1470 Salisbury/Ocean City

Dave Hovel Named iHeartMedia Salisbury/Ocean City SVP Programming

iHeartMedia has named Dave Hovel as Senior Vice President of Programming for its Salisbury/Ocean City MD cluster. Hovel joins iHeart from West Virginia Radio Corporation Classic Country “95.9 The Big Dawg” WICL Williamsport/Hagerstown MD where he served as PD/Morning Host. He previously hosted mornings on CBS’ “New Country 106.1” W291CI Baltimore, afternoons at iHeart’s 94.7 WDSD Dover DE, briefly served as OM for Renda Broadcasting’s Fort Myers FL stations and spent 24 years at Delmarva Broadcasting’s Country 103.7 WXCY Havre de Grace MD, where he eventually rose to PD. At iHeart Salisbury Hovel will oversee programming for CHR “Kiss 95.9” WKZP, Urban AC “Magic 98.9” WSBY, Country “Froggy 99.9” WWFG, AC &#...[Read More]

End Of 24/7 Comedy Leads To Flips Across The Country

The end of syndication distribution of the 24/7 Comedy network by Clear Channel has led to multiple format changes across the country. Tyler Media’s 1560 KEBC Del City/92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City has shifted to Sports as “The Franchise 2” utilizing NBC Sports Radio and expanding the brand of sister 107.7 KRXO. “Funny 1440” KFNY Riverside, CA is now more as the station shifts to News/Talk “IE 1440“. 1370 WJIP Ellenville, NY reverts to a simulcast of sister News/Talk 1450 WKIP Poughkeepsie. In Salisbury, MD, Clear Channel is moving the Sports “Fox Sports 1470” programming from 1470 WJDY to 960 WTGM. This returns the Sports format to the frequency it appeared on until the launch of 24/7 Comedy in 2012. 1470 WJDY is now airing Bloomberg Busin...[Read More]

Clear Channel Launches 12 Comedy Stations

Update 10/29: Clear Channel has flipped 12 stations to Comedy today running the 24/7 Comedy service. The new Comedy affiliates are: 1420 WACT Tuscaloosa AL (Was News/Talk simulcasting 105.9 WRTR) 800 KBFP Baskersfield CA (Was simulcasting Spanish Oldies “La Presciosa 105.3” KBFP-FM) 92.3 W222AF Atlanta GA (Was simulcasting “ESPN Deportes 640” WGST) 1460 WHAL Columbus GA (Was Sports “Fox Sports 1460“) 1280 WIBB Macon GA (Was Gospel “Hallelujah 1280“) 1470 KWSL Sioux City IA (Was Classic Country “The Whistle“) 1580 WWTF Lexington KY (Was Urban AC “Groovin 1580” WGVN) 1210 WLRO Baton Rouge LA (Was Gosepl “Hallelujah 1210“) 1470 WJDY Salisbury MD (Was Sports “Fox Sports 1470“) 1370 WJIP Ellenville N...[Read More]