fill-in capacity. The station had been jockless in middays. The move of English Nick to middays follows the swap of morning and afternoon hosts Kaedy Kiley and Steve Craig last month. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta’s 97.1 The River (WSRV-FM/Atlanta), Atlanta’s Classic Hits, is moving English Nick to middays. Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, a familiar voice will entertain Atlanta in middays, as English Nick shifts from his position as the weeknight host into middays. English Nick has been on weeknights at 97.1 The Ri...Read More

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