Max Media has completed its evolution of “Flo 107.1” KFCO Bennett/Denver CO from Classic Hip-Hop to Rhythmic CHR. The move pivots KFCO directly up against Entercom’s “KS 107.5” KQKS as the station added KS 107.5’s longtime morning show hosted by Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J last month. In the May 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings prior to the morning show change, KFCO registered a 0.8 share while KQKS was at a 3.8 share. Max Media Denver’s FLO 107.1 (KFCO) continues its year of exciting growth as it announced it has completed its evolution to a contemporary music position. “Over the past several months, FLO 107.1 has been spinning the top 10 rhythmic charting songs each week,” states Jeff Norman, President/General Manager, “now while listeners will n...[Read More]
Max Media Urban “Flo 107.1” KFCO Bennett/Denver has announced the addition of Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J for mornings. The duo co-hosted mornings together at Rhythmic CHR “KS 107.5” KQKS from 2001 until their exit in March 2017. Their former partner Kendall B now does mornings at Max Media Rhythmic AC “Jammin 101.5” KJHM Watkins. The show will air from 5-10am on KFCO and then re-air in afternoons on KJHM starting Monday, June 4. The duo had been hosting an online morning show for a local marijuana dispensary chain. With the addition of Larry and Kathie J, current morning host Nina Blanco will join incumbent Slim in afternoons. DJ Bedz will remain in middays and recently promoted Assistant Program Director A-Rich stays in nights. Max Media Denver is beyo...[Read More]
Max Media Rhythmic “Flo 107.1” KFCO Bennett/Denver CO has named Nina Blanco as host of the “The Mile High Morning Show” starting Monday, November 13. Blanco had been hosting weekends at KFCO since relocating to Denver from St. Louis earlier this year. The Chicago area native previously hosted nights at Max Media CHR 101.5 WCIL-FM Carbondale IL and nights and mornings at Emmis CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis. Blanco stated “This show is a dedication to all things Denver. I want to highlight the local love I’ve already seen during the past few months in my new hometown. I’m looking forward to waking up with you, Denver!” Previous morning host Lucas moves to weekends.
Max Media has swiftly rebranded Classic Hip-Hop “Fly 107.1” KXDE Bennett/Denver as “FLO 107.1“. As these quick changes are normally associated with trademark infringement, did SiriusXM’s Classic Hip-Hop webcaster “SiriusXM Fly” lead to the rebranding? That company has “SiriusXM Fly” trademarked, but not “Fly” by itself. At least two terrestrial stations predate SiriusXM in using the moniker; Pamal CHR “Fly 92” WFLY Albany, NY and Alpha Media Variety Hits “Fly 92.9” WGTZ Dayton. Original Report 12/24: Max Media has flipped Classic Alternative “107X” 107.1 KXDE Bennett/Denver to the format du-jour of the season as it becomes Classic Hip-Hop “Fly 107.1“. The station is running com...[Read More]
For the second time the Jack-FM brand has exited Denver as Max Media flips 107.1 KDHT Bennett, CO to Classic Alternative “107X“. Telling Westword that the station is “a wedge directly between KTCL and KBPI,” Program Director Brian DeGrasse states, “Jack FM just wasn’t doing it for us. We did a little market research and the programming people who work here in the building decided to form a station that plays classic alternative.” The station is focusing its playlist on songs from 1990 through 2010. Launching jockless with 5000 songs commercial-free through April 7, KDHT intends to utilize a service to allow all of the music to be selected by the listener. Former 106.7 KBPI afternoon host Greg ‘Uncle Nasty’ Stone, who joined Jack-FM last...[Read More]
It’s beginning to look and feel like that time of the year. The time when radio stations use the Christmas holiday and beginning of the new year to launch new formats. Completed Changes 1/3: Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting closed on its purchase of Classic Rock 94.1 WSOS-FM and Country “100.7 The Bull” WMUV Jacksonville and flipped both to Christian AC “The Promise“. 1/2: Townsquare Classic Hits “Oldiez 96” WODZ-FM Utica, NY relaunches as “96.1 The Eagle“. 1/2: Cumulus Rhythmic CHR “Power 92.3” WZPW Peoria rebrands as “Peoria’s 92.3“. 1/1: Volusia Broadcasting flipped Oldies 1340 WROD/104.7 W284AV Daytona Beach to Classic Rock “The Rock of Daytona“. 1/1: 920 KKLS/104.7 K284BA Rapid City, SD flips to 80s ...[Read More]
After stunting all weekend as marijuana-themed “Pot 107.1“, Max Media’s former Dance KDHT Bennett/Denver has relaunched as Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM“. The 3:00pm launch returns the Jack branding and format to the market three months after departing. The format had been heard on 105.5 KJAC Tinmath until that station flipped to a simulcast of sister Sports “ESPN 102.3” KDSP in September. Listen to the launch of “107.1 Jack-FM“ at FormatChange.com.
Max Media has dropped the Dance format at Denver rimshot “Hot 107.1” KDHT Bennett, CO. In its place its “Amendment 64 Radio” better known as “Pot 107.1“, celebrating Colorado legalization of marijuana. The format is the brainchild of Promotions expert Paige Nienaber, who for Max Media was responsible for stunts such as Stripper Radio “101.5 The Pole” in Denver and Chinese Hits “Kung Pao 100.5” in Norfolk. KDHT shifted from CHR to Dance in March, but has seen its ratings drop off after an early rise. It was down to a 0.6 share in the November monthly after being as high as 1.1 in September. Word is that there have been quite a few staffers let go from KDHT and sister Rhythmic Oldies “Jammin 101.5” KJHM today.
Max Media CHR “Hot 107.1” KDHT Bennett, CO/Denver shifted from Mainstream CHR to Dance at 6pm on Friday. The station’s airstaff explains the new format in this video. The station is running commercial free through this weekend. The first hour consisted of: Lady Gaga – Bad Romance Example f/ Ludacris – Changed The Way You Kiss Me Calvin Harris – Feel So Close Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music Flo Rida f/ Sia – Wild Ones Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat J. Cole f/ Trey Songz – Can’t Get Enough Sensato f/ Pitbull – Crazy People Rhianna – Don’t Stop the Music Chris Brown f/Benny Benassi – Beautiful People Enur f/ Natasja – Calabria 2008 INSTANT INSIGHT: While no...[Read More]
Update 2/7/08: After stunting all morning with songs featuring “One” in the title, KSYY flipped to CHR as “107 One-FM” at 1:00pm Mountain time. The station’s first hour featured: Usher – Yeah Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl Mary J. Blige – Just Fine Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption Rihanna – Hate That I Love You Justin Timberlake – LoveStoned Matchbox Twenty – How Far We’ve Come Jordin Sparks – Tattoo Kanye West – Stronger Kirk Franklin – This Is It Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie Lenny Kravitz – I’ll Be Waiting Original Post 2/6/08: With owner Denver Radio Corporation in bankruptcy protection, it isn’t to...[Read More]