Dismissals Win Radio Broacasting's License To Cover filed for 99.3 W257BW New Tripoli PA to complete its move to 94.3 in Potomac MD rebroadcasting 950 WCTN Potomac-Cabin John MD was dismissed due to interference objections filed by Historic Takoma's 94.3 WOWD-LP Takoma Park. WOWD-LP, in its objections, found multiple violations in W257BW's application including: omitting WOWD-LP from its application as an impacted station, being built with an unauthorized antenna, and failing to respond to any of its interference complaints.
Cox Media Group has flipped Alternative “X107.1” WTSH-FM Aragon/W296BB Jonesboro/Atlanta to Country. Positioned as “Your Georgia Country 106.1/107.1” the duo is simulcasting sister 106.1 WNGC-FM Arcade/Athens. The flip gives the Atlanta market its fourth Country station joining iHeartMedia’s “94.9 The Bull” WUBL and Cumulus’ duo of “Kicks 101.5” WKHX and “98.9 Nash Icon” W255CJ. WNGC will lose syndicated morning host Moby with the addition of the 107.1 simulcast. Walker moves from middays to mornings. “X107.1” had launched one year and one week ago as the second Alternative formatted station in the market when Cox began leasing the former Country “South 107” from Womens World Broadcasting. It fa...[Read More]
Cox Media Group Classic Rock “97.1 The River” WSRV and Alternative “X107.1” WTSH/W296BB has parted ways with Program Director Dave Clapper according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Clapper had been with Cox’s Atlanta stations since 2002 working his way up through promotions to afternoons at WSRV to programming it in 2012 and adding “X107.1” with its launch last year. The AJC reports that middayer Steve Craig will filled Clapper’s afternoon slot.
Translator Moves For the past several months we’ve watched Clear Channel take steps to move 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD down I-270 towards Washington, DC. Most recently it gained a Construction Permit to move to 104.9 licensed to Rockville with 250 watts at 112 meters. Now Clear Channel has applied for what will likely be the final move for the translator seeking to change city of license to Washington, DC itself on 104.7 with 75 watts at 229 meters rebroadcasting 101.1 WWDC-HD2. The directional signal will cover all of the District, and adjacent suburbs in Montgomery County, MD and Fairfax County, VA (Coverage Map). Woman’s World Broadcasting (LMA’d to Cox Media) Alternative “X107.1” W296BB Jonesboro, GA from the tower of 98.5 WSB-FM Atlanta to Stone Mountain w...[Read More]
Update 6/23: Cox launched “X107.1” at midnight bringing the second Alternative station to the market. Utilizing the same logo, positioning, and 10,000 songs in a row as sister “X107.3” that launched last week in Orlando, “X107.1” joins Clear Channel’s “Radio 105.7” WRDA Canton/96.7 WRDG Peachtree City in the format. WRDA debuted in March 2013 bringing the format back to Atlanta after the second demise of “99X” in August 2012. WRDA/WRDG registered a 2.6 share in the May 2014 Nielsen Audio PPM ratings, down from a 3.2 share in March Following the Orlando launch on Thursday, WRDA began utilizing the same “Atlanta’s New Alternative” positioning that WTSH/W296BB are displaying in their logo. Listen to the debut ...[Read More]
The Atlanta market has quietly gained a third Country station. Rome Radio Partners has signed on 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from the tower of Cox’ WSB-TV in downtown Atlanta. Operating with 250 watts at 293.4 meters the translator is rebroadcasting 98.5 WSB-HD3 covering Atlanta and its southern suburbs, with the HD subchannel simulcasting the programming of RRP’s “South 107” WTSH Aragon/Rome which already had a strong signal in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Rome Radio Partners Managing Partner Howard Toole told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that “I intend this to be an Atlanta station”. When paired with the translator, WTSH will cover the bulk of the Atlanta metro outside of suburban Gwinnett County. The move also brings former “Kicks 101.5&...[Read More]
Women’s World Broadcasting has filed a pair of applications to increase its profile in Atlanta following its recent purchase of 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from Life Radio Ministries for $15,000. The translator has applied to move into Atlanta proper where it would operate with a directional 250 watts. The translator will cover the southern half of Atlanta while rebroadcasting Cox’ 98.5 WSB-HD3. The second application will increase Women’s World’s Country “South 107” WTSH Aragon. The application to move to a new tower site will put the station’s 60dBu contour directly over the portions of Atlanta that W296BB will not cover. The app will see the station continue to operate at 100kW with a height increase from 158 to 287 meters. Entercom’s 96.3 ...[Read More]