99.5 New London

Country Battle Coming To Eastern Connecticut

Red Wolf Broadcasting is planning a head on Country battle in New London, CT. The company has begun testing 99.5 W258BI New London via a simulcast of 106.5 WBMW-HD2 with automated Country music. When the translator begins full operations it appears it will do so under the brand “US 99.5” as US995Country.com was registered by Red Wolf VP/Programming Brian Ram. The Country format will create a head-on competitor for Hall Communications’ 97.7 WCTY Norwich. WCTY is the highest publicly ranked station in the market with a 10.5 share in the Fall 2012 Arbitron ratings, however the Red Wolf stations are not subscribers. Hall recently shifted Classic Hits “Kool 101” WKNL to Hot AC “100.9 Roxy-FM” to better compete with Red Wolf’s AC 106.5 WBMW. In add...[Read More]

Translator Report 5/1: Translators Coming Into Chicago & Los Angeles; Leaving New York

A high profile translator move in New York is now retreating to Long Island, while non-commercial upgrades could bring new signals to Chicago and Los Angeles. Chicago Public Media has applied to move 91.3 W217BM Elgin, IL to the downtown Chicago where it will operate with 99 watts from the tower of 91.5 WBEZ. It obviously will not be remaining one frequency off of its originating station, but can use that move to establish itself in the new location and then jump to a clearer frequency, perhaps 91.9?. The move should establish a city signal for “Vocalo” which currently airs on WBEZ-HD2 and 89.5 WBEW Valparaiso, IN. Life On The Way Communications’ 91.1 K216FM Van Nuys, CA to the Hollywood Hills where its 10 watts will put a service contour over West Hollywood and Beverly H...[Read More]