Tony Lorino has exited his role as Program Director of Hot AC “Star 94.1” WSTR Smyrna/Atlanta after nearly three years Lorino joined WSTR in July 2015 from Entercom’s “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas City upon the company’s acquisition of the station. He also has served as APD of “99.1 The Mix” WMYX Milwaukee for Entercom and has worked in Des Moines and Fargo. NIA Broadcasting Urban Oldies 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/97.5 W248CA St. Petersburg FL has appointed Albie Dee as Program Director. Dee most recently served as Operations Manager for Adams Radio Group in Salisbury MD and is known for his long run in the Baltimore/Washington DC markets most famously at 95.5 WPGC and 102.7 WXYV. Gary Williams is stepping down as Program Director of Cox Media Group...[Read More]
Station Sales Neal Ardman’s NIA Broadcasting is purchasing Classic Hip-Hop 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/Tampa and Regional Mexican “96.1 La Mexicana” WTMP-FM Dade City FL from Tama Broadcasting bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage for $500,000. The stations had been in receivership since 2009. NIA began operating the stations via Time Brokerage Agreement on February 3. The sale of Liberal Talk 1510 WRRD Waukegan/Milwaukee has a price. Michael Crute’s New WRRD LLC. will pay Good Karma Broadcasting $760,000 for the AM daytimer. The Levine/Schwab Partnership that owns the CP for new Los Angeles AM 1500 KWIF Culver City are adjusting their ownership stakes based on the amount of capital they have each invested. William Schwab will increase his stake from 46% to 54%, while Howard Le...[Read More]
WestCoast Media has flipped Urban Oldies/Talk 1150 WTMP Egypt Lake/Tampa FL to Classic Hip-Hop “Boomin 1150“. With the change the station has dropped Reach Media’s syndicated Tom Joyner, DL Hughley and Al Sharpton shows. West Coast Media operates WTMP via LMA from Tama Broadcasting’s bankruptcy receiver Scott Savage. INSTANT INSIGHT: It wouldn’t surprise us to see Radio-One send a cease & desist on use of the “Boomin” name just as it did to Flinn Broadcasting’s 96.1 WIVG Memphis in January 2015.
WestCoast Media has announced it has acquired Spanish Tropical “La Bahia” 1150 WTMP Tampa from Davidson Media and will return the station to its heritage Urban AC programming via LMA on Thursday, May 1. The resurrected WTMP will carry the syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Rev. Al Sharpton, James Fortune and D.L. Hughley along with a local 10am-1pm program hosted by former WTMP PD/Host Larry Steele. Terms of the purchase have yet to be disclosed nor has the deal been filed with the FCC. WTMP will launch with a commercial free mix of old-school R&B, soul, funk and jazz until Monday, May 5. WTMP was the black voice of the Tampa community for 57 years until Davidson Media acquired it and sister 96.1 WTMP-FM Dade City out of bankruptcy in September 2011 and promptly flipp...[Read More]
Davidson Media has assumed control of Urban AC 1150 WTMP/96.1 WTMP-FM Tampa and shifted the station to Spanish Tropical “La Bahia“. Davidson is acquiring the stations from Scott Savage, the receiver for the bankrupt Tama Communications. Out with the change are the syndicated Tom Joyner and Michael Baisden shows. WTMP had been targeting Tampa’s black community for the past 57 years. TampaBay.com reports a local group is attempting to acquire or lease WTMP or another station in the Tampa/St. Petersburg market to target the audience.