WPOP made the flip to News/Talk today billed as “News Radio 1410” utilizing some programs originating elsewhere in the region and syndication. The new lineup will feature Vinnie Penn from sister 960 WELI New Haven in mornings from 6-10am, the WRKO Boston based “Financial Exchange” hosted by Barry Armstrong from 10am-12pm, Bloomberg Radio from 12-3pm, Howie Carr from 3-6pm, Mark Levin 6-9pm, and American Now with Meghan McCain from 9pm-12am. The previous Fox Sports Radio programming will remain in overnights and weekends. INSTANT INSIGHT: Bloomberg from 12-3pm? Sure looks like a placeholder for someone else. How long until CBS’ 1080 WTIC announces Rush Limbaugh will no longer air on the station? Update 8/6: While no change has happened yet at 1410 WPOP, iHeartM...[Read More]
With “ESPN 97.9” WUCS debuting last month, Clear Channel will be flipping sister “ESPN Radio 1410” WPOP Hartford to Fox Sports Radio on Monday, March 5. The station will continue to air a local program “The Drive” with Paul Nanos along with sister “ESPN 1300” WAVZ New Haven. WPOP will run the remainder of the Fox Sports Radio lineup including Dan Patrick and Jim Rome. Clear Channel registered FSR1410.com, FoxSportsRadio1410.com, and 1410FoxSportsRadio.com for the station yesterday.
Update 1/27: “97.9 ESPN” launched at 6am today. Currently running the national ESPN Radio lineup in full, 97.9 will soon add a local afternoon show. The station gives ESPN an FM signal audible at its Bristol, CT headquarters. Update 1/25: 97.9 and 100.9 have both applied for licenses for their new tower locations and have begun testing at half power. The new 97.9, licensed to Windsor Locks CT transmits from downtown Hartford and will operate with 3.4kW from 443 feet. 100.9, formerly AAA WRNX, has been simulcasting with 97.9 since Halloween. It will now operate with 870 watts from 860 feet, approximately 13 miles north of Springfield. Original Report 12/6: As 97.9 WPKX prepares to make its move from Springfield, MA to Hartford, Clear Channel has registered a number of domains gi...[Read More]