Update 9/17: The changes continue at WEBN. With Chris Williams transferring from the former “Project 9-6-1” WKLS Atlanta to program the station, WEBN has segued from Mainstream Rock to Active Rock. Kidd Chris, the former WKLS morning host will take the same slot at WEBN in a few weeks. Original Report 9/12: Clear Channel has shaken-up the lineups at its two Cincinnati FM’s with the arrival of a new Operations Manager according to reports from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Chris Williams, most recently PD of “Project 9-6-1” Atlanta, joins the cluster as Operations Manager for Rock 102.7 WEBN, CHR “Kiss 107” WKFS, and recent Alternative sign-on “Project 100.7/106.3” W264BW/W292BT. He replaces Casey Krukowski who was let go as PD of WEBN and Pr...[Read More]
Update 8/16: As we expected, Alternative “The Project 100.7/106.3” launched today at noon. Update 6:30pm: Well played… Right after our report went live, the CincinnatiProject.com site was changed to logo based on the 24/7 Comedy network and the link to the Facebook page was pulled. Original Report 2:00pm: Clear Channel will soon debut its latest “Project” in Cincinnati. The new station will launch utilizing a pair of translators to cover much of the market. 100.7 W264BW Norwood covers downtown Cincinnati and neighboring portions of Kentucky. It signed on in April and has been operating as Hot AC “The River“. The second translator, 106.3 W292DT Auburn covers northern portions of the city and surrounding suburbs. Both translators are owned by EMF Bro...[Read More]
Clear Channel has launched Hot AC “100.7 The River” on W264BW Norwood/Cincinnati. The EMF Broadcasting owned translator, fed by 107.1 WKFS-HD2 covers the city of Cincinnati and its Kentucky suburbs but has no signal to the north in order to protect Christian WEEC Springfield, OH. The translator is running Clear Channel’s “Today’s Mix” Premium Choice Hot AC feed. It would appear the strategy here is to attempt to take listeners from Hubbard Adult CHR “Q102” WKRQ in order to allow Clear Channel’s CHR “Kiss 107” to surpass it in its targeted demos. Note: The logo depicted is of Clear Channel’s similarly named 100.7 WRVA-FM Raliegh, NC. As of now there is no web presence for the new station.
Following the shutdown of Martz Communication’s pair of HD fed translators, the company has begun selling off its properties in the market. 97.5 W248AQ Harrison MI has been sold to Salem Communications for $250,000 who will use it to rebroadcast Conservative Talk “1400 The Patriot” WDTK. Martz had purchased the translator last fall for $32,000 and had gained a CP to move it to 92.7 with 250 watts. Following the debut of “ESPN Deportes Chicago” 97.5 W248AO, EMF will be pairing with Clear Channel to launch a second translator in the city. 96.7 W244BQ Park Ridge has applied to operate with 85 watts at 1181 feet with a directional antenna pointed northwest away from WSSR Joliet. The translator will broadcast EMF programming via 95.5 WNUA-HD3. 106.3 W292DT Auburn O...[Read More]