Following the removal of Bubba The Love Sponge last week, Beasley Media Rock “96 K-Rock” 96.1 WRXK-FM Bonita Springs/Fort Myers FL has announced the addition of the Dave & Chuck The Freak Show based at sister 101.1 WRIF Detroit. Dave Hunter, Charles Urquhart and Lisa May joined WRIF in May 2013 after an eleven year run at “89X” CIMX Windsor ON/Detroit. The show was added at “Alt 92.9” WBOS Boston last July. Beasley Media Group, LLC., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces the company’s Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show will now be simulcast weekday morning from 6AM-10:30AM on WRXK-FM/96 k-rock in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida beginning on Monday, July 16, 2018. The Dave & Chuck the Fr...[Read More]
Beasley Media Rock “96 K-Rock” 96.1 WRXK-FM Bonita Springs/Fort Myers FL has named ‘Ron Way’ Miller as its new Program Director. Miller joins WRXK-FM from Evans Broadcasting “100.9 The Bandit” KURK Reno where he served as OM/PD/Afternoon Host. He will also host middays at WRXK. He fills the vacancy created by Jeff Zito’s transfer to 98.7 WBRN Tampa. Lance Hale had been announced in June to be taking the job, but never started. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBGI) today confirmed Ron Miller has been named Program Director at the longtime leading Fort Myers station WRXK / 96K-ROCK. His first day is today, Monday, August 1. He will serve as Program Director, but also will go on air as “Ron Way” from M...[Read More]
Beasley Media has named Lance Hale as its Program Director following the promotion of Jeff Zito to WBRN Tampa. Hale joins Beasley from Community Broadcasters in Watertown NY where he programmed Active Rock “94 Rock” WOTT and Country “100.7 The Eagle” WEFX. He previously worked for Beasley Fort Myers as APD/MD of Alternative “99X” WJBX from 1999-2002 and has also programmed WAVF Charleston, WLRS Louisville, and WRQC Fort Myers. Hale will start his new position on Tuesday, July 5. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., (NASDAQ: BBGI) today confirmed Lance Hale has been named Program Director at the longtime leading Fort Myers station WRXK / 96K-ROCK. With more than more than 14 years of programming experience, including a ...[Read More]
Beasley Media Rock “98.7 No Rules Rock” WBRN-FM Holmes Beach/Tampa has named Jeff Zito as their new Program Director. Zito joins WBRN-FM from sister “96.1 K-Rock” WRXK Fort Myers where he served as PD/Midday host since January 2015. He has been a longtime personality in the Fort Myers markets as morning host at Alternative “99X” WJBX with Bob Garrett from 1999-2012 followed by a brief midday run with him at WRXK during its short-lived Hot Talk run. Zito returned to WRXK in 2015 after a brief run at Sun Broadcasting’s “93X” 93.7 WXNX as morning host. Zito replaces Carl Harris who exited in February. Beasley Media Group, Inc. a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc, (NASDAQ: BBGI ) today confirmed Jeff Zito is moving up the Gulf Coas...[Read More]
The final piece of the Fort Myers format musical chairs brought on by Beasley has launched. The four translators that had been rebroadcasting Sports “770 ESPN” WWCN prior to its move to 99.3 have launched Modern AC “The Link“. The new station is branded as “Southwest Florida’s Modern Music“. Launching with 10,000 songs in a row, former “99X” hosts Roger Marley and Gabbi are scheduled to relocate to The Link in the coming days. The Link can be heard on 96.5 W243BM Suncoast Estates, 98.1 W251AL Fort Myers, 101.5 W268AH Bonita Springs, and 105.1 W286AK Naples via 96.1 WRXK-HD2. The launch ends a market shuffle that has seen 93.7 WTLT shift from AC to Active Rock, 96.1 WRXK-FM from Hot Talk to Rock, and 99.3 WJBX from Active Rock to Sports ...[Read More]
With Beasley merging Active Rock “99X” WJBX’s music into Hot Talk “96 K-Rock” WRXK, Sun Broadcasting has responded with a flip of its own to keep the X moniker live in the market. AC “Lite 93.7” WTLT Sanibel dropped its format and switched to Active Rock as “93X“. The new format is being branded as “New Rock. New Address.” Lance Ballance remains at the station as Program Director and the station has applied for new WXNX call letters. Listen to the new format here.
Beasley Broadcasting has tweaked its pair of Rock stations in Fort Myers, FL. Classic Rock “96 K-Rock” WRXK has shifted to Hot Talk. Bubba The Love Sponge remains in mornings from 6 to 10am. Zito & Garrett shift from mornings at sister Modern Rock “99X” WJBX to middays on 96.1. Stan & Haney remain in afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. The station picks up three syndicated shows to round out the schedule. Lex & Terry from 6pm to 10pm, Nick DiPaolo & Artie Lange from 10pm to 1am, and John & Jeff overnights. The aforementioned 99X tweaks musically to Active Rock as it changes its branding to “Southwest Florida’s Rock Station” adding in harder songs and more 90s Gold. 96Krock has always been the home for classic rock and entertaining ...[Read More]