Dickey Broadcasting Company has agreed to an $8,000 consent decree with the FCC over the issues connected to the transfer of control between Lew Dickey Sr. and the trust he created to hold the licenses of “680 The Fan” WCNN North Atlanta, “1230 The Sports X” WFOM Marietta, and “1340 The Fan 2” WIFN Atlanta GA. Dickey Sr. created the trust in 2000 with sons Lew Dickey Jr. and David Dickey named as co-trustees, but the next day without his sons knowledge transferred 90% of his equity in the company to the trust. In 2010, Dickey Sr. then divided the trust equally between his six children but failed to notify them until a week prior to his death in 2013.
Dickey Broadcasting Company Sports “1230/106.3 The Fan 2” WFOM/W292EV Marietta GA has rebranded as “The Sports X“. The move comes as WFOM increases its local talk output with the addition of ‘Hometeam’ Brandon Leak and former Georgia Tech quarterback Joe Hamilton from 9am-12pm and former “92.9 The Game” WZGC night host Mark Zinno for 2-5pm. Southern Sports Today’s regionally syndicated Chuck Oliver Show airs from 12-2pm and ESPN Radio programming runs in other dayparts. The Sports X is one of three Sports stations in Atlanta owned by Dickey Broadcasting Company along with “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN North Atlanta and “1340/103.7 The Fan 3” WIFN/W279CZ Atlanta. INSTANT INSIGHT: While Dickey Broadcasting filed for a nu...[Read More]
ESPN Radio will move to a new Atlanta home on August 17. Dickey Broadcasting’s “1230 The Fan 2” WFOM will become the new Atlanta home for ESPN’s talk and play-by-play programming replacing Lincoln Financial Media’s (soon to be Entercom’s) “790 The Zone” WQXI. Some ESPN programming will also be heard on Dickey’s “680/93.7 The Fan” WCNN/W229AG. WFOM had been carrying CBS Sports Radio network programming. No word on what will go to WQXI following the loss of ESPN.