Following the retirement of Chris Kampmeier last month, iHeartMedia has appointed three new Program Directors in Orlando. CHR “XL 106.7” WXXL Program Director Brian Mack will add on duties for AC “Magic 107.7” WMGF. Mack will also take on the title of Vice President of Branding overseeing the marketing strategy for the company’s nine stations. Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Program Director Jack Bradshaw will add that role for Sports “96.9 The Game” 740 WYGM/96.9 W245CL. He takes those duties from new Regional VP/Programming Rick Everett. Everett will continue to program Rock 101.1 WJRR. Lastly at Urban “104.5 The Beat” W283AN, afternoon host Dwight ‘D-Strong’ Ricketts adds programming duties. iHeartMedia Orlando a...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has launched 96.9 W245CL Deltona, FL rebroadcasting Sports “740 The Game” WYGM Orlando via 101.1 WJRR-HD2. Now “96.9 The Game“, the 250 watt at 145 meter signal covers all of Orlando proper (Coverage Map). One of five Sports stations in the market, WYGM is now the second to add an FM translator. It features local programming from 6am to 12pm and 3-6pm daily and Fox Sports Radio programming in other dayparts.
Clear Channel has purchased two Orlando area translators from Reach Communications for $125,000. The two translators, which will both licensed to rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 101.1 WJRR, do not reach Orlando as currently licensed. 97.1 W246BT Clermont operates with 27 watts with coverage of Winter Garden 21 miles west of Orlando and 97.1 W246BO Deltona runs 13 watts from 21 miles northeast of the city. With a pair of new translator CP’s recently granted for 96.9 Orlando and 97.1 Kissimmee, it will take a frequency change to upgrade these signals in the market. WJRR-HD2 currently rebroadcasts Sports “740 The Game” WYGM, which could indicate what programming will come to the translators once Clear Channel assumes operation.
As we reported would happen on January 20, 740 WQTM Orlando has returned to Sports as “740 The Game” and new WYGM calls after 13 months as Spanish AC “La Preciosa”. The station is currently airing the Fox Sports Radio lineup 24/7, however Jim Rome will soon move over from cross town WHOO and Dan Sileo and The Shot Doctor will shift from sister WFLF. Why the name change? Last month WHOO rebranded as “1080 The Team” to block WYGM from returning to its prior image.
As part of its massive downsizing today, Clear Channel has announced major programming changes at a number of its large market sports stations as well as its Fox Sports Radio unit. In Los Angeles, Sports By Brooks reports that 570 KLAC’s programming will be merged into the national Fox Sports Radio. FSR middayers (9am to 12pm Eastern) Craig Shemon and James Washington will be replaced by Clear Channel’s Premiere Radio Networks taking over the distribution of The Content Factory’s Dan Patrick Show. KLAC night hosts Petros Papadakis and Matt Smith will replace Krystal Fernandez and Andrew Siciliano in the 7pm – 10pm Eastern slot. Two of KLAC’s afternoon co-hosts, Steve Hartman and Vic Jacobs will join Chris Myers in the 3pm-7pm Eastern slot on FSR. The third KLA...[Read More]
12/27 3:00pm – NRG’s “101.9 Lite-FM” KLTQ Lincoln/Omaha dropped AC for Variety Hits as “The Big O 101.9“. 12/26 – Albany, NY’s 98.3 WTRY has shifted from Oldies to what is best classified as Adult Hits or Gold AC as “My Music 98.3”. 12/26 6:00am – As we broke last week, Sacramento AC 92.5 KGBY relaunched as Hot AC “My 92.5“. 12/26 12:00am – The reshaping of Citadel’s New Orleans cluster continued as Country 106.7 KKND relaunched as “106.7 The Wolf”. In the past two weeks, 106.1 WMTI flipped from Standards to Oldies and 92.3 WDVW from Rhythmic AC to Hot AC “Mix 92.3”. 12/26 12:00am – Emmis’ Indianapolis shift is underway as WIBC made its move from 1070 to 93.1 at mid...[Read More]