iHeartMedia’s Premiere Networks continues to roll-out the syndicated Woody Show to Alternative stations within the company. After announcing the addition of affiliates in Bakersfield and Des Moines last week, Premiere has now announced the additions of “Alt 106.7” WDTW-FM Detroit, “Alt 103.3” WOLT Indianapolis and “Alt 107.3” KTHR Wichita. KTHR debuted the program this past Monday, December 8 while WDTW-FM will begin carrying the program on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. iHeartMedia’s ALT 106.7, Detroit’s New Alternative, announced today the debut of The Woody Show, effective January 3, 2018. The top-rated morning show will broadcast Monday through Friday, 6 – 10 a.m. ET. The Woody Show is highly-interactive, socially-engaging appointment radio....[Read More]
As we first reported earlier in the day, iHeartMedia flipped Variety Hits “106.7 The D” WDTW-FM Detroit to Alternative on Monday evening. “Detroit’s New Alternative” launched at 9:24 this evening with 10,000 songs commercial-free. The new launch gives Detroit its first US based Alternative station since “105.1 The Edge” flipped to Rhythmic Oldies in 1999. Bell Media’s “89X” 88.7 CIMX Windsor ON has mostly served as the de-facto Alternative outlet in Detroit since its launch in 1991, however that station closed its Detroit sales office in March along with letting much of much of its airstaff go. WDTW-FM had segued from Rock to Variety Hits over Memorial Day Weekend. Since then the station has dropped from the 2.7 share it held in the April 2017 Niel...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Rock “106.7 The D” WDTW-FM Detroit has flipped to Variety Hits while retaining its previous name. Now positioned as “We Play Anything”, the flip returns the Variety Hits format to Detroit for the first time since Cumulus flipped “93.1 Doug-FM” WDRQ to Country in December 2013. Morning host Alan Cox, who had been doing his show from Rock 100.7 WMMS Cleveland, has been dropped with the format change. WDTW-FM registered a 2.7 share in the April 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings placing it 18th overall in the market. The new format will position the stations closer to CBS Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC.
Clear Channel has flipped Rhythmic AC â€œ106.7 The Beatâ€ WDTW Detroit to 80?s based Classic Rock â€œ106.7 The Dâ€œ. The move positions the station in between Greater Mediaâ€™s Active Rock 101.1 WRIF and Classic Rock 94.7 WCSX. The demise of the previous format should give some breathing room to sister CHR â€œChannel 95.5â€ WKQI and Hot AC â€œFresh 100.3â€ WNIC as it eliminates overlap between the three. 106.7 ran a similar format from 2002 to 2006 as â€œ106.7 The Driveâ€œ. The new format is debuting jockless with 10,000 songs commercial free. The first hour of 106.7 The D consisted of: AC/DC â€“ For Those About To Rock Scorpions â€“ Rock You Like A Hurricane Motley Crue â€“ Dr. Feelgood Pink Floyd â€“ Another Brick In The Wall Rush â€“ Tom Sawyer Bon Jovi â€“ Livinâ€™ On A Prayer Judas...[Read More]
Earlier today CBS announced it has signed a five year extension to keep University of Michigan sports in its Detroit cluster. As part of the deal Wolverines football and men’s basketball will shift from Classic Hits 104.3 WOMC to News 950 WWJ. With less than four weeks to go before the start of the college football season, Michigan took its time to get the best deal. CBS may have had extra incentive to make sure they kept the rights to UM’s sports. Both Greater Media and Clear Channel may have used the Wolverines to launch a direct FM competitor to CBS’ 97.1 The Ticket. Greater Media AC “Magic 105.1” WMGC PD Brian Figula registered Sports1051.com this past Saturday. Clear Channel registered 1067TheBrew.com for a possible shift to Rock in early July, while rumo...[Read More]