106.3 Des Moines

Tamo Sein Adds Middays At Alt 104.9 St. Louis & 106.3 Des Moines

IHeartMedia has announced that Tamo Sein will take the 12-3pm slot at “Alt 104.9” KLLT Columbia IL/St. Louis and “Alt 106.3” KDXA Ankeny/Des Moines IA. Sein will continue to serve as APD/MD/Midday Host at “106.5 The End” WEND Charlotte NC. She joined WEND in November 2017 from iHeart’s just sold Richmond VA cluster where she was Music Director and afternoon host at Alternative “XL 102.1” WRXL and worked for current iHeartMedia’s St. Louis Region Director of Alternative Rock Programming Dustin Fletcher. iHeartMedia announced today that Tamo has been named Midday Personality for ALT 104.9, St. Louis’ Alternative Rock station, and ALT 106.3, Des Moines’ Alternative Rock station, effective immediately. iHeartMedia St. Louis and iHeartMedia ...[Read More]

Woody Show Adds Alt 106.3 Des Moines; More Affiliates On The Way

The syndicated Woody Show adds its fifth market as iHeartMedia Alternative “Alt 106.3” KDXN Akeney/Des Moines IA picks up the show for mornings starting Monday, December 11. Based at iHeart’s “Alt 98.7” KYSR Los Angeles, the show currently airs in Albuquerque, Portland, and St. Louis in addition to Des Moines. Host Jeff ‘Woody’ Fife recently tweeted that “close to ten” additional stations will add the show after the holidays. There are close to 10 new stations going #ALLIN with The Woody Show right after the holidays! Announcements soon! #YouKNOW ?? — Woody (@987Woody) November 26, 2017 iHeartMedia Des Moines announced today the debut of The Woody Show, effective December 11, 2017 on ALT 106.3, Des Moines’ Alternative Rock. The to...[Read More]

Alex Mac Joins Alt 106.3 Des Moines & Alt 104.9 St. Louis

iHeartMedia Alternative “XL 102” 102.1 WRXL Richmond VA night jock Alex Mac is heading west to join a pair of sister stations. Mac will be based in Des Moines where he will serve as Music Director and afternoon host for “Alt 106.3” KDXA Ankeny and will also add nights at “Alt 104.9” KLLT Columbia IL/St. Louis. He will be reunited with former WRXL Program Director Dustin Fletcher who now serves as PD of both stations as Director of Alternative Rock Programming for the St. Louis Region. Alex Mac will take over afternoons and the role of Music Director for iHeartMedia’s ALT 106.3/Des Moines, as well as Evening Personality for ALT 104.9/St. Louis, effective October 30. Mac will broadcast from 2 – 7p.m. on ALT 106.3 in Des Moines and 7 p.m.-midnig...[Read More]

Mike Killabrew Named SVP/Programming For iHeart Indianapolis

iHeartMedia is transferring Mike Killabrew from Des Moines to Indianapolis to serve as SVP/Programming of Classic Rock “Q95” 94.7 WFBQ, Country “Big 98.3” WUBG, Alternative “Alt 103.3” WOLT, and Sports “Fox Sports 97.5” 1260 WNDE. He will also serve as PD of WFBQ and WOLT. Killabrew had been working as PD of sister Alternative “Alt 106.3” KDXA and Sports 1460 KXNO Des Moines for the past two years. He previously programmed and hosted afternoons at Active Rock “98 Rock” 97.9 WXTB Tampa and worked at “Zeta 94.9” WZTA Miami, “93X” WMFS Memphis and “620 The Sports Animal” WDAE Tampa. Killabrew succeeds Rob Cressman, who exited in January to join Hubbard Radio as PD of “97.1 The Dri...[Read More]

Clear Channel Flips Two In Des Moines

The end of the Christmas holiday has led to the relocating of two formats with new names in greater Des Moines. The Alternative format that had been on “New Rock 105.1” KCCQ Ames has relocated to 106.3 KPTL Ankeny as “Alt 106.3“. Meanwhile the Hot AC format “Capital 106.3” that had been heard on KPTL prior to its shift to Christmas music has relaunched on KCCQ as “Now 105.1“. The shift moves the Alternative format to the station with the better signal in Des Moines proper. 106.3 operates with 25kW at 100 meters just north of Des Moines proper, while 105.1 operates with the same power and height but from just outside Ames, while rimshotting Des Moines. Listen to KCCQ become Now 105.1 and KPTL become Alt 106.3 at FormatChange.com. In the Nielse...[Read More]