iHeartMedia has appointed Jason Carr as Program Director of “Alt 99.1” W256BT and Assistant Program Director of Rock 100.7 WMMS Cleveland. Carr joins the company from Horizon Broadcasting’s AC “Coast 101.3” WHLG Port St. Lucie FL where he served as Station Manager and Variety Hits “Beach 98.5” WSBH Satellite Beach/Melbourne and “97.9 ESPN Radio” WTSM Woodville/Tallahasse FL where he was Operations Manager. Wood also previously spent seven years as Executive Producer and later Director of Network Operations for the Lex & Terry Show. iHeartMedia Cleveland has announced that Jason Carr has been named Program Director for ALT 99.1 FM, and Assistant Program Director for Rocker WMMS, effective February 12. As Program Director for ALT 99....[Read More]
Another iHeartMedia Alternative station has rebranded under the “Alt” moniker. As we first reported in the 12/18 Daily Domains, “99X” W256BT/WMMS-HD2 Cleveland is now “Alt 99.1“. No other changes accompanied the rebranding.
New iHeartMedia acquisition 100.7 WZLX Boston has named Chris Tyler as Program Director. Tyler joins WZLX from iHeartMedia Cleveland where he has programmed CHR “96.5 Kiss-FM” WAKS, Alternative “99X” W256BT, and Rock 100.7 WMMS since January 2014. He previously served as SVP/Programming for the company’s Providence RI cluster where he also programmed Rock 94.1 WHJY. He previously worked in Boston on-air and later as APD/MD and then PD of iHeart’s Rhythmic CHR “Jam’n 94.5” WJMN and CHR “Kiss 108” WXKS-FM. Tyler supplants Mike Thomas, who moved to Beasley Media with Sports “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM. iHeartMedia Boston has announced that Chris Tyler has been named Program Director of Classic Rock WZLX effective i...[Read More]
Update 12:15pm: “99X” debuted at 12pm today at 99.1 W256BT. Listen to the launch of 99X at FormatChange.com. The first hour consisted of: Black Keys – Gold On The Ceiling Fun. – We Are Young Stone Temple Pilots – Wicked Garden Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know POD – Alive Live – I Alone Rise Against – Help Is On The Way Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly Fuel – Hemorrhage Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock Young The Giant – Cough Syrup Rage Against The Machine – Sleep Now In The Fire U2 – Mysterious Ways Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition Original Report 9:30am: A return of the Alternative Rock format via a translator in Cleveland is imminent. 99XCleveland.com is now...[Read More]
Clear Channel continues to be active moving translators into major markets. First in the nation’s capital where they are moving 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD down I-270 towards Washington. The translator has applied to move to Clarksburg, MD where it will operate with 60 watts. The move will place it approximately 30 miles northwest of Washington in what appears to be the first step towards the Capital. In Cleveland, CC has amended its application to move 99.7 W259BI Lorain, OH to 99.1 Cleveland. As Ohio Media Watch stated, there doesn’t appear to be any difference with the previously rescinded. 640 WGST Atlanta has signed on its translator. 92.3 W223AF covers the north and east sides of Atlanta proper with 99 watts. Way Media’s 105.1 W286BK Birmingham, which is leased to Cle...[Read More]