105.5 St. Augustine

105.5 The Whale Gets Beached

Update 11/4: Just one month after its launch, “105.5 The Whale” is no more as Flagler Broadcasting began operating the station via Time Brokerage Agreement ahead of its purchase on November 1. Now simply identifying by its frequency with a streamlined Classic Hits format, it appears as though the station will eventually relaunch as “Beach 105.5” duplicating the format at soon to be sister Variety Hits “Beach 92.7” WBHQ Beverly Beach. Flagler Broadcasting registered Beach1055.com on 10/24 and a Facebook page is already live for the new station. Original Report 10/24: David Mitchell’s Air Augustine has sold 105.5 WALE St. Augustine Beach, FL just months after acquiring the station and weeks after launching a new format. In June, Air Augustine purchas...[Read More]

Whale Watching In Saint Augustine

Air Augustine has closed on its purchase of Hot AC 105.5 WYRE-FM St. Augustine, FL and has quickly flipped it to Adult Rock “105.5 The Whale“. The station is promoting “St. Augustine’s Quality Rock From The 70s To Now” and that it will be fully live and local. The ownership group behind Air Augustine is full of prior radio experience. The new ownership group is made up of three people with radio experience. David Mitchell will serve as President of the Company with a 55% share. Mitchell is based in the Charlottesville, VA region where he once owned 107.5 WUMX (Now News/Talk WCHV-FM). Joseph Riley, owner of four stations in the Albany, NY area holds a 30% stake. Former 98.7 KLUV Dallas Program Director Peter Zolnowski has 15% of the company.

WYRE-FM St. Augustine Sold

Steve Kingston’s Cortana Media has sold Hot AC 105.5 WYRE-FM St. Augustine to Air Augustine for $700,000. The new ownership group is made up of three people with radio experience. David Mitchell will serve as President of the Company with a 55% share. Mitchell is based in the Charlottesville, VA region where he once owned 107.5 WUMX (Now News/Talk WCHV-FM). Joseph Riley, owner of four stations in the Albany, NY area holds a 30% stake. Former 98.7 KLUV Dallas Program Director Peter Zolnowski has 15% of the company. Kingston, best know for his long programming career at stations including “Z100” WHTZ and “92.3 K-Rock” WXRK New York, retains majority ownership in AAA 103.1 WRNR-FM Grasonville, MD.