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98.7 The Bull Portland Adds Jenn Hays To Morning Show

Alpha Media Country “98.7 The Bull” KUPL Portland has announced the addition of Jenn Hays to the station’s morning show alongside Tony Russell and Jake Byron. Hays joins KUPL from Townsquare Media’s Billings cluster where she served as Music Director at “Cat Country 102.9” KCTR-FM and afternoon host at CHR “97.1 Kiss-FM” KKBR under the name Jenn Parker. The Oregon native previously worked in promotions at Entercom Country “99.5 The Wolf” KWJJ Portland and at CBS Radio’s 94.1 KMPS Seattle. Hays fills the opening at KUPL created by the departure of McKinzie Roth earlier this fall to focus on her television work at KGW-TV and will debut on Monday, January 8. 98.7 The Bull (KUPL) brings Jenn Hays to Portland to join Tony and Jak...[Read More]

More Secret Format Changes Of 2016

A couple weeks ago we rounded up a number of format changes that took place under the radar. Since that report we’ve been tipped off to a number of additional changes. Shortly after Point Broadcasting closed on its acquisition of Rock 99.1 KXFM Santa Maria CA on August 31, the station dropped its format and is currently running a jockless/commercial-free version of the Rhythmic Oldies “Old School” format it operates on 104.7 KOCP Oxnard and 104.7 KQIE Redlands/Riverside and a few other stations in Southern California. Townsquare Media CHR “PopCrush 97.1” KKBR Billings MT relaunched in July as “97.1 Kiss-FM“. Mountain Broadcasting debuted Oldies “Boomer 106.3” K292GH/KMSO-HD3 Missoula MT. The station is focusing on the 1960s and promotin...[Read More]

Billings’ Pop Crush 97.1 Debuts

Update 7/3: At 10:00am, KKBR Billings launched its new CHR format as “Pop Crush 97.1“. The station will feature the syndicated Elvis Duran in the morning and Billy Bush in evenings along with locally staffed middays and afternoons. Tara Nicole will host middays with the afternoon slot yet to be filled. Update 7/2: Instead of Kiss, it appears the new format will be branded as “Pop Crush 97.1” as Townsquare has registered PopCrush971.com and PopCrushBillings.com. The station would become the second Townsquare Media station to take the branding of their PopCrush.com entertainment blog joining 105.7 WQSH Albany, NY. Original Report 6/28: Townsquare Classic Hits “97.1 K-Bear” KKBR Billings is in stunt mode with Christmas music. Currently branded as “97....[Read More]