Salisbury/Ocean City

WBOC-FM Salisbury Flips To AC

Draper Holdings has launched the permanent format on its recently acquired 102.5 WBOC-FM Pocomoke City/Salisbury MD. The station had been airing Christmas music since returning to the air in late-November. The new format will continue to compete with iHeartMedia’s “Q105” 104.7 WQHQ with an emphasis on local. While WQHQ is only locally originating in middays and afternoons, WBOC-FM is promoting that it will be local from 6am to 12am. The station’s lineup features Sarah Petros and Corey Phoebus in mornings, April Brilliant in middays, Program Director Joe Edwards in afternoons, and Dory Hayman at night.

Station Sales Week Of 12/19

Station Sales Sunnylands Broadcasting sells AC “95.9 Star-FM” KRSX Goldendale WA/The Dalles OR to Gorge Country Media for $100,000. Haystack Broadcasting, who had been operating KRSX via LMA, is assigning its LMA and agreement to purchase the station to Gorge Country Media. After nearly ten years of leasing Spanish Christian “Genesis 680” WGES St. Petersburg FL, Vision Communications Network is acquiring the station from ZGS Broadcasting for between $550,000 and $610,000 depending on how quickly they pay off the promissory note. Manna Christian Missions sells Christian 1350 WCRM Fort Myers FL to Aaron Howard’s Genesis Multi Media for $450,000. In a deal not yet filed with the FCC, Chicago Public Media will acquire Public News/Talk 91.1 WKCC Kankakee IL from Ka...Read More

WBOC-FM Salisbury Launches With Christmas Music

Draper Holdings has closed on its acquisition of Silent 102.5 WBOC-FM Princess Anne/Salisbury MD (formerly Christian AC “Joy 102.5” WOLC) and has relaunched the station with commercial-free Christmas music. WBOC-FM will debut its permanent format after the holiday season. The company has hired Joe Edwards as Operations Manager. Edwards crossed the street from Delmarva Broadcasting’ Salisbury cluster after 22 years with the company where he served as OM of Country “Cat Country 97.5” WKTT. Our Daily Domains report on Monday, November 23 featured a list of domains registered for the new station. Delmarva’s newest radio station, 102.5 WBOC-FM, has launched with commercial-free Christmas music. The 50,000-watt station can be heard across much of the peninsula, and ...Read More

Delmarva Broadcasting Breaks Up Salisbury Cluster

Delmarva Broadcasting is preparing to exit the Salisbury/Ocean City MD market. Delmarva has begun by selling Country “Cat Country 97.5” WKTT and Conservative Talk 1320 WICO Salisbury to Rothschild Broadcasting for $300,000. The buyer is led by Robin Rothschild who previously owned 100.7 WVAY Wilmington VT and currently hosts a weekly magazine show for Salisbury market NBC affiliate WRDE-TV. A second sale of WICO’s simulcast partner 92.5 WICO-FM Pocomoke City is mentioned in the first contract but not yet filed. reports that WICO-FM will go to Greg Bojko’s GSB Broadcasting for an undisclosed amount. GSB Broadcasting owns Variety Hits 96.5 WCTG Chincoteague VA. Delmarva will continue to own Classic Hits “97.1 The Wave” WAVD Ocean Pines MD for now...Read More

FCC Report 11/15: KXFM Seeks Shift To Santa Barbara

[alert-note]This is a free preview of our weekly FCC Report available to Radioinsight Premium Subscribers. Click here for Subscription Info.[/alert-note] FM Changes El Dorado Broadcasters is seeking to move Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria CA to Montecito where it would be placed in the Santa Barbara market, but also place coverage over the Oxnard/Ventura market. The station’s application proposes placing KXFM on an existing tower on Rincon Peak where it would downgrade from a Class B to B1 with 1.3kW at 427 meters (Coverage Map). El Dorado owns no other stations in either Oxnard/Ventura or Santa Barbara, but will continue to own 1 AM and 2 FM in the Lompoc/Santa Maria market following the move of KXFM. Further up the California coast, Hooten Broadcasting AAA “92.7 The Skunk” K...Read More

107.7 WKHI Salisbury Goes Back To Country

Back in March when Adams Radio Group closed on its acquisition of Great Scott’s Salisbury/Ocean City, MD cluster, the first move they made was to drop the Country format at “Hot Country 107.7” WKHI Fruitland, MD to begin simulcasting Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG Seaford, DE. The intent at the time was to simulcast for a period and then launch a new format on 98.5 once WKHI completed its upgrade from a Class A to B1 with 23kW at 105 meters (Coverage Map). That will not be the case as today Adams flipped WKHI back to Country as “Your Country K107“. K107 is debuting with not just 10,000, but 50,000 songs-in-a-row that should take it through the end of the year. The website indicates they will carry Cumulus’ America’s Morning Show and Nash ...Read More

WBOC-TV Acquires Joy 102.5 Salisbury, MD

WBOC will pay $650,000 for WOLC. Marantha has stated it will take WOLC dark on Tuesday, August 18 until the sale to WBOC closes later this year to allow the station’s equipment to be moved into the television station’s building. Original Report 8/13: Draper Holdings, the owner of CBS affiliate WBOC-TV Salisbury, MD, is entering the radio industry with the purchase of Christian AC “Joy 102.5” WOLC-FM Princess Anne, MD from Marantha, Inc. Draper will flip WOLC-FM to an undetermined secular format upon closing of the sale. They have retained a consultancy to help determine a format which will utilize the WBOC brand. WOLC-FM operates with 50kW at 152 meters and covers much of the central Delmarva Peninsula (Coverage Map). WBOC-TV is the CBS affiliate for the Salisbury/O...Read More

FCC Applications 3/28: Lots Of Florida Translator Moves

Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 104.7” KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE’s coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho Cumcamonga and Ontario (Coverage Map). Apex Broadcasting Variety Hits “SC 103.1” WVSC Parris Island, SC seeks to modify its CP to return to its current Class C3 status with 6.6kW at 149.4 meters (Coverage Map). Marion Williams’ Rhythmic CHR “Smokin 99.1” WSMK Buchanon, MI/South Bend, IN applies to move a few miles south to the tower of sister 1290 WNIL Niles while doubling its power to 6kW at 96.4 meters. The move will improve WSMK’s coverage within...Read More

Adams Preps Delmarva Changes

As Adams Radio finally closes on its acquisition of six stations and two translators from Great Scott Broadcasting, the company is swiftly moving to implement changes. Phil LoCascio joins the company as Market Manager. LaCascio was Operations Manager for Millennium Radio Group’s Jersey Shore stations from 2003 to 2008 and previously programmed CBS Classic Rock 94.7 WARW Washington, DC and Cox AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta. Current Great Scott General Manager Jim McHugh stays on as Director of Sales, while Jeff Evans remains in his General Sales Manager position. Adams will also be heavily reshaping the formats at its new cluster. While Active Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH and Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ will remain as-is, the other four stations will...Read More

Settlement Reached In Great Scott/Voice/Adams Deal

A settlement has been reached that should lead to the closing of Adams acquisition of six stations and two translators from Great Scott Broadcasting as The Voice Radio finally files to purchase the four stations it will be acquiring as part of the deal. Spanish CHR “Maxima 95.3” WKDB Laurel DE, Rhythmic CHR “Power 101.7” WZEB Ocean View DE, and Classic Rock simulcast “The Vault” 103.5 WJKI Bethany Beach DE/106.1 WXSH Pocomoke City MD will be acquired for $1.7 million. As part of the deal, Voice Radio has 180 days to build new studios and exit the current Great Scott building which will become the property of Adams once its deal closes. Managing Member Edwin ‘Kevin’ Andrade will own only a 10% stake in the new ownership group due to his being ...Read More

Nash Icon Gets Syndicated; Debuts In Ocean City

As expected when Cumulus Media announced the launch of the “Nash Icon” Country brand in May, Westwood One has begun making the brand available to non-Cumulus stations across the country. Describing the brand as “a current-based music mix with a superstar library based in the late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. It is produced on Westwood One’s WWO-Local platform, providing you with a flexible clock, and localized content. As a branded format, NASH Icon provides a host of merchandising and marketing elements, all designed to tie your station tightly to the host of high-profile events and media presence. Most importantly, NASH Icon is already winning, showing great success in Nashville, where it has become the most-listened-to country station.” The national Na...Read More

Power & Vault Launch In Delmarva

Update 11/2:The Voice Radio Network has begun the restructuring of its Delmarva stations. 101.7 WZEB Ocean View, DE dropped its simulcast of Hot AC “B95.3” WKDB Laurel, DE and flipped to Urban “Power 101.7” on Saturday, November 1. Power is launching with a full airstaff, all formerly of Rhythmic CHR “OC104” WOCQ. As previously announced, PD/Morning Host Bill “Rumpshaker” Baker and co-host Jessica Martinez have jumped for the same positions at WZEB. Martinez will also serve as Assistant Program Director. Kola will host middays. Former OC104 PD/Afternoon Host Deelite The Queen D will be heard in afternoons while Ron Banks will host nights. The next launch will take place on Monday, November 3 as 103.5 WJKI Bethany Beach, DE and 106.1 WXSH Poco...Read More

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