Format Changes

Radio Lobo Moves; Jam’n Debuts In Santa Fe

American General Media and Hutton Broadcasting have completed their swap of assets in Santa Fe, NM. American General Media has moved the Santa Fe portion of its Regional Mexican “Radio Lobo” simulcast to their newly acquired 102.9 in Pecos under new KSFE call letters. The format continues to be heard in Albuquerque on 97.7 KLVO Belen. With Hutton taking over 94.7, the station has transferred its KLBU call letters over but not its Spanish Variety Hits “Juan” format. After stunting with a loop of Bob Marley’s “Jammin”, KLBU debuted its new identity this afternoon as “Jam’n 94.7“. The Rhythmic Hot AC format is being positioned as “Today & Back In The Day”. The first hour of “Jam’n 94.7” featured: Di...Read More

WVBG Brings Praise To Hilton Head

Mount Carmel Baptist Church has flipped its recently acquired Classic Hits “94.5 The Beach” 1490 WVGB/94.5 W233AW Beaufort, SC to Gospel “Praise 94.5“. Mount Carmel Baptist Church had acquired WVGB and W233AW from Partners Broadcast Group in May for $300,000. Michelle Coke, a veteran of Urban AC’s “V101.9” WBAV Charlotte, NC and “Star 94.5” WCFB Orlando is Program Director.

WMVR Becomes TAM-FM

Dean Miller Broadcasting Hot AC “Hits 105.5” WMVR-FM Sidney, OH flipped to Variety Hits on Monday as “105.5 TAM-FM“. Billed “Totally About Music”, WMVR describes its format as “a pinch of today’s hits, a smidge of the hot hits of the 2000’s, a few table spoons of the alternative 90’s then a couple table spoons of the Rockin 80’s and then last a dash of the most remembered 70’s!”

KZZE Medford, OR Drops Active Rock For AAA

Bicoastal Media flipped Active Rock “Rock 106.3” KZZE Eagle Point/Medford, OR to AAA “The Valley 106.3” KYVL at 12pm today. The flip came after a few hours of stunting with novelty songs as “K-Wing“. Bicoastal is listing Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Adele as core artists for the new station. The company made an identical Active Rock to AAA move up the road at 101.5 KFLY Eugene last Thursday. Bicoastal Media flipped KZZE “Southern Oregon’s Real Rock” to KYVL, The Valley “True To The Valley” in Medford, OR. The Valley will feature artists such as Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and Adele that will be a refreshing and updated feel to Southern Oregon ra...Read More

Nash Icon Comes To Brattleboro/Keene

As we first indicated in Thursday’s Daily Domains, Tri-Valley Broadcasting has relaunched Country “Hot Country 104.9” WYRY Hinsdale, NH as “104.9 Nash Icon“. WYRY, which serves the Brattleboro, VT/Keene, NH market, will utilize Westwood One’s syndicated version of the brand. The local morning show hosted by Sean Patrik remains in place.

Texas 107 Launching In Beeville, TX

Texcan Communications Classic Rock 107.1 KRXB Beeville, TX will flip to Country on Saturday, August 1. “Texas 107” will be operated by Easton Santos’ Easton-Mark Media Group via LMA with an option to buy. Santos is also Program Director of “Young Country 93.5/107.7” KOUL Benavides/K228XM Corpus Christi.

WQTL Has A New Sound

Red Hills Broadcasting has rebranded its Gold AAA “106.1 The Path” WQTL Tallahassee, FL as “106.1 The Sound“. No major changes accompany the rebranding, which is quoted as “Same great tunes. Same low key music respectful presentation. Tim Donovan and Jim Rising and everything you love on The Path is now on The Sound.”

KFLY Eugene Flips To AAA

KFLY flipped to AAA as “World Class Rock 101.5” at noon today. Branding as “Eugene’s Sophisticated Rock Station”, KFLY is currently running jockless. The first hour of the new format consisted of: Houndmouth – Sedona Tom Petty – Feel A Whole Lot Better Broken Bells – After The Disco My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions Michael Franti & Spearhead – I’ll Be Waiting One Republic – Counting Stars Pearl Jam – Sirens U2 – Every Breaking Wave Kopecky – Real Life The Kooks – Junk Of The Heart (Happy) Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird Death Cab For Cutie – The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive Original Report 7/16: A format change is imminent at Bicoastal Media Rock 101.5 KFLY Corvalis/Eugene, OR...Read More

SiriusXM Sets Broad Channel Update For August 13

SiriusXM is making its next lineup update on August 13 that will see an eventual seven new brands launch on the service. The new channels being added to both the Sirius and XM receiver platforms are: Channel 13 Velvet – contemporary pop vocalists such as Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Diana Krall, Celine Dion, Susan Boyle, Harry Connick, Jr., Il Divo, Adele, and the cast of Glee. Channel 18 Road Trip Radio – a new limited-run channel that will make you want to drive with your windows down! Road Trip Radio features a mix of music from The Rolling Stones to Pharrell Williams, Kenny Loggins to Florida Georgia Line, Janet Jackson to The Beach Boys, and many more Channel 47 Fly – Hip-Hop and R&B from the ’90s and 2000s, from Mary J. Blige & Outkast to Aaliyah ...Read More

KQWB Dumps Classic Country For Fox Sports

Days after Midwest Communications brought Classic Country to FM in Fargo with the launch of “104.7 Duke-FM” KMJO, Radio FM Media has dropped the format from “Willie 1660” KQWB West Fargo. KQWB is now running the national Fox Sports Radio feed surprisingly under the name “Fox Sports 1660“. This is the second time the station has utilized a Sports format in recent years. It was “1660 ESPN” from 2007 until 2012, when it flipped to Oldies and then Classic Country.

WSHW Reconstructing Its Shine

Kaspar Broadcasting AC “Shine 99” 99.7 WSHW Frankfort, IN is currently stunting with construction sounds as they prepare to relaunch as the “New Shine 99“. Have just been told that the first crew plans to come in at midnight to start the demolition process and get us started… Posted by Shine 99, 99.7FM, Indiana's Best Light Rock on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 WSHW serves the Kokomo and Lafayette markets in North Central Indiana.

CHR KZZW Debuts In Woodward, OK

Brooke Williams’ 104.5 KZZW Woodward, OK has signed-on as “The Tri-State’s Party Station“. Williams, who is Vice President of Membership of the Radio Advertising Bureau, operates the station in conjunction with her father’s Omni Media Group which owns Country “K101” KWOX and News/Talk “Z92” KMZE in Woodward. Ty Albers is serving as Station Manager/Morning Host at KZZW with Cierra Cook as his co-host.