96.5 Salisbury/Ocean City

FCC Report 10/15: WBBM On The Move

AM Changes CBS Radio News 780 WBBM Chicago has applied to vacate its tower site of the last 75 years and co-locate at the site of sister Sports "670 The Score" WSCR and SBS' "La Ley 107.9" WLEY-FM Aurora. From its new location WBBM will drop from 50kW day/night to 35kW day/42kW night but with the taller tower should come close to duplicating its current coverage. With WBBM's simulcast partner 105.9 WCFS Elmwood Park being the home to most of its in-market listening it is doubtful most WBBM listeners even notice the change. WBBM currently operates from a 55 acre site adjacent to the intersection of Interstate 290 and Illinois 390 in Itasca IL. Likely valued in the tens or hundreds of millions this is not the first time the station has sought a potential move. In 1988, the adjacent Ro...[Read More]

Twin Islands Media Group Acquires Eastern Shore Trio

Newly formed Twin Islands Media Group has announced it will acquire Variety Hits 96.5 WCTG from Sebago Broadcasting and Country “Wow 101.5” WOWZ Chincoteague VA from Jackman Holdings. The company will begin to operate both stations and Signal Above LLC’s 87.7 WDCO-LP Salisbury MD (which currently simulcasts WOWZ) on April 1. WCTG and WOWZ are both currently operated via LMA by GSB Broadcasting. Not included in the sale is GSB’s 92.5 WICO-FM Pocomoke City MD, which currently simulcasts WCTG. The partners in Twin Islands Media Group include veteran programmer and Washington DC area on-air talent Chris Roth, engineer Joshua Bohn who is also principle owner of Bohn Broadcast Services, and Dana Ryan who most recently co-hosted mornings at iHeartMedia AC “Magic 96.5...[Read More]