Beasley Media's "Interference Complaint" against 100.1 WVVF-LP Town N' Country/Tampa FL filed in July 2015 for operating as a de-facto commercial station by running a Spanish Classic Hits format and not the "educational" programming it claimed in its application was dismissed by the FCC. The FCC struck down Beasley's argument that WVVF-LP "through a predominantly music format, has failed to advance an educational program" as "The Commission has previously accepted all-music formats as advancing an educational program". "Viva 100.1" did not get off the hook completely as it entered into a Consent Decree and $2000 fine for violating the Underwriting Announcement Rule on at least one occasion.
Update 10/7: WECL ended its all-Metallica weekend and relaunched as Active Rock “92.9 The X” at 12am this morning. The first hour of The X featured: Green Day – American Idiot Pearl Jam – Mind Your Manners 3 Doors Down – Loser Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls Nonpoint – That Day Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train Alice In Chains – Your Decision Rob Zombie – Dragula Volbeat – Lola Montez AC/DC – TNT Five Finger Death Punch – Coming Down Soundgarden – The Day I Tried To Live Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls U2 – New Years Day Original Report 10/4: Midwest Family Broadcasting is preparing its first programming change at its recently acquired Eau Claire, WI cluster. Rock “92.9 The Big Cheese̶...[Read More]
Following its sales of its Lima, OH and Santa Rosa, CA clusters earlier this month, Maverick Media concludes its exit from the radio industry with the announced sale of its Eau Claire, WI and Rockford, IL stations to Midwest Family Broadcasting. The $15.5 Million purchase includes a total of ten stations and a translator. Midwest Family will begin operating the stations via LMA on May 1. In addition to the newly acquired clusters, Midwest Family Broadcasting operates stations in La Crosse WI, Madison WI, Springfield IL, Springfield MO and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, MI. The stations included in the sale are: News/Talk 790 WAYY, Sports “ESPN 1150” WEAQ, Rock “92.9 The Big Cheese” WECL, Hot AC “I94” WIAL, Variety Hits “99.9 Bob-FM” WDRK, and Coun...[Read More]