After the madness of the first day, the next two days have mainly consisted of amendments to fix corrections in original applications or early attempts to eliminate mutually-exclusive pairings.
With the 250 mile Translator Waiver period starting on Friday, the week leading up to it featured many licensees rushing to get their applications in first. Expecting hundreds of applications to flood the FCC with their waiver applications, we will be featuring daily updates next week with all the translator applications as they are added to the CDBS. To get this information and much more please consider subscribing to RadioInsight Premium today! FM Changes As we reported earlier in the week, Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge is purchasing Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR Kindred ND and moving it out of the Fargo market. KZDR applies to relocate to Wahpeton MN with 6kw/46m. To make the move of KZDR possible, Radio Fargo-Moorhead’s 107.9 KPFX Fargo applies to change city-of-li...Read More
Ramiro Torres is joining Greater Media Rhythmic AC “Hot 96.9” WBQT Boston. Torres was taken off the air at iHeartMedia’s “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN in July prior to his contract expiring and replaced by Frankie Vinci. At WBQT he will be joining his former co-hosts Pebbles and Melissa as well as former New England Patriot Jermaine Wiggins on the station’s “Get Up Crew”. Greater Media’ HOT 96.9 announces popular radio personality, Ramiro “The Freakin’ Puerto Rican” Torres, is joining HOT 96.9’s GetUp Crew morning show with Pebbles, Melissa and Wiggy in Boston. Ramiro most recently hosted mornings at WJMN. He has also worked on television as host of Community Auditions and as a correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox Final. “To say I’m excited about join...Read More
Salem Media Group utilized the Republican Presidential Debate it is co-hosting with CNN to debut Conservative Talk “1260 The Buzz” WBIX Boston. The station is featuring many of Salem’s national Conservative hosts including Bill Bennett 6-9am, Mike Gallagher 9am-12pm, Dennis Prager 12-3pm, Michael Medved 3-6pm, Hugh Hewitt 6-9pm, and Eric Metaxas 9-11pm. Many of these hosts were previously featured in Boston on Salem’s 1150 WTTT (Now WWDJ) when it was Conservative Talk from 2003 until 2008. WBIX joins a crowded field of low-powered AM Conservative Talkers battling with Entercom’s 680 WRKO that includes iHeartMedia’s 1430 WKOX and Daly XXL’s 1510 WMEX.
After exiting the station in February 2013 following a 27 year run including 18 in afternoon drive, Glenn Ordway is coming home to Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Boston. Ordway will rejoin WEEI on Tuesday, September 8 as the new 10am-2pm co-host at the station joining former New England Patriot Christian Fauria and former Boston Red Sox Lou Merloni. He takes the spot that had been held by Tim Benz. Benz exited WEEI in July to be closer to his family in Pittsburgh. While away from WEEI, Ordway hosted a daily streaming show that had a couple terrestrial affiliates and did a weekend show for SiriusXM. After months of speculation and trial pairings with sundry partners, Glenn Ordway is back full-time at WEEI. The former titan of Boston sports talk radio, who most recently hosted his own Internet...Read More
Greater Media has announced that Rob Williams is exiting his position as VP/General Manager of their Boston properties at the end of this week to join Townsquare Media as Senior Vice President of Operations. Williams joined Greater Media in 2012 after previously serving as a Regional VP for iHeartMedia and CEO of the now defunct GoomRadio.com. At Townsquare he and current Regional VP Todd Lawley will oversee sales and operations across all of the company’s markets. Back in Boston, Mary Menna has been promoted from GM of AC “Magic 106.7” WMJX to VP/GM. Menna has been with Greater Media since May 2014 after previously serving as Market President for iHeartMedia’s Boston stations. Greater Media announces Mary Menna has been promoted to Vice President and Market Manager...Read More
Ramiro Torres and Santi DeOleo are both out at WJMN as Frankie Vinci comes across the country from sister CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM San Diego to take over the morning show. A native of Framingham, MA, Frankie V will join incumbent co-host Ashlee Feldman for the “The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee” starting Monday, July 27. Vinci also served as APD/MD at KHTS-FM and had hosted mornings with Geena The Latina since 2010 after moving up from nights. He was also voicetracking afternoons at “102.3 The Beat” KPEZ Austin and weekends at multiple iHeartMedia CHR’s including KIIS-FM Los Angeles and WXKS Boston. iHeartMedia Boston announced today the debut of “The Jam’n Morning Show with Frankie & Ashlee,” beginning Monday, Ju...Read More
With Rush Limbaugh moving over to iHeartMedia’s 1430 WKOX on Monday following Entercom’s decision to not renew his contract, Talk 680 WRKO Boston has set their new lineup. Current morning host Jeff Kuhner will move to Limbuagh’s former 12-3pm slot. That will make room for a new morning show in partnership with The Boston Globe’s Boston.com. “The Boston.com Morning Show” will be anchored by longtime Boston television anchor Kim Carrigan, former WEEI morning sidekick Jon Meterparel and producer David Cullinane. Carrigan most recently had been co-hosting WRKO’s “Financial Exchange” with Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm. The Financial Exchange and Howie Carr from 3-7pm will remain in place. Legacy Boston talk station WRKO has announced a swee...Read More