Entercom CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis has appointed Scott Ellis and Program Director and midday host. Ellis joins the station from the same role at Scripps CHR “Power 96.5” KSPW Springfield MO. Ellis spent over a decade at KSPW and rose to the Program Director role in January 2016. He will start in St. Louis on July 30. Along with the addition of Ellis, KNOU has also announced that it has signed afternoon host HaZe to a long-term contract extension. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, named Scott Ellis as Program Director and midday host for NOW 96.3 (KNOU-FM) in St. Louis, effective July 30. In addition, Entercom also announced it has reached a new long-term agreement with current NOW 96.3 talent HaZe. HaZe joined ...[Read More]
With Entercom beginning its LMA today of Conservative Talk “FM NewsTalk 97.1” KFTK-FM and Hot AC “Now 96.3” KNOU St. Louis as part of its acquisition of half of Emmis’ St. Louis cluster, the company acted quickly to resolve overlap with one of its existing stations. With “Y98” 98.1 KYKY entrenched as the top Hot AC market, KNOU has returned to CHR and its former “All The Hits” positioning. Now 96.3 has also begun directly attacking iHeartMedia CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ as stating they have the most music in the morning as it adds 96 minute commercial-free blocks at 8am, 12pm, and 4pm. Morning host Tim Convy’s presence has been wiped from the KNOU website, but no confirmation yet that he has exited. More music than Z 107.7. 96 ...[Read More]
Emmis has revealed more details of its previously announced deals to sell its St. Louis stations to Entercom and Hubbard. Hubbard Radio will pay $45 million for Classic Rock 94.7 KSHE Crestwood and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinsville IL as those stations join Country “New Country 92.3” WIL-FM, Sports “101 Sports” 101.1 WXOS, and Variety Hits “106.5 The Arch” WARH in Hubbard’s expanded St. Louis cluster. Entercom will add CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU and News/Talk “FM News/Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM Flourissant for $15 million as they join Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. As reported yesterday, Entercom will also add Becky Domyan, the current Director of Sales for KNOU and KPN...[Read More]
Ahead of its planned acquisition of two more St. Louis stations from Emmis, Entercom is bringing in their Director of Sales to oversee Hot AC “Y98” 98.1 KYKY, AC 102.5 KEZK, and News/Talk 1120 KMOX. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Becky Domyan, currently Director of Sales for Emmis Hot AC “Now 96.3” KNOU and Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT will succeed John Sheehan, who exited today after being at the helm of the three former CBS Radio stations since 2007. In addition to KYKY, KEZK, and KMOX, Domyan will also oversee the integration of KNOU and Talk “FM Talk 97.1” KFTK-FM into the Entercom St. Louis group once the sale from Emmis is filed and completed. Domyan joined Emmis St. Louis in 2006 as an Account Executive and was promoted...[Read More]
Less than a year after moving to mornings at Emmis CHR “96.3 Now” KNOU St. Louis, Lux is returning to her previous 2-7pm afternoon shift at sister Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinville IL. Lux started her entire career at KPNT starting in promotions and weekends in 2007. She moved up to middays in 2012 and afternoons in 2013. In December 2016, she slid over to KNOU to co-host mornings with comedian/musician Tim Convy. He will remain in place at the now rebranded Tim Convy Show. Makena ‘Mak’ Carmean, who had moved from weekends to afternoons concurrent with Lux’s move to KNOU, will slide down to the previously jockless 7pm-12am night slot.
Ashley ‘Lux’ Mohr is moving from afternoons at Emmis Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT Collinsville IL/St. Louis to mornings at sister CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU. Lux will be paired with musician/comedian Tim Convy. Mohr has spent her entire career at KPNT starting in promotions and weekends in 2007. She moved up to middays in 2012 and afternoons in 2013. Convy is a member of the rock band Ludo and was most recently a producer on Comedy Central’s Not Safe With Nikki Glaser. They replace Curt Copeland, who exited the station last week, and Nina Blanco who moves back to her former night slot. Makena ‘Mak’ Carmean, who currently hosts weekends on both KNOU and KPNT, will take over the afternoon slot on KPNT vacated by Lux.
Emmis Communications has promoted Tommy Mattern to Operations Manager of its four stations in St. Louis. Mattern, the longtime PD of Alternative “105.7 The Point” KPNT, also has oversees CHR “Now 96.3” KNOU since its launch last January. Mattern will fill the duties most recently held by VP and Director of Programming Rick Balis. Balis will continue on as Program Director of Rock 94.7 KSHE. Along with Mattern’s promotion, Kyle Guderian has been upped to Director of Marketing & Events for Emmis St. Louis. In addition to KSHE, KNOU and KPNT, Emmis owns Conservative Talk 97.1 KFTK in the St. Louis market. Emmis/St. Louis announced two management changes as part of a restructuring designed to position Emmis’ four St. Louis radio stations for further gro...[Read More]
Emmis Classic Hits “K-Hits 96.3” KIHT St. Louis is a thing of the past as the station flipped to CHR “Now 96.3” at 5:00am this morning with new KNOU call letters on the way. The station is launching with a full airstaff in place. Curt Copeland, formerly of iHeartMedia’s crosstown CHR “Z107.7” KSLZ will host mornings. Todd Newton, best known for his hosting on E! as well as multiple television game shows will return to his hometown for middays. Newton began his career in St. Louis radio as ‘Rikk Idol’ before making the jump to television. His last regular radio job was at CBS’ “Blink 102.7” WNEW New York in the early 2000’s. Christine Pawlak will host afternoons dropping her former “Electra” moniker th...[Read More]
As Clear Channel launches Rock “Louie 103.7” to take on Emmis’ Rock 94.7 KSHE and Modern Rock “105.7 The Point” KPNT, is Emmis preparing a counter-attack of its own? STLCountry963.com and CountryHits963.com were registered last week by Emmis St. Louis’ Director of Digital Content. 96.3 would be Classic Rock “K-Hits 96.3” KIHT. A flip to Country would place KIHT in competition with Hubbard’s second ranked 92.3 WIL and Clear Channel’s “93.7 The Bull” KSD-FM. The two stations combined for a 13.5 share of the St. Louis audience in the May 2014 Nielsen Audio PPM monthly ratings. KIHT placed twelfth in the market with a 4.1 share. Dropping its current format would help boost sister KSHE, Hubbard Variety Hits “106.5 The...[Read More]