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Zander Named WXRX Program Director

Midwest Family Broadcasting Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX Belvidere/Rockford IL has named Mark Zander as their new Program Director/Morning Host. Zander joins WXRX from Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV Chicago where he was currently serving as a weekend and fill-in host. He has previously programmed Weigel Soft AC “87.7 MeTV-FM” WRME-LP Chicago and Digity’s Classic Hits “95.9 The River” WERV Aurora and Rock “100.7 Q-Rock” WRXQ Coal City IL.

Maverick Media Sells Eau Claire & Rockford Clusters

Following its sales of its Lima, OH and Santa Rosa, CA clusters earlier this month, Maverick Media concludes its exit from the radio industry with the announced sale of its Eau Claire, WI and Rockford, IL stations to Midwest Family Broadcasting. The $15.5 Million purchase includes a total of ten stations and a translator. Midwest Family will begin operating the stations via LMA on May 1. In addition to the newly acquired clusters, Midwest Family Broadcasting operates stations in La Crosse WI, Madison WI, Springfield IL, Springfield MO and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, MI. The stations included in the sale are: News/Talk 790 WAYY, Sports “ESPN 1150” WEAQ, Rock “92.9 The Big Cheese” WECL, Hot AC “I94” WIAL, Variety Hits “99.9 Bob-FM” WDRK, and Coun...[Read More]