Cumulus Media has promoted Don Boyd to VP/Market Manager of its five stations in Mobile AL. Boyd has spent the past three years as General Sales Manager for the company’s Atlanta GA properties and also worked for the company from 2001-2008 as GSM of its Nashville properties. He has also served as Regional Manager for Bott Radio Network, Vice President of Advertising for Dickey Publishing, Regional Generl Manager of Root Communications during his career. Boyd replaces Angel Brown, who exited Cumulus to join iHeartMedia Norfolk as Market President in June. Cumulus Media announces that it has promoted radio executive Don Boyd to Vice President/Market Manager of Cumulus Media-Mobile, AL, which operates five radio stations including: 104.1 WDLT-FM; WXQW 660 AM, News/Information; 97.5 WABD...[Read More]
Cumulus Media has appointed Jimmy Steele as Operations Manager for its five stations in Mobile AL and Program Director of Conservative Talk 660 WXQW. Steele most recently served as PD/Morning Host of iHeartMedia Rock AC “Y102.5” WRFY and Spanish CHR “Rumba 92.3” 1340 WRAW Reading PA until his exit in February. He has also served as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia Salisbury MD, Director of Operations/Brand Manager for Saga Communications Columbus OH, OM/Director of Programming for Clear Channel San Diego, VP/Programming and PD of CHR 97.9 WNCI Columbus OH, and PD of CHR “107.5 The River” WRVW Nashville. In Mobile, Steele will oversee Urban “93 BLX” 92.9 WBLX, CHR 97.5 WABD, Urban AC 104.1 WDLT, WXQW, and “Gospel 900” WGOK. Cumulus ...[Read More]
Update 7/10: The deal includes two parts. Cumulus is trading 97.1 WRQQ Nashville to EMF for 97.5 WLVM. EMF will then pay Cumulus $1.6 Million for the license of WDLT. Original Report 7/9: Cumulus CHR 104.1 WABD Mobile announced this morning that it will relocate back to its “original home” of 97.5 on Sunday, July 15 at 12pm. WABD launched on March 1 picking up the format and airstaff of 97.5 WABB-FM following that station’s sale and format change to Christian AC “K-Love” WLVM. This move will be a three-way swap as WABD shift from 104.1 to 97.5, Urban AC 98.3 WDLT goes to 104.1, and “K-Love” from 97.5 to 98.3. All three moves will take place concurrently Sunday at 12:00pm. Since the launch of WABD, Cumulus has acquired two additional stations that c...[Read More]
Update 6/6: The FCC has dismissed WYAY’s applications to change city of license to Sandy Springs and to move to 106.5 at Cumulus’ request. Clear Channel had petitioned the FCC to dismiss the 106.5 application as well. Original Report 5/15: Cumulus has applied to move 106.7 WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta into Atlanta proper. With an application pending to change its city of license to Sandy Springs, Cumulus has applied to shift the station’s transmitter to Atlanta and a frequency adjustment to 106.5. The station would operate with 100kW at 299 meters with directional lobes to the northeast and southwest. The move will necessitate a frequency shift at Cumulus’ 106.5 WSKZ Chattanooga where an application is forthcoming and Clear Channel’s 106.3 WQBZ Fort Valley/Macon w...[Read More]
Update 3/2: WABB morning host Q-Tip is the first to cross over to 104.1. He will debut in mornings on WABD on Monday, March 12. Update 3/1: After stunting with funeral bells for an hour, 104.1 WABD debuted at midnight welcoming WABB’s listeners. Sister Hot AC “Journey 100” WJLQ morning host Scott Adams, a WABB alum has tweeted that he will be leaving WJLQ immediately to move “home”. Listen to the debut of 104.1 WABD at FormatChange.com. The first hour of 104.1 WABD consisted of: LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem Dev – In The Dark Flo Rida – Good Feeling Usher – OMG Adele – Set Fire To The Rain Jason Derulo – In My Head Katy Perry – The One Who Got Away Gym Class Heroes f/ Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts Pitbull f/ Chris Brow...[Read More]
Update 3/19/09 4:00pm: At 1:04pm CDT, WYOK ended its brief TV Theme Stunt and segued into Dial-Global’s satellite fed version of Jack-FM following a brief introductory announcement. Hear the launch at the Format Change Archive. Update 7:30pm: At 5:00pm Central Time, WYOK began stunting with TV theme songs as “TV 104”. Original Post 3/18/09 4:43pm: Cumulus Broadcasting is planning on flipping Country “Kicks 104.1” WYOK Atmore, AL to Variety Hits “104.1 Jack-FM“. Jack104Online.com was registered yesterday and a site is already up with the new logo and links to WYOK’s stream. The station is located halfway between Mobile and Pensacola, FL targeting both markets.