MP Media has relaunched its recently acquired 105.1 WVWF Waverly TN and has begun stunting as “Trump 105.1“. The station is running a brief loop of songs with a brief connection to Trump such as Gloria Estefan’s “Bad Boy” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”. Sweepers include the predictable “Making Radio Great Again” and “Building A Wall Around Other Stations”. MP Media acquired the former Southern Gospel 105.1 WVRY from Canaan Communications earlier this year for $900,000. A new website at TennesseeWolf.com shows that the station will soon flip to Classic Country as “105.1 The Wolf“. WVWF will simulcast The Joe Padula Show from sister Talk 1400 WJZM Clarksville in mornings and air the syndicated T...Read More
Genuine Austin Radio is converting its LMA of Sports “104.9 The Horn” KTXX-FM Bee Cave/Austin and 1260 KLGO Elgin TX from Total Austin Sports Radio LLC into a purchase for $3.2 million. Genuine Austin Radio, which operates as Austin Radio Network began operating the stations at the start of 2014. The company also owns Classic Country 99.3 KOKE-FM Thorndale/1490 KTAE Austin. Tony Richards’ Kensington Digital Media is acquiring Classic Country 1010 WHIN/100.7 W264CR Gallatin TN from WHIN Inc. for $325,000. Richards, who also serves as President of Indiana’s Federated Media, also owns Classic Hits “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY-FM Bellevue/Nashville. Required by its recent acquisition of stations from Red Rocks Radio, Midwest Communications is selling Classic Roc...Read More
iHeartMedia flipped Alternative “Alt 98.3” W252CM/97.5 W248BQ/WNRQ-HD2 Nashville to Classic Country “98.3 The Big Legend” at 5pm today. The new format flanks sister Country “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX against Cumulus’ “95.5 Nash Icon” WSM-FM and Grand Ole Opry’s 650 WSM. Nash Icon has become the top Country station in the market registering a 6.6 share in the August 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings, well ahead of WSIX’s 4.5 share. WSM added an additional 2.3 share to Classic Country. iHeartMedia Nashville announced today the debut of The BIG Legend at 98.3, Nashville’s All Time Country Favorites station. The new station launched commercial free today at 5 p.m. CT. The BIG Legend at 98.3 kicked off Labor Day weekend for Nashville li...Read More
iHeartMedia has announced that Gator Harrison has been named Senior Vice President of Programming for the company’s Nashville stations. Harrison transfers from the same position in Chattanooga and will have oversight over Country “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX, Alternative “Alt 98.3/97.5” WNRQ-HD2, Urban “101.1 The Beat” WUBT, Classic Rock “105.9 The Rock” WNRQ, CHR “107.5 The River” WRVW, and News/Talk 1510 WLAC. He will also retain his position as Brand Coordinator for iHeartCountry. Harrison previously worked in Nashville at CHR “Y107” WYHY from 1990 to 1996. He replaces Michael Bryan, who had served as SVP/Programming as well as OM/PD of WSIX and WRVW and Executive Producer of The Bobby Bones Show and Tige & Dan...Read More
Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT-FM Pegram/Nashville is launching a local morning show. “Braden and Fitz” starring Braden Gall and Jason Fitz will debut on the station from 6-10am on Tuesday, September 6 expanding the station to 12 hours of locally originating talk programming daily. Gall joins WPRT from Athlon Sports and SiriusXM where he writes and hosts college football programming. Fitz, a fiddler and music director for The Band Perry, had been hosting a podcast for CBS Radio’s Play.it and co-hosting ESPNU’s College Football Daily. ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike moves to “94.9 The Game 2” W235BW/WPRT-HD2. “Braden and Fitz” featuring hosts Braden Gall and Jason Fitz, is the new local morning team on 102.5 The Game starting Tuesday, September...Read More
Middle Tennessee State University’s Public Jazz/Classical 89.5 WMOT Murfreesboro/Nashville TN will flip to Americana “Roots Radio” on Friday, September 2. The new format is in partnership with the syndicated Music City Roots which will air on the station. Jessie Scott, most recently in MD/Middays at “Sun Radio” in KDRP Dripping Springs/Austin TX will serve as Program Director. Scott has also worked at WNBC and WHN New York, WMMO Orlando, and MusicFog.com. The station will also continue to carry Middle Tennessee State University Sports coverage. The previous Jazz format will move to WMOT-HD2 and also air on 92.3 W222BZ Bluhmtown/Murfreesboro and 104.9 W285FB Bellevue/Nashville with the latter debuting by November.
iHeartMedia Country “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX Nashville has appointed Ryan McKiddy as Assistant Program Director/Music Directo/Night Host starting September 1. McKiddy joins WSIX from Cox Media Country “Y100” 100.3 KCYY San Antonio where he served as MD/Afternoon Host since May 2015. Before that he worked weekends at CBS Country “US 99” WUSN Chicago and interned at iHeartMedia CHR “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago. He takes the APD/MD position filled by Kimsey Kerr prior to her departure for SiriusXM in June. The night slot has been voicetracked by 103.5 WEZL Charleston’s Ric Rush. iHeartMedia announced today that Ryan McKiddy has been named Assistant Program Director and Music Director for The BIG 98 WSIX, effective September 1. He will also s...Read More
Longtime Nashville Sports talker George Plaster will exit his position as host of “SportsNight” on Cromwell Sports “102.5 The Game” WPRT Pegram/Nashville to become Associate Athletic Director at Belmont University. WPRT is the third station that has been the home to SportsNight, which debuted on now Cumulus News/Talk 99.7 WWTN in the early 1990’s before moving the afternoons on Sports “104.5 The Zone” WGFX in 2003. When Cumulus acquired WGFX in 2011 he exited that station before jumping to WPRT upon the expiration of his non-compete in July 2012. At Belmont Plaster will oversee all marketing, sponsorships and group sales for the University’s sports programs. His current co-hosts Willy Daunic and former Tennessee Titans General Manager Floyd R...Read More
Following his announced exit from CBS CHR “103.3 Amp Radio” WODS Boston to join his about-to-be wife in Nashville, Joe Breezy has found a new job in the market as well. With Midwest Communications closing on its purchase of CHR ‘i106.7″ WNFN Millersville/Nashville from Cumulus’ Joule Broadcasting divestment trust, the company has announced it has hired Breezy as its new Assistant Brand Manager/Afternoon host starting Monday, July 11. Prior to making the move to Nashville, Breezy will be marrying current WCVB-TV Boston meteorologist Danielle Vollmar. She was recently named Chief Meteorologist at WKRN-TV Nashville. The addition of Breezy and a new logo were the first two changes Midwest made at WNFN as it took over operations of the station. The station currentl...Read More
Cumulus Country “103.3 Nash-FM” WKDF Nashville TN has hired Heather Davis as its new midday host. Davis replaces Becca Walls who announced her resignation last week following a sixteen year run. Davis joins WKDF from Curtis Media Country 94.7 WQDR Raleigh where she has been filling in since departing middays at Townsquare Media’s 107.7 WGNA Albany NY last September. Cumulus Media announces that Country radio personality Heather Davis has joined WKDF/NASH FM 103.3 in Nashville as Host of Middays. Davis joins NASH FM 103.3 from Curtis Media’s Country-formatted WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC. Prior to that, she hosted Mornings on Country station WGNA-FM in Albany, NY, and hosted Middays for Townsquare Media’s Country 106.5 WYRK in Buffalo, NY. Davis is a graduate of North Carolina S...Read More
Update 3/31: Cromwell has confirmed that 830 WQZQ/93.3 W227DC will flip to Classic Hits “Classic Hits 93.3” at 12pm on Friday, April 1. The new station will focus on hits on the 1970s and 80s positioning it between rimshot “Hippie Radio 94.5” WHPY Bellevue and Variety Hits “96.3 Jack-FM” WCJK. Original Report 3/25: The Cromwell Group launched 93.3 W227DC Nashville TN with a non-stop loop of Los Del Rios’ “Macarena”. The former 96.1 W241BU Charleston IL is now paired with 830 WQZQ Goodlettsville via the AM Revitalization Waiver. The translator is operating with 250w/243m from the WSMV-TV tower just west of Nashville. As we reported in the 3/14 Daily Domains, Cromwell has registered multiple domains pointing to a Classic Hits format for W...Read More
Alexandra Communications applies for yet another upgrade for 100.1 KQFO Pasco WA.