Saga Communications has completed its purchase of Gamma Broadcasting’s two stations in Harrisonburg, VA and the swap of one to Liberty University leading to multiple programming changes. Classic Country “Real Country 96.9” WSIG Mount Jackson has rebranded as “Country Legends 96.9” as Saga takes control of the station. AC 95.5 WBOP Buffalo Gap is now under the control of Liberty University and operating as a satellite of Christian AC “88.3 The Journey” WRVL Lynchburg. 101.3 W267BA Harrisonburg shifts from rebroadcasting WRVL to Saga Sports “ESPN 1360” WHBG Harrisonburg. Saga had closed on its purchase of Verstandig Broadcasting’s Harrisonburg stations at the beginning of August.
With the application to the FCC for the transfer of AC 95.5 WBOP Buffalo Gap and Classic Country “Real Country 96.9” WSIG Mount Jackson, VA to Saga, we now know how the deal will play out. Saga will pay $1.335 million for the two stations, with $885,000 attributed to WSIG and $450,000 to WBOP. At closing the license for WBOP will be immediately donated to Liberty University in exchange for 101.3 W267BA Harrisonburg. Liberty has applied to operate WBOP as a satellite of Christian AC “88.3 The Journey” WRVL Lynchburg. Original Report 5/5: Saga Communications is continuing its growth in Harrisonburg, VA with the addition of two FMs from Gamma Broadcasting, LLC. Saga is adding AC 95.5 WBOP Buffalo Gap and Classic Country “Real Country 96.9” WSIG Mount Jackso...[Read More]
Vox Radio Group Hot AC “My 95.5” WBOP Buffalo Gap, VA has flipped to Sports as “95.5 The Zone“. The station is syndicating Mac McDonald from 1400 WKAV Charlottesville in mornings from 6 to 9am and Fox Sports Radio the rest of the day. WBOP is located halfway between Staunton and Harrisonburg.
Here’s a quick rundown of the format flips to take place last week while we were away: 97.1 WRQQ Nashville segues from Classic Hits “97.1 The Tower” to Classic Rock as “97.1 RQQ“. Jacksonville Smooth Jazz combo 105.3 WSJF and 105.5 WJSJ flips to Rhythmic AC as “Coast 105.3/105.5”. The Smooth Jazz format continues online at smoothjazz1053.com. Vox Communications Classic Hits WBOP “Magic 95.5” Staunton, VA shifts to Country as “Rebel 95.5” paired with sister Classic Country 96.9 WSIG. 107.5 KHYT Tucson makes the opposite shift as “Rock 107.5” brings back its heritage “K-Hit 107.5” branding with its shift to Classic Hits. KKSJ Lafayette, LA drops Smooth Jazz for Hot AC as KYMK “106.3 The MonkeyR...[Read More]