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Scotty K & Bret Join Hot 93.3 Dallas For Mornings

Cumulus CHR “Hot 93.3‘ KLIF-FM Haltom City/Dallas is bringing in a new local morning show hosted by Scotty K and Bret Mega starting Monday, August 15. Scotty K most recently co-hosted mornings at iHeartMedia CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta where Bret Mega served as producer. The duo were let go in February prior to the addition of PK Kalentzis. The addition of the morning show will see a complete rejiggering of the KLIF-FM on-air lineup. Afternoon host Zann will move to middays, while PD/Morning host Dustin Kross will shift to afternoons. Lil’ Brownie remains in evenings. Cumulus Media announces that it has signed radio morning show duo Scotty K and Bret Mega as on-air hosts of the morning show on HOT 93.3/KLIF-FM in Dallas/Fort Worth. “Scotty K and Bret Mega Mo...[Read More]

PK & Denise Kalentzis Join Power 96.1 Atlanta Morning Show

Former syndicated morning host PK, most recently of CBS CHR “Hot 95.7” KKHH Houston, and his wife Denise Kalentzis are joining iHeartMedia CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta for mornings. The couple will join Riley Couture, who has been hosting mornings solo on WWPW since the exit of co-host Scotty K and producer Bret Mega last month. PK himself was one of the end of 2015 talent cuts made by CBS Radio across the country. PK and Denise both worked on the syndicated “PK’s Playhouse” based at “Jammin 95.5” KXJM Portland from 2000 to 2009. He then joined KKHH in 2010 through his layoff at the end of 2015. The couple have been co-hosting a podcast as well. WWPW-FM (Power 96.1)/Atlanta has announced the debut of the new Power Morning Show with PK ...[Read More]

New Morning Host Named At Power 96.1 Atlanta

Update 2/19: It won’t be the Breakfast Club nor syndication replacing Elvis Duran at WWPW. Scotty Kay, most recently MD/Nights at sister “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago under the name ‘Special K’ will take the vacant morning slot at “Power 96.1“. Kay made the announcement this afternoon on his Instagram account. Kay had spent his entire radio career at WKSC before being let go in a budget cut last summer, moving up from weekend to nights. Original Report 2/11: As Clear Channel CHR “Power 96.1” WWPW Atlanta drops the syndicated Elvis Duran morning show, are more changes afoot? As new Program Director Dan Hunt (recently hired from Beasley’s “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia) sets out to make his mark on the station, signs a...[Read More]

Project 9-6-1 Atlanta Gives Way To Power

Amidst expectations the station will become CHR “Power 96.1“, Clear Channel Alternative/Active Rock “Project 9-6-1” WKLS Atlanta signed off a little after 7:00pm this evening.Update 8/30: Rick Vaughn, Program Director of Clear Channel’s “103.5 Kiss-FM” WKSC Chicago will be transferring to Atlanta to program both “Power 96.1” and “Wild 105.7/96.7“. Following the launch of Power, Wild has taken a decisively more Urban/Rhythmic turn musically. Despite the earlier registration of Project1053.com, don’t expect to see the format reappear elsewhere in the Clear Channel cluster as most of the Project staff has been let go. Update 8:15pm: After the hourlong stunt of CHR Gold and the first line looped of Fugees’ “Rea...[Read More]

Is Clear Channel Planning An Atlanta Shuffle?

Update 8/29 7:30pm: Just after 7:00pm, 96.1 dropped its “Project” format and has begun stunting for an hour leading into the launch of “Power 96.1“. Update 8/29 5:30pm: 96.1 WKLS will flip to CHR as “Power 96.1“. Power961.com was registered earlier this week and currently features a full site for “Atlanta’s New Hit Music Station”. The site seems to indicate a more Mainstream CHR approach to what Clear Channel is currently doing on “Wild 105.7/96.7“. The current occupant of 96.1, Alternative “Project 9-6-1” which we expect to relocate to 105.3, is promoting what can best be described as “a sad announcement” at 7:20 Thursday morning. Update 8/9: Clear Channel has registered an additional four domains ei...[Read More]

FCC Report 5/29

Woman’s World Broadcasting’s “South 107” 107.1 WTSH-FM Rockmart/Rome, Ga has completed one upgrade and applied for another. The station has jumped from 45kW to 100kW. The application will keep the station at 100kW but increase the antenna height from 158 to 287 meters. If approved the station’s service contour will just miss downtown Atlanta. In Atlanta, Clear Channel’s 94.9 WUBL and 96.1 WKLS are looking to make a minor adjustment. Their application to move to a new tower 150 meters away from their current one. 94.9 will adjust from 99kW to 73.6kW while increasing from 298 to 330 meters. 96.1’s shift is from 99kW at 300 meters to 97kW at 330 meters. Shamrock Communication’s Construction Permit in Amargosa Valley, NV has received a modificati...[Read More]