Manning Media has launched Classic Country “Max Country” on a pair of translators in Frederick and Hagerstown MD. Max Country is airing on 93.5 W228AM Frederick and 100.5 W263CR Halfway/Hagerstown, both fed by 106.9 WWEG-HD3 Myersville. 93.5 W228AM currently operates with 30w/151m, but has applied to increase to 150w/182m. 100.5 W263CR operates with 250w/70m. The station is focusing on Country hits from the 1980s through mid 2000s. It gives a direct format competitor to West Virginia Radio Corporation’s “95.9 The Big Dawg” WICL Williamsport in the Hagerstown market.
Another Clear Channel AM News/Talk is making the move to FM via translator. Radio Training Network’s 95.3 W237DI West Tampa, FL has applied to move to 105.9 with a power boost from 115 to 250 watts at 456 feet. The application also shifts the originating programming station to Clear Channel’s 970 WFLA. The EMF/Clear Channel duo are working on an additional move-in in Cincinnati. 96.9 W245AJ Forest Park, OH has applied to move to downtown Cincinnati where it will rebroadcast Clear Channel’s WKFS-HD2. We’ve noticed a trend where translators to be programmed by EMF have their applications prepared by EMF’s engineers and translators prepared by Clear Channel end up being programmed by Clear Channel despite who owns the translator. This application was prepared by ...[Read More]