99.1 Albany

Albany NY Gets Hot

Update 3/9: After stunting on Thursday with protest songs as “Occupy 99.1“, W256BU flipped to Soft Oldies as “Sunny 99.1” at 12am with all the songs featuring Sunny in the title. That format would not be the final format as the station then shifted to Urban “Hot 99.1” at 3pm. The new format is targeted directly against Albany Broadcasting’s “Jamz 96.3” WAJZ. WAJZ’s Program Director Tansch resigned last week to join Townsquare. The first hour of Hot 99.1 consisted of: Mims – This Is Why I’m Hot Beyonce – Love On Top John Legend & Andre 3000 – Green Light Kirko Bangz – Drank In My Cup Nicki Minaj – Super Bass Monica & Brandy – It All Belongs To Me Chris Strip – Strip Future &...[Read More]

Translator Report 12/13

One of the markets that has yet to see translator action this year has been Chicago. Calvary Radio Network is looking to change that. 100.7 W264BF Englewood, IL currently operates with 2 watts from the top of the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. It has been granted a CP to upgrade to 10 watts which will give it coverage of much of the city of Chicago. The translator is currently licensed to simulcast Calvary’s 89.9 WHLP Valparaiso, IN. The maneuverings of Radio Power, Inc with its translators in Detroit will end up as one of the top stories of the year. Last month we reported that Radio Power had purchased 97.5 W248AQ Harrison, MI from Radio Assist Ministry for $32,000. The purchase was accompanied by an application to relocate to 107.1 as 97.5 became the home of CBC’s CBEW-FM Wi...[Read More]

Translator Report 6/29

This past week has seen a lot of moves for translators with Clear Channel making moves to add new programming options in two major markets. In Minneapolis/St. Paul, Clear Channel is teaming with EMF Broadcasting to bring two translators to the top of the IDS Center in Minneapolis. Northpine.com reports 93.3 W227BF Shoreview, MN will upgrade from 10 to 99 watts and rebroadcast 97.1 KTCZ-HD2, while 102.5 K273BH Fridley, MN will jump from 41 to 250 watts rebroadcasting 101.3 KDWB-HD2. Clear Channel purchased 103.5 K278BP Cottage Grove, MN from EMF last year. It is used to rebroadcast Sports 1130 KFAN via 100.3 KTLK-HD2. Clear Channel and EMF are also working in tandem in Detroit. As part of the deal that gave Clear Channel access to 103.5 in Minneapolis last year, EMF gained programming contr...[Read More]