98.1 Richmond

Rebecca Wilde Joins Mix 98.1 Richmond As Morning Co-Host

Entercom AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM Richmond has added Rebecca Wilde as co-host for “Wicker in the Morning”. Wilde is best known for her decade at CBS Radio Hot AC “Q104” WQAL Cleveland including seven years in mornings until her exit in 2010 to travel the world. She previously worked in the Richmond market in the late 90s as midday host at Modern AC “B103.7” WMXB. Wilde replaces the exiting Anna Stavredes. Welcome to our newest member of the Wicker show -Rebecca Wilde. Posted by Mix981Richmond on Monday, May 14, 2018

Zac Davis Moves To Richmond As iHeart SVP/Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted Zac Davis to SVP/Programming for its Richmond VA stations. Davis comes to Richmond from iHeartMedia’s Hartford/New Haven CT cluster where he programmed CHR’s “95.7 Kiss-FM” WKSS and “KC 101” 101.3 WKCI. He has also worked as SVP/Programming for the company’s Myrtle Beach SC cluster where he also programmed Country “Gator 107.9” WGTR-FM. In Richmond, Davis will oversee CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ, Classic Rock “96.1 The Planet” W241AP, AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM, Country “Big 98.5” W253BI, Alternative “XL 102” 102.1 WRXL, Urban “106.5 The Beat” WBTJ, Sports “Fox Sports 910” WRNL, and News/Talk 1140 WRVA. He fills the spot vacated by AJ’s...[Read More]

iHeartMedia St. Louis Names AJ SVP/Programming

The man known simply as AJ is transferring to St. Louis as Senior VP Programming for iHeartMedia. AJ has been with iHeart since 2012 most recently as SVP Programming of the company’s Norfolk and Richmond VA clusters and PD of CHR “Q94” 94.5 WRVQ and AC “Mix 98.1” WTVR-FM Richmond.. He also has programmed CHR’s “Hot 107.9” WWHT Syracuse and “Kiss 106.7” WKGS Rochester NY. His career also included thirteen years at Cumulus’ 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre PA where he hosted nights, mornings, and afternoons at various times and six years as Program Director. In St. Louis, AJ will oversee Country “93.7 The Bull” KSD, Classic Hip-Hop “100.3 The Beat” KMJM, Classic Hits 103.3 KLOU, Rhythmic CHR “Wild 104.9R...[Read More]

Star 100.9 Rises Over Richmond

SummitMedia Soft AC “Easy 100.9” WHTI Lakeside/Richmond VA flipped to Classic Hits this morning. Now branded as “Star 100.9“, the station is positioning itself as the “Best Of The 70s, 80s and More”. The move gives Richmond a second Classic Hits station as WHTI will now directly compete with Alpha Media’s 107.3 WBBT. Morning hosts Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins remain in place at Star 100.9, while the station continues to be jockless in all other dayparts. The change at WHTI is the second to come to a Richmond market AC in recent months. Right after Christmas, iHeartMedia’s “Lite 98” WTVR-FM relaunched as “Mix 98.1“. SummitMedia LLC is launching a new local radio format for Richmond listeners. The new STAR 100.9 will p...[Read More]

2015 Post Christmas Format Change Rundown & Watchlist

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]

WTVR Richmond To Relaunch As Mix 98.1

At the end of the Christmas season, iHeartMedia’s “Christmas 98.1” WTVR-FM Richmond will relaunch as “Mix 98.1” on Monday, December 28. The new “Mix 98.1” resurrects the branding well-known in the market from its time on 103.7 WMXB (now WURV) through 2010. The new brand will feature a number of personalities long known in the Richmond market. Former CHR “Q94” WRVQ morning host Jeff Wicker, most recently at Entercom Variety Hits “98.7 Simon” WSMW Greensboro will host mornings. Former WMXB morning co-host Jackie Cunningham with ex-husband Bender will host 9am to 12pm. She most recently was hosting mornings at Hubbard Modern AC “Click 98.9” KLCK Seattle. Kat Simons, the only holdover from the station’s previou...[Read More]