As we reported would happen on January 20, 740 WQTM Orlando has returned to Sports as “740 The Game” and new WYGM calls after 13 months as Spanish AC “La Preciosa”. The station is currently airing the Fox Sports Radio lineup 24/7, however Jim Rome will soon move over from cross town WHOO and Dan Sileo and The Shot Doctor will shift from sister WFLF. Why the name change? Last month WHOO rebranded as “1080 The Team” to block WYGM from returning to its prior image.
The radio industry has been buzzing with possible future locations for CBS’ “Amp Radio” now that KLSX in Los Angeles has flipped. So far, there’s a lot of decoys out there (especially thanks to celebrity blogger trampradio.com) and a number of other people squatting on domains they think may be in the future. However, CBS Radio has registered one other domain that points to a possible future Amp location not on anybody’s radar: Orlando. AmpRadio1051.com was registered yesterday by CBS Radio. The only 105.1’s in CBS’ portfolio are struggling Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX Orlando and more successful Country KNCI Sacramento. WOMX has dropped steadily in the ratings over the course of 2008 and a flip to CHR could help CBS cut down two competitors...Read More
As expected, 97.1 KLSX Los Angeles flipped to CHR “Amp Radio” at 5:00pm PST. First hour of music includes: Kanye West – Paranoid Lady Gaga – Just Dance 2Pac – California Love Pink – So What T.I. – Dead And Gone Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Fat Joe – What’s Luv Kevin Rudolf – Let It Rock Akon – Right Now (Na Na Na) Katy Perry – Hot N Cold Rhianna – Disturbia Kanye West – Gold Digger T.I. – Whatever You Like The Pussycat Dolls – I Hate This Part Listen to the change of KLSX to Amp Radio at the Format Change Archive.
Red Wolf Broadcasting has acquired Modern Rock “FM 104.1” WURH Waterbury/Hartford, CT from the Aloha Stations Trust of stations required to be sold off by Clear Channel. No price has been announced. Red Wolf VP/Programming Brian Ram will program the station once the sale is approved and completed. Red Wolf currently owns Rhythmic CHR “Jammin 107.7” WWRX and AC 106.5 WBMW in the New London, CT market.
Qantum Communications has announced that CHR “96.3 The Rose” WRZE Dennis, MA will join Entercom’s WEEI Sports Radio Network on April 1 as WEII. All remaining staff will be reassigned throughout the cluster. Qantum also owns News/Talk 95.1 WXTK, Classic Hits “Cool 102” WCIB, and AC 106.1 WCOD.
Yesterday we discovered a number of domains hinting towards a new format at CBS FM Talker 97.1 KLSX Los Angeles. Today, a number of dominoes have fallen. Morning Host Adam Carolla’s affiliates have been told that Friday will be the last day the show will be produced. Middayers Frosty, Heidi, and Frank have been discussing the pending flip on air. Now CBS is confirming that Friday at 5:00pm, KLSX will become “Amp Radio 97.1” playing “All The Hits”.
Renda Broadcasting has flipped Rhythmic AC “Movin 100.7” WMUV Jacksonville to Classic Country as “Country Legends 100.7“. The station, flanking sister “Froggy” 99.9 WGNE, will focus on music from the 70’s through mid-90’s.
Over the past 36 hours rumors have been flying regarding CBS making a number of format flips in multiple markets. The first of which came true today as Rhythmic AC KMVK “Movin 107.5” Dallas flipped to Spanish Hot AC as “Mega 107.5“. We have found a number of domains that could hint at a possible flip in Los Angeles. AmpRadioLA.com, Amp971.com, and Amp971fm.com were all registered anonymously on February 9. Back on January 16, AmpRadio971.com and 971AmpRadio.com were registered by programming consultant Anthony Acampora. CBS launched the “AmpRadio” brand in Los Angeles as a Teen-oriented webcaster/HD2 simulcast last February on 93.1 KCBS-HD2. We haven’t found any domains that point to any other markets, yet… However, WXRK New York Morning Host...Read More
At 1:00pm CST, CBS Radio flipped Rhythmic AC “Movin 107.5” KMVK Dallas to Spanish Hot AC as “Mega 107.5“. Core artists on the new station include Shakira, Juanes, Marc Anthony, and Paulina Rubio. Mega is launching with the usual 10,000 songs in a row stunt.
Press Communications has relaunched “K98.5” WKMK Ocean Acres, NJ as “Thunder 98.5”. No changes to the airstaff at this time.
Radio-One has completed the shift of programming changes in Atlanta exactly as we predicted on January 19. “Praise 97.5” WPZE has shifted to 102.5, while 97.5 becomes WUMJ and becomes a complete simulcast of 107.5, which takes the WAMJ calls from 102.5 along with the syndicated Steve Harvey and Michael Baisden shows and local night host Si-Man.
Clear Channel has flipped “My Country 105.7” KTMY Salt Lake City to its Spanish AC “La Preciosa” format. LaPreciosa1057.com was registered earlier this week and currently points to the My Country site. KTMY is currently the lowest rated of four Country stations in the Salt Lake City market, registering a paltry 0.9 in the most recent ratings period. Bustos Media’s 102.3 KDUT is the only other Spanish FM in the heavily Hispanic market (12% of population).