If there’s one thing we know to expect every November most of the same stations that flipped to Christmas music last year and the year before that and the year before that will do so again this year. That is the primary reason we are no longer producing the list of all stations playing Christmas music. It is very predictable what station will play Christmas music in each market and that they will then return to their regular playlist as soon as the calendar changes to December 26. But there are still the stations that use the holiday music to clear out their previous audience and build attention for a format change after the holidays. Those are the stations we will be tracking. Completed Changes 12/28: American General Media Rhythmic CHR “Power 106.7” KAGM let go of its a...[Read More]
Saga Communications has begun a shuffle of their AM properties in Portland ME. Standards “1490 The Bay” WBAE Portland has dropped its format and has begun simulcasting Talk 970 WZAN. On January 1, WZAN’s programming will be heard exclusively on 1490. The move of WZAN will make room for ESPN Radio on 970. ESPN is currently heard in the market on Atlantic Coast Radio’s 95.9 WPEI Saco in overnights and weekends. Saga registered ESPNPortland.com in May.