Following its sale of AAA “92.1 The Palm” WWNU Irmo/Columbia SC to Radio Training Network, Davis Media is selling Country “94.3 The Dude” WWNQ Forest Acres/Columbia to Midlands Media Group for $900,000. Also included in the sale is local news website ColaDaily.com. The purchasing group was led by former WWNQ/WWNU GM and minority owner Kirk Litton. Litton spent much of his career in sales in the Washington DC market. Programming Consultant Keith ‘Clark’ Stover is also involved in the group. Stover previously spent fifteen years at CBS Radio Pittsburgh as VP/Programming.
Update 2/7: After three days of stunting with single artists as George, Kenny, and Garth, 94.3 WWNQ has relaunched as “94.3 The Dude“. Attacking Clear Channel’s 97.5 WCOS for being corporately programmed with a small playlist, The Dude is emphasizing its local origination and a larger music library. Columbia has always been a hallowed place for country music. The great artists come here to play, but we have learned from asking you that country has been divided on the radio into all the songs you have loved forever and the last fifteen songs out of Nashville. Somehow someone from out of town has mistakenly determined that Columbia country fans should hear only the last 15 songs recorded out of Nashville. By themselves. On the radio, over and over again. Well, we love new c...[Read More]
< strong>Update 6/29: “92.1 The Palm” debuted today at 5:00pm with The Lumineers “Hey Ho” into The Cure “Friday I’m In Love”. Listen to the debut of 92.1 The Palm at FormatChange.com. Update 6/27: Mike “Doc” Allen has been named OM/MD and morning host of “92.1 The Palm“. He comes in from “105.5 The Bridge” WCOO and “98 Rock” WYBB Charleston where he was OM. Hootie and the Blowfish member Mark Bryan will be official spokesman of the station. Update 6/25: We can confirm that 92.1 WWNU will flip to AAA. 921ThePalm.com and ThePalmFM.com have appeared using the template of sister “92.3 The Tide” WTYD Williamsburg, VA. Among the core artists spotlighted on the site are U2, REM, Dave Matthews, Bo...[Read More]
Davis Media has agreed to purchase Soft AC “Carolina 92.1” WWNU and Classic Country “Country Legends 94.3” WWNQ Columbia, SC from Double O Radio for an undisclosed amount. Davis Media already owns AAA “92.3 The Tide” WTYD and Classical “W-Bach” WBQK in Williamsburg, VA and recently acquired Sea-Comm Media’s Wilmington, NC cluster of Classical 1180 WSFM/95.9 W240AS, Talk “The Big Talker” 93.7 WNTB/106.3 WLTT, AAA “98.3 The Penguin” WUIN, and Rock “103.7 The Bone” WBNE.