Premiere Networks has tabbed 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles night host JoJo Wright has the new host of the weekly CHR version iHeartRadio Countdown. JoJo, who will be accompanied by a music artist each week, succeeds iHeartMedia Pacific Northwest SVP/Programming Tim ‘Romeo’ Herbster has host. Romeo has hosted the CHR version since its launch in 2014. Mario Lopez will continue to host the Hot AC edition of the countdown. Premiere Networks announced today that 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles personality JoJo has joined the network as host of the iHeartRadio Countdown. Effective February 24, JoJo will debut as host of the two-hour CHR weekend program, which currently airs on more than 100 affiliates worldwide, including markets such as New York, Los Angles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ph...[Read More]
iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles has realigned its on-air lineup. Alex Gervasi has moved from late nights to the 10am-2pm midday slot replacing Letty B, who moves to overnights from 2-5am and weekends. Letty B will continue with her other voicetracking assignments including middays at CHR “Channel 93.3” KHTS-FM San Diego. Moving into the 10pm-2am late night slot is Edris ‘EJ’ Jenkins, who relocates to Los Angeles from nights at Hot AC “102.9 Now” KDMX Dallas where he had been hosting nights and will continue to do so from Los Angeles.
iHeartMedia has promoted Los Angeles Senior Vice President of Programming and 102.7 KIIS-FM Program Director John Ivey to the newly created position of President of CHR Programming Strategy. Ivey, who will also continue to program KIIS-FM, will oversee all of iHeartMedia’s CHR and Rhythmic CHR brands with duties including working to improve those brands, guiding and developing CHR programmers and air talent, and booking artists for live events. Since gaining his first programming position in 1989, Ivey has programmed KIIK Quad Cities, WZOK Rockford, WPXY Rochester, WYHY Nashville, WXKS-FM Boston, and KIIS-FM since 2001 with time also overseeing KYSR and KHHT Los Angeles. iHeartMedia announced today that its National Programming Group has elevated noted programming veteran John Ivey t...[Read More]
Ryan Seacrest has been tapped to become Kelly Ripa’s new co-host on the nationally syndicated Live With Kelly television program. Seacrest will be relocating to New York, but will continue to host the morning show for iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles and his nationally syndicated On Air with Ryan Seacrest and American Top 40. Variety reports that a new studio for Seacrest will be built at the studios of WABC-TV where Live With Kelly & Ryan, as the television show will now be called, originates. To make the logistics of the time overlap between the television show airing from 9-10am and the first hour of the radio show, the first hour in Los Angeles will mostly be pre-recorded or led by co-host Sisanie.
A year after being knocked off their perch by iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington DC has reclaimed the spot as the nation’s top billing radio station in BIA/Kelsey’s annual report. WTOP and its suburban simulcasters had its revenue rise from $63.5 million in 2014 to $65 million in 2015 to regain the lead, while continuing to be the only station outside of the top three markets to appear in the top 10 list. WTOP has now been the top billing station for five out of the past six years. KIIS-FM’s slight drop from $65.9 million to $64.7 million placed it second, while iHeart CHR sister “Z100” WHTZ New York placed third at $48.4 million. Sports helped two of the biggest gainers as CBS’ WFAN New York rose from seventh t...[Read More]
iHeartMedia’s “On-Air With Ryan Seacrest” has a new co-host. Following the move of Ellen K to mornings at AC 103.5 KOST Los Angeles in October, 102.7 KIIS-FM middayer Sisanie will move into the co-host role at the syndicated morning show. The announcement was made on-stage at KIIS-FM’s Jingle Ball Concert. While no official announcement has been made, former “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco middayer Letty B is now listed in the midday slot on KIIS-FM’s website. Letty B joined KIIS for fill-ins earlier this year. iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, announced today that well known Los Angeles radio personality Sisanie has been named the new co-host of “On Air...[Read More]
After over twenty five years in mornings at iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Ellen K is moving down the hall to AC 103.5 KOST. On October 19, KOST will debut the “The Ellen K Morning Show” as Mark Wallengren moves to afternoons after 30 years in mornings at the station. Ellen has been with KIIS since 1990 as part of Rick Dees and Ryan Seacrest’s morning shows. Wallengren’s move to afternoons lead to the exit of Bruce Scott from KOST. Scott has been with KOST since 2012 and can be reached at email@example.com. He states, “I was a part of one of the biggest, best radio stations in the world. Just to have been a small part of that is a career dream come true. I called my friend Mark Wallengren last night and told him that if there was ONE person IR...[Read More]
iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles is the new #1 revenue generating station in the country. BIA/Kelsey released its annual report of the top ten billers showing KIIS rising ahead of Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC as it ends WTOP’s four year reign at the top. KIIS’ $65.9 million estimated revenue in 2014 is up from $61.6 million in 2013 (and $56.8 million in 2012). WTOP held steady with an estimated $63.5 million. The full Top Ten list features: 1) iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles – $65.9 million ($61.6 in 2013) 2) Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington DC – $63.5 million ($63.5 million) 3) iHeartMedia CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York – $51 million ($51 million) 4) CBS News 880 WCBS – $49.2 miilion ($50.5 million) 5) iHeartMedia Hot AC &...[Read More]
SiriusXM will make some adjustments to its channel lineup on Friday, October 18. Most of the changes are related to the XM channels programmed by Clear Channel dating back to the launch of the service in 2001. Nine of the eleven Clear Channel produced channels will depart the service: WLTW New York (Ch. 13), WSIX Nashville (Ch. 57), WGCI Chicago (Ch. 241), Sixx Sense (Ch. 242), Extreme Talk (Ch. 243), America’s Talk (Ch. 244), Reach MD (Ch. 245), Talk Radio (Ch. 246), and Fox Sports Radio (Ch. 247). For the channels that were not already available on IHeartRadio such as ReachMD and Extreme Talk, Clear Channel has added those channels to its streaming service. The other two of the CC programmed channels, simulcasts of CHR’s WHTZ New York (Ch. 11) and KIIS-FM Los Angeles (Ch. 12)...[Read More]
BIA/Kelsey has released its list of the Top 10 billing radio stations for 2011. Hubbard’s News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC holds the number one spot for the second straight year as revenues rise from $57.2 to $64 Million. Clear Channel’s CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles holds steady at number two with a rise from $43M to $57. Sister News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles rises from fourth to third with $48.1M. The addition of a 105.9 simulcast boosts CBS’ News 780 WBBM Chicago from seventh to fourth with $48M. CBS’ News 880 WCBS New York drops to fifth with $47.5M. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by CHR 100.3 WHTZ New York’s $46M, Modern Rock 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles, News 1010 WINS New York, and AC 106.7 WLTW New York all at $42 Million and Sports 660 WFAN New York at $40...[Read More]
Five Clear Channel owned stations will begin simulcasting on XM Radio beginning tonight at midnight eastern time. Channel 11 will replace CHR “Kiss” with a simulcast of CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles. Channel 12 will replace Hot AC “Mix” with a simulcast of CHR “Z100” WHTZ New York. Channel 13 will replace AAA “Music Summit” with a simulcast of AC “106.7 Lite-FM” WLTW New York. Channel 57 will replace Country “Nashville” with a simulcast of Country “The Big 98” 97.9 WSIX Nashville. Channel 163 will replace South Asian “Bollywood And Beyond” with a simulcast of Urban 107.5 WGCI Chicago. These channels will only air on XM satellite receivers and not on Sirius as part of the licensing agreement whic...[Read More]