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Alpha Media Launches Alt 105.1 Louisville

Alpha Media has flipped Classic Hip-Hop “G105.1” WGHL Shepherdsville/Louisville KY to Alternative “Alt 105.1“. Concurrent with the launch, Urban AC “Magic 101.3” WMJM Jeffersontown has shifted its playlist for the holiday weekend in a throwback direction focused mainly on Hip-Hop and some R&B from the 1990s and early 2000s. The changes give Louisville an Alternative formatted station for the first time in well over a decade and consolidate the Urban targeted audience in the market. WGHL will retain the syndicated Brooke & Jubal show in mornings. WGHL registered a 1.7 share in the Spring 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings, while WMJM held a 3.7 share.

FCC Report 6/25

Blue Sky Broadcasting AAA 95.3 KPND Deer Park/Spokane WA seeks to move to the tower of sister Country 102.3 KICR Coeur D'alene ID with 100kW/572m. Following its pending move from 97.3 to 96.5, 1TV.com applies to increase KIKO-FM Claypool AZ from a Class C2 to Class C with 34kW/966m. The move will extend the 60dBu contour of the station into the eastern suburbs of Phoenix. Alpha Media Urban AC "Magic 101.3" WMJM Jeffersontown/Louisville KY seeks to increase from 2kW/59m to 6kW/59m.

Darrick ‘Brown’ Williams To Program WGZB/WMJM Louisville

Alpha Media has tabbed Darrick ‘Brown’ Williams has the new Program Director for Urban “B96.5” WGZB and Urban AC “Magic 101.3” WMJM Louisville. Williams replaces Al Payne, who left for Beasley Classic Hip-Hop “105.1 The Bounce” WMGC Detroit in September. Williams most recently programmed Radio-One Urban AC 100.3 WRNB and Gospel “Praise 103.9” WPPZ Philadelphia for Radio-One and has also programmed in Charlotte NC. Alpha Media Louisville announced today Darrick Williams has been named Program Director for Urban B-96.5 (WGZB), and Urban A/C Magic 101.3 (WMJM). Over the past 20 years Darrick has been involved in every aspect of the creative process in Radio Programming, from Washington DC, Charlotte, and Philadelphia to New York City...[Read More]

Bill Gentry Named Alpha Louisville SVP/Market Manager

After spending over two decades overseeing iHeartMedia’s Louisville cluster and eventually rising to Market President overseeing Lexington and Somerset KY and Nashville TN as well prior to his exit last September, Bill Gentry is joining Alpha Media as Senior Vice President/Market Manager of its Louisville cluster. Gentry will oversee a cluster that includes Urban “

Al Payne Named PD Of Alpha Louisville Trio

Former Radio-One Baltimore Operations Manager Al Payne has been named Program Director for Alpha Media’s three Urban targeted stations in Louisville. Payne will program Urban “B96.5” WGZB, Urban AC “Magic 101.3” WMJM and Classic Hip-Hop “Old School 105.1” WGHL. In addition to his six year stint overseeing Radio-One’s Baltimore programming from 2009 through September 2015, Payne spent time in the company programming 93.9 WKYS Washington DC and the company’s Detroit stations. Alpha Media Louisville, KY announced today that Al Payne has been named Program Director for Old School 105.1 (WGHL), Urban B-96.5 (WGZB), and Urban A/C Magic 101.3 (WMJM). Alfred’s award winning radio career has taken him from markets like Raleigh, Richmond an...[Read More]

Alpha and L&L To Merge; Acquire Main Line Broadcasting

Larry Wilson is merging his two operating companies into one and acquiring another. Alpha Broadcasting and L&L Broadcasting will merge to become Alpha Media, while purchasing Main Line Broadcasting’s 19 stations in four markets for $57 million. Both Alpha and L&L were founded by Larry Wilson sharing the same management teams with L&L already operating Alpha’s stations. Following the completion of the two transactions the company will operate 68 radio stations in 12 markets. L&L’s deal to acquire Main Line was first reported in February by Tom Taylor Now. Alpha Broadcasting & L&L Broadcasting announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge the companies and upon consummation of the merger, will become Alpha Media. The current...[Read More]