Lance Venta wrote a new post, Seattle Times: UW had ‘Fight Club’ rule of secrecy about KPLU deal, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 2 days ago
Lance Venta wrote a new post, Reuters: iHeartMedia adds restructuring advisory firm to deal with debt load, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 3 days ago
Saga Communications has relaunched Classic Rock “Keene Classics” 103.1 W276CB/WKNE-HD3 Keene NH as “103.1 The Mountain”.
Repositioning as “The Rock Station For Grownups”, W276CB is dropping its syndicated […]
Mark Jorgenson’s ACM JCE IV B LLC sells 1480 KBXD Dallas to Chris Muse for $1.5 million plus a $13,000 payment to break the station’s tower lease.
The previously announced sale of News/Talk 920 […]
Lance Venta wrote a new post, Colonial Launches Sports/Rock Hybrid 92-5 FBX Fayetteville NC, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 5 days ago
Colonial Media + Entertainment has launched Rock/Sports “92-5 FBX” 1450 WFBX/92.5 W223CL Spring Lake NC.
Superserving Fort Bragg, just north of Fayetteville, the launch is timed with the sign-on of WFBX’s new […]
Lance Venta wrote a new post, April 2016 (3/24 – 4/20) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 4, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 5 days ago
Lance Venta wrote a new post, FCC Revokes Washington DC LPFM Over Intent To Decieve, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 5 days ago
The FCC has revoked the Construction Permit for 103.1 WOOK-LP Washington DC for multiple violations including gaming the points system used to grant licenses during the 2013 LPFM Window.
Sincere Seven was […]
Educational Media Foundation is acquiring Treasure Valley Broadcasting Company’s pair of stations in the Boise ID market.
EMF will purchase Oldies “Kool Oldies 99.5” KKOO Fruitland and Spanish Adult Hits “Juan […]
Lance Venta wrote a new post, April 2016 (3/24 – 4/20) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 3, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 6 days ago
Lance Venta wrote a new post, Uproxx: Making The Case For A 24-7 Hip-Hop Talk Radio Station, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 6 days ago
Lance Venta wrote a new post, iHeart Launches 93.1 The Beat Louisville; WTFX Merges Into WQMF, on the site RadioInsight 1 week, 6 days ago
After seven hours of stunting with a loop directing WTFX-FM listeners to sister 95.7 WQMF Jeffersonville/Louisville, iHeartMedia launched Urban “93.1 The Beat” at 5:00pm today.
Launching with Big Sean’s […]
Also, Tony Vanetti segues from having shows on WQMF and co-owned Sports WKRD to being the cluster’s sports director (while presumably still having that WKRD show).
Wonder how long the loop will go on…Friday, I’m guessing?
The ALT Twitter account just updated with the new logo. And looking at Louisville’s demographics, I think it will go Alternative.
The “Real” twitter accounts now say “I am for sale.”
Either more smoke, or Alternative is on the way.
The for sale tags have been there since the domains were registered last month. The Alternative one had it too at first.
iHeart is going so much out of its way to make people think they’re going Alternative that I think it has to be the decoy.
There definitely is a gaping hole for Alternative in the market. While I do see that B is right up against HAS and AMZ, I think another urban wouldn’t put much of a dent into Alpha’s urban wall. The market just looks too small for that.
Here’s what’s interesting (and probably to help your point if it went Urban, Lance): 93.1’s stick is on top of the ridge on the west side of New Albany, sending a direct signal into the area where most of their core audience would be.
Maybe they’re going to do alternative on 100.5 and urban on 93.1? Or vise versa? Something seems odd about iHeart wanting to switch 93.1 when 100.5 has constantly been lower in ratings. After what they did in Seattle back in January, it wouldn’t surprise me if they did a whole change to the majority of their Louisville cluster.
Or maybe iHeartMedia correctly saw the hole for a second R&B/Rap signal. The Louisville metro is about 15% black, nearly all of it living close-in. And iHeartMedia knows how to be a disrupter when it comes to R&B/Rap.
Alt-Rock would be difficult to sell in Louisville because the city’s one big college is a commuter school — and the format generally lags in ad billings everywhere.
Hubbard Radio SVP/Programming Greg Solk has exited the company effective immediately.
Solk had joined Hubbard when the company acquired many of the properties owned by Bonneville in 2011. He previously had […]
Lance Venta wrote a new post, April 2016 (3/24 – 4/20) Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings Day 2, on the site RadioInsight 2 weeks ago
Lance Venta wrote a new post, The Detroit News: Shore out as Detroit Sports 105.1 FM program director, on the site RadioInsight 2 weeks ago
Beasley Media Rock “98.7 No Rules Rock” WBRN-FM Holmes Beach/Tampa has named Jeff Zito as their new Program Director.
Zito joins WBRN-FM from sister “96.1 K-Rock” WRXK Fort Myers where he served as PD/Midday […]
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