With the move of the NFL’s Chargers from San Diego to Los Angeles, iHeartMedia News/Talk 640 KFI will serve as the flagship station for all of the team’s gameday broadcasts. Additional Chargers related programming will be heard on Sports 570 KLAC and Alternative “Alt 98.7” KYSR in the IHeart Los Angeles cluster. Lotus Communications Regional Mexican “La Mera Mera 980” KFWB will carry the Spanish language broadcasts. KFI, KLAC, and KYSR will provide ten hours of gameday coverage. A weekly Chargers program will be heard on KLAC, while other Chargers related content will be heard throughout the iHeartMedia Los Angeles cluster. The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed in principle to multi-year television and radio agreements that will make KABC-TV, iHeartMedia ...[Read More]
A year after being knocked off their perch by iHeartMedia CHR 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles, Hubbard News 103.5 WTOP Washington DC has reclaimed the spot as the nation’s top billing radio station in BIA/Kelsey’s annual report. WTOP and its suburban simulcasters had its revenue rise from $63.5 million in 2014 to $65 million in 2015 to regain the lead, while continuing to be the only station outside of the top three markets to appear in the top 10 list. WTOP has now been the top billing station for five out of the past six years. KIIS-FM’s slight drop from $65.9 million to $64.7 million placed it second, while iHeart CHR sister “Z100” WHTZ New York placed third at $48.4 million. Sports helped two of the biggest gainers as CBS’ WFAN New York rose from seventh t...[Read More]
iHeartMedia News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles has announced its new programming schedule following the exit of 10am-1pm host Bill Carroll. Gary Hoffmann and Shannon Farren will move from 1-3pm to 10am-2pm doubling the show’s length. The pair, who had been news anchors at the station, took over the 1-3pm show from Mark Thompson and Elizabeth Espinosa in October. Afternoon hosts John & Ken will move up an hour from 3-7pm to 2-6pm while night host Tim Conway Jr. adds the 6pm hour to his 7-10pm show. Morning host Bill Handel remains in place from 6-10am and Coast to Coast AM from 10pm-5am. Carroll announced last week that he was leaving Los Angeles to return home to Canada where he will continue as afternoon host at Corus Talk “AM 640” CFMJ Toronto, a show he had been doing ...[Read More]
iHeartMedia News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles has introduced “Gary & Shannon” to its schedule from 1-3pm weekdays. Morning news anchor Gary Hoffmann and afternoon news anchor Shannon Farren will pull double-duty at the station hosting the new show. The duo replace Mark Thompson (not the KSWD morning host) and Elizabeth Espinosa in that time slot as the pair and Assistant News Director Michael Clarke exit. Thompson will continue to make guest appearances on Tim Conway Jr.’s evening show. He and fellow former “Fox 11” KTTV reporter Espinosa joined KFI in February 2014 following Rush Limbaugh’s move to 1150 KEIB.
Former KTTV Los Angeles weatherman Mark Thompson and CNN Latino host Elizabeth Espinosa are joining Clear Channel Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles to fill the vacant 1-3pm timeslot. Thompson, not to be confused with the former 95.5 KLOS morning co-host with the same name, and Espinosa both worked together as reporters in the past at KTTV. The duo fill the schedule hole made when Rush Limbaugh moved to sister “1150 The Patriot” KEIB last month.
Update 1/2: 1150 KTLK Los Angeles has relaunched as “1150 The Patriot” with new KEIB call letters. The KTLK calls moved to 1130 KTCN Minneapolis. The new lineup at “The Patriot” has been finalized beyond the previously announced Glenn Beck from 6-9am, Limbaugh from 9am-12pm, and Hannity from 12-3pm. The remainder of the lineup will feature former KNBC-TV anchor Carlos Amezcua from 3-6pm, followed by some remnants from KTLK. Advice host Clark Howard from 6-10pm, NBC Sports Radio from 10pm-2am, and America In The Morning from 2-3am. Doc Thompson from Glenn Beck’s Blaze Radio Network will air from 3-6am. Update 1/1: 960 KNEW San Francisco has completed its revamp as “960 The Patriot“. Original Report 12/5: Clear Channel will shuffle the lineups of its...[Read More]
BIA/Kelsey has released its list of the Top 10 billing radio stations for 2011. Hubbard’s News 103.5 WTOP Washington, DC holds the number one spot for the second straight year as revenues rise from $57.2 to $64 Million. Clear Channel’s CHR 102.7 KIIS Los Angeles holds steady at number two with a rise from $43M to $57. Sister News/Talk 640 KFI Los Angeles rises from fourth to third with $48.1M. The addition of a 105.9 simulcast boosts CBS’ News 780 WBBM Chicago from seventh to fourth with $48M. CBS’ News 880 WCBS New York drops to fifth with $47.5M. The rest of the top 10 is rounded out by CHR 100.3 WHTZ New York’s $46M, Modern Rock 106.7 KROQ Los Angeles, News 1010 WINS New York, and AC 106.7 WLTW New York all at $42 Million and Sports 660 WFAN New York at $40...[Read More]