Beasley Media flipped Spanish Sports “ESPN Deportes 770” WJBX North Fort Myers FL to News/Talk “WJBX News Talk” today. Positioned as “News, Talk & More”, WJBX is also being carried on 101.5 W268BH Bonita Springs and 104.3 W282BY Fort Myers. W268BH had been part of the Modern AC quadcast “The Link“, while W282BY had been rebroadcasting the ESPN Deportes programing. The lineup on WJBX includes This Morning America’s First News with Gordon Deal from 6-9am, Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade & Friends from 9am-12pm and John Gibson from 12-2pm, Dave Ramsey from 2-5pm, Tom Sullivan 5-8pm, Alan Colmes 8-11pm, and Biz Talk Radio in overnights. Today, Beasley Media Group’s South West Florida Market, covering Fort Myers, Naples and Marco I...[Read More]
Translator Sales University of Northwestern-St. Paul is selling a pair of translators to Beasley Media Group for $200,000. $150,000 is allocated towards 106.5 W293CK Clearwater, FL which will rebroadcast Business “Moneytalk 1010” WHFS Seffner/Tampa. $50,000 goes towards 104.3 W282BY Fort Myers, which will be used to rebroadcast “ESPN Deportes 770” WJBX North Fort Myers. iHeartMedia purchases 96.3 W242BF Springfield, FL from Way Media for $75,000. W242BF will be used to rebroadcast “Fox Sports 590” WDIZ Panama City. Zimmer Radio purchases the CP for 106.5 K293BW Columbia, MO from Radio Assist Ministry for $50,000. Zimmer lists 106.9 KTXY Jefferson City as the originating station. First Ventures Capital Partners sells 94.1 K231BM Poplar Bluff, MO to Eagle ...[Read More]
Beasley Sports “770 ESPN” WWCN North Fort Myers, FL will shift to the FM band on Thursday, June 20. The station will become “99.3 ESPN” displacing Active Rock “99X” WJBX. WWCN is currently heard on four translators to cover the Fort Myers/Naples market, but with some signal holes that the move will rectify. WWCN’s lineup currently consists of the national ESPN Radio lineup along with local afternoon show “Miller & Moulton” from 2-6pm. Concurrently, the Rock format of “99X” will merge with sister Hot Talk “96 K-Rock” WRXK Bonita Springs starting Monday, June 17 at 10:00am. WRKX will retain syndicated morning host Bubba The Love Sponge and afternoon hosts Stan & Haney while shifting to music. The station ...[Read More]
Update 10/12: As Beasley has begun operating the three translators reported below, it has agreed to purchase two more translators in the Fort Myers area from Reach Communications for $30,000. W243AR Lehigh Acres and W243BM Suncoast Estates are both located on 96.5 and will switch from rebroadcasting Reach’s 90.5 WREH to “ESPN 770” WWCN via 96.1 WRXK-HD2. Original Report 7/2: Beasley Broadcasting has purchased three translators in the Fort Myers area from Reach Communications for $150,000. 98.1 W251AL Fort Myers operates with 80 watts at 51.1 meters. 101.5 W268AH Bonita Springs runs with 10 watts at 208.9 meters. 105.1 W286AK Naples operates with 19 watts at 113.7 meters. All three will be used to rebroadcast Sports “770 ESPN Radio” WWCN via 96.1 WRXK-HD2.