Federated Media is making adjustments to Country “K105” 105.1 WQHK-FM Huntertown/Fort Wayne IN as half of its airstaff departs and its General Sales Manager demoted. As first reported by Indiana Radio Watch, morning co-host Dude Walker and afternoon host Aricka McCauley have exited WQHK-FM. Walker joined the station as night host in 1994 and moved to mornings in 1998. McCauley has hosted afternoons since 2014 after joining WQHK from CHR “U93” WNDV-FM South Bend. Morning co-hosts Dan Austin and Kylie Havens remain in place. Off the air, Suzee Leavell is demoted from General Sales Manager to account executive with General Manager Jim Allgeier taking her GSM duties on an interim basis. Leavell has served as GSM in two terms since 2007 with the exception of a nine month...[Read More]
Following an informal objection and request for enforcement by Connoisseur Media, Edgewater Broadcasting has withdrawn its Construction Permit and License to Cover applications for 96.3 K242CI Casper WY to relocate to 102.5 in Billings MT. Edgewater had applied for and was granted a CP to move K242CI to Billings rebroadcasting Sun Mountain Inc.'s 1340 KBSR Laurel MT where it was operating as AC "Magic 102.5". Connoisseur claims that K242CI and 104.5 K283CP (licensed to rebroadcast 1450 KYLW Lockwood MT) have been operating illegally. Amongst Connoisseur's claims were that K242CI began operating in late 2016 but did not file for a license to cover until March, neither originating AM have not operated for multiple years now and no tower constructed at the licensed site for either station,...[Read More]
Eversole Media Group has expanded its network of “Wild” Rhythmic CHR’s to a third market in Montana. “Wild 104.5” is airing on Sun Mountain, Inc.’s 1450 KYLW Lockwood and Edgewater Broadcasting’s 104.5 K283CP Billings. KYLW joins Eversole’s “Wild 104.1” K281CH/KMSO-HD4 Missoula and “Wild 97.9” 1340 KYWL Evergreen/97.9 K258BW Shelby/Kalispell. Those two stations rebranded from “Heat” in August. While being the first Rhythmic CHR in the market, “Wild 104.5” competes against a trio of Mainstream CHR’s: Townsquare Media’s “97.1 Kiss-FM” KKBR, Benedetti Media Group’s “Hot 101.9” KRSQ, and Connoisseur Media’s “Planet 106.7” KPLN.