106.7 Atlanta

Talk 106.7 Atlanta Revises Lineup

Cumulus Media’s Conservative Talk “Talk 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta GA has removed the last vestiges of its former News format as it fills out its weekday lineup. Joining for mornings is Shelley Winter. Winter hosted mornings at CBS Radio’s 1380 WAOK in the mid 2000s. Shannon Burke remains in place from 9am-12pm, while former CNN/HLN Law Enforcement Analyst Mike Brooks joins the station for 12-3pm. Kim ‘Kimmer’ Peterson moves from 12-3 to 3-6pm with Brian Joyce leaving the station. Joyce had been pulling double duty in addition at WYAY in addition to his midday slot at 102.3 WGOW-FM Chattanooga which he will continue to host. Westwood One’s Mark Levin, replays of Burke and Kimmer, Red Eye Radio, and Ben Shapiro’s new hour-long show at 5am...[Read More]

WYAY Atlanta Rebrands As Talk 106.7

As we first reported in our 1/5 Domain Insight, Cumulus media has relaunched Talk “Newsradio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta GA as “Talk 106.7“. The move follows the elimination of the station’s final News block in morning drive hosted by Rob Stadler and Cheryl White at the end of 2017. Fill-in talk hosts have been heard in that daypart since. The changed marked the end of the last vestiges of the former All-News format the station debuted in 2012. WYAY began adding talk shows in place of some of the news blocks in May 2014 with a rebranding from “All News 106.7” to “Newsradio 106.7“. Its 1.7 share in its final monthly with News was nearly identical to the 1.6 share the station held in the Holiday 2017 ratings with Talk, albeit with a m...[Read More]

Rob Stadler Named New Morning Host At WYAY Atlanta

Following the dismissal of Steve McCoy in October for recycling an old Donald Trump interview as new, Cumulus News/Talk “NewsRadio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta GA has named Rob Stadler as the new Executive Producer and Host of the station’s morning news block. Stadler is well known in the Atlanta market for his nearly three decade run as News Director at Entercom Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR. Cumulus Media Atlanta announces that Rob Stadler will join News Radio 106.7/WYAY-FM as Executive Producer and host of The Morning News. Stadler will make his inaugural appearance for News Radio 106.7 as host for the “Making Miracles Marathon” on Friday, December 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. He debuts as host of The Morning News the following Wednesday, December 16, from 6:...[Read More]

Cumulus Fires Atlanta Morning Host For Recycling Trump Interview

Cumulus News/Talk “Newsradio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville, GA/Atlanta has dismissed morning co-host Steve McCoy one day after suspending him for “recycling” an old Donald Trump interview and passing it off as new. On Tuesday McCoy aired an interview with Trump that he told listeners was recorded on Monday. After Trump staffers indicated no interview took place, McCoy admitted that he used an old interview. Cumulus originally suspended McCoy over the incident but has now turned around and let the host go. McCoy joined WYAY as morning co-host in March following a long career in the market dating to 1981 that included 17 years hosting mornings at Hot AC “Star 94” WSTR with Vikki Locke and then two and a half more years with her at AC “B98.5” WSB-FM. ...[Read More]

New PD For Newsradio 106.7 Atlanta

Cumulus Media has hired Greg Tantum as the new Program Director for News/Talk “Newsradio 106.7” WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta. Tantum joins WYAY from NBC News Radio in Washington where he served as Executive Editor. He has over 30 years experience programming News and Talk formatted stations including stops at WCAU Philadelphia, KFWB Los Angeles, KGO San Francisco, and Washington Post Radio. Cumulus announces that Greg Tantum has been named Program Director of Newsradio 106.7/Atlanta. Tantum started his career as a reporter and anchor and for the past 30 years has successfully programmed spoken word stations in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was Executive Editor for NBC News Radio based in Washington, D.C. John Dic...[Read More]

WYAY Relaunches As NewsRadio 106.7

Cumulus’ “All News 106.7” WYAY Atlanta is shifting to News/Talk today. The move coincides with the debut today of Michael Graham’s late-morning show. Graham, who was previously announced to host a 9am-12pm talk show will see his start time extended to 8:30am. The News content will drop from 21 hours per day to just 7.5. News blocks will continue from 5-8:30am and 3-7pm. Kim ‘Kimmer’ Peterson will remain in the 12-3pm slot and a local talk host to be named later will be heard from 7-10pm on nights that the station does not carry Atlanta Braves baseball. Cumulus Media’s syndicated John Batchelor will be heard from 10pm-1am and Red Eye Radio overnights. WYAY flipped from Classic Hits to News in May 2012 and much like most All-News launches has taken t...[Read More]

Michael Graham Joins All News 106.7 Atlanta

Update 4/18: Cumulus has confirmed what we assumed. Michael Graham will join “All News 106.7” WYAY for a 9am to 12pm daily talk show. No start date has been announced. Cumulus Media announces that talk radio personality Michael Graham will host a new radio talk show on WYAY, Atlanta “All News 106.7”. The show will air weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Graham moves to Atlanta from Boston, where he hosted shows on the New England Talk Network and on the BostonHeraldRadio.com, and was a columnist for the Boston Herald. Graham has spent most of his life in front of a microphone, starting his career in college as a stand-up comic and spending six years on the national circuit performing with stars including Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy and Robin Williams. He then worked as a GOP...[Read More]

All News 106.7 Atlanta Adds Kimmer & Braves

Cumulus’ “All News 106.7” WYAY Atlanta is moving in a slightly more full service direction. Longtime Atlanta market talker Kim ‘Kimmer’ Peterson will join the station on Monday, November 4 to host a 12-3pm midday talk show. Peterson has been out of radio since leaving afternoons at Clear Channel’s 640 WGST in 2006. Meanwhile as part of a long-term contract renewal between Dickey Broadcasting’s “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN and the Atlanta Braves, Cumulus will move its simulcast of the game broadcasts from “Rock 100.5” WNNX to 106.7. Announcers Don Sutton and Jim Powell also have re-upped for multiple years. WYAY flipped from Classic Hits to News in April 2012 and has been slowly climbing in the ratings ever since. It registered a ...[Read More]

FCC Report: WYAY Files Atlanta Move

Update 6/6: The FCC has dismissed WYAY’s applications to change city of license to Sandy Springs and to move to 106.5 at Cumulus’ request. Clear Channel had petitioned the FCC to dismiss the 106.5 application as well. Original Report 5/15: Cumulus has applied to move 106.7 WYAY Gainesville/Atlanta into Atlanta proper. With an application pending to change its city of license to Sandy Springs, Cumulus has applied to shift the station’s transmitter to Atlanta and a frequency adjustment to 106.5. The station would operate with 100kW at 299 meters with directional lobes to the northeast and southwest. The move will necessitate a frequency shift at Cumulus’ 106.5 WSKZ Chattanooga where an application is forthcoming and Clear Channel’s 106.3 WQBZ Fort Valley/Macon w...[Read More]

All News 106.7 Atlanta Debuts

Update 5/29: WYAY made the long awaited move to News at 5am this morning. Anchors Andy Rose and Michelle Wright kicked off the station. Content includes ABC News at the top & bottom of the hour. Sports reports are branded from “680 The Fan” WCNN and weather from “Fox 5” WAGA-TV. Listen to the launch of All News 106.7 at FormatChange.com. Update 5/21: Cumulus announced today that “All News 106.7” will debut on Tuesday, May 29 at 5am. Original Report 4/27: Cumulus Media will flip “Atlanta’s Greatest Hits” 106.7 WYAY to All News in Mid-May. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports via statement from Cumulus’ John Dickey that the station will attempt to attract a broader audience than most older male targeted News stations with a m...[Read More]

Cumulus Planning All-News In Atlanta, LA & Minneapolis?

Update 4/27: Cumulus officially announces 106.7 WYAY Atlanta will flip to All-News in Mid-May. Update 4/9: A few more domains registered over the weekend clarify the story a bit. More domains were added with AllNews prefixes for 680, 1230, 1340, 93.7, 100.5, and 101.5. Pair those with the previous 98.9, 99.7, and 106.7 and you have every station operated by Cumulus or Dickey Broadcasting in Atlanta with the exception of 97.9. This could be Cumulus trying to mask the potential destination of the News station in the market or simply playing games with us. These additional domains should have no effect on the registrations for 95.5 Los Angeles and 105.7 Minneapolis. We were also reminded that Cumulus is in the process of launching an in-house Traffic service with Radiate Media. John Dickey ha...[Read More]

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