SummitMedia’s “Classic Rock 96.5” WKLR-FM Fort Lee/Richmond VA has parted ways with morning host Gene ‘Brady’ DeAngelo following an offensive post made on his personal Facebook page. DeAngelo made a since deleted post about a woman sitting in a bar that went in all the wrong directions. As with anything online, it has been archived elsewhere to see where he went wrong and use it as a teachable moment. DeAngelo has hosted mornings at WKLR since September 2013. He has also worked at WWUZ Fredericksburg, WXLK Roanoke, and multiple stations in the Greenville/New Bern market in his career. Both DeAngelo and the station have released statements online regarding his exit. Today was my last day with Classic Rock 96.5I made a joke that some thought was inappropriate on...[Read More]
Summit Media has shifted “Rock 96.5” WKLR Richmond back to Classic Rock “Classic Rock 96.5“. The station shifted to the “Rock 96.5” brand when it added a larger amount of 90’s Rock to its playlist. Since then the station was spun-off by Cox to Summit and Clear Channel launched a direct Classic Rock competitor on an adjacent translator using WKLR’s old “Planet” branding. The rebranding comes as the station reverts back to a 70s/80s based playlist with just a handful of 90’s titles remaining in the playlist. Meanwhile, could a rebranding be on the way to sister Adult Alternative “103.7 The River” WURV? 1037Play.com, 1037Richmond.com, Listen1037.com, and Richmonds1037.com have been registered over the past week.
Cox Classic Rock 96.5 WKLR Richmond has relaunched as “Rock 96.5“. The move comes along with the addition of a large amount of 90’s tracks to the previous array of Rock from the 60’s through the 80’s. The station is listing Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Stone Temple Pilots, Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC as their new core artists.