Dick Broadcasting has made staffing cuts in each of the three markets it recently acquired from Alpha Media. In New Bern NC, Program Director/Afternoon Host Tina Smash and night host Ryan Daniels exit “Rock 105” 105.5 WXQR Jacksonville. Smash’s programming duties will be consolidated in-house. Mark ‘Shark’ Eddis is out as Production Director for the Savannah/Hilton Head market as well as afternoon host at Classic Hip-Hop “G100.1” WXYY Rincon GA. Also out in Savannah is “Rock 106.1” WFXH-FM Hilton Head Island APD/Night Host Ryan Koch. WFXH has also replaced the syndicated Lex & Terry Show with Two Guys Named Chris based at sister “Rock 92” WKRR Greensboro. Dick has also eliminated the Business Manager position in New Bern...[Read More]
Beasley Media's "Interference Complaint" against 100.1 WVVF-LP Town N' Country/Tampa FL filed in July 2015 for operating as a de-facto commercial station by running a Spanish Classic Hits format and not the "educational" programming it claimed in its application was dismissed by the FCC. The FCC struck down Beasley's argument that WVVF-LP "through a predominantly music format, has failed to advance an educational program" as "The Commission has previously accepted all-music formats as advancing an educational program". "Viva 100.1" did not get off the hook completely as it entered into a Consent Decree and $2000 fine for violating the Underwriting Announcement Rule on at least one occasion.
As expected Alpha Media flipped CHR “Y100” 100.1 WXYY Rincon/Savannah GA to Classic Hip-Hop “G100” at 5pm. The new station will retain middayer Mia Amini and afternoon host Mark ‘Shark’ Ediss from the previous format. Morning hosts Stacy and Tim ‘TC’ Michaels exit. WXYY ranked 16th in the Savannah market with a 1.4 share in the Fall 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings. That placed well behind iHeartMedia CHR “97.3 Kiss-FM” WAEV’s third ranked 6.6 share. A flip to Classic Hip-Hop will also attempt to take share points from the other top four ranked stations in the market: Cumulus’s top rated Urban “E93” 93.1 WEAS-FM and iHeart’s combo of Urban “94.1 The Beat” WQBT and Urban AC “Love 101.1̶...[Read More]
Months after moving to 100.1, Alpha Media Hot AC “Y100” WXYY Rincon/Savannah, GA has segued to CHR under new PD Rob Walker. The move places the station in direct competition with iHeartMedia’s “97.3 Kiss-FM” WAEV. The entire airstaff at WXYY has turned over since the move to 100.1. The move to CHR sees the station dropping the syndicated Bert Show in mornings. Mia Amini joined the station in June to replace the voicetracked Patty Steele in middays and Walker replaced previous Program Director Tony Bristol in afternoons in September.
Update 3/4: WXYY made the move to 100.1 this morning as “Y100” replacing Gospel “Joy 100“. The station is promoting music from the “90s, 2K, and Today”. The syndicated Bert Show remains in mornings, Patty Steele in middays, and new PD Tony Bristol in afternoons. The station released the following promotional video to hype the relaunched format: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okK2fVxMpZA Original Report 2/28: As L&L Broadcasting prepares to close on its purchase of Gospel “Joy 100.1” WSSJ Rincon/Savannah, GA, a call sign swap indicates further moves will soon follow. On 2/27, the WXYY call letters moved from L&L Hot AC “Y107.9” Port Royal, SC to 100.1, while 107.9 became WRWN. A move of the WXYY format to 100.1 while giv...[Read More]
With Life On The Way Communications applying to relocate 91.1 K216FM Valley Village, CA southward within Los Angeles to a tower near Culver City, 91.9 K220HC Sun Valley is now applying to relocate to K216FM’s currently licensed site in the Hollywood Hills where it will operate with 10 watts. Clear Channel continues its slow move of 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD towards Washington DC. After completing its previous move, the translator has applied to relocate to a tower off of I-370 between Gaithersburg and Rockville with 235 watts. Common Frequency, Inc. has applied to move silent 91.1 KXRY Portland to 101.5. The Class D had been bumped from 97.9 (then KRRC) to 91.1 by the move-in of 97.9 KXPC into the market. The move will see the station operate with 63 watts at 28.7 meters. Cox has exe...[Read More]
Update 8/2: In the FCC filing of its purchase of WSSJ, L&L states that it will divest Classic Hits “103.1 The Drive” WGZO Parris Island, SC to fit WSSJ within the ownership cap for the market. No buyer has been revealed yet, but L&L states it plans to file the sale shortly. Original Report 7/23: L&L Broadcasting has acquired Gospel “Joy 100.1” WSSJ Rincon/Savannah, GA out of bankruptcy receivership. The $1.55 Million purchase comes just days after receiver Scott Savage sold WSSJ’s sister, 92.3 WSGA to EMF Broadcasting for $525,000. WSSJ will join L&L Broadcasting’s existing six station cluster in Savannah. The company already owns Classic Hits “Big 98.3” WGCO, Classic Hits “103.1 The Drive” WGZO, “Rock 10...[Read More]