Entercom Sports 93.7 WEEI-FM Lawrence/Boston has extended its deal to remain the flagship station for Boston Red Sox baseball through the 2023 season. WEEI has held the rights to the Red Sox since 1995 with the games airing on 850 WEEI until the primary local Sports format moved to 93.7. From 2007 through 2009 most games aired on sister Talk 680 WRKO with WEEI carrying the rest. While no terms were disclosed, The Boston Globe reported earlier this month that the two sides were discussing a deal between $15 million-$17 million per year. That would be a reduction from the $20 million per year Entercom had been paying on the 10 year deal that expires at the end of this season. That deal was signed amidst reports that the Red Sox were looking to move to Greater Media’s 92.9 WBOS and take...Read More
The two MX'd translator applications in Boston have reached a resolution allowing both to be granted CPs.
Greater Media Country 102.5 WKLB Boston has named Hannah Byrom as Jeff Miles co-host for his recently launched morning show. Byrom joins WKLB from middays at Connoisseur CHR 94.5 WPST Trenton NJ and weekends at Cumulus’ 95.5 WPLJ New York. She previously worked in mornings and middays at Alpha Media CHR “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland and as part of the syndicated Zach Sang & The Gang. Her first day at WKLB will be Monday, April 18. Greater Media announces Hannah Byrom has been named as the new co-host of Country Mornings with Jeff Miles on WKLB-FM in Boston. She will begin her new position on April 18th. Byrom’s morning show experience includes working at KKBF-FM in Portland, Oregon and serving as a co-host on Westwood One’s Zach Sang and the Gang. In addition, she has be...Read More
Public News/Talkers in Boston and Salt Lake City seek coverage upgrades and an AM revitalization translator cancels its plans to leave St. Louis.
Delmarva Broadcasting Country 103.7 WXCY Havre de Grace MD's application to move to its auxiliary antenna highlights a very quiet week for FCC applications.
Greater Media Country 102.5 WKLB Boston has filled its long vacant evening opening. Renee Reres, who has been hosting weekends at Cumulus’ “Nash-FM 103.3” WKDF Nashville will move to Boston starting Monday, February 29th using the name Renee Castle. The former actress and reality television producer has also worked at 92.9 WJXA Nashville and 95.3 KRTY San Jose. Castle fills the spot created by Keith Stephens exit last May. Greater Media announces Renee Castle has been named as the new nighttime personality at WKLB-FM in Boston. She will begin her new position from 7pm-midnight on Monday, February 29th. The San Jose, California native most recently worked at NASH-FM in Nashville. She also has been heard across America on the Westwood One Radio Network. Prior to that Castle...Read More
Jeff Miles is exiting mornings at Cox Media Country “Y100” KCYY San Antonio and heading to Greater Media’s “Country 102.5” WKLB Boston. Miles will debut in Boston on Monday, March 7 replacing JW Willis and Lori Grande who were let go earlier this month. He joined KCYY in August 2013 after a career mainly in CHR and Hot AC including nights and middays at “Q100” Atlanta and middays at KHKS Dallas and WPLJ New York. Greater Media announces Jeff Miles has been named as the new morning show host at WKLB-FM/Country 102.5 in Boston. He will begin his new position on Monday, March 7, 2016. The Texas native most recently served as the morning personality of the “Miles in the Morning” show at Y100 in San Antonio. Previous to that, he did evenings at Q100 in ...Read More
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