Former 107.9 KMLE Phoenix morning host Chris Matthews is joining iHeartMedia Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento as Program Director/Afternoon Host. Matthews fills the opening created by Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington’s move to “106.7 The Bull” KWBL Denver last month, although he will continue to voicetrack nights to KBEB. He exited mornings at KMLE in January to “spend more time with his family”. Prior to moving to mornings in 2016, he served as APD/MD at KMLE and has also served in those duties for KAWO Boise and as Director of Marketing for Cumulus Tucson. iHeartMedia Sacramento announced today that Chris Matthews has been named Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host for 92.5 The Bull, No. 1 for New Country in Sacramento, effective ...[Read More]
Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington is moving to iHeartMedia Country “106.7 The Bull” KWBL Denver as Assistant Program Director/Afternoon Host. Washington joins KWBL from iHeartMedia’s “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento where he spent the past 11 months as Program Director. B-Dub has also worked as at Music Director at 107.9 KMLE Phoenix, APD/MD at “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland, and on-air in CHR at “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM and “Q102” WIOQ Philadelphia and “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS Milwaukee. He is also the host of the syndicated Buckwild Saturday Night. iHeartMedia Denver announced today that Bryan “B-Dub” Washington has been named Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Afternoon Drive Host for 106.7 The Bull, Colo...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento has announced the addition of Amanda Burd as Assistant Program Director and Midday host. Burd joins from Bicoastal Media CHR 104.7 KDUK Eugene OR where she served as morning co-host and cluster Promotions Director. She also voicetracked middays for sister CHR “107.5 Kiss-FM” KIFS Medford OR. Burd fills the opening created by Michelle Buckles move back to “102.1 The Bull” KZSN Wichita last fall. iHeartMedia Sacramento announced today that Amanda Burd has been named Assistant Program Director and Midday Host for 92.5 The Bull, No. 1 for New Country in Sacramento, effective immediately. iHeartMedia Sacramento has a strong cross-platform presence and includes a number of iconic brands and franchises — both ...[Read More]
Bryan ‘B-Dub’ Washington has been named Program Director/Afternoon Host at iHeartMedia Country “92.5 The Bull” KBEB Sacramento. Washington joins KBEB from CBS’ 107.9 KMLE Phoenix where he was serving as MD/Afternoon host. He will also continue to host his syndicated Buckwild Saturday Night. B-Dub has also worked at Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland and CHRs “Q102” WIOQ and “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia, “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS Milwaukee, and “Hot 104” WYOK Mobile. He will succeed JJ Ryan as PD/Afternoon host at KBEB. Ryan will move to the 9-11am timeslot at the station and will continue to program Classic Hip-Hop “V101.1” KHYL. Michelle Buckles will see her airshift shrink...[Read More]
iHeartMedia Country “B92.5” KBEB Sacramento relaunched this morning as “92.5 The Bull“. Debuting with 92.5 hours commercial-free, no other noticeable changes accompany the change. The existing on-air lineup of Bobby Bones in the morning, Michelle Buckles in middays, Program Director JJ Ryan in afternoons, and Erik Zachary at night remain in place. KBEB’s 2.1 share placed it sixteenth overall in the Sacramento market in the December Nielsen Audio ratings. It trails CBS’ fourth ranked 105.1 KNCI‘s 5.5 share, but is just ahead of Entravision’s “101.9 The Wolf” KNTY’s 1.9 share.
Curtiss Johnson is returning to Sacramento after a brief stint in Chicago to serve as SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia. Johnson spent 20 years programming in the market at Entercom’s Classic Rock “96.9 The Eagle” KSEG, Active Rock “98 Rock” 98.5 KRXQ and now defunct Alternative 106.5 KWOD. He also worked on air at former Rocker 98.5 KZAP. While at Entercom he also served as the company’s Rock and Classic Rock format captain. Johnson exited Hubbard Classic Rock “97.1 The Drive” WDRV Chicago at the end of 2015 after an 18 month stint. He now will oversee an iHeartMedia Sacramento cluster including Country “B92.5” KBEB, Variety Hits “93.7 Jack-FM” KQJK, Classic Hip-Hop “V101.1” KHYL, Classic Rock “107.1 T...[Read More]
Update 1/10: As we first reported in late December, 92.5 will flip to Country “B92.5” at 5pm today. The station will launch with 10,000 songs in a row and feature Bobby Bones in mornings from 5-9am. “Country music is the most exciting format in America today. Stars like Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line make it a must have format for listeners and advertisers alike,” said President and Market Manager Dave Milner. “Pairing great music with the new Bobby Bones morning show and our exciting events like the iHeartRadio Country Festival, which we will be giving listeners exclusive opportunities to attend, allows us to bring a unique spin for Sacramento’s huge country fan base.” Listen to the launch of “...[Read More]
Clear Channel News/Talk 1530 KFBK Sacramento will begin simulcasting on 92.5 FM on Thursday, December 1. The move displaces Hot AC “My 92.5” KGBY. In the most recent monthlies for October, KFBK was fifth in the market with a 5.5 share. KGBY was 13th with a 3.0 in a heated battle for the AC audience that also included CBS Soft AC “Mix 96” KYMX, Adult CHR “Now 100.5” KZZO, Entercom Rhythmic AC “Buzz 106.5” KBZC, and Clear Channel sister Variety Hits “93.7 Jack-FM” KQJK. The reason for the change as well as all other recent FM News/Talk simulcasts can be summed up in the final line of the press release: KFBK will now reach the nearly 70% of the market that doesn’t tune into the AM band.
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]
Our NetGnome speculation yesterday over the potential destination of the recently registered my925radio.com and myfm925.com was a little too far south and east. It’s not KZPS Dallas that’ll become “My 92.5”, but KGBY Sacramento, which will jettison its AC format for what looks to be Adult Hits much similar to what Clear Channel launched earlier this year on KBIG Los Angeles. The logo, which wasn’t created by us in Windows Paint, currently appears on the domains listed above with the following statement: “My925 is Sacramento’s newest radio station, playing YOUR music for YOUR life!”, while the Top 20 On-Demand listing includes many of the top current Hot AC hits. KGBY finished 16th in the Summer Book, well behind crosstown CBS AC KYMX “M...[Read More]