Jon Williams and Derek ‘Deek’ Kastner have exited Butler Broadcasting Alternative “104.9 The X” KXNA Springdale/Fayetteville AR and are jumping to Cumulus’ crosstown cluster. 94.9 KRMW Cedarville will flip from Classic Country “94.9 Nash Icon” to Adult Alternative on Friday, July 15 as “Radio Jon/Deek” prior to the duos debut on July 18. The Nash Icon brand and morning host ‘Big Dan’ Hentschell have already slid down to what was “94.3 Nash-FM” KAMO-FM Rogers. Northwest Arkansas Business describes the upcoming “Radio Jon/Deek” as “a mixture of classic and adult rock” with The Police, Pearl Jam, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay and The Black Keys listed as artists the...[Read More]
Update 8/15: Cumulus has debuted the “Nash Icon” Country brand on fourteen stations across the nation. 98.9 W255CJ Atlanta and 102.1 WZAT Savannah were the first to make the flip at 12pm Eastern. Five more followed at 3pm Central and the rest scattered across the remainder of the afternoon. The stations making the move to Nash Icon are: Country 92.5 KJJY Des Moines Classic Country “92.5 The Outlaw” Newaygo/Muskegon MI News/Talk 93.7 WJBC-FM Pontiac/Bloomington IL AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville/Fayetteville AR Country 95.5 WSM-FM Nashville Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque CHR “Hot 97.9” KQLK De Ridder/Lake Charles Classic Hits “Good Time Oldies 98.9” W255CJ Atlanta CHR “99.5 The Vibe” WZRR B...[Read More]
Cumulus Media is attempting to bring four stations back into its fold. The stations were placed in either the Last Bastion Station Trust or Volt Radio following previous Citadel restructuring and the merger between Citadel and Cumulus. With changed market definitions, Cumulus now looks to take these stations back. They are: AC “Warm 94.9” KRMW Cedarville, AR. The station changed city of license from Praire Grove in 2011, which moved it from the Fayetteville, AR market to Fort Smith. Cumulus says that is enough to allow it to reabsorb the station. Classic Rock “96.3 The Mountain” KBZU Albuquerque. In this application, Cumulus says the move of 1510 KOAZ Isleta into the market in 2010 brought the market over the 45 station threshold which allows them to add an addition...[Read More]
Cumulus Adult Alternative “KRUZ @ 94.9” KYNF Fayetteville, AR has flipped to AC as “Warm 94.9” putting it in direct competition with Clear Channel’s “Magic 107.9” KEZA. The format The station has picked up Kidd Kraddick for mornings beginning on Monday, March 26. The rest of the lineup will consist of Kristen in afternoons and John Tesh at night.