iHeartMedia Classic Hip-Hop “Throwback Tampa Bay” 94.5 W233AV Gulfport/99.1 W256CT Bayonet Point/105.9 W290BJ West Tampa/WMTX-HD2 Tampa FL has added the syndicated Big Boy’s Neighborhood for mornings and will have three on-air hosts from sister Urban “95.7 The Beat” WBTP Clearwater pull double duty. The Los Angeles based Big Boy will air from 6-10am weekdays. Anjali ‘Queen B’, who hosts afternoons at WBTP will add a midday shift on Throwback from 10am-2pm. WBTP weekenders DJ Chase and DJ Sandman will host afternoons and nights respectively. iHeartMedia Tampa Bay announced today the addition of shows and personalities to its programming lineup for its Throwback Hip Hop and R&B stations, broadcasting on 94.5, 99.1, and 105.9, effective immediate...[Read More]
Update 7/8: After a little over a month with Classic Hits, iHeartMedia’s trimulcast of 94.5 W233AV Gulfport/St. Petersburg, 99.1 W256CT Bayonet Point/New Port Richey and 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa/100.7 WMTX-HD2 Tampa has reverted back to its former Classic Rock programming. Original Report 6/3: iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Thunder Tampa Bay” translator trimulcast of 94.5 W233AV Gulfport/St. Petersburg, 99.1 W256CT Bayonet Point/New Port Richey and 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa/100.7 WMTX-HD2 Tampa has transitioned to Classic Hits. The transition comes with a new Premium Choice airstaff. Drew Thomas, afternoon host of sister 107.9 WSRZ Sarasota is in mornings. “Q104.3” WAXQ New York’s Mark Coppola is in middays with Country 99.5 WGAR Cleveland’s Kat Jackson in...[Read More]
Update 11/7: Due to a interference complaint from 99.9 WXJB Homosassa, “Alt 99.9” W207BU Bayonet Point moved to 100.3 at 12pm today. Original Report 9/24: iHeartMedia has launched two new translators in the Tampa Bay market. Classic Rock “Thunder Tampa Bay” adds a third signal as 99.1 W202CB Bayonet Point completes its upgrade and move from 88.3. The new signal joins 94.5 W233AV Gulfport/St. Petersburg and 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa in airing the programming originating at 100.7 WMTX-HD2. W202CB gives the format coverage in the northern parts of the market around Clearwater and New Port Richey (Coverage Map). Concurrently, the company launches Alternative “Alt 99.9” on W207BU Bayonet Point via 103.5 WFUS-HD2. The new station is strongest in the same places ...[Read More]
Reach Communications will transfer the licenses of four Tampa/St. Petersburg area translators to Clear Channel in exchange for a revised rebroadcasting agreement between Reach and Clear Channel to allow Reach to use HD subchannels to feed its other translators. The four translators are: 88.3 W202CB Bayonet Point (which has applied to relocate to 99.1), 89.3 W207B Bayonet Point (which has applied to relocate to 100.1), 92.1 W221CE Wesley Chapel South, and 94.5 W233AV Gulfport (which is already operated by Clear Channel). W202CB and W221CE will be licensed to rebroadcast a subchannel of 97.9 WXTB, while 89.3 will join 94.5 and Clear Channel’s 105.9 W290BJ West Tampa in rebroadcasting Classic Rock “Thunder” via 100.7 WMTX-HD2.