Station Sales Starboard Media Foundation is acquiring multiple stations in Fort Myers FL. Starboard will acquire Classic Country “Twang 106.7” 1410 WMYR Fort Myers and 106.7 W294AN Fort Myers Beach from Mark Follett’s Gulf Breeze Radio License LLC for $546,733.82. The Catholic operator will also purchase AC “98FM Marco Island” 1480 WVOI and Spanish CHR “Ardiente Radio” 1660 WCNZ Marco Island from Almodovar Media Corporation for the assumption of the $356,266.18 owed on the promissory note by Almodovar to previous owner J&B WCNZ/WVOI LLC. Starboard will begin operating WMYR/W294AN and WCNZ via LMA on Monday, August 1 with their “Relevant Radio” Catholic programming. It’s very rare to see Educational Media Foundation sell off a...Read More
After nearly a year of silence, Randy Michaels’ RadioActive LLC’s 97.9 WZXP Au Sable NY/Burlington VT has returned to the air. WZXP is now operating as Classic Country “97.9 The Moose“. The station is now being operated by John Nichols, one of the co-founders of CHR 95.5 WXXX in the 1980s and WFFF-TV in the 1990s along with Aaron Ishmael, who is a partner in stations across the country. Prior to going dark in July 2015 WZXP operated as AAA “The Album Station“, which still exists as a webcaster.
Two Salt Lake City area rimshots are applying to downgrade and a Kansas City translator application is dismissed for spacing violations.
Randy Michaels’ Radioactive LLC has found two new lessees for its pair of stations in the Burlington VT/Plattsburgh NY market. 107.1 WNMR Dannemora NY is now WBKM bringing the programming of Burlington based AAA webcaster WBKM.org to FM. Operating out of studios in downtown Burlington, “Burlington’s Kinda Music” has been streaming for the past eight years and features a gold-based AAA library full of local favorites like Phish and Grace Potter. The station is operated by Eric Koval and Tony Gallucci out of studios in downtown Burlington. Meanwhile 100.7 WPLB Plattsburgh West is now WIRY-FM simulcasting the programming of Hometown Radio Inc.’s 1340 WIRY Plattsburgh. WIRY and WIRY-FM program a Full Service AC format with blocks of Country, Oldies and Sports incl...Read More
Great Eastern Radio launched Classic Hip-Hop “104.3 Kiss-FM” WJKS Keeseville, NY/Burlington, VT at 12pm today. The launch comes as the former WECM Hartford, VT completes its move-in to the Burlington/Plattsburgh market positioned as “The Beat of Burlington”. The station had been stunting from its new home late last year as all-Christmas Music “Ho Ho 104“. WJKS is utilizing Westwood-One’s recently launched Classic Hip-Hop network including Adam Bomb in mornings, Ms. Eklass in middays/afternoons, and Zakk at night.
Station Sales Amidst rumors of an acquisition by Alpha Media, Morris Communications is making an asset exchange in the Palm Springs market to remove a potential loss of a grandfathered asset. Morris will exchange Sports “Fox Sports 1270” KFSQ Thousand Palms, CA to Sunnylands Broadcasting for 95.5 KCLZ Twentynine Palms. Morris currently leases KCLZ from Sunnylands to rebroadcast Rock 93.7 KCLB Coachella and will lease back 1270 after the exchange closes. 95.5 KCLZ is technically part of the Victor Valley market allowing Morris to not lose any of its grandfathered holdings following a sale. Family Stations is continuing to prune off some of its non-core assets. 1210 KEBR Rocklin/Sacramento, CA goes to Spice Radio, Inc. for $600,000. Principles in Spice Radio are in the process of...Read More
Great Eastern Radio is exercising its option to acquire 104.3 WECM Keeseville, NY from Electromagnetic Company. Formerly licensed to Hartford, VT the station recently completed its move to Keeseville where it serves the Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY market. In exchange for the station, Electromagnetic will receive a 6.4% stake in Great Eastern. WECM is currently stunting with Christmas Music as “Ho Ho 104“. William Taylor is transferring Country “Gila 101.9” KQSS Miami, AZ and Oldies “Jukebox 1240” KJAA Globe to Rollye and James Cornell in exchange for previous service rendered to the stations. Rollye Cornell is a long time Talk host better known by her longtime on-air name Rollye James. Tron Dinh Do’s Intelli, LLC is acquiring “ESPN 1460...Read More
Northeast Broadcasting has expanded its “Point” AAA network in Vermont to a fourth full-powered signal. Classic Hits “Cruisin’ 93.7” WIFY Addison/Burlington joins 104.7 WNCS Montpelier, 95.7 WDOT Danville, 103.1 WRJT Royalton, and three translators in covering the northern two-thirds of Vermont and adjacent parts of New Hampshire and New York. The change took place on September 2. The two AM’s that had been simulcasting WIFY have flipped to Comedy. 1390 WCAT Burlington and 1420 WRSA St. Albans are utilizing the new “Today’s Comedy” network.
Update 6/12: Radio Vermont has confirmed that “101 The One” will debut on Tuesday, July 1 at 6:00am. The new format will be heard not only on 101.7 WCVT, but also 101.5 WEXP Brandon/Rutland. WEXP currently features a Classic Rock as “101.5 The Fox“. While not disclosing the format, Radio Vermont states that it will be feature a music service with a full-service presentation of local hosts, news, and weather. The Radio Vermont Group has officially announced changes that will create a new in-state partnership combining two of their FM radio stations into a new music network entitled “101 – The One.” President and CEO Ken Squier explained the concept: “we find ourselves in a unique situation with two stations in adjacent markets just one click apart on the FM dial. WCV...Read More
Northeast Broadcasting Active Rock “102.3 The Wire” WIER Grand Isle/Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY shifted to Hot AC “Mix 102.3” on Thursday, March 28. The station does not currently have a website but a Facebook page exists here.
As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list of changes we’re expecting to happen check our Watchlist. 1/4: Still coming across some smaller market changes that occurred during the holidays. MTS Broadcasting’s “ESPN 1240” WCEM Cambridge, MD shifts to Standards running Music of Your Life. In the Ozarks, “Real Country 104.3” KBCN Harrison, AR shifts to ESPN Radio. Oldies 93.7 WKAD Cadillac and Standards 1340 WMBN Petoskey, MI have flipped to Sports as “The Ticket” using Fox Sports Radio. 1/4: ...Read More