Format Changes

WMNI Gets Easy In Columbus

North American Broadcast Company Standards 920 WMNI Columbus OH has added its FM translator and flipped to Soft AC/Oldies “Easy 95.1 FM and AM 920“. Billing their new format as “Vintage Adult Contemporary”, WMNI states it “will still highlight “Timeless Classics” from artists like, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole,” but place “a much greater emphasis will be placed on light rock and pop favorites from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, including artists like, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Billy Joel, James Taylor, The Beatles, Elton John and Chicago to name a few.” 95.1 W236CZ operates with 88w/145m from the WSNY tower just outside downtown Columbus. The station will continue to carry Columbus Clippers baseball and Notre Dame ...Read More

KDIS Flips To Radio Disney Country; Adds FM Translator

Radio Disney has completed its move from AM stations across the country to HD subchannels and multiple digital platforms as its final analog signal flips to the new “Radio Disney Country” brand. 1110 KDIS Los Angeles also launched translator 99.1 K256CX Beaumont CA serving the eastern areas of the market near Pasadena and West Covina. New KRDC call letters are in place. The launch comes nearly two years to the date after first announcing the new brand as a digital platform. Disney is also expanding the Country programming to iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Spotify, Apple Music, and Musical.ly. The Radio Disney CHR programming will continue to be heard in the Los Angeles market on CBS Radio’s 101.1 KRTH-HD2. Sean Ross provided a “Fresh Listen” of Radio Disney Country on h...Read More

CBS Radio Launches Military Veteran Platform On 1580 WJFK

CBS Radio has launched a resource portal for military veterans on ConnectingVets.com that will feature programming on 1580 WJFK Morningside MD/Washington DC. The new service will feature nine hours of live programming on weekdays with it all being made available through the company’s Radio.com and as podcasts. Former Marine Corp. Captain Chas Henry, who previously worked as an anchor for “All News 99.1” WNEW rejoins the company as Managing Editor for ConnectingVets.com. The Morning Briefing (from 6-9am/repeated 9am-12pm) and Afternoon Briefing (3-6pm/repeated 6-9pm) will feature news and short-form features dedicated to veterans including live reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs and other government offices. The midday block (12-3pm and repeated overnights and...Read More

KFLY Eugene Flips To Country US101

As expected KFLY flipped to Country at 3pm today as “US 101“. Pat Garrett, former Program Director of Cumulus Country “K-Bull 93” 93.3 KUBL-FM Salt Lake City and MD/Afternoon Host at CBS’ 94.1 KMPS Seattle, will serve as Program Director and Afternoon Host for KFLY. The syndicated Bobby Bones Show will air in mornings. Angie Foster, morning co-host at Bicoastal Media’s 99.9 KRKT Albany OR, will host middays. The syndicated Big Time with Whitney Allen will round out the “US 101” lineup. Original Report 8am: Bicoastal Media AAA “World Class Rock 101.5” KFLY Corvalis/Eugene OR has dropped its format and is stunting with a robotic countdown clock. The countdown clock is timing down to 3:00pm interspliced with irreverent sweepers teasi...Read More

Eboni K. Williams Joins WABC As Curtis Sliwa’s New Co-Host

Following the dismissal of Ron Kuby last month, Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has hired Fox News Channel host Eboni K. Williams as Curtis Sliwa’s co-host in the 12-3pm timeslot. Williams is a former lawyer and public defender in New Orleans who has also hosted for iHeartMedia’s 640 KFI Los Angeles and served as a correspondent for CBS News and HLN. She currently co-hosts “The Specialists” weekdays at 5pm on Fox News Channel. Cumulus Media announces the addition of Eboni K. Williams to the talk host line-up at the iconic 77 WABC Radio in New York City. Williams will join Curtis Sliwa as Co-Host of “The Curtis and Eboni Show” airing weekdays from 12 Noon-3:00 PM EST on 77 WABC Radio. The new show will debut today. Williams joins legendary show host Curti...Read More

KCCT Corpus Christi Goes Retro

Radio KCCT Inc. has flipped Americana/Texas Country 1150 KCCT/104.1 K281AV Corpus Christi TX to Classic Hits “Retro 104.1“. Focusing on pop/rhythmic hits of the 1980s and 90s, the new format is going after iHeartMedia’s 70s/80s based Classic Hits “Big 93.9” KMXR Corpus Christi. Ed Ocañas, Program Director of Urban “102.9 The Bomb” KNDA Alice/Corpus Christi, adds those duties for Retro 104.1.

WBSR Drops ESPN; New Format Coming

Easy Media Sports “ESPN Pensacola” 1450 WBSR/101.1 W266AL Pensacola FL abruptly dropped the format on Wednesday afternoon. The station, which was being operated via LMA, informed its staff on Wednesday morning that it was ceasing operations and they were being terminated. WBSR featured three hours of local programming daily and ESPN Radio network programming in other dayparts. The Pensacola News-Journal reports the station will return to the air with a new format. WBSR flipped from AC to Sports in August 2011 under an LMA from Pensacola Sports Radio LLC. The station itself was sold by Frederic T.C. Brewer to his son Dan Brewer in 2016 for $310,253. Dan Brewer then purchased W266AL from Edgewater Broadcasting for $38,000.

Classic Rock On The Move In Houma With Double Flip

With Educational Media Foundation closing on its $525,000 purchase of Classic Rock “LA 106.3” KXOR-FM Thibodaux LA and taking the station silent as it prepares to bring the station into its “K-Love” Christian AC network, Coast Radio Group wasted no time to return the format to the Houma LA market. Following KXOR signing off at 2pm yesterday, Coast flipped AC “Sunny 97.7” KDLC Dulac to Classic Rock this morning as “Rock 97.7“. Positioned as “Classic Rock That Really Rocks”, the station is focusing on Rock Hits of the 1970s and 80s.

KCLK Flips From Classic Hits To Country

Pacific Empire Communications flipped Oldies “Kool 94.1” KCLK-FM Clarkston WA/Lewiston ID to Country “Hot Country 94.1” this morning. KCLK will feature a local morning show hosted by Big E and Don who move over from sister Hot AC “101.5 Cat-FM” KATW. The flip makes the station the fifth Country formatted station in the market joining Nelly Broadcasting’s “Big Country 97.7” KZBG, Pullman Radio’s “New Country 104.3” KHTR, and Inland Northwest Broadcasting’s combo of “99.5 Bull Country” KZZL and “106.9 The Outlaw” KMOK. Pacific Empire Radio’s 94.1 has transformed into HOT COUNTRY 94.1, bringing the Lewis Clark Valley lively country music. When setting your radio to 94.1 today, you will now he...Read More

Beasley Turns On The Lite In Las Vegas

Beasley Media has launched AC “Lite 101.5” K268CS Las Vegas/KCYE-HD2 Boulder City NV. Debuting with 10,000 songs in a row, the new format will focus on pop hits from the 80s and 90s with bits of currents/recurrents and 70s. The new format will directly attack iHeartMedia’s market leading “Sunny 106.5” KSNE. Beasley purchased K268CS last summer from Southern Nevada Educational Broadcasters for $700,000 and moved it to the top of the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino with 250w/312m. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces the launch of the new Lite 101.5 FM in Las Vegas. The station will feature Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites from a wide variety of artists like Maroon 5, Adele and Madonna. The stat...Read More

AAA 106.1 The X Debuts In Albany

Empire Broadcasting launched AAA “106.1 The X” 1160 WAIX Mechanicville/106.1 W291BY Albany NY this morning. Positioned as “Albany’s Independent Experience”, the station will feature two local personalties: Flounder and Brad Berletic. SpotlightNews.com reports that Flounder has worked at multiple other stations in the Albany market, while Berletic is a relative newcomer after a mid-life career change. The AAA format replaces the combination of Bloomberg Business and Conservative Talk hosts Joe Pags and Mike Gallagher that WAIX/W291BY has aired for the past eleven months under “Empire News Network” branding. That format will continue on 1240 WPTR Schenectady.

Seven Mountains Media Shuffles Northern PA Formats

Seven Mountains Media doubled up on the amount of “Bigfoot Country” branded stations it operates in North Central Pennsylvania. Hot AC “The Buzz” WNBT-FM Wellsboro PA dropped its simulcast of 92.3 WOGA Mansfield earlier this month as “Bigfoot Country 104.5“. Country “Q102” 102.1 WOWQ Du Bois followed suit on Tuesday by relaunching as “Bigfoot Country 102.1-101.3” as it also added a simulcast on the former 101.3 WZDD Strattanville. Each station took on new call letters as WOWQ is now WIFT and WZDD becoming WKFT. These moves doubled the amount of “Bigfoot” branded Country formats the company operates to four joining quadcast 98.3 WRBG Mifflinburg/100.5 WQBG Elizabethville/106.1 WZBF Beaver Springs/106.5 WCFT-FM Bloomsbur...Read More

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