Following the retirement of Chris Kampmeier last month, iHeartMedia has appointed three new Program Directors in Orlando. CHR “XL 106.7” WXXL Program Director Brian Mack will add on duties for AC “Magic 107.7” WMGF. Mack will also take on the title of Vice President of Branding overseeing the marketing strategy for the company’s nine stations. Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Program Director Jack Bradshaw will add that role for Sports “96.9 The Game” 740 WYGM/96.9 W245CL. He takes those duties from new Regional VP/Programming Rick Everett. Everett will continue to program Rock 101.1 WJRR. Lastly at Urban “104.5 The Beat” W283AN, afternoon host Dwight ‘D-Strong’ Ricketts adds programming duties. iHeartMedia Orlando a...[Read More]
Station Sales Logos Broadcasting Corporation is selling Christian AC “Life 89.3” KLFF San Luis Obispo CA to Family Life Broadcasting for $400,000. Family Life will convert KLFF to a satellite rebroadcaster of 88.5 KFLT-FM Tucson AZ along with eighteen other stations. Eduardo Zavala’s ZGS Communications sells Regional Mexican “La Ley 1550” WAMA Tampa FL to George and Esperanza Arroyo’s Q Broadcasting for $550,000. The Arroyo’s son Manuel previously purchased 107.7 W299CI Melbourne FL to move to Tampa to rebroadcast WAMA. GLG Media will convert their Time Brokerage Agreement of Christian Talk “1120 The Bridge” KTXW Manor/Austin TX to an outright purchase from Bustos Media for $1.75 million. GLG has operated KTXW since June 2014. Lee Reyno...[Read More]
Clear Channel didn’t wait long following yesterday’s revamp of 101.9 WJHM to CHR “Amp Radio 101.9” to take advantage. 104.5 W283AN Altamonte Springs has changed from rebroadcasting News/Talk 540 WFLF to Urban “104.5 The Beat” via 104.1 WTKS-HD2. Promoting 5000 “joints” in a row, the 221 watt translator covers Orlando and its northwest suburbs. The Beat will pick up Clear Channel’s syndicated “Breakfast Club” with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlmagne Tha God for mornings beginning Monday, February 24. The Beat is being programmed by CHR “XL 106.7” WXXL PD Brian Mack. The News/Talk simulcast of WFLF has been moved over 102.5 W273CA Orlando where it replaces Smooth Jazz “102.5 WLOQ“. The move to the 250 w...[Read More]
Two weeks ago, we reported on Clear Channel’s 970 WFLA Tampa process of adding a translator on 95.3 in Tampa. Additionally, Radio Training Network’s 94.5 W233AV Gulfport, FL has had its originating station changed to WFLA which will give the station FM coverage in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Additionally, sister station “540 WFLA” WFLF Pine Hills/Orlando will gain a translator. Reach Communications’ 104.5 W283AN Altamonte Springs, which has a CP to increase from 10 to 221 watts, will rebroadcast 540 once the upgrade is complete. 1045WFLA.com was registered on Friday and is already redirecting to WFLF’s website. Clear Channel also uses the WFLA brand on 94.5 WFLF-FM Parker/Panama City and 100.7 WFLA-FM Midway/Tallahassee.
It’s not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a construction permit to move to downtown Shreveport with 250 watts. Following the FCC decision to force “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air until it can find a new frequency, Radio Power Inc. has applied to move the translator to 93.5 where it will operate with 99 watts. Radio Power has also purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. That translator has applied to move to downtown Detroit with 250 watts on 107.1. Both 935TheOasis.com and 1071TheOa...[Read More]