Signal Media of Arkansas has flipped Urban Oldies “Heartbeat 106.7” KHLR Benton/Little Rock to Country “106.7 The Ride“. Debuting with 10,000 songs in a row, the new Country format gives competition to iHeartMedia’s combo of Country “KSSN 96” 95.7 KSSN and Classic Country “105.1 The Wolf” KMJX. KHLR’s now former format placed tenth in the Little Rock market with a 3.4 share in the Spring 2015 Nielsen Audio ratings. Signal Media also owns Classic Rock “The Point 94.1” KKPT and Sports “103.7 The Buzz” KABZ in the Little Rock market.
Update 7/19: Signal Media has closed on its purchase of 106.7 KHLR and flipped it to Rhythmic Oldies “Heartbeat 106.7” at 6pm tonight. The first hour consisted of: Chic – Good Times Prince & The Revolution – When Doves Cry George Benson – On Broadway Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life The Emotions – Best Of My Love Daryl Hall & John Oates – Maneater Lenny Kravitz – It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over Samantha Sang & Barry Gibb- Emotion Mary Jane Girls – In My House The Ohio Players – Fire Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Donna Summer – She Works Hard For The Money The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There The Trammps ...[Read More]
Over the past few weeks we’ve monitored Clear Channel prepare frequency shifts in many markets that will see stations spun-off. Now we add Little Rock to that list as The Arkansas Business Journal reports on Clear Channel’s plans to move the Classic Country format of “The Wolf” 106.7 KHKN to 105.1 KMJX, current Classic Rock “Magic 105.1“. 106.7, which is on the spinoff list, will become Variety Hits as “106.7 Tom-FM”, named after Tom Wood, a 27 year veteran of the market who will move from 105.1 to the new station. 105.1 has begun stunting with all Beatles in preparation of the flip to occur on March 3.