87.7 Memphis

Classic Hip-Hop Is Boomin In Memphis

Flinn has flipped Alternative “96X” WIVG Tunica, MS/Memphis to Classic Hip-Hop “Boomin 96“. The flip took place at 11pm on Sunday following an hour long loop of Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis”. The new format gives Flinn a gold-based flanker for Rhythmic “Hot 107.1” KXHT Marion, AR. The former Alternative format goes out following a 0.7 share in the November Nielsen Audio PPM Ratings despite its rimshot signal. 96.3 W242CF is currently off-the-air, while another of Flinn’s rimshots, 96.5 WWWN Holly Springs, MS has flipped from Variety Hits “The Phantom” to a simulcast of EMF’s Christian AC “K-Love” 94.9 WKVF Bartlett, TN with new WKIF call letters. Update 12/5: Another piece of the puzzle has fallen i...[Read More]

Franken-FM’s To Get Temporary Stay; Potentially Permanent One

The LPTV stations on Channel 6 that operate as radio stations on 87.7 have gotten a stay of execution from the FCC. The September 1, 2015 deadline that would’ve forced all of the remaining analog LPTV’s to convert to digital operation has been suspended indefinitely until a new date is decided upon in an upcoming rulemaking. In the proposed rulemaking, the so-called “Franken-FM’s” may be granted a way to continue operating after the television portion of its license goes digital. The FCC has opened a comment period asking “whether to allow LPTV stations on digital television channel 6 (82-88 MHz) to operate analog FM radio-type services on an ancillary or supplementary basis”. As the commission states, “a station has proposed using a single t...[Read More]

NBC Sports Radio Reveals Inaugural Affiliates

Launching on Tuesday, September 4, NBC Sports Radio has revealed the list of stations that will carry their programming. The network is launching with three programs that will air from 7pm to 5am Eastern along with sports updates around the clock. As of now, eight stations will air all three programs. They are: 1510 WWZN Boston 640 WMEN Miami 1040 WHBO Tampa 1080 WHOO Orlando 560 WNSR Nashville 560/87.7 WHBQ Memphis 1160 WODY Martinsville VA 103.9 WNTC Drakesboro KY Including those eight the Erik Kuselias show will clear 42 stations at launch. Amani Toomer and Eytan Shander, airing from 10pm to 1am will air on 65 stations, while Dan Schwartzman from 1am to 5am has 13 affiliates. Among the other notable stations carrying some of the longform programming are: Clear Channel’s “Fox...[Read More]

Sports 56 Memphis Adds FM/TV Simulcast

Flinn Broadcasting’s “Sports 56” WHBQ Memphis has simultaneously added an FM and TV simulcast as the station begins simulcasting on 87.7 WPGF-LP. The LPTV station had been rebroadcasting Flinn’s 1210 WMPS since February 2011 when both stations were leased to MPS Broadcasting. The move gives WHBQ and FM signal to match Entercom’s “ESPN 92.9” WMFS/680 WJCE. Flinn had recently purchased 97.7 W249BD Ellendale to simulcast WHBQ. With the addition of 87.7 to 560, the translator has modified its license to now simulcast Flinn’s Spanish “Radio Ambiente” 1030 WGSF when it completes its upgrade from 19 to 250 watts.