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FCC Report 3/25: Beasley Media Group Settles Improper Transfer Of Control With Consent Decree

FCC Actions Beasley Media Group has entered into a Consent Decree with the FCC over the filing of transfer applications from one holding company to another after the fact. In January, Beasley applied to transfer stations held by WDAS License Limited Partnership, WKIS License Limited Partnership, WPOW License Limited Partnership, WQAM License Limited Partnership, and WXTU License Limited Partnership to Beasley Media Group Licenses, LLC and the transfer of control of that LLC from Beasley Media Group Inc. to Beasley Media Group LLC. Beasley sought to have the transfers granted "nunc pro tunc" or after the fact of their closing on December 31. The FCC has ruled that the applications would not be granted nunc pro tunc and settled with Beasley on a $15,000 civil penalty and the adoption a ...[Read More]

Eric Von Haessler & Herman Cain Swap Timeslots At WSB

Cox Media Group News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA is shifting its late-morning programming. Starting Monday, October 2, Eric Von Haessler’s “The Von Haessler Doctrine” will move from 11am-12pm to 9am-11am, while Herman Cain’s syndicated program moves in reverse to the 11am-12pm hour. Von Haessler will continue to host an extra “Podcast Hour” immediately following the conclusion of the on-air program. Cain, who exited national syndication last November, but remained at WSB and four other Cox stations will continue to have his full two hour show air at the other stations. Those are 1290 WHIO/95.7 WHIO-FM Dayton OH, 690 WOKV/104.5 WOKV-FM Jacksonville FL, 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando FL, and 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM Tulsa OK Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlan...[Read More]

WSB Makes Lineup Adjustments

Cox Media Group News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA is making some lineup adjustments for the new year. With Herman Cain exiting national syndication, but remaining on Cox owned stations, he will also lose an hour from his program. Cain will now be heard from 9-11am starting Monday, January 9. The 11am hour will be given to former Regular Guy Eric Von Haessler. “The Von Haessler Doctrine” moves from Sundays to fill the weekday 11am hour. Marc Arum, who currently is heard from 10pm-12am, will move up to an earlier timeslot as his show moves to 7-9pm. The delayed third hour of Sean Hannity will move to 9pm and Clark Howard to 10pm. Cox Media Group (CMG) Atlanta Radio is making programming changes in 2017 on Atlanta’s News 95.5 and AM750 WSB. The Mark Arum Show, which...[Read More]

Hermain Cain To End Syndication; Remain On Cox Stations

Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain is ending his nationally syndicated talk show after four years. Cain, who is based at Cox News/Talk 750 WSB Atlanta/95.5 WSBB Doraville GA, began his show in January 2013 to replace the retiring Neal Boortz. As of October 5, Cain’s program was carried by 109 stations across the country. WYM Media Management and DGital Media had supplanted Westwood One as distributor of the program at the start of 2016. While the program ends syndication, it will remain on WSB/WSBB and other Cox owned stations in its 83: 1290 WHIO/95.7 WHIO-FM Dayton OH, 690 WOKV/104.5 WOKV-FM Jacksonville FL, 96.5 WDBO-FM Orlando FL, and 740 KRMG/102.3 KRMG-FM Tulsa OK. Bittersweet news for The Herman Cain Show pic.twitter.com/ZjbJkLaBGW — ShaneyB (@ShaneyBeeBack) Novem...[Read More]

FCC Report 5/15: Another Atlanta Upgrade Dismissed

Cox Media's decade long attempt to improve the Atlanta coverage of 95.5 WSBB-FM Doraville GA has been denied due to actions of the other party involved.

WHPT Tampa’s Mike Calta Expands To Atlanta & Orlando

Cox Hot Talk “102.5 The Bone” WHPT Tampa afternoon host Mike Calta is adding a second show that will be syndicated to sister stations in Atlanta and Orlando. The syndication will bring the show to Cox sister News/Talk 750 WSB/95.5 WSBB Atlanta and “News 96.5” WDBO Orlando. The stations will begin airing Calta’s second program from 10pm to 12am starting tonight, which will also be carried on WHPT. Until last week Calta’s entire broadcast career had been under the name “Cowhead”. In preparation for the entry into syndication, Calta held a funeral for the Cowhead moniker which dated back to his entry into radio in 1992 as a sidekick of Bubba The Love Sponge at “The Power Pig” 93.3 WFLZ. At one point his then morning show at WHPT was ...[Read More]

WGST Atlanta Flips To ESPN Deportes; Limbaugh Moves To WSB

Update 9/28: At 3pm today, WGST dropped News/Talk in favor of Spanish Sports “640 ESPN Deportes“. The flip pairs WGST with sister Regional Mexican “105.3 El Patron” WBZY in a combo that is identical to the El Patron/ESPN Deportes combo Clear Channel has in Chicago as well. The ESPN Deportes network briefly aired in Atlanta on Beasley’s 1100 WWWE in 2010. No details yet on whether any of WGST’s other programs will move to other stations. The old WGST website is directing listeners to the site of 1160 WCFO for coverage of Georgia State Football that had aired on the station. Original Report 9/26: The News/Talk format of Clear Channel’s 640/92.3 WGST Atlanta will soon be no more as Rush Limbaugh moves crosstown to Cox’ 750/95.5 WSB. Limbaugh wil...[Read More]