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Len Weiner Adds Programming Duties At WQAM Miami

With Ryan Maguire heading to Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle and Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle as Director of News & Programming, Entercom has consolidated the programming of both of its Miami Sports stations under Len Weiner. Weiner, who has programmed “790 The Ticket” WAXY Miami since 2014, will now add those duties at 560 WQAM. Weiner has been in Sports Radio since its infancy as a producer at WFAN New York. He later programmed 710 KMPC Los Angeles, 1000 WMVP Chicago, and ESPN Radio. He joined WAXY in 2014 from Genesis Communications where he was VP/Programming. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced Len Weiner as the new Program Director for 560 WQAM (WQAM-AM), Miami’s Sports Radio, effective im...[Read More]

Ryan Maguire Heads To KIRO AM/FM As Director of News & Programming

Ryan Maguire is departing the Program Director position at Entercom Sports 560 WQAM Miami to join Bonneville News/Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM Tacoma/Seattle and Sports “710 ESPN” KIRO Seattle as Director of News & Programming effective March 12. Maguire has been with WQAM since April 2015 after transferring from the same position at sister “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh. He has also programmed 610 KCSP Kansas City, 1250 WSSP Milwaukee, and 1050 WTKA Ann Arbor MI during his career. Starting March 12th, I will be taking over as Director of News and Programming at @KIRORadio in Seattle. @angelblas17 and myself are excited to become part of the community. Thank you to everyone from @560WQAM for letting me share in your successes over the last 3 years. pic.twitter.com/OTK0...[Read More]

Miami Dolphins Move To WQAM/WKIS

Following a six year run on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM, the NFL’s Miami Dolphins are moving their broadcasts to CBS Radio Sports 560 WQAM and Country “Kiss 99.9” WKIS for the upcoming season. The new long-term agreement will include all game broadcasts on both stations, while WQAM will feature expanded pre and postgame shows as well as “Dolphins Friday” team centric programming including interviews with players, coaches and executives. Additional marketing and cross-promotion will be heard on WKIS and sister Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM. Under previous Beasley ownership WQAM served as the Dolphins flagship station from 1997 through 2004 and again from 2007 through 2009. The Miami Dolphins and Miami’s Spor...[Read More]

CBS Cuts Hit Miami & Pittsburgh

The names of the people who have been cut from CBS Radio in the past week continue to make their way out. Sports 560 WQAM Miami has dropped Adam Kuperstein and former Miami Dolphin Channing Crowder from their 1-3pm show. Orlando “Big O” Alzugaray adds an additional hour to run 10am-2pm, Marc Hochman with Zach Krantz slides up an hour to run 2-6pm, while Alex Donno will host 6-10pm. PBRTV.com reports on some names let go in Pittsburgh. Morning co-host Jimmy Roach is out at Country “Y108” 107.9 WDSY. Hot AC “100.7 Star” WBZZ loses veteran midday host Scott Alexander and night host Lindsay. Update 7/15: More names from the CBS cuts: In Los Angeles, Freddy Snakeskin is out as PD/on-air at “ROQ Of The 80’s” KROQ-HD2 and “Jack Of All Tr...[Read More]

CBS Names New PDs For WQAM & KDKA-FM

CBS Radio has tapped two internal options to program Sports 560 WQAM Miami and “93.7 The Fan” KDKA-FM Pittsburgh. Ryan Maguire is transferring from KDKA-FM to WQAM beginning on May 4 replacing Andy King. Maguire joined KDKA-FM in 2012 where he will be replaced by Jim Graci. Graci is already in the building as Program Director of sister News/Talk 1020 KDKA and will just be adding “93.7 The Fan” to his duties. To assist, PJ Kumanchik will add Executive Producer duties at KDKA-FM to his News Director/Executive Producer position on the AM. Ryan Maguire has been named Program Director for Sports Radio 560 WQAM-AM, it was announced today by Rob Morris, Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO Miami. Maguire comes to the market from CBS RADIO Pittsburgh where he has been ser...[Read More]

CBS Beasley Deal Closes

Update 12/1: The swap between CBS and Beasley has closed with all the stations now under the management of their new ownership. No format changes have taken place at any of the stations. The companies have wasted no time in moving their new acquisitions to their corporate web platforms. All of the new CBS stations have moved over, while Beasley has moved their new Sports stations in Charlotte and Tampa over already. In a press statement, Dan Mason President/CEO of CBS Radio stated, “This transaction reinforces our strategy to concentrate on large market properties. We already have television duopolies in both Philadelphia and Miami, so these new stations will be a terrific complement to our existing local broadcasting portfolio, and a welcome addition to the overall CBS family.” Following ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 10/5: Translator On The Move Into Austin

Station Moves Beasley (Soon to be CBS) Sports 560 WQAM Miami has applied to relocate to the tower of Salem’s 1450 WOCN. The owners of the station’s tower site on Virginia Key notified WQAM and co-tenant 1360 WKAT earlier this year that their leases will not be renewed. At the new site where WQAM will join WKAT and WOCN it will drop its daytime power from its current 5kW to 4.1kW. Nighttime power will remain at 1kW. Cumulus AC “Sunny 97.5” WWSN Whitehall/Muskegon, MI applies to increase from 1.7kW at 130 meters to 3kW at 134.2 meters (Coverage Map). Charles Crawford applies for a major change for his CP for 95.9 in Sonora, TX. The station seeks to increase from a Class A to C3 in Cristoval where it will serve the San Angelo market with 25kW at 48 meters (Coverage Map...[Read More]

CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa

CBS Radio and Beasley Broadcasting have agreed to exchange 19 stations in four markets. CBS will acquire five stations from Beasley: Country 92.5 WXTU and Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia along with Sports 560 WQAM, Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW-FM, and Country “99.9 Kiss Country” WKIS in Miami. Heading to Beasley are fourteen stations including CBS’ entire Charlotte and Tampa clusters: CHR “Kiss 95.1” WNKS, Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG, Urban AC “V101.9” WBAV, Country “The New 103.7” WSOC, AC “K104.7” WKQC, Sports “610 The Fan” WFNZ, and Sports “CBS Sports Radio 1660” WBCN Charlotte, Spanish CHR “Maxima 92.5” WYUU, Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94...[Read More]

PD & Morning Host Depart Miami’s Ticket

The Miami Herald reports that a staff shakeup is taking place at Lincoln Financial Media Sports “790/104.3 The Ticket” WAXY South Miami/WAXY-FM Miramar, FL. Herald Sports Media columnist Barry Jackson reports that Ticket morning co-host Marc Hochman will depart the station when his contract expires at the end of the year, while telling friends he’s heading to afternoons at Beasley’s 560 WQAM. Hochman has co-hosted WAXY’s morning show with Jonathan Zaslow since April 2012 after spending nine years producing Dan Le Batard’s afternoon show. The impending departure of Hochman is indicated by Jackson as one of the reasons The Ticket dismissed Tod Castleberry as Program Director as he supposedly let an exclusive negotiating window in his Hochman’s contra...[Read More]

Neil Rogers Leaves WQAM Miami

Longtime Miami radio host Neil Rogers has announced that he will be leaving his midday position at 560 WQAM and become a consultant to the station. Rogers, who had been doing his show from his personal studio in Toronto had been off the air since being suspended in late-May for cursing out station GM Joe Bell. Rogers had been with WQAM since leaving crosstown WIOD in 1997.