Talk/Classic Country “1490 The Outlaw” WXTG Hampton/Norfolk VA will flip to a simulcast of AAA “102.1 The Tide” WXTG-FM Virginia Beach next week. The Daily Press reports that Chuck Hall is ending its LMA and scrapping its option to buy the station that operated from his Langley Speedway. WXTG featured Imus In The Morning, Classic Country, and Motor Racing programming to promote the racetrack, which suspended car races in 2016. Owner Davis Media will return the station to a simulcast of their WXTG-FM when the take over.
Update 8/1: 102.1 WXTG-FM flipped to a simulcast of 92.3 WTYD at 4pm this afternoon. Despite originally stating that 1490 WXTG will also join the Tide simulcast, the station will retain its “Game” Sports format without its local programming. The station carries Fox Sports Radio’s Dan Patrick, CBS Sports Radio’s Jim Rome, and NBC Sports Radio programming. Original Report 7/30: Local Voice Media (formerly known as Davis Media) has agreed to acquire Sports “102.1 The Game” 1490 WXTG Hampton and 102.1 WXTG-FM Virginia Beach from Red Zebra Broadcasting. The pair will flip to AAA in the next couple days simulcasting LVM’s “92.3 The Tide” WTYD Deltaville/Williamsburg. The move will return the AAA format to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach market for...[Read More]
Update 4/19: Add another potential name for the pending Conservative Talker as Batton adds Freedom1021FM.com into his portfolio. Original Report 4/17: Is a station sale and flip to Talk in the works in the Hampton Roads? A few domain registrations indicate that former 1650 WHKT morning host Steve Batton is about to acquire Red Zebra Broadcasting Sports “102.1 The Game” WXTG-FM and bring aboard a new format. The website at Batton’s RedChairBroadcast.com states that they are about to make their first acquisition soon. Batton registered Talk1021.com and FMTalk1021.com for his pending acquisition on April 12. The Red Chair Broadcast site features a contact number of (757)541-TALK that ties into the format as well as his base in Virginia Beach. A few weeks ago, VARTV.com’...[Read More]