iHeartMedia launched Urban “100.9 The Beat” W265DB/WKCI-HD2 at 12:00am last night. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial-free, the station is promoting the pending debut of the syndicated Breakfast Club in mornings. The rest of the on-air lineup includes WBTJ Richmond’s Big Nat, WWPR New York’s Angie Martinez, and WJBT Jacksonville’s T-Roy. Original Report 6/17: After having to relocate 102.1 W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT to a new frequency due to interference complaints from Saga’s WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia is pulling a do-over on the format of the translator. W271BW launched in January as Classic Rock “Rock 102“, but when it returns on its new frequency as 100.9 W265DB it will do so as Urban “100.9 The Beat“. TheBeatNewHaven....[Read More]
Station Moves Lazer Broadcasting Regional Mexican “Radio Lazer 93.1” KXSM Hollister/Salinas, CA applies to change city-of-license to Chualar from a new tower site. From the new location KXSM would operate with 8kW at 100 meters. It would be short-spaced, but not overlap with iHeartMedia’s 92.7 KTOM Marina and American General Media’s 93.5 KZOZ San Luis Obispo. Lazer also has a pending 2013 application to relocate 105.9 KMLY Carmel Valley to the same tower on 95.1 licensed to Gonzales, CA (Coverage Map). Family Life Ministries’ 107.7 WCIG Dallas/Wilkes-Barre, PA applies to shift northeast to a new tower site where it will operate with 2.45kW at 158 meters (Coverage Map). Actualidad Media Group’s Spanish News/Talk 107.1 WURN-FM Key Largo, FL applies to inc...[Read More]
Translator Moves Following interference complaints from Saga’s 102.1 WAQY Springfield, MA, iHeartMedia’s Classic Rock “Rock 102” W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT applies to relocate to 101.5 with 5 watts at -27 meters (Coverage Map). 101.5 is first adjacent to sister CHR “KC 101.3” WKCI-FM Hamden, which means its just a first step before a second frequency change. Michael Piazza’s 99.3 K257CD Phoenix seeks to increase its coverage with an upgrade to 250 watts horizontal at 261 meters from its existing location. K257CD will continue to rebroadcast CRC Broadcasting’s “Money Radio 1510” KFNN Mesa (Coverage Map). Yet another translator is attempting to make a move into Indianapolis as Kaspar Broadcasting’s 94.3 W232CP Noblesville s...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has signed on Classic Rock “Rock 102” 102.1 W271BW Milbrook/New Haven, CT via 101.3 WKCI-HD2. The format is taking direct aim at Connoisseur’s combo of Rock 99.1 WPLR and Classic Rock 102.9 WDRC-FM Hartford. The on-air lineup consists mostly of talent from sister “Q104.3” WAXQ New York including morning host Jim Kerr, middayer Maria Milito, and afternoon host Ken Dashow. Nights will feature the syndicated Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx.
Note To Readers: Starting this week we will be breaking the FCC Applications column into two parts. This part will continue to include station modifications and call letter changes. The second part to be published on Fridays will be a rundown of all station sales. The big story this week was the FCC denying Way Media’s application to relocate 91.5 W218CR Central City, KY to 103.7 in Tell City, IN where it would’ve rebroadcasted Hancock Communications’ 1230 WTCJ Tell City. The “Tell City Waiver” would’ve enabled Way Media to not go through multiple hops to relocate W218CR to its intended destination. The FCC decided that any sweeping change to its policy would better be served via a rulemaking. More details at BroadcastLawBlog.com. Station Moves After com...[Read More]
Station Moves Telesouth Communications is canceling its previously granted CP to upgrade 103.1 WOSM Ocean Springs/Biloxi, MS from a Class C2 with 50kW at 140 meters to a C1 with 100kW at 180 meters at the request of Apex Broadcasting. Concurrently WOSM has proposed to remain at its current tower with an increase to 150 meters (Coverage Map). At the same time Apex’ 103.1 WZLB Valparaiso/Fort Walton Beach applies to relocate to a new tower site upgrading from 50kW at 114.4 meters to 50kW at 145.8 meters (Coverage Map). After making an emergency move to a new tower with 850 watts at 140 meters via STA, Adams Radio’s 103.9 WWFW Fort Wayne is seeking to make the move permanent with an increase to 1.6kW. Bryan Broadcasting proposes to shift the CP of 100.9 KKEE Wheelock, TX to a new ...[Read More]
It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]