Following their purchase of three Macon GA area stations, Creek Media has announced it will flip Classic Hits 100.9 WNEX-FM Perry to AAA “The Creek 100.9” on Friday, July 8. The new format is described by 11thHourOnline.com as an “Americana music format and aim to globally broadcast the best of the South’s roots music, thoughtful programming and city insight from Macon, Georgia as an independently-owned and operated radio station.” The Creek will be part of a network of businesses operated by the three partners of the new ownership group: Star Motel Records, which is a local record label and recording studio, bi-weekly newspaper 11th Hour, and Moonhanger Group which operates multiple restaurants in Macon and manages the Cox Capitol Theatre. The group plans on adding...[Read More]
Station Sales Tim McKernan, who currently operates 920 WGNU Granite City IL and 105.7 KPNT-HD2 Collinville/St. Louis with Sports programming from his InsideSTL.com will become a 25% partner in Markel Radio Group’s “590 The Fan” KFNS Wood River/St. Louis. The ownership will be renamed McKernan Radio Group as Markel will pay McKernan $1.25 million over a five year employment contract to program KFNS and move his “Morning After” show to the station for 7-10am weekdays. McKernan, his wife, and one other employee will receive a car allowance from Markel, while McKernan also gains a $50,000 signing bonus, right of first refusal to match any sale of the station or receive $100,000 prior to the distribution of sale proceeds. McKernan will start his morning show on KFN...[Read More]
Southern Rock/Country “The Outlaw” WPGA-FM is out and Classic Hits is in at Register Communications’ 100.9 WNEX-FM Perry, GA/102.9 W275CC Macon. Now branded as “Classic Hits 100.9“, the station is playing homage to the Top 40 heritage of sister 1400 WNEX by promoting itself as “The Big X Is Back”.