Alpha Media Rhythmic CHR “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland has named Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart as its first Program Director. Stewart joins KWEE from Peoria where he was programming CHR “Energy 102.3” WNGY prior to its flip to Classic Hip-Hop “G102.3” earlier this month and Operations Manager of Country “104.9 The Wolf” WXCL. He has also worked at “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia as morning show producer, night host at “104.5 Jamz” KQQB Spokane and APD/Afternoon Host at “103.5 Kiss-FM” KSAS Boise. Alpha Media, Portland names Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart Program Director of WE 96-3 (KWEE). Stewart first started his radio career as an intern at KTTB-Minneapolis. From there, he served in severa...[Read More]
Alpha Media has launched yet another Classic Hip-Hop “G” branded station as CHR “Energy 102.3” Morton/Peoria IL was reborn as “G102.3” at 5pm today. The syndicated Brooke & Jubal show which had been airing in afternoons on WNGY moves to mornings replacing The Kane Show. WNGY had failed to make much of an impact against the two other CHRs in the Peoria market. In the Spring 2016 ratings WNGY held just a 2.1 share of the market. Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Peoria’s 92.3” WZPW held a 6.4 share, while Advanced Media Partners “98.5 Kiss-FM” WPIA does not subscribe. Cumulus’ 101.5 WBNQ Bloomington is also heard throughout much of the market. Alpha Media, Peoria announced today the launch of G102.3 “The Throwback Station!” WNG...[Read More]
Alpha Media CHR “Energy 102.3” WNGY Peoria is adding the syndicated Brooke & Jubal for afternoons. Brooke & Jubal are based at Hubbard CHR “Movin 92.5” KQMV Seattle and air in mornings on Alpha Media CHR’s “Energy 94.1” KTFM San Antonio and “Live 95.5” KBFF Portland. WNGY is the first station to add the show for a non-morning daypart. Alpha Media, Peoria signs Brooke & Jubal show to Afternoons. The show started airing on WNGY-FM July 5th. Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the announcement, “As Brooke & Jubal’s biggest fan from the beginning, I’m thankful to now have the show in three distinctly different Alpha markets. We’ve already seen their massive success in both Portland a...[Read More]
Update 10/16: WDQX made the flip to CHR “Energy 102.3” as announced at 9:00am. The station is launching with a “10,000 songs in-a-row or $10,000” contest. Listen to the launch of Energy 102.3 at FormatChange.com. The first five songs on “Energy 102.3” were: Ariana Grande – Break Free Mr. Probz – Waves Eminem – Lose Yourself Calvin Harris – Summer Taylor Swift – Shake It Off Original Report 10/15: Alpha Media continues to be busy on the format change front this week. Active Rock “102.3 Max-FM” WDQX Morton/Peoria will flip to CHR “Energy 102.3” on Thursday, October 16 at 9:00am. The new format will give Peoria its third CHR as it joins Advanced Media Partners “98.5 Kiss-FM” WPIA and Cumulus&...[Read More]
Larry Wilson, the former founder and CRO of Citadel Broadcasting who operates Alpha Broadcasting in Portland, has acquired Triad Broadcasting for $21 Million. Triad operates with different operational names in the markets it serves, such as Go Radio Fargo, JMP Radio in Peoria, and Adventure Radio in Bluefield and Savannah/Hilton Head The company will be operated under the name L&L Radio, standing for “Live & Local”. The 32 stations involved in the deal serve five markets: Biloxi MS – Sports “96.7 The Champ” WUJM, Rock 97.9 WCPR, Variety Hits “105.9 Bob-FM” WQBB, CHR “107.1 The Monkey” WXYK, and Sports simulcast “The Team” 1490 WXBD/1640 WTNI. Bluefield WV – Classic Rock “Eagle 100.1/100.9” WKQY/WK...[Read More]
The next market to see its heritage News/Talk station make the shift to FM will be Peoria. Triad Broadcasting will soon eliminate Classic Rock “102.3 Max-FM” WDQX to make room for a simulcast of 1470 WMBD. Triad registered 1023WMBD.com and 1023MBD.com on Friday for the station. In the Fall 2011 Arbitron book, 102.3 Max-FM rose from a 2.3 to 3.3 share. The removal of that station will help Townsquare Media’s combo of Active Rock “105.7 The X” WIXO and Classic Rock 95.5 WGLO. Those two stations registered a 5.8 and 3.6 share respectively. WMBD was fifth in the market with a 6.4 share. WMBD currently rebroadcasts its signal on 100.3 W262BY. The 200 watt translator will become redundant with the move of 1470’s programming to 102.3.