The fallout from Tyler Media’s move of Classic Rock KRXO to 104.5 and launch of Sports “107.7 The Franchise” is now being felt at other stations. The syndicated Bob & Tom show will move from KRXO to Cumulus Classic Rock “96.9 Bob-FM” KQOB on Monday, September 16. KRXO has already replaced the show with a local show hosted by “Hollywood” Matt Garrett. Concurrently, Phil Inzinga & Ron Spinozi will move from mornings at KQOB to sister Sports “98.1 The Sports Animal” WWLS-FM. They will also host a two hour afternoon program from 4-6pm on Bob-FM. At WWLS, the duo will replace Mike Stelly and Jay ‘Lump’ Lynch who crossed the street to “107.7 The Franchise” for its launch.
Some thoughts on a few of the format changes that took place this past week… KMTT To Rhythmic Hot AC The biggest and most surprising format change to take place over Labor Day Weekend was Entercom’s shift of “103.7 The Mountain” KMTT Seattle to Rhythmic Hot AC “Hot 103.7“. KMTT had struggled since the implementation of the PPM and jettisoned all its AAA currents/recurrents in 2011 for a full Classic Rock presentation in an attempt to streamline its brand. The new format has also had its issues in Seattle. 106.1 KBKS in the mid 90’s, “95.7 The Beat” KBTB in the early 2000’s, and “Movin 92.5” KQMV from 2006-2009 all attempted formats similar to what 103.7 is doing now and failed. The new format enters a Seattle market th...[Read More]
Update 8/23: “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO will make its debut on Monday at 2:00pm. In addition to the morning shows announced previously, Tyler Media has announced the remaining details of the station’s lineup. Former Oklahoma University and Baltimore Ravens Defensive Tackle Kelly Gregg and former “610 The Sports Animal” KNML Albuquerque Afternoon Host Eric Gee will be teamed for an 11am to 3pm show. University of Central Oklahoma PBP announcer David Garrett will co-host afternoons with another former Sooner, in this case former DT Tony Casillas. The station will air a mix of play-by-play and NBC Sports Radio network programming from 7pm to 5am. Update 8/16: The Sports format of “107.7 The Franchise” KRXO will debut on Monday, August 25. Update 8/14:...[Read More]
Chicago Public Media’s 91.3 W217BM Chicago has applied to move to 91.1. The translator will continue to operate with 99 watts from the John Hancock Center and rebroadcasting an HD subchannel of 91.5 WBEZ. The translator’s coverage should cover much of the city of Chicago. Radio-One’s 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville, GA which serves as part of the Urban AC “Majic 107.5/97.5” Urban AC simulcast has applied for a very minor change to its signal. The station will increase power from 7.9 to 8.5kW while dropping antenna height from 175 to 165 meters. No major changes in its coverage as it moves to a new tower less than half a mile from its current one. Clear Channel’s 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD continues its slow move towards Washington, DC. Its newest application cross...[Read More]