Gow Media Sports “SB Nation 1560” KGOW Houston will move its programming to Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna’s 94.1 K231CN Houston on October 1. The translator currently is programmed by Latino Broadcasting Corporation and carries Spanish Christian programming as “La Nueva 94.1” fed via iHeartMedia’s 99.1 KODA-HD3. The leasing of K231CN follows the transfer of their 104.5 translator to iHeartMedia last week. With the move to 94.1, the station will be rebranded as “SportsMap 94.1” as Gow plans to launch a Sports complement to its CultureMap.com at SportsMap.com. KGOW currently airs local programming from 10am to 4pm including longtime Houston host Charlie Pallilo from 11am-1pm and Sean Salisbury hosting a local hour from 3-4pm before his syndic...[Read More]
As we first indicated in last week’s Domain Insight, Gow Media’s Yahoo! Sports Radio will indeed relaunch as SB Nation Radio on August 1. Vox Media, which owns the SB Nation blog network, and Gow will partner to increase the audio production of the two companies as well through podcasts and new on-air programming. SB Nation talent such as Spencer Hall, Paul Flannery, Dan Rubenstein, Ariel Helwani and Thomas George and writers from the 300+ affiliate websites will play a role on the rebranded radio network. Gow Media owns the radio network, PodcastArena.com, as well as “YSR 1560” KGOW and “ESPN 97.5‘ KFNC in the Houston market.
Lineup changes are on deck at CBS’ 94.1 WIP-FM Philadelphia and 610 KILT Houston. After being off-air for the past two weeks while negotiating a new contract, afternoon co-host Glen Macnow has agreed to a new deal, but will not be returning to the afternoon show at WIP. Macnow will host a Saturday morning show with Ray Didinger while contributing to sister News 1060 KYW’s Reporters Roundtable and WIP/1210 WPHT’s pre and postgame coverage of the Philadelphia Phillies. Replacing Macnow in afternoons with Anthony Gargano will be Rob Ellis, who currently hosts the 6-10pm show on WIP-FM. Ellis’ night slot will be filled by Josh Innes. Innes, currently co-hosts afternoons at sister Sports 610 KILT Houston. Replacing Innes at KILT will be Sean Pendergast. Pendergast had be...[Read More]
Update 4:15pm: Gow has formally announced the acquisition of 97.5 KFNC for $5.05 Million. They will begin operating the station via LMA on September 1. Original Report 2:45pm: As Gow Communications prepares to acquire “ESPN 97.5” KFNC Houston from Cumulus, it has made lineup changes at its 1560 KGOW Houston and Yahoo! Sports Radio network. At KGOW the station has dropped its “1560 The Game” moniker for “Yahoo! Sports Radio 1560“. It will soon be launching a new 3-7pm afternoon show with KPRC-TV sportscaster Adam Clanton and comedian John Wessling, who currently hosts a weekend show for 97.5. That is tied into changes at the Yahoo! Sports network. Travis Rodgers, who had been in the afternoon shift on KGOW and the network moves to 1-4pm eastern replacing ...[Read More]
The Houston Chronicle reports that two Houston market stations have been sold. Gow Communications, owner of Sports “1560 The Game” KGOW and the Yahoo! Sports Radio Network has signed a letter of intent to acquire “ESPN 97.5” KFNC, while EMF Broadcasting will purchase AAA 103.7 KHJK. Both stations had been owned by Cumulus Media but were spun off into a trust run by Larry Patrick as part of a pre-packaged bankruptcy. The Chronicle states that Gow will continue to operate KFNC as an ESPN affiliate and attempt to make a run for the radio rights of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. 103.7 will flip to one of EMF’s Christian networks: AC “K-Love” or Christian CHR “Air-1“. The AR Licensing Trust also possesses two Kansas City stations; CHR R...[Read More]