106.1 Baltimore

Radio-One Launches Praise 106.1 Baltimore

W291BA Baltimore made the flip from CBS programmed “New Country 106.1” to Radio-One operated Gospel “Praise 106.1” today. The translator is still being fed by CBS’ 101.9 WLIF-HD2, which in turn could lead to future machinations between the two companies and Hope Christian Church of Marlton, NJ who owns W291BA and a number of other translators in the Baltimore area including two future move-ins that are both currently licensed to rebroadcast Radio-One stations. Original Report 4/9: Radio-One will assume operations of 106.1 W291BA Baltimore and launch Gospel “Praise 106.1” on the translator. W291BA is owned by Hope Christian Church of Marlton, NJ and is operated by CBS as “New Country 106.1” rebroadcasting 101.9 WLIF-HD2. As first reporte...[Read More]

New Country 106.1 Baltimore To Debut Friday

Update 10/24: CBS has announced that “New Country 106.1” will launch on Friday, October 25 at 12:00pm. The on-air lineup will feature hosts already working in the CBS Baltimore cluster. 101.9 WLIF afternoon host Fast Jimi Roberts will host mornings, 106.5 WWMX afternoon co-host Jenn Marino in middays, Steve Mann in afternoons, and Scott Davies at night. The press release follows: CBS RADIO Baltimore announced today the launch of a new local radio station, New Country on 106.1. The station will sign on the air on Friday, Oct. 25 at 12:00PM and feature today’s biggest country artists, including Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and many other current artists both new and established. New Country on 106.1 will be heard on-a...[Read More]

Translator Report 5/4

Looking back at the rest of the big translator moves from April. Hope Christian Church has been granted a CP for 106.1 W291BA Baltimore to the Television Hill towers where it will operate with 250 watts directionally. The signal will cover all of Baltimore proper and most of the northern and western suburbs of the city while protecting 106.1 WISX Philadelphia and 105.9 WMAL-FM Woodbridge, VA. Programming will come from CBS’ 105.7 WJZ-HD3. EMF’s 91.9 W220DM Parma, OH has been granted a move to 92.7 in downtown Cleveland with 250 watts pointing to the southeast. It will rebroadcast EMF’s K-Love or Air1 programming via an HD subchannel of Clear Channel’s 98.1 WKDD. Radio Power Inc. has applied to make the final move of 103.1 W276BH into Memphis where it will operate wi...[Read More]

Translator Report 3/14: More Translators In Baltimore & St. Louis

Hope Christian Church of Marlton, NJ’s partnership with CBS has already brought Modern Rock “HFS” back to life on 97.5 W248AO Baltimore. Two of Hope’s other Baltimore area translators are making moves to improve their signals in the market. 98.3 W252BR Edgemere, MD has applied to move from the southeastern side of Baltimore to the southwestern side near Ellicot City, MD where it would operate with a directional 250 watts to prevent interference to 98.5 WYCR York, PA. 98.3 will be fed via the currently non-existant HD4 subchannel of CBS’ 101.9 WLIF. Concurrently, 106.1 W291BA Baltimore has applied to move from 98.3’s intended destination to the Television Hill tower site used by many of the market’s FM’s and TV’s. That 250 watt signal fe...[Read More]

Translator Report 8/28

The Clear Channel/EMF bulk translator move to the IDS Center in Minneapolis has hit a few hitches. The planned moves of 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, 97.7 K249ED Albertville, 99.9 K260BA Coon Rapids, and 102.5 K273BH Fridley have been hit with informal objections to move by a Jeff Sibert. The move of 97.7 is also being objected by United Audio Corp., the owner of 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN. Northpine.com has more details on the move, including a part of history repeating itself. These petitions impacted Clear Channel’s frequency swap of 1130 KFAN and 100.3 KTLK earlier this month. A similar Clear Channel/EMF move in Baton Rouge is being protested as well. EMF has applied to upgrade 97.7 K249DV Baker, LA from 13 watts to 250 watts where it will simulcast Clear Channel’s 101.5 WYNK-HD2. Gu...[Read More]

Translator Report 7/21

The FCC has begun to clear its large backlog of pending translator applications in order to ensure some frequencies remain available for LPFM’s in their respective markets. Over 2000 translators applications were wiped out en masse. Among the markets where the translator applications will still be processed are Charlotte, Sacramento, San Antonio, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham, Nashville, Greensboro/Winston-Salem, Oklahoma City, and Memphis. This has no bearing on any existing translator on-air or with a construction permit in these given markets, but could result in a slow down of new move-ins. See the list of markets here. Elsewhere there was a ton of movement in the past 10 days, especially in the growing relationship between Clear Channel and EMF Broadcasting. A number of EMF owned tran...[Read More]