Just a couple weeks after launching Spanish Tropical “Rumba 106.5” WLTQ-FM Sarasota FL, iHeartMedia is expanding the station’s coverage in the Tampa market. The “Rumba” programming is now being heard on 100.3 W262CP Bayonet Point/103.5 WFUS-HD2 Gulfport to reach the northern portions of Pinellas County including Palm Harbor, Dunedin, and Clearwater. It replaces jockless Alternative “Alt 100.3” on those signals. Additionally 106.5 WLTQ-FM has changed its call letters to the more Rumba sounding WRUB.
Update 11/7: Due to a interference complaint from 99.9 WXJB Homosassa, “Alt 99.9” W207BU Bayonet Point moved to 100.3 at 12pm today. Original Report 9/24: iHeartMedia has launched two new translators in the Tampa Bay market. Classic Rock “Thunder Tampa Bay” adds a third signal as 99.1 W202CB Bayonet Point completes its upgrade and move from 88.3. The new signal joins 94.5 W233AV Gulfport/St. Petersburg and 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa in airing the programming originating at 100.7 WMTX-HD2. W202CB gives the format coverage in the northern parts of the market around Clearwater and New Port Richey (Coverage Map). Concurrently, the company launches Alternative “Alt 99.9” on W207BU Bayonet Point via 103.5 WFUS-HD2. The new station is strongest in the same places ...[Read More]
Translator Moves iHeartMedia is filing to move yet another translator to the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis. 96.7 W244CS Hudson, WI, which the company announced the acquisition of last week, has applied to change city-of-license to Calhoun Beach, MN where it will operate with 170 watts at 236 meters (Coverage Map) rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of 107.9 KQQL. Due to interference complaints from 99.9 WXJB Homosassa, FL, Reach Communications has applied to shift 99.9 W207BU Bayonet Point to 100.3. W207BU, which is operated by iHeartMedia as Alternative “Alt 99.9“, would operate with 250 watts at 327 meters directed southward towards St. Petersburg (Coverage Map). Alpha Media’s 94.7 K234CI Marion, TX has completed its relocation into San Antonio and now applies to move ...[Read More]