95.9 Erie

The Lite Turns On In Erie

After stunting with Christmas music since its sign-on in late December, Connoisseur Media’s new Erie rimshot 95.9 WJRK Mina NY has flipped to AC “95.9 Lite-FM” WLTM. The station is utilizing Westwood One’s AC network. Original Report 11/27: Connoisseur Media has signed-on 95.9 WJRK Mina NY with commercial-free Christmas Music. Positioned as “Erie’s Only Commercial Free Christmas Station, The New 95-9”, WJRK becomes Connoisseur’s seventh station in Erie joining Country “93.9 The Wolf” WTWF, Variety Hits “94.7 Bob-FM” WXBB, CHR “Star 104” 103.7 WRTS, Rock “Rocket 105” 104.9 WRKT, Sports “Fox Sports 1330” WFNN, and News/Talk “Jet Radio 1400” WJET. As Northeast Radio Watch re...[Read More]

2017 Post-Christmas Format Change Rundown

Completed Changes Sarasota – iHeartMedia’s former “Sarasota News Radio” 1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota flipped to CHR “103.9 Kiss-FM“. (1/1) Oklahoma City – Cumulus Classic Hits “Fun 96.9” KQOB flips to Variety Hits “Alice 96.9“. (12/31) Buffalo – Hawk Communications Classic Hits 1330 WSPQ Springville signed-off. (12/31) Long Island – With 94.7 WLIX-LP signing off, 93.3 W227CL Coram began rebroadcasting “101.5 The Breeze” W268AN Plainview/93.5 WVIP-HD4 New Rochelle. (12/31) Pittsburgh – Calvary Inc. News 1410 KQV went dark. (12/31) Roanoke – Mel Wheeler Inc. launched Classic Rock “97.3 The Rock Channel” W247AD Roanoke VA. (12/31) Webster MA – Just Because Inc. Country &#...[Read More]

FCC Applications 7/26

A number of the FCC Auction 94 winning applicants have filed to make changes as they apply for their construction permits. Connoissuer Media has applied to move its new 95.9 in Erie, PA east across the New York State line to Mina where it will operate with 1.55kW at 200 meters. Point Broadcasting looks to move its 98.9 Mojave, CA to Mettler, where it will operate with 6kw at -89 meters. Resonance Media’s 96.9 in Grand Portage, MN will downgrade from a C0 to a C1 operating with 100kW at 273 meters. Meanwhile Multi-Cultural Diversity Radio has applied to move one of its two new CP’s in Grand Portage from 102.7 to 98.1 to prevent interference with CILU Thunder Bay, ON. Eternity Records Company seeks to upgrade its 94.3 in Harrisonburg, LA from a Class A to C3. It would operate wit...[Read More]

FCC Auction 94 Results

After 10 days and 47 bidding rounds, the FCC has completed its auction of 112 new FM allocations. The highest bid went to Robinson Entertainment, LLC which paid $2,015,000 for a Class A at 100.3 in Lake Park, FL. That station will cover West Palm Beach and is headed by Nicholas “Dick” Robinson, the Founder/CEO of The Connecticut School of Broadcasting. $452,000 gave Denise Esserman a Class C3 allocation for 93.7 in St. Simons Island, GA. Esserman is a practicing lawyer in adjacent Brunswick, GA, however her husband Eddie is owner of Country “104.1 The Wave” WRJY and Adult CHR “Magic 105.9” WXMK in the market along with serving as a broker for Media Services Group. Ricardo Arroyo wins a 99.7 Class A in Silver Springs Shores, FL for $449,000 serving the Oc...[Read More]