98.5 Salisbury/Ocean City

Adams To Launch US 98 Salisbury On Friday?

Adams Radio Group has broken the temporary simulcast of Classic Rock “Big 107.7” WGBG Fruitland MD and 98.5 WKHI-FM Seaford DE following the format’s move to 107.7 last month. 98.5, which has taken on new WUSX call letters, is now running a redirect loop with members of the Bob & Tom Show directing listeners to 107.7 and a legal ID promoting the upcoming change “WUSX Seaford is US 98, Something New Is Coming Friday at 5”. We reported on the registration of US985.com by Adams in our August 24 Domain Insight.

K107.7 Gives Way To Big Classic Rock In Delmarva

Adams Radio Group Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG Seaford DE has begun simulcasting on 107.7 WKHI Fruitland/Salisbury MD as it prepares to move permanently to the bigger signal. The move, which took place at 5pm today, places WGBG on the class B1 107.7 signal that covers the entire Salisbury/Ocean City market as opposed to the Class A rimshot of 98.5. WKHI had been running Country as “Your Country K107.7“. A new format will debut on 98.5 in the coming weeks. WGBG and WKHI previously simulcast for a few months in 2015, when it was originally planned to move the Classic Rock format to the 107.7 signal. WGBG registered a 2.3 share in the Spring 2018 Nielsen Audio ratings, while WKHI was at a 1.8 share, well behind iHeartMedia’s “Froggy 99.9” at a 6.8. Ad...[Read More]

Adams Radio Revamps Delmarva Programming Team

Adams Radio Group has appointed new Program Directors for four of its five stations in Salisbury/Ocean City MD. The one remaining PD, Larry ‘Big Red’ Stephens, has been promoted to Operations Manager for the cluster and adds PD duties for Oldies “Kool 104.3 & 105.1” W282BB Salisbury/W286BB Ocean Pines/WOCQ-HD2 to his existing position as PD/Afternoon host at Country “K107.7” WKHI Fruitland. Midday hosts Stacy ‘Carolina’ Gantt at Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH Millsboro DE and Rob ‘Rob Jay’ Johnson’ of Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ Berlin are promoted to PD at their respective stations. Laura Lee, cluster Promotions Director and midday host at Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG-FM Seaford DE ...[Read More]

Paul Burton Named Adams Radio Salisbury VP/GM

Adams Radio Group has hired Paul Burton as its new Vice President/General Manager for its Salisbury/Ocean City MD cluster. Burton most recently served as VP/Sales of iHeartMedia Salisbury until exiting last October. He is the third person to lead the cluster since Adams acquired the former Great Scott Broadcasting in late 2014. CEO Ron Stone has been serving as Interim GM since Cheryl Salomone exited after a brief six month run in September 2016. Adams owns Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH, Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG, Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ, and Country “Your Country K107.7” WKHI in the Salisbury/Ocean City market. Adams Radio Group has named Paul Burton VP & GM for it Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster. Burton started his radio care...[Read More]

Johnny Maze Named WZBH/WGBG Program Director

Adams Radio Group has hired Johnny Maze as Program Director of Active Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH and Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG in the Salisbury/Ocean City MD market. Maze joins Adams from Scripps’ Wichita cluster where he programmed Active Rock “T95” 95.1 KICT and Classic Rock “104.5 The Fox” KFXJ. He will also host afternoons on WGBG. Adams Radio Group has named radio veteran Johnny Maze as the new Program Director for WZBH “The Beach” and WGBG “Big Classic Rock” in Salisbury-Ocean City. Maze will also serve as PM drive for WGBG. Maze most recently programmed rock/classic rock combo KICT and KFXJ for E.W. Scripps in Wichita, KS. Under his leadership, both stations achieved success in their target demo and in the most recent Fall 201...[Read More]

Adams Hires Cheryl Salomone As Delmarva Market Manager

Adams Radio has hired Cheryl Salomone as Vice President & Market Manager for their Salisbury/Ocean-City MD cluster. Salomone joins Adams from Townsquare Media’s Yakima and Tri-Cities WA clusters. She has also served as GM for New Northwest Broadcasters in the Tri-Cities (Richland/Kennewick/Pasco) and Clear Channel in Yakima and Greensboro NC. Adams operates Active Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH, Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG, Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ and Country “K107.7” WKHI in the Salisbury/Ocean City market. Adams Radio Of Delmarva Peninsula has named Cheryl Salomone as Vice President & Market Manager for its cluster of stations in Salisbury – Ocean City, MD. Salomone leaves Townsquare Media where she was the Regional Vi...[Read More]

107.7 WKHI Salisbury Goes Back To Country

Back in March when Adams Radio Group closed on its acquisition of Great Scott’s Salisbury/Ocean City, MD cluster, the first move they made was to drop the Country format at “Hot Country 107.7” WKHI Fruitland, MD to begin simulcasting Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG Seaford, DE. The intent at the time was to simulcast for a period and then launch a new format on 98.5 once WKHI completed its upgrade from a Class A to B1 with 23kW at 105 meters (Coverage Map). That will not be the case as today Adams flipped WKHI back to Country as “Your Country K107“. K107 is debuting with not just 10,000, but 50,000 songs-in-a-row that should take it through the end of the year. The website indicates they will carry Cumulus’ America’s Morning Show and Nash ...[Read More]

Adams Preps Delmarva Changes

As Adams Radio finally closes on its acquisition of six stations and two translators from Great Scott Broadcasting, the company is swiftly moving to implement changes. Phil LoCascio joins the company as Market Manager. LaCascio was Operations Manager for Millennium Radio Group’s Jersey Shore stations from 2003 to 2008 and previously programmed CBS Classic Rock 94.7 WARW Washington, DC and Cox AC “B98.5” WSB-FM Atlanta. Current Great Scott General Manager Jim McHugh stays on as Director of Sales, while Jeff Evans remains in his General Sales Manager position. Adams will also be heavily reshaping the formats at its new cluster. While Active Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH and Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ will remain as-is, the other four stations will...[Read More]

Adams Expands To Salisbury/Ocean City

Great Scott Broadcasting is exiting the radio industry with a pair of divestitures of its Salisbury/Ocean City, MD stations. Adams Radio has agreed to acquire two AMs, four FMs, and two translators. The stations involved are Rock “93.5 The Beach” WZBH Georgetown DE, Classic Rock “Big 98.5” WGBG Seaford DE, Rhythmic CHR “OC 104” 103.9 WOCQ Berlin MD, “Hot Country 107.7” WKHI Fruitland MD, Brokered Spanish CHR “Maxima 900” WJWL Georgetown DE, Variety Hits “Sue 1280” WJWK Seaford DE, and translator CPs 96.3 W242AV Seaford DE and 100.3 W262BF Georgetown DE. The remainder of the Great Scott stations: Hot AC simulcast “B95.3/101.7” 95.3 WKDB Laurel DE/101.7 WZEB Ocean View DE, WGBG simulcast 103.5 WJKI Bethany Be...[Read More]