Following the retirement of Chris Kampmeier last month, iHeartMedia has appointed three new Program Directors in Orlando. CHR “XL 106.7” WXXL Program Director Brian Mack will add on duties for AC “Magic 107.7” WMGF. Mack will also take on the title of Vice President of Branding overseeing the marketing strategy for the company’s nine stations. Talk “Real Radio 104.1” WTKS Program Director Jack Bradshaw will add that role for Sports “96.9 The Game” 740 WYGM/96.9 W245CL. He takes those duties from new Regional VP/Programming Rick Everett. Everett will continue to program Rock 101.1 WJRR. Lastly at Urban “104.5 The Beat” W283AN, afternoon host Dwight ‘D-Strong’ Ricketts adds programming duties. iHeartMedia Orlando a...[Read More]
iHeartMedia has launched 96.9 W245CL Deltona, FL rebroadcasting Sports “740 The Game” WYGM Orlando via 101.1 WJRR-HD2. Now “96.9 The Game“, the 250 watt at 145 meter signal covers all of Orlando proper (Coverage Map). One of five Sports stations in the market, WYGM is now the second to add an FM translator. It features local programming from 6am to 12pm and 3-6pm daily and Fox Sports Radio programming in other dayparts.
Station Moves Point Broadcasting Rhythmic Oldies “Old School 104.7” KQIE Redlands/San Bernardino, CA seeks to move about 11 miles west where it will operate with 6kW at 1 meter. The move will improve KQIE’s coverage in the western parts of the Riverside/San Bernardino market including Rancho Cumcamonga and Ontario (Coverage Map). Apex Broadcasting Variety Hits “SC 103.1” WVSC Parris Island, SC seeks to modify its CP to return to its current Class C3 status with 6.6kW at 149.4 meters (Coverage Map). Marion Williams’ Rhythmic CHR “Smokin 99.1” WSMK Buchanon, MI/South Bend, IN applies to move a few miles south to the tower of sister 1290 WNIL Niles while doubling its power to 6kW at 96.4 meters. The move will improve WSMK’s coverage within...[Read More]
Note To Readers: Starting this week we will be breaking the FCC Applications column into two parts. This part will continue to include station modifications and call letter changes. The second part to be published on Fridays will be a rundown of all station sales. The big story this week was the FCC denying Way Media’s application to relocate 91.5 W218CR Central City, KY to 103.7 in Tell City, IN where it would’ve rebroadcasted Hancock Communications’ 1230 WTCJ Tell City. The “Tell City Waiver” would’ve enabled Way Media to not go through multiple hops to relocate W218CR to its intended destination. The FCC decided that any sweeping change to its policy would better be served via a rulemaking. More details at BroadcastLawBlog.com. Station Moves After com...[Read More]
Clear Channel has purchased a pair of Construction Permits for translators in the Orlando market from Radio Assist Ministry for $80,000. 96.9 W245BX Orlando will operate with 60 watts covering the downtown portions of the city. 97.1 W246CK Kissimmee is licensed to operate with 38 watts. Both translators will rebroadcast an HD subchannel of 101.1 WJRR, which currently programs a simulcast of Sports “740 The Game” WYGM on its HD2.