Country Legends Launch In Danville

Lakes Media has flipped CHR “Amp 103.7” 970 WMPW/103.7 W279AO Danville VA to Classic Country “Country Legends 103.7“. The move places the Classic Country format adjacent to Piedmont Broadcasting’s Country 103.3 WAKG. The previous CHR format will continue online only at AmpMobile.net.

Translator Report 6/20

The top story this week was Atlanta’s 97.9 W250BC debuting its new format as “Journey 97.9“. Clear Channel has signed on 105.1 W286BK Birmingham, AL. The 99 watt translator is owned by Way FM Media, but simulcasting 105.5 WERC-HD2. While currently airing Smooth Jazz, we expect the station to soon flip to Gospel as “Hallelujah 105.1“. Hallelujah1051.com was registered by Clear Channel on June 16. That would put the station in direct competition with Cox Media Group’s “Heaven 610” WAGG. KGVY Inc., owners of 1080 KGVY Green Valley/Tucson, AZ and Edgewater Broadcasting are swapping translators. Edgewater gets 102.3 K272DC Oro Valley, AZ in exchange for the Construction Permit to 100.7 K264BB Green Valley. Lakes Media’s 103.7 W279AO Danville...Read More

Amp Radio Coming To Danville, VA

Lakes Media is getting ready to launch its second FM Translator fed by AM in Danville, VA. The company has purchased 970 WVOV from Danville Christian Radio for $50,000. The station operates with 1000 watts daytime and 54 watts nighttime, but Lakes is more interested in it is accompanying FM translator. 103.7 W279AO is currently licensed with 1 watt, but has an application to jump to the translator maximum of 250 watts and will fully cover Danville. Accompanying the sale and upgrade will be a flip from Southern Gospel to CHR. Amp1037FM.com was registered by the company last week. So far all “Amp” branded stations in the United States are owned by CBS, which does have a trademark on the “Amp Radio” moniker. We’re unsure if that the Amp moniker alone is fair game...Read More

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