GSB Broadcasting completed its shuffling on the Delmarva with the launch of Rhythmic Hot AC “101.5 The Mix” WVES Chincoteague VA at 10am this morning. Positioning as “Your Beat”, the station is focusing on Pop and Rhythmic Hits of the 90s through now. Core artists are listed as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Pink, and Rhianna. The first five songs on the station were: 702 – Where My Girls At Ed Sheerhan – Castle On The Hill Busta Rhymes – Dangerous Nelly – E.I. Justin Timberlake – Take Back The Night Original Report 11/28: After its failed rebranding of Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague VA/WOWZ-LP Salisbury MD to “Cat Country” in October, GSB Broadcasting has instead moved the ...[Read More]
With the sale of 101.1 WSUX-FM Snow Hill MD to GSB Broadcasting, the station’s Variety Hits “101.1 Jack-FM” programming is on the move to a new frequency. The Jack-FM programming will move to Miriam Media’s 94.9 WAMS Newark MD on Wednesday, November 1. That will replace the LMA held by Rothschild Broadcasting who had been operating the station as AAA “Delmarva’s Album Music Source“. 94.9 WAMS launched on April 1.
Vincent Klepac’s Seaford Media is selling his two stations to separate buyers. Greg Bojko and A. Wray Fitch’s GSB Broadcasting will purchase “101.1 Jack-FM” WSUX-FM Snow Hill/Salisbury MD for $262,500 to join a cluster that includes Variety Hits “96.5 CTG” WCTG Chincoteague VA and Classic Country “Wow 101.5/87.7” WOWZ-FM Chincoteague and WOWZ-LP Salisbury. GSB also has begun operating “Shore Country 99.3” WVES Accomac VA and is currently simulcasting WOWZ as it plans to relaunch the station in November. Seaford Media then sells Regional Mexican “La Z 93.9” 1280 WSUX/93.9 W230CO Seaford DE to Ruby Lopez for $150,000. The sale of Educational Media Foundation’s 106.7 WKHL West Lafayette IN to Woof Boom Radio has a p...[Read More]
Bayshore Media has relaunched recently acquired Variety Hits 1280 WSUX/96.3 W242AV Seaford DE with New Generation Media’s “Smash Hits” programming. Concurrently sister Gospel 101.1 WRYD Snow Hill/Ocean City MD has begun simulcasting WSUX with new WSUX-FM call letters. The Smash Hits programming features a mix based around 1980s and 1990s hits with some currents and recurrents.
As expected when Cumulus Media announced the launch of the “Nash Icon” Country brand in May, Westwood One has begun making the brand available to non-Cumulus stations across the country. Describing the brand as “a current-based music mix with a superstar library based in the late ’80s, ’90s and early 2000s. It is produced on Westwood One’s WWO-Local platform, providing you with a flexible clock, and localized content. As a branded format, NASH Icon provides a host of merchandising and marketing elements, all designed to tie your station tightly to the host of high-profile events and media presence. Most importantly, NASH Icon is already winning, showing great success in Nashville, where it has become the most-listened-to country station.” The national Na...[Read More]
The rotating wheel of formats at Bayshore Media’s stations in Ocean City MD continues. Since September 2011, when 1590/104.3 WAMS Ocean City flipped to Talk as WQMR and 101.1 WQMR Snow Hill flipped to 80s Hits as WAMS-FM, multiple format changes have taken place. 101.1 dropped its 80s format in March and spent 91 days running the syndicated True Oldies Channel before flipping to Gospel as “Praise 101.1” on May 31. 1590 kept the Talk format going until this past August when it paired the aformentioned True Oldies Channel with locally programmed Oldies branded as WAMS-FM. Now 101.1 WAMS-FM will be paired with 105.1 W286BB Ocean Pines to shift to Variety Hits “Jack-FM“. The station will run the Dial Global nationally distributed version of the format.