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Miami Dolphins Move To WQAM/WKIS

Following a six year run on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM, the NFL’s Miami Dolphins are moving their broadcasts to CBS Radio Sports 560 WQAM and Country “Kiss 99.9” WKIS for the upcoming season. The new long-term agreement will include all game broadcasts on both stations, while WQAM will feature expanded pre and postgame shows as well as “Dolphins Friday” team centric programming including interviews with players, coaches and executives. Additional marketing and cross-promotion will be heard on WKIS and sister Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM. Under previous Beasley ownership WQAM served as the Dolphins flagship station from 1997 through 2004 and again from 2007 through 2009. The Miami Dolphins and Miami’s Spor...Read More

Reach-FM Florida Signs-Off

Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale ceased programming the Christian AC “Reach-FM” network across the state of Florida on March 30 and announced it is putting its broadcast properties up for sale. Through subsidiary Reach Communications, the group owns 90.5 WREH Cypress Quarters FL and 24 translators across Florida. Reach also leases four HD subchannels in Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach to feed those translators. In a statement on the station’s website, Reach-FM states that their remaining signals will air an automated music format until they are all sold off. The Reach-FM network debuted in 2004, but Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale states that the church “has made the decision to focus its ministry efforts and resources on other ways to advance i...Read More

WMIA Miami Flips Back To Rhythmic AC

iHeartMedia Hot AC “My 93.9” WMIA-FM Miami Beach has flipped back to Rhythmic AC “93.9 MIA” on Friday afternoon. WMIA-FM is now positioning as “Rhythm from the 80s to Now” with observers in the market stating that the music is centered around 2004. The station will now be locally hosted from 6am-8pm daily with Joey Brooks remaining in mornings and as Program Director, GiGi Diaz in middays, and sister “Y100” WHYI night host Valentine adding additional afternoon duties on 93.9 in place of Ryan Seacrest. The station previously was known as “93.9 MIA” with a Rhythmic AC format from December 2009 until its rebranding as “My 93.9” following a gradual shift to Hot AC musically in August 2014. The station has a 2.3 share when ...Read More

104.3 The Shark Miami Debuts New Morning Show

Entercom Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS Miramar/Miami is launching a new morning show as night host Toast will join current morning host Ashley Owen for “The Big Mistake with Ashley & Toast”. Greg ‘Toast’ Lemega was previously part of the Paul & Young Ron Show on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG before taking a three year radio sabbatical prior to joining WSFS last October. Owen previously worked Cox Media where she hosted nights at 97.3 WFLC prior to its flip to CHR and fill-ins at Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ. Entercom South Florida announced today that Greg ‘Toast’ Lemega will join current morning show host Ashley Owen on their new morning show, The Big Mistake with Ashley & Toast. The show w...Read More

Kenny Walker Joins 102.7 The Beach Miami

As expected following his exit from mornings at CBS Country “Kiss 99.9” WKIS, Kenny Walker is joining Entercom’s recently relaunched Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ Miami for mornings starting Monday, January 11. Walker has been working in the Miami market since 1995. First at CHR “Y100” 100.7 WHYI where he eventually hosted mornings until his exit in 2007, Walker then spent two years in afternoons at Cox AC “97.3 The Coast” WFLC before joining WKIS in 2009. He previously worked in New York at 95.5 WPLJ and serves at the Public Address Announcer for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Entercom South Florida announced today that it has named high profile South Florida radio personality Kenny Walker as the new host of mornings on 102.7 Th...Read More

Magic 102.7 Miami Moves To The 80s As The Beach

Entercom relaunched “Magic 102.7” WMXJ Pompano Beach/Miami as mostly 1980s Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” at the stroke of midnight and 2016. Now positioned as “More Music, More Fun”, the station debuted with Michael Jackson “The Way You Make Me Feel”, Billy Idol “White Wedding”, Madonna “Material Girl”, The Outfield “Your Love”, and Wham! “Careless Whisper”. Imaging includes music stretching from Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” to Quiet Riot’s “Cum On Feel The Noise”. The eight “Throwback 102.7” related domains registered earlier this week now can be considered to have been decoys. Original Report 12/8: Entercom Classic Hits “Magic...Read More

WLRN To Operate NPR For Palm Beaches

Following the sale of Classical South Florida’s stations to Educational Media Foundation, 91.3 WLRN Miami has come to an agreement to retain the Public News/Talk programming on 101.9 W270AD/WFLV-HD2 West Palm Beach. Currently branded as “WPBI News“, the station will be relaunched as “101.9, NPR For The Palm Beaches” as WLRN leases the HD2 and translator from EMF. WLRN is owned by the School Board of Miami-Dade County and also operates WLRN-TV Miami, 91.5 WKWM Key West and three translators serving the remainder of the Florida Keys. Following the demise of Classical South Florida, WLRN launched a Classical programming service on its HD2 to serve the Miami market. WLRN will begin operating W270AD at a yet-to-be announced date in November.

Dan Le Batard Moves To Middays At ESPN Radio

Following the departure of Colin Cowherd to Fox Sports, ESPN Radio is moving the Dan Le Batard Show from afternoons to the vacant 10am-1pm slot starting Tuesday, September 8. Le Batard and co-host on “Stugotz” Weiner will continue to do a one hour local show for Entercom’s “790 The Ticket” WAXY, but that will move to the 9:00 hour. Television simulcast of the show will be live on ESPNU and then replayed at 1:00pm on Fusion, which had been carrying the afternoon show live. No replacement for the 4-7pm show has been named yet. On Tuesday, Sept. 8, The Dan Le Batard Show will move to 10 a.m. ET – its new time on ESPN Radio. The three-hour national show will continue to be co-hosted by Le Batard and Jon “Stugotz” Weiner and will remain based in Miami. The one-hour local show ...Read More

Entercom Brings Alternative 104.3 The Shark To Miami

Entercom Communications flipped 104.3 WAXY-FM Miramar/Miami, FL from Sports “The Ticket” to Alternative “104.3 The Shark” at 11:00am today. The new Alternative format is debuting with 5000 songs commercial-free. John O’Connell, who most recently PD at CBS’ defunct Sports “98.7 The Fan” WHFS-FM Tampa and previously programmed Alternative “103.1 the Buzz” WPBZ West Palm Beach, has been named Program Director. The Sports format will remain on 790 WAXY Miami, which had simulcast on 104.3 since it was moved into the Miami market in August 2012. The format change is the first major move made by Entercom since closing on its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media last month. At 11:00 AM Eastern Time today, Entercom launched a new alterna...Read More

CBS Continues Changes With New Market Managers In Six Cities

CBS Radio is continuing its restructuring with new Market Manager appointments in six markets as new COO Scott Herman makes his mark on the company’s management structure. Following the announced transfer of Marc Rayfield from Philadelphia to New York as Senior Vice President/Market Manager, KYW General Sales Manager David Yadgaroff has been promoted to SVP/MM in Philadelphia. Yadgaroff had previously served as VP/GM for some of CBS’ station in the market between 2003 and 2008. Exiting CBS Radio are Senior Vice President/Market Managers in Hartford, Suzanne McDonald, Riverside’s Harvey Wells, Miami’s Joe Bell, Orlando’s Dave Robbins, and Las Vegas’ Jerry McKenna. McDonald will be retiring later this summer after 45 years with the company with Boston̵...Read More

CBS Cuts Hit Miami & Pittsburgh

The names of the people who have been cut from CBS Radio in the past week continue to make their way out. Sports 560 WQAM Miami has dropped Adam Kuperstein and former Miami Dolphin Channing Crowder from their 1-3pm show. Orlando “Big O” Alzugaray adds an additional hour to run 10am-2pm, Marc Hochman with Zach Krantz slides up an hour to run 2-6pm, while Alex Donno will host 6-10pm. PBRTV.com reports on some names let go in Pittsburgh. Morning co-host Jimmy Roach is out at Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY. Hot AC “100.7 Star” WBZZ loses veteran midday host Scott Alexander and night host Lindsay. Update 7/15: More names from the CBS cuts: In Los Angeles, Freddy Snakeskin is out as PD/on-air at “ROQ Of The 80’s” KROQ-HD2 and “Jack Of All Tr...Read More

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