Juan Alberto Ayala is yet again attempting to modify 93.5 W228DF Four Corners FL without the approval of the station he claims will be rebroadcasting. In February we reported Ayala had withdrawn applications for W228DF after 88.3 WPOZ President James Hoge and CBS Radio Orlando Director of Engineering Matthew Agnesi called out W228DF for neither of its filed applications having written permission from those companies to rebroadcast their stations as legally mandated. Since then Ayala filed two additional applications. One specified iHeartMedia's 107.7 WMGF Mount Dora as originating station which was dismissed for yet again not gaining their permission and the second selected JVC Media's 103.1 WOTW Windermere. Following those applications JVC and IHeart have filed petitions to the FCC for...Read More
TBLC Media is applying to consolidate its two Kansas City AM's on the same tower.
Station Sales Logos Broadcasting Corporation is selling Christian AC “Life 89.3” KLFF San Luis Obispo CA to Family Life Broadcasting for $400,000. Family Life will convert KLFF to a satellite rebroadcaster of 88.5 KFLT-FM Tucson AZ along with eighteen other stations. Eduardo Zavala’s ZGS Communications sells Regional Mexican “La Ley 1550” WAMA Tampa FL to George and Esperanza Arroyo’s Q Broadcasting for $550,000. The Arroyo’s son Manuel previously purchased 107.7 W299CI Melbourne FL to move to Tampa to rebroadcast WAMA. GLG Media will convert their Time Brokerage Agreement of Christian Talk “1120 The Bridge” KTXW Manor/Austin TX to an outright purchase from Bustos Media for $1.75 million. GLG has operated KTXW since June 2014. Lee Reyno...Read More
Cox Media Group Orlando has promoted a pair of programmers to Co-Operations Manager for the cluster. Stevie Demann, who currently serves as OM/Director of Branding & Programming for Country “K92.3” WWKA, Urban “Power 95.3” WPYO, and Spanish CHR “107.3 Solo Exitos” W297BB adds those duties for Urban AC “Star 94.5” WCFB. Drew Anderssen, Program Director for News/Talk 96.5 WDBO-FM and Sports “ESPN Orlando” 580 WDBO as well as format coordinator for the company’s News/Talk stations nationwide adds OM duties for those two stations and Classic Rock 98.9 WMMO. Stevie DeMann, Operations Manager and Director of Branding & Programming for Power 95.3 FM, K92.3 FM, 107.3 FM Solo Exitos, now adds the market’s urban leader...Read More
iHeartMedia debuted Spanish Christian “Alma 97.1” on a pair of Orlando area translators. The new programming is being heard on 97.1 W246BT Clermont on the west side and 97.1 W246CK Kissimmee serving the south side of the market. via 100.3 WRUM-HD3. The station describes itself as playing “positive songs”. The new signals are first adjacent to Sports “96.9 The Game” W245CL Deltona/740 WYGM Orlando creating some potential interference from each.
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
Cox Media Group Country “Y100” KCYY San Antonio brings in J.R. Jaus as its new morning host. Jaus joins KCYY from sister “K92.3” WWKA Orlando, where he has hosted afternoon since December 2014. He takes the spot vacated by Jeff Miles following his move to Greater Media’s 102.5 WKLB Boston last month. Prior to joining WWKA Jaus hosted nights at CBS CHR “Energy 103.7” KNGY San Diego. Cox Media Group (CMG) San Antonio has named J.R. Jaus as the New Morning Show co-host on Y100 alongside Beth Chandler. Jaus previously was with CMG’s WWKA K92.3 in Orlando. “JR’s coming to TEXAS, and we welcome him to the CMG San Antonio team,” said Jeff Garrison Operations Manager for CMG San Antonio. “He is both entertaining and engaging with the audience, and we look ...Read More
CBS Hot AC “Mix 96.5” KHMX Houston has announced its new on-air lineup. Chris Jackson is joining KHMX as APD/MD/Midday host from sister Alternative “X107.5” KXTE Las Vegas where he held identical duties. Jackson continues the shift of talent from KXTE to KHMX under Program Director Charese Fruge, who previously oversaw the Las Vegas station before moving to KHMX in April 2015. Mix morning hosts Dave, Mahoney & DK made the move from KXTE to KHMX last August as well. Lauren Kelly will move from middays to afternoons replacing Chad Pitt who is moving to mornings at CHR “101.9 Amp Radio” WQMP Orlando FL. Heather Converse, who previously worked in Houston at Cox Classic Alternative “106.9 The Zone” KHPT and for Fruge as midday host at “...Read More
The Alternative format of Cox Media’s “X107.3” W297BB De Bary/94.5 WCFB-HD2 Daytona Beach FL has come to an end after a year and a half. At noon today after stunting with a loop of Newcleus’ “Jam On It” for twelve hours, W297BB flipped to Spanish Hot AC “107.3 Solo Exitos“. Using the “Más Música, Más Variedad” positioning the station describes itself as a mix of “Tropical, Bachata y Pop.” with core artists including Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Gurra, Romeo Santos, Prince Royce, Maná, Chayanne, Shakira, Gilberto Santa Rosa and Luis Fonsi. Cox Media Group (CMG) Orlando has launched a new Hispanic format in the Orlando market located at 107.3 FM. 107.3 Solo Éxitos will launch today at noon and target Hispanic adults 25-54. 10...Read More
How many translators are operating within their licensed parameters? Juan Alberto Ayala withdrew his application to modify 93.5 W228DF Four Corners FL last week following an Informal Objection by Manuel Arroyo in December. Arroyo, with letters from 88.3 WPOZ President James Hoge and CBS Radio Orlando Director of Engineering Matthew Agnesi, called out W228DF for neither of its filed applications having written permission from those companies to rebroadcast their stations as legally mandated. W228DF’s original application in 2003 and a later amendment in 2013 specified WPOZ, while the later applications specified CBS’ 105.9 WOCL. Ayala has profited quite well already from his 2003 translator window applications. He sold 93.3 W227CU Cary NC in 2014 for $150,000 and last week agree...Read More
JVC Media Country “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Orlando has named Len Shackelford as its new Program Director. Shackelford recently programmed Cox Media’s “K92” WWKA Orlando until 2012 and also spent many years programming Curtis Media’s 94.7 WQDR Raleigh. Murph Dawg, who had been programming WOTW will become Assistant Program Director and remain as afternoon host. JVC Media, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country, announces the addition of Country Radio veteran and former WWKA, Orlando Program Director Len Shackelford for programming duties on Orlando Country station WOTW – 103.1 The WOLF. Len is a radio legend with over 30 years of experience in markets from Raleigh, NC, Columbus, GA and most recently Cox Media...Read More
Cumulus Media CHR “Hot 93.3” KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas has hired Dustin Kross as its new Program Director. Kross joins Cumulus from CBS’ “101.9 Amp Radio” WJHM Orlando where he served as APD/Morning Host. He takes the opening filled by Louie Diaz’ transfer to “Mix 107.3” WRQX Washington DC in October. Cumulus Media Dallas/Fort Worth announces that programming professional Dustin Kross will join HOT 93.3 KLIF-FM as Program Director and Morning Drive Host for the station. Kross was most recently Assistant Program Director and Morning Drive Host for WJHM/101.9 AMP Radio in Orlando, FL. Prior to that he was Assistant Program Director and Midday/Afternoon Drive Host for WNWW 97.9 Kiss-FM in Jacksonville, FL. Dan Bennett, Regional Vice President, ...Read More