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Immaculate Heart Radio Acquires Orlando Pair

Immaculate Heart Media has announced the acquisition of Sports “1080 The Team” WHOO Kissimmee and Brokered Christian 1190 WAMT Pine Castle/Orlando FL from Genesis Communications for $1.515 million. Immaculate Heart operates the Catholic “Relevant Radio” network, which will debut on one of the stations upon closing of the sale. Genesis will continue to own stations in Tampa and Melbourne FL following the deal, which 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 stations WAMT-AM and WHOO-AM, Orlando, Florida from Genesis Communications l, Inc. to Immaculate Heart Media Inc. The Seller, Genesis Communications I, Inc. is a Florida-based com...[Read More]

FCC Report 9/24: WHOO On The Move

[membership level="2,3"] AM Changes Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk Florida" 1080 WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL is amending its plans to move to the site of Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista and will now diplex with sister Christian 1190 WAMT Pine Castle Sky Lake. As part of the move WHOO will change city-of-license to Winter Park and drop from 19kW day/190W night to 6kW day/55w night. WHOO has been operating from the WAMT site under an STA with 1.5kW day/11w night since the land of its former five tower array was sold in 2015.

FCC Report 8/21: More Power For WHOO

Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk 1080" WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL applies to relocate to the tower site that Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista is planning to abandon with a power increase.

FCC AM Auction Complete

After six days of bidding, 5he FCC’s auction of 22 Construction Permits for new AM signals is now complete. Of the 22 stations available, only 10 received bids from the 17 qualified bidders over 34 rounds. The FCC gained $891,500 from the auction of the ten stations. With a $409,000 bid in the 32nd round, The Levine/Schwab Partnership gains 1500 in Culver City, CA. The Los Angeles market station will operate with 25kW daytime and 1kW nights. Their bid beat a competing attempt from Royce International, who had been attempting to get their former 1500 KRCK Burbank relicensed and built in Culver City since the mid-80’s. $409,000 also gives Alexander Communications a CP to relocate its 1300 WRCR Spring Valley to Ramapo with 10kW daytime and 1kW nights. Alexander beat out a competin...[Read More]

1040 Tampa & 1080 Orlando Relaunch Without ESPN

Update 10/1: Genesis has completed the revamps of its Orlando and Tampa Sports stations as they rebrand WHBO Tampa to “Sportstalk 1040 The Team” and WHOO Orlando to “Sportstalk 1080 The Team“. The new lineup at both stations features David Baumann in mornings from 6am to 9am. The syndicated Dan Patrick will gain clearance in both markets live from 9am to 12pm. Whitney Johnson follows from 12pm to 3pm. The two markets will split in afternoon drive as Charlie Bernstein hosts from 3pm to 7pm in Tampa, while Mike Tuck and Jerry O’Neill hold that shift in Orlando. Both stations, as reported earlier will then carry NBC Sports Radio programming from 7pm to 6am. On weekends, 1040 WHBO will mainly run Yahoo! Sports Radio, while 1080 WHOO uses shows from Sports Byline U...[Read More]

NBC Sports Radio Reveals Inaugural Affiliates

Launching on Tuesday, September 4, NBC Sports Radio has revealed the list of stations that will carry their programming. The network is launching with three programs that will air from 7pm to 5am Eastern along with sports updates around the clock. As of now, eight stations will air all three programs. They are: 1510 WWZN Boston 640 WMEN Miami 1040 WHBO Tampa 1080 WHOO Orlando 560 WNSR Nashville 560/87.7 WHBQ Memphis 1160 WODY Martinsville VA 103.9 WNTC Drakesboro KY Including those eight the Erik Kuselias show will clear 42 stations at launch. Amani Toomer and Eytan Shander, airing from 10pm to 1am will air on 65 stations, while Dan Schwartzman from 1am to 5am has 13 affiliates. Among the other notable stations carrying some of the longform programming are: Clear Channel’s “Fox...[Read More]