Radio-One seeks to increase power for Gospel Joy 107.1" WJYD Circleville/Columbus OH.
Radio-One is purchasing Wilks Broadcasting’s two remaining Columbus, OH stations for $2 million. What were Sports “95.5 The Game” WZOH-FM Lancaster and Classic Country “K107.1” WHOK-FM Circleville will join a Radio-One cluster that includes Urban AC “Magic 106.3” WXMG London and Urban “Power 107.5” WCKX Columbus. Wilks sold their other Columbus station, Classic Rock “QFM 96” 96.3 WLVQ to Saga earlier this month. Radio-One began operating both stations at 12am this morning and begun making programming changes. The Urban AC programming of WXMG is now simulcasting on 95.5 in preparation of moving there completely as “Magic 95.5“. 107.1 WHOK-FM will flip to Gospel “Joy 107.1” on Monday, November 16 at 5:0...[Read More]
Update 4/1: Wilks has completed its Columbus restructuring. Country “K95” WHOK-FM has slid down to 107.1 where it has flipped to Classic Country “K95 at 107.1” keeping the former brand alive. 95.5 takes on the long expected Sports format as “95.5 The Game” utilizing the CBS Sports Radio network. Update 3/29: Add another possible brand for 95.5 as Wilks has added a registration for 955TheZone.com. Wilks has applied for new WZOH-FM call letters for the station. Meanwhile Scott “Torg” Torgerson, the former afternoon co-host at “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM has tweeted about his possible involvement with the new station. Fact: A new FM All Sports station is coming to Columbus very soon.Fact: The Torg is coming back on the air in Columbus soo...[Read More]
Update 4/1: Wilks has launched Sports “95.5 The Game” as “K95” moved to 107.1 with a flip to Classic Country. Update 3/4: Wilks has directly registered 955TheGameOnline.com for potential use on WHOK. Update 3/1: While Wilks has not yet made a move in Columbus, more signs point to an additional FM Sports outlet in the market. Dispatch Broadcasting, owners of Sports “97.1 The Fan” WBNS-FM and “ESPN 1460” WBNS has registered a bunch of blocking domains. 955TheTicket.com, 95TheTicket.com, 955TheTicketColumbus.com, SportsRadio955TheTicket.com, and TheTicketColumbus.com were registered on February 25 and all redirect to 97.1’s website. “K95.5” WHOK is Wilks’ other Country station in the market along with “Wink 107.1...[Read More]
Update 1/2: With the launch of CBS Sports Radio, Cumulus brings the format to a pair of former Rock stations. Modern Rock “100.1 The Buzz” KBBM Jefferson City/Columbia, MO gave way to “Sports Radio 100.1” at midnight following fifteen minutes of silence. In Fort Smith, AR Classic Rock “Rock 100.7” KLSZ was the victim. Following The Doors “The End”, the station gave way to “Sports Radio 100.7“. Original Report 12/21: CBS Sports Radio has revealed a list of stations that will be airing Jim Rome when he debuts on the network on January 2. While many of the affiliates are the CBS and Cumulus owned stations we expected to populate the affiliate list and others are former affiliates of his that will continue to run the show, there are a...[Read More]