As we first reported on Thursday, SummitMedia has pulled a three-way format flip in Birmingham. The big move is at 97.3 where Soft AC “Easy 97.3” WEZZ-FM Gardendale gives way to Hot AC “97.3 Play” WPYA. Launching with 10,000 songs commercial-free, the new format fills the music vacancy in the market between iHeartMedia CHR “103.7 The Q” WQEN and AC “Magic 96.5” WMJJ. To make way for the new Play, the “Easy” Soft AC format moves to 1320 WENN/102.1 W271BN Birmingham and Gospel 610 WAGG moves its FM rebroadcast from 102.1 to 100.1 W261BX. The changes all took place simultaneously at 3:00 this afternoon. Birmingham has a new radio station, 97.3 PLAY owned and operated by SummitMedia LLC. The music format, new to Birmingham, is known a...[Read More]
Summit Media has pulled the plug on Variety Hits “102.1 Y’all” 1320 WENN/102.1 W271BN Birmingham. The 102.1 translator is now rebroadcasting sister Gospel “Heaven 610” WAGG, while the 1320 signal is currently silent. The move puts WAGG on even FM ground with iHeartMedia’s “Hallelujah 105.1” WERC-HD2/W286BK. The Y’all format debuted on 97.3 WZNN in July 2013 as a placeholder following the demise of its previous Sports format. In November it moved to the 1320/102.1 duo following the launch of Soft AC “Easy 97.3“.
In a lesson on how to not feed a translator, the FCC enforcement bureau has issued a notice of violation to Elizabeth Gonzalez for her 93.7 K229BJ Hollywood Park TX. The translator is licensed to rebroadcast 92.1 KTNR Kenedy TX but was caught receiving its programming via an internet stream as opposed to KTNR over the air as its supposed to. Armada Media has purchased a trio of translator Construction Permits from Marc A. Lehmuth for $40,000. 92.9 K225BO Colby KS will rebroadcast 101.1 KFNF Oberlin KS, 93.7 K229CE Holyoke CO will rebroadcast 92.3 KSTH, and 106.1 K291BW North Platte NE will be used to simulcast News/Talk 1240 KODY. Clear Channel and Radio Assist Ministry are swapping a pair of translators CP’s. Clear Channel will receive the CP for 94.7 W234BW Parkersburg WV, while RA...[Read More]