96.3 Portland

We 96.3 Portland Adds Dana Cortez Show For Mornings

Alpha Media has announced another affiliate for the newly syndicated Dana Cortez Show as it adds it for mornings at Rhythmic CHR “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland. The show will debut on Monday, August 27 in the 6-10am timeslot and follows the addition of the show at “Energy 94.1” KTFM San Antonio and American General Media’s “Kiss 97.3” KKSS Albuquerque yesterday. KWEE had been jockless in mornings. Beginning Monday, August 27, Alpha Media Portland’s WE 96.3 (KWEE) will air the Dana Cortez Show from 6am until 10 am. Dana Cortez will lead the new morning program making her one of radio’s first Latinas to host a morning drive program alongside her husband DJ Automatic and comedian Anthony Almanzar. The Dana Cortez Show was formally the #1 rated morn...[Read More]

Ebro Returns To Portland For Third Gig

Alpha Media Urban “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland is bringing Ebro Darden back to the market. The morning host at Emmis’ “Hot 97” WQHT New York and evening host on Apple’s Beats 1 will be heard on KWEE from 1-4pm along with his WQHT morning co-host Laura Stylez. Darden worked in the Portland market from 1999 through 2003 at Rose City Radio’s “Jammin 95.5” KXJM and served as the imaging voice of KWEE when it launched in August. Alpha Media, Portland announced today the addition of Ebro and Laura Stylez to WE 96.3 (KWEE). The duo will take to the airwaves from 1-4pm M-F, starting October 24th. Ebro currently hosts Apple’s Beats 1 and morning drive on New York City’s HOT 97. Alpha Media VP of Programming, Phil Becker commented on the ann...[Read More]

DJ Bonics Joins We 96.3 Portland

Alpha Media Rhythmic CHR “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland has hired DJ Bonics to be their new afternoon host. Bonics, aka Brandon Glova, is the in-house DJ for rapper Wiz Khalifa and has also worked in afternoons at “96.1 Kiss-FM” WKST-FM Pittsburgh and nights at “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia. DJ Bonics will be heard from 4-7pm weekdays starting Monday, October 10. Alpha Media, Portland announced today the addition of DJ Bonics to WE 96.3 (KWEE). DJ Bonics will be on air from 4-7pm starting October 17th. As the official DJ for Wiz Khalifa (Taylor Gang), Bonics has played stages such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Made in America and the UK Wireless Festival. Not to mention television appearances on David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, The Ellen Sh...[Read More]

Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart To Program We 96.3 Portland

Alpha Media Rhythmic CHR “We 96.3” KWEE West Linn/Portland has named Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart as its first Program Director. Stewart joins KWEE from Peoria where he was programming CHR “Energy 102.3” WNGY prior to its flip to Classic Hip-Hop “G102.3” earlier this month and Operations Manager of Country “104.9 The Wolf” WXCL. He has also worked at “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia as morning show producer, night host at “104.5 Jamz” KQQB Spokane and APD/Afternoon Host at “103.5 Kiss-FM” KSAS Boise. Alpha Media, Portland names Chris “Lucky The DJ” Stewart Program Director of WE 96-3 (KWEE). Stewart first started his radio career as an intern at KTTB-Minneapolis. From there, he served in severa...[Read More]

Alpha Launches We 96.3 Portland

Alpha Media began operating 3 Horizons LLC Classic Hits 96.3 KWLZ West Linn/Portland OR at 5:00pm today and flipped the station to Urban leaning Rhythmic CHR as “We 96.3“. WQHT New York/Apple Beats 1 personality Ebro Darden is serving as voice of the station with Alpha Media VP/Programming Phil Becker adding Programming duties for We. KWLZ had moved into the Portland market in September 2015 following a long battle to relocate the station from Bend. It becomes Alpha’s fifth FM in the market. Alpha Media Portland announces today brand new station, WE 96-3! WE 96-3 (KWLZ-FM) is a Rhythmic CHR playing artists such as Drake, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled and more! With the addition of WE 96-3, Alpha Media now expands to seven stations in Portland. WE 96-3 was created by ...[Read More]

96.3 KWLZ Launches In Portland

A more than eight year quest to bring the former 96.5 KWLZ-FM Warm Springs/Bend, OR into the Portland market has finally come to an end. KWLZ signed-on this afternoon from its new 96.3 frequency and city-of-license of West Linn with a Rock leaning Classic Hits format. Branded as “Rock & Roll’s Greatest Hits”, the new 96.3 KWLZ is positioned between iHeartMedia Classic Hits “106.7 The Eagle” KLTH and the Classic Rock pair of Entercom’s 92.3 KGON and iHeart’s “105.9 The Brew” KFBW. KWLZ-FM is owned by 3 Horizons LLC, a partnership of former owner Horizon Broadcast Group and 3 Cities Broadcasting, the owner of 96.1 KXXO Olympia WA that had to move to a new tower site in order for KWLZ-FM to make its move into the Portland market. The ...[Read More]

A Fourth Country For Portland?

With 3 Horizons LLC’s CP to move 96.3 KWLZ-FM Warm Springs, OR to West Linn set to expire on August 31, we have our first indication of what the station will do upon its move into the Portland market. Days after filing the application to transfer the license from Horizon Broadcasting Group to the 3 Horizons partnership with 3 Cities Broadcasting, the owner of AC “Mixx 96.1” KXXO Olympia/Tacoma, WA which has to move to enable the KWLZ-FM move-in, anonymous domain registrations were made for 963KWLZ.com and PDXCountry963.com. A launch of a Country format with the new KWLZ-FM signal would give the market four Country stations. Alpha Media’s “98.7 The Bull” KUPL, Entercom’s “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ, and iHeartMedia translator “Tailgate 103.7” K...[Read More]

Frequency Changes In Bend

Horizon Broadcasting has completed the facility upgrade and move of AC “Lite 95.1” KLTW-FM Prineville/Bend OR to 95.7. The move boosts KLTW’s signal to 100kW at 182 meters giving it full market coverage of Bend. Concurrently, 104.5 K283BH Bend has dropped its simulcast of KLTW and is now simulcasting News/Talk 1340 KBNW. KBNW has been simulcasting on FM via 96.5 KWLZ-FM Warm Springs. That station has an application pending to move to the Portland market on 96.3 with a city of license change to West Linn.

Translator Report 8/28

The Clear Channel/EMF bulk translator move to the IDS Center in Minneapolis has hit a few hitches. The planned moves of 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, 97.7 K249ED Albertville, 99.9 K260BA Coon Rapids, and 102.5 K273BH Fridley have been hit with informal objections to move by a Jeff Sibert. The move of 97.7 is also being objected by United Audio Corp., the owner of 97.5 KNXR Rochester, MN. Northpine.com has more details on the move, including a part of history repeating itself. These petitions impacted Clear Channel’s frequency swap of 1130 KFAN and 100.3 KTLK earlier this month. A similar Clear Channel/EMF move in Baton Rouge is being protested as well. EMF has applied to upgrade 97.7 K249DV Baker, LA from 13 watts to 250 watts where it will simulcast Clear Channel’s 101.5 WYNK-HD2. Gu...[Read More]