Radio-One has announced the sale of Urban Talk/Smooth Jazz 1200 WCHB Taylor/Detroit MI to Crawford Broadcasting for an undisclosed price. WCHB will become Crawford’s fourth station in the Detroit market joining Christian Preaching “560 The Word” WRDT Monroe, Gospel 1340 WEXL Royal Oak/96.7 W244D Detroit, and Christian AC “103.5 The Light” WMUZ Detroit. Mildred Gaddis, who currently is heard live from 10am-1pm and replayed from 4-7pm on WCHB, will move to Radio-One Gospel “Praise 102.7” WPZR for middays. She will also provide news cut-ins on on Urban AC “105.9 Kiss-FM” WDMK Detroit. The syndicated Tom Joyner will continue to be heard on current WCHB simulcaster 99.9 W260CB Hamtramck/105.9 WDMK-HD2 Detroit. Radio One has agreed to sell 15...[Read More]
On top of today’s news of the FCC mandated shutdown of 104.7 W284BQ Detroit, a pair of other major translator moves have taken place. On Friday we reported on 101.5 W268AN Plainview, NY’s attempt to move towards New York City. That is all moot. Following an informal opposition from Townsquare Media’s “New Jersey 101.5” WKXW Trenton, NJ, Apple Community Broadcasting has withdrawn the application. Radio-One has completed its upgrade and move of 89.1 W206BI Hamtramck, MI to 99.9 in Detroit. The translator, which they acquired in December 2010 from Best Media for $120,000, has upgraded from 10 watts to 250. The translator is now simulcasting Talk 1200 WCHB.