96.3 Austin

96.3 RnB Austin To Move To 95.9

Entercom Urban AC “96.3 RnB” K242CC/95.5 KKMJ-HD2 Austin will move to 95.9 at 9:59am on Friday, March 24. The move to 96.3 is due to the recent sign-on of RF Services’ 96.3 KGID Giddings TX displacing K242CC. While Entercom has filed a petition for reconsideration with the FCC disputing that KGID had not been built prior to its filing of a license to cover in late January, its own CP for K242CC to move to 95.9 is set to expire on March 25. The move to 95.9 will come with a power downgrade from 250 watts to 99 watts, while retaining its current 341 meter antenna height. K242CC is usually one of the highest rated translators averaging around a 3 share. Entercom Austin today announced that 96.3 FM RnB will move to a new position on the dial at 95.9 FM. The station will be li...[Read More]

Entercom Promotes Programmers In Atlanta, Austin & Kansas City

Entercom is promoting from within to fill programming vacancies in three markets. With the closing of its acquisition of Lincoln Financial Media, Tony Lorino is heading from “99.7 The Point” KZPT Kansas City to take over the PD reigns at newly acquired “Star 94” WSTR Atlanta. Lincoln Financial Media VP/Programming John Dimick had been programming WSTR since the exit of Scott Lindy in March. With the demise of Lincoln Financial Media, Dimick is retiring from radio to purchase an auto repair business in Atlanta. Replacing Lorino in Kansas City is Leigh McNabb. She joins KZPT from Milwaukee where she has been APD/Midday host at CHR “103.7 Kiss-FM” WXSS. The Des Moines native also worked in Champaign and Rockford prior to joining WXSS sister 99.1 WMYX Milwau...[Read More]

FCC Applications 2/20

Entercom Urban AC “96.3 RNB” K242CC Austin has applied to downgrade from 250 watts at 392.8 meters to 99 watts at 342 meters with a frequency shift to 95.9. While not mentioned in the application, the downgrade appears connected to the recent CP granted for a new full powered FM on 96.3 in Giddings, TX. The Class A signal will rimshot the eastern parts of the Austin market. The southern half of Univision’s “Maxima” simulcast in Chicago is moving closer to the city itself. 93.5 WVIX Lemont has applied to relocate to the tower of EMF’s 94.3 WJKL Glendale Heights due west of Chicago where it will operate with 3kW at 100 meters. Cox has acquired a pair of translator CP’s in the Tampa area from Circuitwerkes for $187,950. 97.1 W246CY Bradenton and 102.5...[Read More]

Entercom Launches 96.3 RNB Austin

Entercom has flipped 96.3 K242CC Austin from a simulcast of “Talk 1370” KJCE to Urban AC. Branded as “96.3 RNB“, the station will air The Steve Harvey Morning Show daily from 5-9am. Snoop Daniel will host a local afternoon show. The station is being fed by 95.5 KKMJ-HD3. The move is timed with the upgrade of K242CC from 99 to 250 watts. The station’s first half-hour consisted of: Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines Anthony Hamilton – Best Of Me Heatwave – Always & Forever Ledisi – Pieces Of Me Musiq – Love Aaliyah – At Your Best Keyshia Cole – I Remember Press Release announcing the debut of “96.3 RNB” follows: Today, Entercom Austin announced the launch of the New 96.3 R&B. Previously, 96.3 FM had been ...[Read More]

FCC Applications 4/22

Women’s World Broadcasting has filed a pair of applications to increase its profile in Atlanta following its recent purchase of 107.1 W296BB Jonesboro, GA from Life Radio Ministries for $15,000. The translator has applied to move into Atlanta proper where it would operate with a directional 250 watts. The translator will cover the southern half of Atlanta while rebroadcasting Cox’ 98.5 WSB-HD3. The second application will increase Women’s World’s Country “South 107” WTSH Aragon. The application to move to a new tower site will put the station’s 60dBu contour directly over the portions of Atlanta that W296BB will not cover. The app will see the station continue to operate at 100kW with a height increase from 158 to 287 meters. Entercom’s 96.3 ...[Read More]