Update 11/16: The sign-off of KSWD and the launch of Educational Media Foundation’s Christian AC “K-Love” KKLQ took place at 1:00pm today. With the move the Los Angeles market becomes home to two separately owned stations sharing the same branding as Univision’s Spanish AC 107.5 KLVE continues to operate as “K-Love” as well. While no terms have been revealed towards how EMF got Univision’s approval to use the brand there as unlike the rest of the country the trademark for the brand excludes the Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles markets where the brand was in use by other operators, the legal ID for the new KKLQ may include part of the settlement. Unlike the rest of EMF’s networked stations which feature a jingle and iD, KKLQ’s top-of-the...[Read More]
Entercom and CBS Radio have filed with the FCC to create the Entercom Divestiture Trust to handle the divestiture of the stations in seven markets that it is required to spin-off. While Entercom will only be required to divest fourteen stations to get under the current FCC market caps, it is seeking permission to assign the licenses of 43 different stations into the trust. This will give Entercom flexibility to choose which stations it will seek to keep and which ones it will spin-off. Among the stations being filed for placement into the divestiture trust are all of CBS Radio and Entercom’s stations in the Boston, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Seattle markets. Entercom will be required to spin-off 2 FMs in Boston, 1 FM in Los Angeles, 3 FMs in Sacramento, 1 FM in San Diego, 4 FMs i...[Read More]
Entercom Classic Rock “100.3 The Sound” KSWD Los Angeles has promoted Cynthia Fox to Afternoon host. Fox fills the opening created by Andy Chanley’s move to mornings in August following the departure of Mark Thompson. She is a staple in Los Angeles Rock radio hosting middays at 94.7 KMET from 1977-87, 97.1 KLSX from 1993-95, and 95.5 KLOS from 2003-2013 along with time at 101.9 KEDG. She joined KSWD for weekends in 2013 following her departure from KLOS. Entercom Los Angeles’ station 100.3 The Sound KSWD-FM announced that legendary radio personality, Cynthia Fox, will be on air during the afternoon drive from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. PT. Fox joins Entercom under a multi-year agreement and will be on air among a powerful roster of iconic classic rock radio deejays including Uncle J...[Read More]
Mark Thompson is exiting his position as host of “Mark In The Morning” at Entercom Classic Rock “100.3 The Sound” KSWD Los Angeles following his program on Wednesday, August 3. Thompson, formerly one half of the Mark & Brian show at 95.5 KLOS, had joined KSWD in February 2015. His departure comes as the station seeks to return to a music intensive position in the morning drive period. Current morning co-host Gina Grad and afternoon host Andy Chanley (who previously hosted mornings prior to Thompson coming aboard) will take over the morning slot starting Thursday, August 4. Thompson states that he will develop a few speciality shows for the station. You can watch Thompson’s announcement on Facebook.
The relocated Los Angeles Rams have signed a five year agreement with ESPN’s “ESPNLA 710” KSPN Los Angeles to serve as the team’s flagship station. All game-day broadcasts will also be simulcast on Entercom Classic Rock “100.3 The Sound” KSWD. The stations will combine for an eight hour broadcast for every game including a three hour pre-game and two hour post-game show. KSPN will also carry a weekly in-season show with Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher on Mondays at 7pm, a one-hour game preview on Thursdays at 7pm, and a daily Rams Report. The 710 frequency in Los Angeles has a long association with the Rams as then KMPC served as its flagship until the team moved to St. Louis following the 1994 season. Hubbard’s “101 Sports” WXOS served as ...[Read More]
Entercom and Bonneville have announced they will begin operating their newly acquired stations on Friday, July 17 with Entercom closing on its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media. Entercom Communications Corp. (“Entercom” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ETM) announced today that it has closed its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media Corporation (“LFM”) and will begin operating the LFM stations on Friday, July 17. Entercom also announces that effective the same date it will commence operations of KSWD-FM Los Angeles under a time brokerage agreement (“TBA”) with Bonneville International Corporation (“Bonneville”). At the same time, Bonneville will commence operations of Entercom’s Denver stations KOSI-FM, KYGO-FM, KKFN-FM and KEPN-AM under a TBA with Entercom. This follows the Company’s announ...[Read More]
KSWD has announced that “Mark In The Morning” will debut on Monday, February 2. As previously announced, current KSWD middayer Andy Chanley will join Mark Thompson in the morning slot. The duo will also be joined by Gina Grad, who is currently filling-in on Adam Carolla’s daily podcast, and Thompson’s daughter Katie as “Chick On The Street”. Bonneville International’s Los Angeles Classic Rock radio station KSWD, 100.3 FM “The Sound” will broadcast its new morning show Mark In The Morning, hosted by legendary Los Angeles morning radio personality Mark Thompson, beginning Monday, February 2, it was announced jointly today by Peter W. Burton, Vice President and General Manager, and Dave Beasing, Program Director. This marks not only Thompson’s return to Los...[Read More]
It’s Time To Wake Up… [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/133573535″ params=”color=0066cc&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] With those words Michael Scott Shannon changed the course of radio, not just in New York but throughout the world. As Z100 charged “from worst to first” led by Shannon as not only their Program Director but leader of the “Z Morning Zoo”, it changed the shape of Top 40 and Morning Radio forever. Outside of perhaps Howard Stern, no person did more to change the tone of a daypart. After already a long career in Top 40 at stations like WABB Mobile, WMAK Nashville, and WQXI Atlanta it wo...[Read More]
For the second time since the station’s launch in 2008, Bonneville Classic Rock “100.3 The Sound” KSWD Los Angeles is dedicating this weekend to reminisce and reunite many staffers from the long defunct 94.7 KMET. Starting at 3:00pm with former morning hosts Jeff Gonzer and Ace Young and running through Sunday evening, many former staffers of KMET will return to the Los Angeles airwaves. The station is promoting appearances by Dr. Demento, Jack Snyder, Paraquat Kelley, Rick Lewis, Rick Scarry, Billy Juggs, Dr. Leon, Frazer Smith, Rauool, David Perry and Jim Ladd. Among the programming highlights will be a roundtable hosted by Jim Ladd on Saturday at 5 featuring Gonzer, Young, Fox, Kelley and Snyder. Dr. Demento will host his show on Sunday at 6pm. The station is already p...[Read More]
Uncle Joe Benson has left his spot in afternoons at Classic Rock 95.5 KLOS Los Angeles and his heading to mornings at “100.3 The Sound‘ KSWD. Benson, who has been working in the Los Angeles market for 26 years, had been with KLOS since the demise of the Classic Rock “Arrow 93.1” format on KCBS-FM in 2005. At the Sound he replaces the team of Larry Morgan and Sheri Donovan. “Uncle Joe’s Rock & Roll Morning Show” will debut on Monday, February 4.
Update 4/8/08: As we predicted yesterday, Bonneville will launch 100.3 The Sound as a AAA at 10am PDT today. The station began stunting at midnight as “Bruce Radio” with all Bruce Springsteen in honor of his concert in Anaheim. Original Post 4/7/08: Bonneville has transferred to domains to its server today: http://thesoundla.com and http://thelasound.com. Both domains currently point to a forbidden access page. Bonneville currently operates “94.9 The Sound” WSWD Cincinnati, which it acquired last year from Entercom. That station is Adult Alternative, focusing mainly on on 90’s music. Here’s a sample hour from earlier today from that station: Foo Fighters – The Pretender Blink-182 – Dammit Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box The Killers – R...[Read More]
Many of the trade publications today are jumping on reports that Bonneville is planning a music format for recently acquired 100.3 KRBV Los Angeles based on job postings on its corporate site. There’s also quotes from Bonneville Director of Public Affairs Craig Haslem that the company will air an “undisclosed music format”. This screams smokescreen to us. The rumor mill has been churning for weeks that Bonneville would launch a News/Talker when it acquired KRBV. We have two domain names that Bonneville registered in mid-March: LANewsToday.com and FastLANews.com. Additionally, many of the job postings are more than meets the eye: On-Air Talent – Prefer someone who has worked effectively as a co-anchor with other professionals in creating a unique broadcast Board Oper...[Read More]