While Dave Rickards and Cookie ‘Chainsaw’ Randolph are still negotiating their future, The S in the DSC Morning Show at TEGNA Rock “100.7 KFM-BFM” KFMB-FM San Diego is calling it a career. Shelly Dunn will exit the show on Friday, July 27 after 28 years with the show. Dunn began her career at KATT Oklahoma City and also worked in Dallas and Phoenix where she met Randolph and went with him to San Diego. She also voicetracks middays at Alpha Media Rock 93.7 KCLB Palm Springs. Mike Kruz is moving from middays at Cox Media Group CHR “Hits 97.3” WFLC Miami to afternoons at sister AC “Easy 93.1” WFEZ. Jeanne Ashley, who has served as Music Director and afternoon host since 2012 has exited the station. Carey Edwards has been named Program Director and Morning Host at Redwo...[Read More]
Tyler Media returned the Alternative Rock format to Oklahoma City this afternoon with the launch of “92.9 The Edge” K225BN/KOMA-HD2 Oklahoma City at 5:00pm today. The launch takes the place of CHR “Now 92.9“, which failed to make inroads against iHeartMedia’s “KJ 103” 102.7 KJYO in its over two years in existence. The first three songs on The Edge were Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen”, Weezer “Thank God For Girls”, and Papa Roach “Last Resort”.
A pair of stations in the Oklahoma City market may soon find themselves with new formats. Tyler Media CHR “Now 96.5” K243BJ Oklahoma City/107.7 KRXO-HD3 is now simulcasting on 92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City and starting to direct listeners to the new frequency. Now929.com and 929Now.com were registered last week for the station. While none of the station’s web presences indicate the new frequency yet, on-air sweepers state that the station is “Now at 92.9”. No word yet on what will eventually come to 96.5. Meanwhile, Last Bastion Station Trust manager Jeff Couch registered 1053TheMartini.com on October 29. That would signal a return to the previous Adult Standards format for what is now Sports “105.3 The Pro” KINB Kingfisher. KINB dropped the Martini br...[Read More]
The end of syndication distribution of the 24/7 Comedy network by Clear Channel has led to multiple format changes across the country. Tyler Media’s 1560 KEBC Del City/92.9 K225BN Oklahoma City has shifted to Sports as “The Franchise 2” utilizing NBC Sports Radio and expanding the brand of sister 107.7 KRXO. “Funny 1440” KFNY Riverside, CA is now more as the station shifts to News/Talk “IE 1440“. 1370 WJIP Ellenville, NY reverts to a simulcast of sister News/Talk 1450 WKIP Poughkeepsie. In Salisbury, MD, Clear Channel is moving the Sports “Fox Sports 1470” programming from 1470 WJDY to 960 WTGM. This returns the Sports format to the frequency it appeared on until the launch of 24/7 Comedy in 2012. 1470 WJDY is now airing Bloomberg Busin...[Read More]
New Wavo Communications has applied to increase “K-Star Country” 99.7 KVST Willis, TX from a Class A operating with 2.9kW at 147 meters to a C2 with 11kW at 147 meters. The upgraded signal would increase the station’s signal in the northern suburbs of Houston including Conroe and The Woodlands. A pair of translators in Oklahoma City are seeking to relocate to the tower of Tyler Media’s 107.7 KRXO. Fred & Evelyn Morton’s 92.9 K229BN, which currently rebroadcasts Tyler’s “Comedy 1560” KEBC seeks to increase from 75 to 200 watts, while The Love Station’s 103.1 K276EX will jump from 75 to 99 watts. Both translator applications seek to rebroadcast a subchannel of Tyler’s 92.5 KOMA. They will join Tyler’s existing “Now ...[Read More]