Berkshire Broadcasting Country “107.3 The Bull” W297AN/WDAQ-HD3 Danbury CT has added a second signal. 97.9 W250CH Brookfield has launched to cover the northern portions of the Danbury market including the towns of Bridgewater, Brookfield, and New Milford. The Bull launched in July 2016 under Program Director Dan Hopkins. Berkshire Broadcasting had purchased then 97.7 W249DO Danbury from Connecticut Public Broadcasting in December 2016 for $45,000.
Bonneville Sports “104.3 The Fan” KKFN Longmont/Denver has added a daily one hour show hosted by former Denver Broncos lineman Tyler Polumbus and station Brocons Insider Cecil Lammey from 9-10am. Polumbus and Lammey replace the final hour of Mike Evans and Mark Schlereth’s morning show. The duo will continue their existing duties at the station including weekend and fill-in hosting duties on KKFN. In the spirit of NFL free agency beginning in less than two weeks, Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan (KKFN-FM) announced today the signing of two talented free-agent personalities to join the team. Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus and current Fan Broncos Insider Cecil Lammey, will host, weekdays from 9-10a, beginning immediately. ??“We’ve made it a challenge inter...Read More
As first mentioned in our 2/17 Daily Domains, iHeartMedia has flipped “Fox Sports 105.3” 1230 WYTS/W287CP Columbus OH to Urban AC “Vibe 105.3“. Positioned as “Columbus’ R&B And Throwbacks”, the new format takes on Radio-One Urban AC “Magic 95.5” WXMG Lancaster. Michael Eiland, APD/MD of sister Variety Hits “93.3 The Bus” WODC, will host mornings on The Vibe. The remainder of the day will feature Premium Choice hosts including “V103” WVAZ Chicago afternoon host Joe Soto in middays and “V101.5” WSOL-FM Jacksonville midday host middayer Jo-Jo in afternoons. The Sports format on 1230 WYTS/105.3 W287CP became redundant with the launch of “105.7 The Zone” WXZX in November 2016.
iHeartMedia has named Blaine Jackson as Program Director of Country “105.7 The Bull” WLUB and Classic Country “106.3 The Bull Icons” W292EE/WLUB-HD2 Augusta GA. Jackson joins WLUB/W292EE from sister “96.5 The Bull” WIHB-FM Gray/Macon where she served as PD/Midday host. She has spent her entire radio career with iHeart, starting as a board operator in Macon in 2010 and eventually moving up to Program Director at the company’s Newnan GA stations and then WIHB. iHeartMedia announced today that Blaine Jackson has been named program director for WLUB 105.7 The Bull and WLUB HD2 106.3 The Bull Icons effective immediately. 105.7 the Bull, Augusta’s No. 1 for Country, plays today’s hottest country hits including the newest tracks from artists such as...Read More
Federated Media has flipped 1340 WTRC Elkhart IN from a simulcast of News/Talk “95.3 MNC” WTRC-FM Niles MI/South Bend to Adult Standards “Frank 1340“. Indiana Radio Watch reports that the station is utilizing programming from Music of Your Life. WTRC-FM Program Director Jon Zimney is overseeing the new format.
Scripps News/Talk 620 WTMJ Milwaukee is launching a new 12-3pm show hosted by Steve Scaffidi and Erik Bilstad. Scaffidi is resigning as Mayor of Oak Creek, WI, a position he has served since 2012, and at a local public relations firm to join WTMJ. He spent 28 years as a field manager for Nielsen before moving into politics. Bilstad currently serves as WTMJ’s Executive Producer of News. He has been with WTMJ as a news anchor and reporter since 1999. Newscaster Colleen Boland will do news updates throughout the show. Steve Scaffidi is joining WTMJ as the mid-afternoon talk show host. Scaffidi will team with WTMJ Executive Producer, News Erik Bilstad to form “Scaffidi & Bilstad,” which will air from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays. The program will focus on the biggest stories of the day ...Read More
Cumulus Conservative Talk 630 WMAL Washington DC/105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge VA has named Mary Walter as the new co-host of its “Mornings on the Mall”. Walter will join incumbent host Brian Wilson following the move of Larry O’Connor from mornings to afternoons at the start of 2017. Walter most recently hosted nights at iHeartMedia’s 840 WHAS Louisville after spending much of her career in New Jersey at “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton and 1450 WCTC New Brunswick. Cumulus Media announces that Mary Walter has been named co-host of WMAL/Washington, D.C.’s morning show, “Mornings on the Mall”, joining co-host Brian Wilson. Walter has been a frequent guest host on the station for the past several years and recently concluded an assignment as evening host at WHAS...Read More
On the heels of adding Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings, Genesis Communications News/Talk 820 WWBA Largo/Tampa FL and sister 1060 WIXC Melbourne has added Erik Kuselias for 1-3pm. The former ESPN Radio and NBC Sports Radio host will continue to host mornings on sister “Sports Talk Florida” 1040 WHBO Pinellas Park/Tampa and 1080 WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando in addition to the new early afternoon show on WWBA and WIXC. Genesis Communications taps Erik Kuselias to move into the News/Talk chair on WWBA (AM 820 News)/Tampa and its Space Coast outlet WIXC (AM 1060 News), weekdays from 1-3pm. The stations can be heard throughout the state of Florida from Tallahassee through Naples and from St. Augustine to West Palm Beach. Kuselias most recently was morning host for NBC Sports Radio and a...Read More
Adams Radio Group has promoted Kevin Musselman from Director of Sales to Vice President/General Manager of its Fort Wayne IN cluster. He succeeds Chris Monk, who exited last month to become Regional Vice President of Cumulus’ Saginaw and Flint MI clusters. Musselman joined Adams in 2014 when it closed on its purchase of its Fort Wayne stations. He worked for Federated Media from 2007-2012 including time as GM of 102.7 WLEG Ligonier. Adams Radio Group has named Kevin Musselman VP & GM for it Fort Wayne, Indiana cluster. Kevin has been with Adams in Fort Wayne since it entered the market via acquisition of Oasis Radio and Summit Media Fort Wayne serving as Director of Sales. Adams owns and operated WBTU, WJFX, WXKE, WWFW, WGL AM, WLYV AM and Metro stations B-96, The Patriot 103.3 ...Read More
Binnie Media is making changes at three of its Maine properties. The Classical format of “W-Bach” 106.9 WBQX Thomaston and 96.9 W245AA Portland was dropped on Saturday. WBQX is now Classic Hits “Frank-FM“, with the “Classic Hits for Mid-Coast Maine” programming that had been on sister 105.5 WBYA Islesboro. Most of WBQX’s programming originates on 107.5 WFNK Lewiston/Portland in addition to carrying Boston Red Sox baseball and local high school sports. WBYA is now running a loop directing listeners to 106.9 WBQX. Meanwhile 96.9 W245AA Portland has returned to simulcasting Country “99.9 The Wolf” WTHT Auburn/99.3 WBQQ Kennebunk. W245AA had simulcast WTHT until it flipped to the “W-Bach” programming in April 2013. This ends the...Read More
As first reported in our 2/10 Daily Domains, iHeartMedia has flipped “Fox Sports 1580” WWTF Georgetown/97.7 W249DJ Lexington KY to Rock “WTF 97.7“. Running with the usual commercial-free launch pattern, the new format flanks sister Classic Rock “100.1 Double Q” WKQQ against Cumulus Active Rock “Z-Rock 103” WXZZ. Audrey, who currently voicetracks overnights at WKQQ, will also host nights at WTF. No additional staffing has been announced.
Evanov Radio Group has flipped Soft AC “Jewel 101” 100.5 CFJL-FM Winnipeg to 90s Hits “Hot 100.5“. Positioned as “90s & More”, the station is stretching to play compatible songs from the early 2000s. Adam West, Program Director of sister CHR “Energy 106” CHWE-FM adds those duties at CFJL. The new format positions Hot 100.5 between Corus’ recently launched Adult Hits “Peggy @ 99.1” CJGV, Bell Media’s 80s/90s based “99.9 Bob-FM” CFWM-FM, and Rogers Media Hot AC “Kiss 102.3” CKY-FM. INSTANT INSIGHT: While we saw attempts at 90s Hits several years ago all fade. Canada seems to be a breeding ground for new takes on gold based formats. The aforementioned CFWM was the first Variety Hits station wh...Read More