Adams Radio Group has launched Active Rock “103.3 The Fort” W277AK Fort Wayne/WJFX-HD2. Formerly Conservative Talk “103.3 The Patriot“, the new format flanks Classic Rock “96.3 XKE” WXKE against Federated Media Rock “98.9 The Bear” WBYR. The Fort will carry the syndicated Billy Madison Show in mornings and The Mens Room in nights. Adams Radio launches “103.3 The Fort” on FM translator W277AK-FM Fort Wayne, IN. The Active Rock outlet launched at midnight on September 6. VP/Market Manager Kevin Musselman said, “Our lineup, including ‘The Billy Madison Show’ in AM Drive and ‘The Mens Room’ in evenings will be unique and different and we believe will be quickly identified by the 18-34 male as the ‘m...[Read More]
Adams Radio Group has promoted Kevin Musselman from Director of Sales to Vice President/General Manager of its Fort Wayne IN cluster. He succeeds Chris Monk, who exited last month to become Regional Vice President of Cumulus’ Saginaw and Flint MI clusters. Musselman joined Adams in 2014 when it closed on its purchase of its Fort Wayne stations. He worked for Federated Media from 2007-2012 including time as GM of 102.7 WLEG Ligonier. Adams Radio Group has named Kevin Musselman VP & GM for it Fort Wayne, Indiana cluster. Kevin has been with Adams in Fort Wayne since it entered the market via acquisition of Oasis Radio and Summit Media Fort Wayne serving as Director of Sales. Adams owns and operated WBTU, WJFX, WXKE, WWFW, WGL AM, WLYV AM and Metro stations B-96, The Patriot 103.3 ...[Read More]
Adams Radio Group has flipped Conservative Talk 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne to Oldies utilizing Westwood One’s Good Time Oldies network. The station’s previous “The Patriot” brand remains on 103.3 W277AK Fort Wayne/WJFX-HD2, where it began simulcasting earlier this year. The new Oldies station is being branded as “14-5-OH WLYV” and is in honor of the station’s flip to Top 40 in 1966. Original WLYV “LYV GYS” DJ Rick Hughes, who has been hosting a weekend Oldies show on WLYV will add a Friday show to his Saturday and Sunday shifts.
Adams Radio Group pulled the plug on Classic Country “Great Country 103.3” W277AK Fort Wayne IN this morning to simulcast sister Conservative Talk “1450 The Patriot” WLYV. WLYV runs a completely syndicated talk lineup featuring Salem’s Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher and Hugh Hewitt, Dave Ramsey, Michael Savage, John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio. The move follows Federated Media downgrading News/Talk 1190 WOWO’s FM signal from the full powered 92.3 WOWO-FM to a translator that does not reach all of the area. Also in Fort Wayne, the syndicated Bob & Tom Show jumped from Federated Active Rock “98.9 The Bear” WBYR to Adams Classic Rock 96.3 WXKE. Afternoon host John The Mexican moves to mornings at WBYR.
Update 7/11: Just days after launching “Great Country 103.3“, W277AK Fort Wayne has gone dark. A message on the station’s website states, “Thank you for your patience, the radio station has been taken off the air temporarily for technical improvements. We expect to be back on the air shortly. In the meantime you can always listen online right here at GreatCountry1033.com.” Original Report 7/9: Adams Radio Group continues its rebuilding of its Fort Wayne cluster with the launch of Classic Country on 103.3 W277AK Fort Wayne/103.9 WWFW-HD2 Fort Wayne. In what appears to be a last second branding change from the “Classic Country 103.3” logo shown on the station’s stream and on our previously reported list of domains registered by the company, the...[Read More]
Update 6/11: WXKE completed its shift from 103.9 to 96.3 at midnight as “Rock 104” relaunched as “96.3 XKE“. The two stations will simulcast until later this month when a new format will debut on what will become 103.9 WWFW. Update 6/2: Adams has closed on the Fort Wayne stations and the changes have begun. 106.3 WHPP Columbia City dropped its 90s Hits “Rewind” for Catholic “Redeemer Radio” as its ownership passes to Fort Wayne Catholic Radio. WHPP will simulcast 1450 WLYV Fort Wayne until July 1, at which time 1450 will debut a new format under Adams. Calvary Radio Network took over 102.9 WGL-FM Huntington and dropped Oldies and for its Christian network as WJCI. Former simulcast partner 1250 WGL Fort Wayne will shift to Sports “Fox Sp...[Read More]
After taking a week off for the Memorial Day holiday, we’re back with a roundup of the last two weeks worth of FCC filings. Station Moves Connoisseur Media’s Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX Norwalk, CT has applied to change its city-of-license to Southport, CT with no changes to its 3kW at 91 meters signal (Coverage Map). The move will shift WFOX’s home market from Stamford/Norwalk to Bridgeport where it will join sister Hot AC “Star 99.9” WEZN. Domestic Church Media’s Catholic 89.3 WFJS-FM Freehold, NJ proposes an increase from 3.8kW at 50 meters to 15.2kW from the same antenna. The directional pattern will point towards the southeast increasing the station’s coverage towards Brick and Toms River. Translator Moves Educational Media Fo...[Read More]