Four months after launching an FM signal and relaunching as “Magic 94.1“, Townsquare Media Urban AC 1410 WNWZ/94.1 W231DD Grand Rapids has moved its translator to 104.9. The new 104.9 W285FO signal allows the translator to upgrade from 88w/138m to 250 watts improving its coverage of the market. The station jumped from a 0.0 share in the Spring 2016 Nielsen Audio ratings to a 0.8 in the Summer book following the launch of the FM signal in June.
Townsquare Media Urban AC “1410 The Touch” WNWZ/95.7 WLHT-HD2 Grand Rapids MI has launched its FM translator 94.1 W231DD Big Rapids and relaunched as “Magic 94.1“. The revamped station is dropping Westwood One’s “Touch” network for locally originated programming. Former WGPR Detroit Production Director Ed Spillers aka Lee Stevens is serving as Brand Manager/Afternoon host.
Townsquare Media Comedy “Funny 1410” WNWZ Grand Rapids will switch to Urban AC “1410 The Touch” on Monday, August 5. The station will utilize programming from Cumulus Media Networks’ Touch network. Station GM Russ Hines tells MLive.com that the station hopes to add local programming as advertiser support increases. The Comedy format’s ratings were unlisted in the Spring Arbitron ratings. The new format will place the station in direct competition with “GR 94.9” 1530 WYGR/94.9 W235BN
Update 12/6: Sinclair’s 95.5 K238AF Santa Rosa, CA made the flip to Comedy as “Funny 95.5” today. Update 11/24: Astral has announced that CKSL London will become “Funny 1410” on January 1. Additionally they have registered domains that line up with many of their other AM music stations in Canada: Funny650.com for Standards 650 CISL Vancouver, BC Funny820.com for Country 820 CHAM Hamilton, ON Funny1010.com for News/Talk 1010 CFRB Toronto, which already carries the programming overnight. Funny1060.com for Classic Country 1060 CKMX Calgary, AB Funny1150.com for Oldies 1150 CKOC Hamilton, ON Funny1260.com for Sports “Team 1260” CFRN Edmonton, AB. We don’t expect all of these stations to flip to the Comedy format. It appears Astral is merely prote...[Read More]