Update 3/28: March Format Madness has declared a winner. Following the Reds season opening game on Monday, 94.5 will become “Cincy Rock 94.5” programmed by Florence, KY’s Josh Fields for the entire month of April. The microformat will feature local artists and “undiscovered music” interrupted only for simulcasts of WLW’s Reds broadcasts. On May 1, the translator will revert to a 24/7 simulcast of 700 WLW. Original Report 3/11: Clear Channel Cincinnati has launched a cluster-wide promotion to help launch its newest translator in Cincinnati. 94.5 W233BG Port Union, OH signed on in January as a simulcast of News/Talk 700 WLW following Clear Channel’s purchase of the translator for $40,000 from Northern Kentucky University and moving it to downtown Cin...[Read More]
The FCC has begun to clear out the list of translator applications from 2003 that have been stuck in limbo while LPFM rules were set. With those now in place, hundreds of applications have been dismissed. Recnet features a list of the applications that remain active following the purge. Chicago Public Media has completed the move of 90.5 WRTE Chicago to 90.7. With the move to downtown Chicago, the station has relaunched with the user-generated programming of “Vocalo“, which is also heard on 89.5 WBEW Chesterton, IN. Its previous Spanish “Radio Arte” programming remains online. With it about to be bumped from its current home at 106.7 due to interference issue, Alternative KWSS-LP Scottsdale will relocate to 93.9 on March 10. The LPFM covers northern parts of Phoenix...[Read More]
Clear Channel Talk 550 WKRC Cincinnati is the next station to join the line of AM stations adding FM translators. The translator that will be used to make it happen is 94.5 W233BG Port Union OH. It was sold by Northern Kentucky University to Clear Channel in July in a $40,000 deal awaiting FCC approval. W233BG has now applied to relocate to the downtown Cincinnati tower that is home to WKRC-TV, 92.5 WOFX, 94.1 WNNF, 101.9 WKRQ and 107.1 WKFS. From the new location the translator would rebroadcast WKRC with 99 watts.