106.9 Jacksonville

iHeart Launches Rumba 106.9 Jacksonville

iHeartMedia has launched Spanish CHR “Rumba 106.9” W295AZ Jacksonville Beach/WQIK-HD2 Jacksonville FL at midnight tonight. The new format will replace Alternative “Project 106.9“, which had debuted in January 2016. The station will feature the syndicated Enrique Santos Show based at sister “Tu 94.9” WZTU Miami in mornings from 6-10am following its 10,000 songs commercial-free launch. W295AZ registered a 0.2 share in the December 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings with its commercial-free Alternative format and the Elliot In The Morning show designed to chip away at Cox Media Group’s “X102.9” WXXJ. With sister “Rumba 100” WRUM Orlando leading the market with a 12.1 share, iHeart is looking to partially duplicate that in the nearby Jacksonville market. We first re...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 5/20

Station Sales Logos Broadcasting Corporation is selling Christian AC “Life 89.3” KLFF San Luis Obispo CA to Family Life Broadcasting for $400,000. Family Life will convert KLFF to a satellite rebroadcaster of 88.5 KFLT-FM Tucson AZ along with eighteen other stations. Eduardo Zavala’s ZGS Communications sells Regional Mexican “La Ley 1550” WAMA Tampa FL to George and Esperanza Arroyo’s Q Broadcasting for $550,000. The Arroyo’s son Manuel previously purchased 107.7 W299CI Melbourne FL to move to Tampa to rebroadcast WAMA. GLG Media will convert their Time Brokerage Agreement of Christian Talk “1120 The Bridge” KTXW Manor/Austin TX to an outright purchase from Bustos Media for $1.75 million. GLG has operated KTXW since June 2014. Lee Reyno...[Read More]

iHeart Launches Jacksonville Project

Following the move on Friday of Active Rock “Planet Radio” to 97.3 W247CF, iHeartMedia launched Alternative “Project 106.9” on W295AZ Jacksonville Beach. Debuting at midnight, the new format will pair with “Planet” to attack Cox Media Alternative “X102.9” WXXJ. “DC 101” WWDC Washington DC based Elliot in the Morning will remain on 106.9.

Planet Moving In Jacksonville

iHeartMedia Active Rock “106.9 Planet Radio” W295AZ Jacksonville Beach/WKSL-HD2 Neptune Beach FL has announced it will move to 97.3 on Friday, January 22. 97.3 W247CF Orange Park will be the new home for the Active Rock programming. The Delmarva Educational Association owned translator is licensed to operate with 99 watts at 274 meters (Coverage Map), giving it a slight coverage edge over the 106.9 signal. As we reported earlier this week in our Daily Domains report, iHeart registered 973PlanetRadio.com for the station as well as two domains for a new format on 106.9. 97.3 will become the fourth frequency in the Jacksonville market to host the “Planet Radio” brand. The station launched on 93.3 WPLA in 1995 and remained there until it moved to 107.3 in 2005. After th...[Read More]

Planet Radio Returns To Jacksonville

Clear Channel has relaunched the “Planet Radio” Rock brand in Jacksonville. The new incarnation of the station comes via translator 106.9 W295AZ and 97.9 WNWW-HD2. The 99 watt translator had been rebroadcasting Clear Channel’s “Sportsradio 930” WFXJ. The Active Rocker is being branded as “Jacksonville’s Real Rock” and promoting being commercial free all summer long. “106.9 Planet Radio” is the third Jacksonville frequency to hold the Planet identity as it first aired on 93.3 from 1995 to 2005 and 107.3 from 2005 until August 2010. Listen to the relaunch of “Planet Radio” at FormatChange.com. When WPLA flipped to Classic Hits then it was one of three Rock stations in the market. Since the demise of 104.5 WFYV in April, ...[Read More]

Translator Report 11/6

It’s not every day that you see a full powered station traded for a translator. Cumulus and EMF Broadcasting made such a deal this week with Cumulus sending Oldies 102.3 WFVL-FM Lumberton, NC to EMF for 100.7 K264AS Mooringsport, LA. The translator, which serves the Shreveport market has a construction permit to move to downtown Shreveport with 250 watts. Following the FCC decision to force “104.7 The Oasis” W284BQ Detroit off the air until it can find a new frequency, Radio Power Inc. has applied to move the translator to 93.5 where it will operate with 99 watts. Radio Power has also purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. That translator has applied to move to downtown Detroit with 250 watts on 107.1. Both 935TheOasis.com and 1071TheOa...[Read More]