Weeks after Townsquare Media flipped Sports “ESPN 105.3” WJLT Evansville IN to AC “My 105.3“, The Original Company has flipped a pair of its stations to fill the void. 106.7 WYFX Mount Vernon IN drops its simulcast of sister Classic Hits 107.1 WJPS Boonville to become “Fox Sports 106.7” and will be joined by former Classic Country 1590 WRCY Mount Vernon. Both stations will carry the national Fox Sports Radio lineup, but break away for different play-by-play. WYFX will carry Indiana Pacers basketball, Indianapolis Colts football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, Indiana University and Mater Dei high school games. WRCY carries Purdue University and Mount Vernon high school games.
Update 8/31: The Original Company will flip Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM” WEJK to “Classic Hits 107.1” when it begins operating the station on Monday, September 1. WEJK will fill the void created when Townsquare Media flipped 105.3 WJLT to Sports in July. Dave Westrich, who exited WJLT after the flip will join WEJK for afternoons. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the station will be jockless in all other dayparts for now, but feature hourly news updates from 6am to 12pm and at 4 and 5pm. Original Report 8/18: The station left out of the Midwest Communications purchase of South Central Communications deal earlier this summer has found a new owner. South Central subsidiary Boonville Broadcasting is selling Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM” WEJK Boonvi...[Read More]
Update 6/2: Midwest is paying $72 million for the nine South Central stations. Original Report 5/28: Midwest Communications is expanding to the South Central as it acquires South Central Communication’s 9 stations in three markets for an undisclosed price. As first reported this morning by Tom Taylor Now, the deal comes following the collapse of a long expected purchase of South Central’s stations by Summit Media. The purchase will expand Midwest beyond its existing footprint into Evansville, Knoxville, and Nashville. Joining Midwest are the following stations: Evansville: Country “93.5 The Wolf” WLFW, CHR “Hot 96” WSTO, AC 104.1 WIKY, and Classic Rock 107.5 WABX Update 5/29: The LMA of Variety Hits “107.1 Jack-FM” WEJK from South Central sub...[Read More]