107.9 Panama City

EMF Acquires WPFM Panama City

Powell Broadcasting has agreed to sell CHR “Hot 107.9” WPFM Panama City FL to Educational Media Foundation. Powell will retain its three other stations in the Panama City market: “Classic Rock 95.9” WRBA Springfield, “Kickin’ Country 103.5” WKNK Callaway, and Variety Hits “105.1 Bob-FM” WASJ Panama City Beach. The deal was brokered by Kalil & Co. This is to announce that a contract has been signed and an application is being filed with the FCC for the transfer of radio station WPFM-FM, Panama City, Florida from Powell Broadcasting, LLC to Educational Media Foundation. The Seller, Powell Broadcasting, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Powell Group and owns radio stations in Panama City, Florida and Sioux City, Iowa. The Buyer...[Read More]

A Hot Relaunch In Panama City

Update 3/16: As expected, WPFM has relaunched as Rhythmic CHR “Hot 107.9” at 5:05pm. The station had previously used the “Hot 107.9” moniker and Rhythmic format from 1998 to 2004 under the WLHR calls. Listen to the relaunch of Hot 107.9 at FormatChange.com. Original Report 2/9: Double O Radio CHR “107.9 PFM” WPFM Panama City, FL appears on the verge of relaunching just in time for Spring Break. Hot1079PC.com was registered by Envisionwise, the provider that manages the web properties for Double O as well as many other radio groups nationwide. WPFM has fallen well behind Magic Broadcasting’s “Island 106” 105.9 WILN for the CHR crown in the market. Perhaps a Rhythmic shift to position the station between WILN and Clear Channel’s mar...[Read More]