iHeartMedia is shuffling duties for three Phoenix and Tucson staffers. Reid Spivey moves from APD/Afternoon Host of Hot AC “Mix 96.9” KMXP and APD of CHR “104.7 Kiss-FM” KZZP Phoenix to APD/Afternoon Host at Country 102.5 KNIX Phoenix. Rameen Madani moves from Program Director of Hot AC “My 92.9” KMIY and APD of CHR “93.7 KRQ” KRQQ to take the APD roles and KMXP and KZZP. Meanwhile Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Tucson David Adams will add day to day programming duties for KMIY. iHeartMedia’s Arizona Region announced today new programming roles for Reid Spivey, Rameen Madani and David Adams, effective May 3. iHeartMedia Arizona has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — b...[Read More]
Urban One Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur/Atlanta GA and 97.5 WUMJ-HD2 has flipped to R&B Oldies “Classix 102.9” at 12pm today. The move brings the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show a new Atlanta affiliate for its final two years. Joyner, who was dropped by Cox Media Group Urban AC “Kiss 104.1” WALR in late November, will debut on W275BK on January 13. The station will also carry the DL Hughley Show in afternoons. W275BK was one of two Classic Hip-Hop stations in Atlanta. While it registered a 0.8 share in the November 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, Cumulus Media’s “OG 97.9” W250BC/WWWQ-HD3 held a 1.1 share. The move to Urban Oldies fills the hole created by Core Communications flip of “Old School 87.7” WTBS-L...[Read More]
After flipping from a simulcast of Urban AC “Majic 107.5” WAMJ Roswell to Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur at the beginning of this year, Radio-One is reversing course on 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville GA. WUMJ covers the south side of the Atlanta market and the move comes after declining ratings for WAMJ. After stating in January that, “We found that almost all of our listeners of MAJIC 107.5/97.5 were only listening on 107.5 since we upgraded our signal three years ago,” VP/GM Tim Davies reversed stance in today’s announcement commenting, “One signal wasn’t strong enough to reach all of our audience. Our South Atlanta audience missed listening to The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Maria More and The Ride with SiMan and Chubb Rock in th...[Read More]
Radio-One has shifted 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville/Atlanta from a simulcast of Urban AC “Majic 107.5” WAMJ Roswell to one of Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur. The change is coordinated with the debut tomorrow of the syndicated Ed Lover Show in mornings on Radio-One’s Classic Hip-Hop stations. The addition of WUMJ increases Boom’s coverage to the south of Atlanta including the Peachtree City and Newnan areas (Coverage Map). General Manager Tim Davies stated in the press release that most of Majic’s audience moved over to 107.5 following the upgrade of its signal three years ago making 97.5 expendable. In conjunction with the launch of the Ed Lover Show live from Atlanta, Boom 102.9 FM is now simulcasting on 97.5 FM. The Ed Lover Show features C...[Read More]
Translator Changes Radio-One is proposing to move Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur, GA out of Atlanta to Fayetteville, GA with 250 watts at 168 meters rebroadcasting 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville (Coverage Map). Is this the precursor to further moves or just an attempt to block out someone else’s move for three years? Family Radio’s 100.3 W262AE West Palm Beach has filed a displacement application to 104.7 with no change to its 250 watt at 31 meter signal (Coverage Map). W262AE has been off the air since the sign-on of 100.3 WLML-FM Lake Park. As it completes its upgrade from 13 to 27 watts, Rahul Walia’s 104.7 W284BW Franklin Township, NJ seeks another upgrade to 64 watts at 138 meters (Coverage Map). The translator will continue to rebroadcast Indian ...[Read More]
In the course of one week Atlanta has gone from having zero Classic Hip-Hop stations to three. Following last week’s relaunch of “Old School 99.3” and today’s launch by Cumulus of “OG 97.9“, Radio-One has joined the club with the launch of “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur/107.5 WAMJ-HD2 Roswell. W275BK had been simulcasting Gospel “Praise 102.5” WPZE Mableton. All three stations are operating on FM via translators. However, 102.9 has the best of the three operating with 147 watts at 312.9 meters just east of downtown and covering the city and adjacent suburbs (Coverage Map). The move gives Radio-One its fourth Boom branded station, joining recent launches in Dallas, Houston, and Philadelphia.
Radio-One Gospel “Praise 102.5” WPZE Mableton/Atlanta adds a translator simulcast on 102.9 W275BK. The move gives the WPZE, which is a class A operating 8 miles southwest of Atlanta, a stronger signal in the city and neighboring Stone Mountain. 102.5 operates with 3kW at 469 feet, while 102.9 broadcasts with 160 watts and 997 feet. 102.9 had been rebroadcasting sister Urban “Hot 107.9” WHTA.