Educational Media Foundation’s “K-Love” launched a new on-air lineup in January. The morning show hosted by Skip Mahaffey and Amy Baumann remains in place from 6-11am eastern/3-8am pacific. Afternoon host Scott Smith moves to middays to reteam with Kelli Caldwell in the 11am-4pm/8am-1pm slot replacing Mike Kankelfritz who left in November. Longtime San Diego morning host Jeff Detrow of “Jeff & Jer” fame has joined as co-host of the 4-9pm/1-6pm afternoon show. Detrow will be paired with former night host Randi Tyler, while Larry Wayne takes the 9pm-3am/6pm-12am slot. Detrow exited CBS Radio AC 96.5 KYXY San Diego last June ending a near 30 year run in mornings in the market. One Detrow’s former sidekicks has also found a new job as ‘Little̵...[Read More]
iHeartMedia continues its roll-out of the Woody Show amongst its Alternative stations with the addition of “Alt 105.7” WRDA Canton/Atlanta GA. The move comes following WRDA’s rebranding from “Radio 105.7” to “Alt 105.7” earlier this month. The Woody Show will debut on Wednesday, January 3. WRDA joins iHeartMedia “Alt” branded stations in Detroit, Indianapolis, and Wichita to recently add the show. With the addition of The Woody Show, current APD/Morning Host Wendy Rollins will move to middays. iHeartMedia’s ALT 105.7, Atlanta’s Rock Alternative, announced today the debut of The Woody Show, effective January 3, 2018. The top-rated morning show will broadcast Monday through Friday from 6 – 10 a.m. ET. The Woody Show is highly-intera...[Read More]
The invasion of the “Alt” branded radio stations continues as iHeartMedia has rebranded “Radio 105.7” WRDA Canton/Atlanta GA as “Alt 105.7“. Coming with new “Altanta’s Rock Alternative” and “A-L-T for A-T-L” positioners, the move is as an attempt to revitalize the format in what was once a strong Alternative market during the 1990s heyday of “99X” WNNX. WRDA ranked eighteenth in the market with a 1.8 share in the November Nielsen Audio ratings.
iHeartMedia Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Tampa has parted ways with Program Director/Midday Host Ty Bailey. Bailey had been with iHeartMedia since 2008 and previously worked at “Channel 104.3” WCHH Baltimore and “DC 101” WWDC-FM Washington DC before joining WXTB as PD and Morning Host in August 2012. She was also one of the most prolific voice trackers for the company’s Alternative, Classic Rock, and Rock stations including middays at “Radio 105.7” WRDA Atlanta. Rick Everett, who currently serves as North Florida Regional VP/Programming and Program Director of 101.1 WJRR Orlando will add the programming duties for WXTB. Creative Director Josh Jensen is currently holding the midday slot previously filled by Bailey.
Update 12:05pm: Alternative Rock officially returned to Atlanta a little after 12:00pm as Clear Channel formally launched “Radio 105.7“. With imaging/presentation similar in vein to sister “Radio 104.5” WRFF Philadelphia, the station is taking a broader approach to the format than recent attempts in the market. Former “Project 96.1” host Aly, who recently returned to Clear Channel at Classic Rock “101.3 The Brew” Grand Rapids was among the first voices heard on the station. She will regularly heard in mornings from 5-10am. The rest of the lineup will feature Roche from 10am-1pm, Jordin Silver from 1-4pm, Mike Jones 4-9pm, and Kevin from 9pm-1am. Listen to the debut of “Radio 105.7” at FormatChange.com. The first hour of “Rad...[Read More]
Update 8/29 7:30pm: Just after 7:00pm, 96.1 dropped its “Project” format and has begun stunting for an hour leading into the launch of “Power 96.1“. Update 8/29 5:30pm: 96.1 WKLS will flip to CHR as “Power 96.1“. Power961.com was registered earlier this week and currently features a full site for “Atlanta’s New Hit Music Station”. The site seems to indicate a more Mainstream CHR approach to what Clear Channel is currently doing on “Wild 105.7/96.7“. The current occupant of 96.1, Alternative “Project 9-6-1” which we expect to relocate to 105.3, is promoting what can best be described as “a sad announcement” at 7:20 Thursday morning. Update 8/9: Clear Channel has registered an additional four domains ei...[Read More]