Great Plains Media CHR “105.9 Kiss-FM” KKSW Lawrence KS has added Joshua James as 10am-3pm midday host. James previously spent five years at Steel City Media Country “Q104” 104.3 KBEQ Kansas City including time in afternoons. KKSW 105.9 KISS, the #1 hit music station in NE Kansas, welcomes new midday host Joshua James to the on-air lineup. Joshua James has worked in the Kansas City market since 2006. “We are thrilled to welcome Joshua James to the 105.9 KISS family,” says Beth Cruise, Program Director of KKSW. “His enthusiasm and love for the community will be a perfect fit with our long term relationship with the University of Kansas Jayhawks and our listeners in Topeka and the Western suburbs of Kansas City.” “I am excited to join the family environment here at 10...[Read More]
JVC Media Country “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Windermere/Orlando FL has named Murph Dawg & Jenn as its new morning show. Murph Dawg has been with WOTW since its 2014 launch, originally serving as Program Director and afternoon host. He moved to mornings in 2016 while stepping back to APD/MD. He has also programmed JVC’s “Party 105” WPTY on Long Island and is best known for his run hosting mornings at Cox Media Rhythmic CHR “95.5 The Beat” WBTS Atlanta. Former model Jenn Lopez joins WOTW from CBS Radio Orlando where she worked part-time at CHR “101.9 Amp Radio” WQMP and Hot AC “Mix 105.1” WOMX. She began her radio career in 2015 at WOTW. JVC Media of Florida, a leading independent and locally owned radio and events company, an...[Read More]
JVC Media Country “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Orlando has named Len Shackelford as its new Program Director. Shackelford recently programmed Cox Media’s “K92” WWKA Orlando until 2012 and also spent many years programming Curtis Media’s 94.7 WQDR Raleigh. Murph Dawg, who had been programming WOTW will become Assistant Program Director and remain as afternoon host. JVC Media, one of the leading independent and locally owned radio broadcasters in the country, announces the addition of Country Radio veteran and former WWKA, Orlando Program Director Len Shackelford for programming duties on Orlando Country station WOTW – 103.1 The WOLF. Len is a radio legend with over 30 years of experience in markets from Raleigh, NC, Columbus, GA and most recently Cox Media...[Read More]
Cumulus’ NASH brand has reached an important milestone as JVC Broadcasting’s “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Orlando will become the first non-Cumulus affiliate for “America’s Morning Show“. The Nashville originating show hosted by Blair Garner, Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks and Erika Grace Powell fills the opening created by the quick cut of Bubba The Love Sponge last month. The program will debut on Monday, April 13. WOTW will also add Cumulus’ Kickin It With Kix in overnights and American Country Countdown on weekends. NASH, a multi-platform entertainment brand based on the Country music lifestyle, announces that it has partnered with JVC Broadcasting to bring NASH Country programming to Orlando. Beginning April 13, 2015, NASH’s America’s Morning S...[Read More]
JVC Media Country “103.1 The Wolf” WOTW Windermere/Orlando has dropped Bubba The Love Sponge from mornings after just two months. Bubba debuted on WOTW a month after the station’s launch in December allowing him to first focus on his new Tampa flagship. JVC had added the show based on the success pairing it with Country at their “My Country 102.3” WTRS-FM Ocala. In a memo published by Tom Taylor Now, JVC Media President/CEO John Caracciolo stated, “When we initially launched, we were of the mindset that winning in the morning and going against the #1 morning show would help us grow quickly…we soon figured out that what works in other markets does not necessarily [guarantee] a win in Orlando.” WOTW is currently running jockless in mornings and promo...[Read More]
JVC has officially announced that 103.1 WOTW will launch as Country “103.1 The Wolf” at 1:03pm. In addition to the previous staffing announcements, the station will pluck the syndicated Bubba The Love Sponge for mornings from “CBS Sports 810/93.1” WRSO Orlo Vista. JVC’s description of the new station is: Soon to be Orlando’s hottest, most cutting edge country station. 103.1 “The Wolf” features the big bad wolf himself, “Bubba the Love Sponge”, in the morning and today’s hottest country music and throwbacks served up all day and night! Country music is today’s most popular radio format and 103.1 “The Wolf” plays the biggest country stars including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Alan Jack...[Read More]
Update 9/9: The sale has been filed with the FCC showing JVC Media is paying $10 million for WHKQ. Original Report 9/5: JVC Media continues its growth in Florida with the purchase of Spanish CHR “KQ 103.1” WHKQ Windermere/Orlando from TTB Media for an undisclosed price. The station will be JVC’s first in Orlando. The company currently owns four stations each in Long Island, NY and Gainesville/Ocala and will soon close on two purchases in West Palm Beach. TTB Media had acquired then Smooth Jazz WLOQ in 2011 for $8 million and flipped the station to its current format.
Update 8/3: As expected, 103.1 will flip to Spanish CHR “KQ 103” at 9pm tonight. The station will launch with 20,000 songs in a row. New WHKQ calls are in place as well. Update 8/1: 103.1 WLOQ dropped its Smooth Jazz format at 12am and began stunting with all Elvis Presley music as “Elvis 103.1“. The signs point to a Spanish CHR direction. KQ103.com was registered by one of the members of the new ownership group. The logo on what appears to be the new Facebook page for the station is identical to that of “KQ 105” WKAQ-FM San Juan, PR. Since way too many people have been contacting us thinking we’re involved with the station, please make it known that we are not. The current Elvis programming is temporary and will soon be replaced by the new permane...[Read More]