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Beat Brings Urban Back To Tri-Cities VA/TN

Bristol Broadcasting has launched Urban “105.3 The Beat” 980 WWTB Bristol VA/105.3 W287CF Bristol TN. The launch returns the Urban format to the market for the first time since Jet Broadca...

Beat Drops Into Tallahassee

iHeartMedia has flipped Hot AC “105.3 My-FM” 1270 WTLY/105.3 W287CO Tallahassee FL to Urban “105.3 The Beat“. The new format is launching with 5,000 songs commercial-free and w...

106.7 The D Flips To Variety Hits

iHeartMedia Rock “106.7 The D” WDTW-FM Detroit has flipped to Variety Hits while retaining its previous name. Now positioned as “We Play Anything”, the flip returns the Variety...

107.3 Jacksonville Rebrands As The River

For the second time in as many months, iHeartMedia Variety Hits 107.3 WWJK Green Cove Springs/Jacksonville FL has a new name. Originally “107.3 Jack-FM‘ and briefly just “107.3 Jacks...

Urban Oldies 102.1 The Ville Debuts In Nashville

After stunting for five days with Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” on W271AB Nashville/WPRT-HD2 Pegram TN, The Cromwell Group as launched Urban Oldies “102.1 The Ville“. The new ...

KQKQ Is Sweet Once Again

NRG Media Hot AC “Q98.5” KQKQ-FM Council Bluff IA/Omaha NE has dropped its branding after thirteen years and returned to its heritage “Sweet” identity. KQKQ is now branding as ...

Majic Returns To St. Louis

As expected, iHeartMedia has relaunched the Urban AC “Majic” brand on W279AQ Mascoutah IL/KLOU-HD2 St. Louis. Launching with 10,000 songs in a row, “Majic 103.7” will feature a...

iHeart Appoints New SVPs/Programming In Asheville & Greenville

IHeartMedia has appointed Kix Layton as SVP/Programming for its Greenville SC cluster and Brian Hall for Asheville NC. Layton has programmed Country 100.5 WSSL since 2000 and also has been Program Dir...

Station Sales Week Of 5/26

Arthur Lyness sells Country “Lake Country 94.7” 94.7 WULK Crawfordville GA to Paul and Suzanne Stone’s Wyche Service Corporation for forgiveness of a $45,000 promissory note. Wyche o...

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CBS Philadelphia Promotes Shelly Easton To VP/Music Programming; Bobby Smith Adds WOGL PD Duties

Following the exit of Anne Gress from her position as Program Director at Classic Hits 98.1 WOGL Philadelphia earlier this week, CBS Radio has announced a pair of promotions in the market. Shelly East...

Another Batch Of Talent Cuts At iHeartMedia

A few more names have been added to the list of cuts at iHeartMedia this week. Fernand Amandi – 10am-12pm host on News/Talk 610 WIOD Miami. B-Rock – Weekend host at CHR “FM 97”...

Pete Sheppard Joins 99.3 ESPN Fort Myers

Beasley Sports “99.3 ESPN” WWCN Fort Myers Beach FL has named Pete Sheppard as new co-host of its afternoon show with Craig Sheman. Sheppard joins WWCN from New England where he worked at ...

iHeart Debuting Throwback 105.5 Miami

iHeartMedia launched Classic Hip-Hop “PK’s Throwback 105.5” W288DD Tamarac FL/103.5 WMIB-HD3 Miami at 4pm today. The PK in the name stands for sister Urban “103.5 The Beat̶...

Handicapping The Song Of Summer 2017: Who’s The One?

Seen one way, the Summer Song 2017 race is starting off as Bieber vs. Bieber. That’s hardly surprising, since Bieber has been competing with himself via features and multiple singles from his own proj...

Summer in a Dangerous Time

Last July, on the morning after the killing of five Dallas police officers, a Facebook friend asked if “Ride” by Twenty One Pilots, with its verse asking “who would you kill for/who would you die for?...

Pair Of New Stations Debuting In Grand Junction

MBC Grand Broadcasting is launching a pair of new signals in Grand Junction CO. 95.5 K238BK/100.7 KKVT-HD2 Grand Junction has launched as Oldies “95.5 The Monkey“. The translator has compl...

Univision Sells Chicago FM

Univision has sold half of its Spanish CHR “Latino Mix” simulcast in Chicago to the Polish National Alliance’s Alliance Radio LLC for $5.5 million. The deal will make 103.1 WVIV-FM H...

Detroit Pistons Move To 97.1 The Ticket

The NBA’s Detroit Pistons are returning to Downtown Detroit at the new Little Caesars Arena next season and will now also return to CBS Radio Sports “97.1 The Ticket” WXYT-FM Detroit...

MARC Radio Buys & Sells In Gainesville

MARC Radio is selling 101.7 WDVH-FM Trenton FL and acquiring 100.9 WXJZ Gainesville. MARC will pay $500,000 to purchase Classic Hits “Wow 100.9” WXJZ from JVC Broadcasting. Michael J. Berg...

Chris Berry Promoted To iHeartMedia SVP/News, Talk & Sports Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted Chris Berry to Senior Vice President of News, Talk and Sports Programming. Berry will continue to serve as SVP/GM for iHeart’s NBC News Radio and 24/7 News Network. In h...

Bluegrass Country To Lose 105.5 Washington Signal

Bluegrass Country Foundation’s “Bluegrass Country” 88.5 WAMU-HD2 Washington DC will lose its analog signal in June as it has been unable to come to terms with Reston Translator LLC&#...

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