For the second time in less than a year multiple radio stations had their signals hijacked. This time the stations that were corrupted aired a loop of YG & Nipsey Hussle “F*** Donald Trump“. Among the confirmed victims are Radio 810 Nashville’s Regional Mexican “El Jefe 96.7” 810 WMGC/96.7 W244CW Murfreesboro TN ,Crescent Hill Radio’s 100.9 WCHQ-LP Louisville, and Sunday Morning Glory Radio’s 100.5 KCGF-LP San Angelo TX. Unverified reports of stations in California, Indiana, and Washington State being affected have also been seen. The attacks on the stations began around 2:00pm eastern time on Friday, January 20. SanAngeloNow.com features a brief aircheck of it on KCGF-LP. In April 2016 multiple stations were hijacked through unsecured Barix S...Read More
iHeartMedia flipped Rock “Rock 96.3” K242CE Meraux/99.5 WRNO-HD2 New Orleans LA to Classic Hip-Hop “Throwback 96.3” today. The new format flanks sister Urban AC 98.5 WYLD-FM and Urban “Q93” WQUE which currently hold the top two spots in the market. With rumors of Entercom preparing to make a format change of their own in the market, it appears this change like that done by iHeart in Tampa last month was to potentially fill the hole they think would hurt their top two stations. The Rock format registered a 0.7 share in the Fall 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings.
iHeartMedia Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.7” WMOV-FM Norfolk VA has named Danny Meyers as its new Program Director/Morning Host. Meyers exited Mel Wheeler Inc. CHR “K92” 92.3 WXLK Roanoke as APD/Morning host after fourteen years at the end of 2016 in preparation of joining WMOV-FM. He has also worked at 95.5 WPLJ New York, “Star 93.7” WQSX Boston, and “Mix 95.7” WMWX Philadelphia in his career. Meyers supplants Chuck Doud in mornings at WMOV after Doud left in November to join WHRO Public Media as Director of Radio and Audience Strategy. Tricia remains in place as co-host. WHAT: iHeartMedia Norfolk’s Movin 107.7, Hampton Roads Feel Good Music, announced today that Danny Meyers has been named the new Program Director and morning personality. Meyers w...Read More
Mercer Island High School’s Rhythmic CHR “Hot Jamz 88.9” KMIH Mercer Island/Seattle WA is stunting with a broad mix of music as it prepares to relaunch as “88.9 The Bridge“. The new identity will launch at 12pm on Tuesday, January 31. KMIH is also currently heard on 94.5 K233BU, which covers downtown Seattle, however it was sold to Bonneville in November for $300,000 and will soon begin rebroadcasting Conservative Talk 770 KTTH. KMIH is run by General Manager/Instructor Joe Bryant. Bryant is best known as as the longtime producer/co-host of The Bob Rivers Show on 99.9 KISW, 102.5 KZOK, and 95.7 KJR-FM.
iHeartMedia Classic Rock “101.3 The Brew” WBFX Grand Rapids has added the syndicated Rover’s Morning Glory for mornings. Rover replaces local host LT. 101.3 The Brew, The Brew Rocks Grand Rapids, announced today the debut of the Rover’s Morning Glory show, effective January 23, 2017. Rover’s Morning Glory will air weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. Rover’s Morning Glory features on-air personalities Rover, Duji, Dieter, Charlie and Jeffrey, who focus on pop culture, topical humor and the biggest guests in the world of music, movies, sports and entertainment. The morning show features a variety of popular daily and weekly segments including The Shizzy, The Thursday Hook-Up and Tech Tuesday. The show plans to broadcast from Grand Rapids throughout the year with appearances at some o...Read More
Townsquare Media’s Ft. Collins/Lafayette Divestiture Trust has flipped Active Rock “Planet 105.1” KFTE Abbeville/Lafayette LA to Classic Rock to coincide with the addition of Walton & Johnson for mornings. Walton & Johnson’s show debuted on Tuesday replacing Free Beer & Hot Wings. The addition of KFTE fills in the coverage in Lafayette caused by the switch in Baton Rouge from Guaranty Broadcasting’s “Eagle 98.1” WDGL to iHeartMedia’s 1150 WJBO/97.7 K249DV. The musical shift followed on Thursday, January 19 along with the rebranding to “Classic Rock 105.1“.
Translator Sales After closing on its $175,000 purchase of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ from John Low’s 1TV.com, MKhanGroup LLC. turns around and sells the translator to Riviera Broadcasting for $230,000. K241BQ already holds a CP to relocate to Phoenix’ South Mountain tower farm with 120w vertical/449m rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of Riviera’s 103.9 KZON Gilbert. The sale filing also mentions Riviera needs K241BQ to replace 101.9 K270BZ due to interference complaints filed by “Gila 101.9” KQSS Miami AZ. K270BZ simulcasts the programming of Rhythmic CHR “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer via KZON-HD3 to cover the eastern side of the market. Station Sales Universal Media Access sells South Asian “Desi 1170” KLOK San Jose CA to Tron Dinh Do’...Read More
Saga will pay $1.65 million for WUVA. Additionally, WUVA General Manager David Mitchell told Cavalier Daily to expect a continuation of Country programming on the station. He told the paper, “In this case, a country product with a great signal completes Saga’s market portfolio. I would expect a country continuance.” Original Report 1/17: Saga Communications is acquiring WUVA Inc.’s Country “92.7 Nash Icon” WUVA Charlottesville VA for an undisclosed amount. WUVA Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit owned and operated by University of Virginia students and alumni to train students in commercial radio operation. The funds from the sale of the station will go to fund its digital and video journalism platform WUVANews.com as it evolves with modern communications. Saga will...Read More
Mercyhurst University will transfer the format of Classic Hits 88.5 WMCE-FM Erie PA to Erie Radio Company to place on their new 100.9 CP when it launches. The transfer will be part of a multi-step multi-frequency move over the next 12-18 months. The first step will see Connoisseur Media Rock “Rocket 101” WRKT North East build out its CP to relocate to 104.9 with 4.5kW/160.5m from the tower utilized by WMCE-FM and 103.7 WRTS. Next Erie Radio Company will need to build its CP for their new allocation on 100.9 licensed to Westfield NY with 4.6kW/237m. After launching, the new 100.9 and WMCE-FM will simulcast for multiple weeks to transfer the audience to the new signal. The Erie Times-News reports that WMCE-FM intends to switch from the professionally run operation to student base...Read More
iHeartMedia Conservative Talk 1190 KEX Portland OR has announced the return of Mark Mason for 12-3pm duties starting Monday, January 23. Mason and co-host Dave Anderson exited the 3-5pm slot at KEX in July 2013 after 18 yeas at the station. The duo moved to Pamplin Media Group’s 860 KPAM until Anderson’s death in early 2016 and Mason’s exit in November. He will now replace Michael Castner, who departed in November, back at KEX. Mason will continue to serve as public address announcer for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers. News Radio 1190 KEX, Portland’s News, Traffic & Weather station, announced today the debut of the Mark Mason Show, a new midday program with local on-air personality Mark Mason, effective immediately. Mason, who will return to the station after...Read More
Beasley Media has announced two new programmers for its Fayetteville NC market stations. Former “93.1 The Wolf” WPAW Greensboro Program Director Randy Bliss has been appointed as the new Operations Manager for the cluster. He will also program AC “Sunny 94.3” 1490 WAZZ/94.3 W232CI and Country 95.7 WKML as well as host afternoons on the latter. Bliss has also programmed in Charlotte and Raleigh NC, Rochester NY, and Norfolk VA. Tap Money, currently PD/Afternoon host of Urban “Foxy 99” 99.1 WZFX will also add oversight of Urban AC “107.7 Jamz” WUKS. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) has announced Randy Bliss as Operations Manager of the Fayetteville cluster. Additionally, he will serve as Pro...Read More
iHeartMedia has launched Spanish CHR “Rumba 106.9” W295AZ Jacksonville Beach/WQIK-HD2 Jacksonville FL at midnight tonight. The new format will replace Alternative “Project 106.9“, which had debuted in January 2016. The station will feature the syndicated Enrique Santos Show based at sister “Tu 94.9” WZTU Miami in mornings from 6-10am following its 10,000 songs commercial-free launch. W295AZ registered a 0.2 share in the December 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings with its commercial-free Alternative format and the Elliot In The Morning show designed to chip away at Cox Media Group’s “X102.9” WXXJ. With sister “Rumba 100” WRUM Orlando leading the market with a 12.1 share, iHeart is looking to partially duplicate that in the nearby Jacksonville market. We first re...Read More