103.1 Fort Walton Beach

Community Broadcasters Acquires Fort Walton Beach Cluster

Community Broadcasters will pay $5.9 million for the four Fort Walton Beach stations it is acquiring from Apex Broadcasting. Community will also begin to operate the stations via Time Brokerage Agreement on Monday, June 27. Original Report 6/21: Bruce Mittman and Jim Leven’s Community Broadcasters LLC has announced it has acquired Apex Broadcasting’s four Destin/Fort Walton Beach stations for an undisclosed amount. The four stations are CHR “Q92” 92.1 WECQ Destin, Country “Highway 98” 98.1 WHWY Holt, Variety Hits “102.1 The Wave” WWAV Santa Rosa and Active Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB Valparaiso. Community Broadcasters has been expanding throughout South Carolina over the past year after purchasing Miller Communications and some st...[Read More]

FCC Applications 6/27

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]

WFFY & WMXZ Fort Walton Beach Undergo Changes

Update 3/2: WMXZ will become Rock “103.1 The Blaze” WZLB when it debuts its new format at 5pm Central. Update 2/28: 103.1 is now promoting that its new format will launch on Friday, March 2 at 5:00pm. Behind construction sounds the station is teasing such lines as “This Friday at 5 we’re gonna burn up your radio” and “Can you feel the heat? Don’t get burned?” It looks like we’ll have to scratch Foxie1031.com as a possibility. That is now pointing to a domain squatter and has been put up for auction. Update 2/19: WFFY has changed calls to WECQ. The first tidbits of the new 92Q lineup have come out as the syndicated Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest will move from WMXZ. Listen to the launch of 92Q at FormatChange.com. Original Report 2/18: Ap...[Read More]