RadioInsight Radio News First Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:53:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wild 101.1 Boise Adds Second Signal Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:53:11 +0000 Impact Radio Group Rhythmic CHR “Wild 101.1” KWYD Parma/Boise has added a second signal. 101.5 K268CU Eagle has signed-on with 250 watts at 71 meters from Table Rock Mountain just east of the city (Coverage Map). The station says the signal will remove holes in the station’s coverage in downtown Boise. Wild 101 is now BIGGER and LOUDER in Boise at 101.5! You'll never lose us downtown ever again! — Wild 101 (@wild101) June 29, 2015

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ESPN Radio On The Move In Atlanta Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:33:10 +0000 ESPN Radio will move to a new Atlanta home on August 17. Dickey Broadcasting’s “1230 The Fan 2” WFOM will become the new Atlanta home for ESPN’s talk and play-by-play programming replacing Lincoln Financial Media’s (soon to be Entercom’s) “790 The Zone” WQXI. Some ESPN programming will also be heard on Dickey’s “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN/W229AG. WFOM had been carrying CBS Sports Radio network programming. No word on what will go to WQXI following the loss of ESPN.

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Mark Diciero Joins Star 107.9 Las Vegas For Mornings Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:20:11 +0000 One of the worst kept secrets in Las Vegas radio has come to pass as former “Mix 94.1” KMXB morning co-host Mark Diciero jumps to Beasley’s “Star 107.9” KVGS for mornings beginning Monday, July 6. Diciero will be paired with co-host Aimee Montgomery and producer Mike Mackenzie for “Mornings with Mark & Aimee”. He had spent eighteen years at KMXB partnered with Mercedes Martinez before exiting last December. When Beasley launched “Star 107.9” this past January it was expected that Diciero would land there when he was contractually able to. STAR 107.9 KVGS-FM, a Beasley Media Group, Inc. radio station,

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Peak Rising In Northern New England Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:14:42 +0000 Townsquare Media is poised to break apart its simulcast of Country 97.5 WOKQ Dover and 103.7 WPKQ North Conway, NH. Operating from the top of Mount Washington, the Class C signal covers the northern two thirds of New Hampshire, much of southern Maine, and parts of eastern Vermont including the Portland market. Townsquare has registered for the station, which was the name utilized by then WZPK before it began to simulcast WOKQ in 1996. Townsquare hired AJ Dukette yesterday to program AC 94.9 WHOM and CHR “Q97.9” WJBQ in the Portland cluster. He previously spent the past decade as

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Live Blogging The Launch Of Apple's Beats 1 Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:03:02 +0000 In what may be the most intriguing “radio station” launch in quite some time, Apple debuted its “Beats 1” global channel at 12:00pm eastern today. 11:30am Just finished updating my iPhone to iOS 8.4 and launched the Beats 1 stream. Stunting with Brian Eno’s “Ambient 1 – Music For Airports”. 12:01pm Zane Lowe introduces the station with Manchester’s Spring King “City” as the first song. 12:04 Just ran a Beats 1 sweeper in the middle of the song. Error or watermarking? 12:05 Next up is Beck’s “Dreams”. Two Alternative Rock songs in a row. Will that quickly turn off non-Alt

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Hip-Hop Debuts On Albany's Streetz Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:51:19 +0000 Steve Hedgwood’s Core Communicators is spreading its “Streetz” Hip-Hop brand to another market. 93.5 WMRG Morgan as signed-on as “Streetz 93.5” serving the Albany, GA market. Albany becomes the fourth market where Core is operating the Streetz brand joining Atlanta, Charlotte, and Little Rock. The new station will give competition to iHeartMedia’s 96.3 WJIZ, which led the Albany market in the Fall 2014 Nielsen Audio ratings with a dominant 21.7 share. Core Communicators purchased the Construction Permit for WMRG in the fall of 2013 from Alex Media for $270,000.

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X107.1 Atlanta Gives Way To Country Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:12:08 +0000 Cox Media Group has flipped Alternative “X107.1” WTSH-FM Aragon/W296BB Jonesboro/Atlanta to Country. Positioned as “Your Georgia Country 106.1/107.1” the duo is simulcasting sister 106.1 WNGC-FM Arcade/Athens. The flip gives the Atlanta market its fourth Country station joining iHeartMedia’s “94.9 The Bull” WUBL and Cumulus’ duo of “Kicks 101.5” WKHX and “98.9 Nash Icon” W255CJ. WNGC will lose syndicated morning host Moby with the addition of the 107.1 simulcast. Walker moves from middays to mornings. “X107.1” had launched one year and one week ago as the second Alternative formatted station in the market when Cox began leasing the former Country “South

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Announcing RadioInsight Premium Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:00:49 +0000 Over our nearly two decades of operating radio industry websites there have been many changes to radio and the web. One thing that hasn’t changed are the struggles of independent web content producers to produce revenue needed to keep sites operating. Sites come and go on a nearly daily basis. As we have content such as our DomainInsight and FCC Application reports that are exclusive to RadioInsight, we believe there is value to subscribers to pay for some of these features. We have plans to expand on those features to add additional content for subscribers in the next few weeks.

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Columbus, GA Stations On The Move Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:47:42 +0000 A few Columbus, GA stations are on the move to new locations on Wednesday, July 1. Christian AC “88.5 The Truth” WBOJ Lumpkin will move its programming to PMB Broadcasting’s 107.7 W299AX Columbus/103.7 WLTC-HD3 as “107.7 The Truth“. That move will displace Spanish CHR “Unidos 107.7” to 1270 WZCG as “Unidos 1270“. PMB had intended to drop the Spanish format from 107.7 at the end of 2014, but that move never took place. 1270 had been running the national Fox Sports Radio feed. The non-commercial WBOJ, owned by 88.5 The Truth, Inc. shares some common ownership and management with PMB

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JJ Kincaid Headed To Mornings In Denver Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:28:07 +0000 “Z100” New York afternoon host JJ Kincaid is moving to Denver to take mornings at sister CHR “95.7 The Party” KPTT. JJ has hosted afternoons at Z100 since 2006 after runs at KDWB Minneapolis and KHKS Dallas. He will begin in Denver in August replacing Chino, who had been voicetracking the shift in addition to his primary slot in afternoons at “Wild 94.9” KYLD San Francisco. In addition to Z100, JJ is currently heard via iHeart’s Premium Choice on CHR’s across the nation. In a release JJ stated, “I can’t even express how excited I am to join 95.7 The

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