104.7 Daytona Beach

Station Sales Week Of 3/20

Jesse Portillo’s Big Radio Pro is acquiring five California stations in a distress sale. For $2.7 million Big Radio Pro purchases Standards 103.3 KZPO Lindsay/Visalia from the Estate of Linda Ware, the CP for 100.1 KNGS Coalinga from William Zawila, the CP for 106.9 KAAX Avenal from Avenal Educational Services, the CP for 94.7 KYAF Firebaugh from Central Valley Educational Services, and the CP for 102.1 KZPE Ford City/Bakersfield from the Estate of H.L. Charles. The buyer is a Bakersfield based Spanish language programmer and consultant. Not yet filed with the FCC, Redrock Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Silent 102.3 KCDC La Verkin/St. George, UT from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Headed by Craig Hanson, Redrock recently purchased Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX and also owns H...[Read More]

WROD Becomes The Rock Of Daytona

Volusia Broadcasting has flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. Tracy Dillon, current morning host at WROD, is being rejoined by former co-host Frank Scott. Scott and Dillon hosted mornings on Rock 95.7 WHOG from 1997 until 2011. Former WHOG middayer Gary ‘The Mad Swede’ Meade takes the same position at WROD, while ‘Just Plain John’ Barrett hosts afternoons.

2014 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown/Watchlist

It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]

WROD Daytona Beach Adds FM Translator

Volusia Broadcasting’s Oldies 1330 WROD Daytona Beach has added an FM simulcast as 104.7 W284AV Deltona completes its upgrade and move into Daytona. WROD acquired the translator last year from Reach Communications for $100,000 and relocated the translator about 30 miles to WROD’s tower where it is now operating with 120 watts putting a city grade signal over all of Daytona Beach and its neighboring communities. WROD programs a local news block from 7 to 9am and 50s-70s Oldies the rest of the day.