Apex Broadcasting’s 105.1 WALJ Northport, AL has signed-on serving the Tuscaloosa market. The station has been leased to Cox Media, who is using it to expand its “Jamz” brand based out of 95.7 WBHJ Birmingham. The new “105.1 Jamz” is simulcasting WBHJ’s Roy Wood, Jr. morning show but is separately programmed the rest of the day. In order to allow WALJ to sign-on, AC “1230 The River” WTBC has moved its translator from 105.1 to 100.1. We’ll be interested in seeing if WALJ attempts to force Clear Channel to move its “Hallelujah 105.1” W286BK Birmingham off that frequency as it competes with Cox’s 610 WAGG.
With the July 4 holiday, its been a quiet start to the month on the translator front. Here’s the rundown of the big moves since our last report. Maverick Media has acquired W262BR Beloit, WI from Edgewater Broadcasting for $45,000 and has begun the process of moving the station to Rockford, IL. The moves will bump the translator from 4 watts on 100.3 to 230 watts on 100.5 where it will move to the same tower as new sister Active Rock “104.9 The X” WXRX. As we mentioned in the Independence Day Format Change Rundown, Clear Channel has begun programming EMF Broadcasting’s 103.1 K276EL San Marcos, TX. The translator which is now simulcasting Sports “1300 The Zone” KVET Austin has a newly acquired Construction Permit to move to Austin with 250 watts. North of...[Read More]