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Alt 104.9 Albany Adds The Woody Show

Pamal Broadcasting Alternative “Alt 104.9” WINU Altamont/Albany NY has announced the addition of The Woody Show for mornings. The Premiere Radio Networks program is based at iHeartMedia’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles and will air Monday through Saturday from 6-10am. Albany Broadcasting’s ALT 104.9, Albany’s New Alternative, announced today the addition of The Woody Show to the station’s morning lineup. Effective immediately, the popular Premiere Networks-syndicated program now airs in the Monday through Saturday, 6 – 10 a.m. ET timeslot. The Woody Show is highly-interactive, socially-engaging appointment radio.  Featuring Woody, along with co-hosts Ravey, Greg Gory, Menace and Sebas, The Woody Show is described by listeners as “authentic,” “raw,” “unapolo...[Read More]

Two Alts In Albany As Townsquare Launches Alt 105.7 To Join Pamal’s Alt 104.9

Townsquare Media doubled down on Alternative launches in Albany NY as Classic Hits “Rewind 105.7” WQSH Malta flipped to “Alt 105.7” at midnight following a weekend stunt as “Shamrock 105.7“. Promoting 5,000 songs-in-a-row commercial free, the launch of “Alt 105.7” makes WQSH the second station in the Albany market to flip to Alternative with the “Alt” branding after Pamal Broadcasting flipped Sports “Win 104.9” WINU Altamont to “Alt 104.9” on Friday afternoon. WQSH launched with 311’s “All Mixed Up”, Alice Merton’s “No Roots”, and Gotye “Somebody I Used To Know”. Original Report 3/16: Pamal Broadcasting flipped Sports “Win 104.9” WINU Altamont/Alba...[Read More]

Pamal Adds Albany Market Manager & Director of Digital

Pamal Broadcasting has announced two new executive hires. AJ Bodden joins the company as Market Manager of its six station cluster in Albany NY. Bodden launched his own events company, Rising Tide Marketing last year, after previously serving as Townsquare Media’s Vice President of Events from 2013-2015. He will oversee CHR “Fly 92.3” WFLY, AC “B95.5” WYJB, Urban “96.3 Jamz” WAJZ, Country “100.9 The Cat” WKLI, Sports “Win 104.9” WINU, and Oldies “Magic 590” WROW/100.5 W263CG. He succeeds Bryan Hollenbaugh, who exited in late 2017 and just purchased 101.5 WMJZ Gaylord MI. Also joining Pamal is John Damboragian as Director of Digital overseeing the digital sales and assets for the company’s 23 stations in Alb...[Read More]

104.9 The Peak Albany Flipping To Sports

Pamal AAA “104.9 The Peak” WZMR Altamont/Albany, NY will flip to Sports on Monday, January 12. The Schenectady Daily-Gazette reports that the new station will utilize programming from the CBS Sports Radio network as it takes that affiliation from Empire Broadcasting’s 1240 WPTR Schenectady. The move will give Albany its fourth Sports station joining WPTR, which will shift to the NBC Sports network, iHeartMedia’s “Fox Sports 980” WOFX and Townsquare Media’s “ESPN 104.5 The Team” WTMM. We can exclusively add that the new station will be branded as “Win 104.9” as Win1049Sports.com has been registered by Pamal and a call letter change to WINU has been filed with the FCC. WZMR launched its AAA format in December 2013 following th...[Read More]

Post Christmas Format Change Rundown

The start of the new calendar year is one of the busiest times of the year for format changes. Between December 21, 2012 and January 8, 2013 we logged 58 format changes and this year is already shaping up to be busy. Changes That Have Taken Place 1/6: Variety Hits “98.7 The Peak” KPKX Phoenix flips to Sports simulcasting “Arizona Sports 620” KTAR 1/6: “Rock 92.3” WRKN New Orleans flips to Country “Nash-FM 92.3” 1/6: 95.7 WXDJ Miami relaunches as Spanish Hot AC “I95” following move of previous format to 106.7. 1/6: Liberal Talk 1600 WWRL New York flips to Regional Mexican “La Invasora” 1/6: 1290 WPCF/93.9 W227CE Panama City flip to Dance “93.9 Play-FM“. 1/3: Soft AC/Oldies “1320/1450 The Dove” WD...[Read More]

104.9 The Peak Rises In Albany

Update 12/14: “104.9 The Peak” launched at 12am this morning. The first few songs on the Peak were: Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven Metric – Help I’m Alive Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Here Comes My Girl Gov’t Mule f/ Elvis Costello – Funny Little Tragedy Live – All Over You Listen to the launch of “104.9 The Peak“ at FormatChange.com. Update 12/13: WZMR is currently stunting with sounds of a guy hiking up a “Peak” as it prepares to launch its AAA format later today. In announcing the new format, WZMR reveals that former Urban “Hot 99.1” W256BU/WQSH-HD2 PD Jamie ‘Tanch’ Tanchyk will program and host middays on The Peak. The new format is based on the format of sister “107.1 Th...[Read More]

104.9 The Cat Albany On The Move

Update 10/10: WKLI made the flip to Country “100.9 The Cat” this morning as it began simulcasting 104.9 WZMR. The station is redirecting listeners to the new frequency. In addition to morning hosts Wolf and Tobin the remainder of the previous “Rock 100.9” airstaff was let go with the flip including PD/Afternoon Host Tim Noble, middayer Suzanne, and night host Mike The Enforcer. Original Report 10/9: Pamal Country “104.9 The Cat” Altamont/Albany, NY is about to relocate to 100.9. The move will displace “Rock 100.9” WKLI Albany. Morning hosts Bob Wolf and John Tobin, who joined the station in January, posted on Facebook that they were let go today in preparation of the flip. The move to 100.9 will give “The Cat” a signal boost as it...[Read More]