99.7 San Francisco

99.7 Now Promotes Jazzy Jim Archer To Program Director

With Michael Martin remaining with Entercom as SVP of Programming and Music Initiatives and Alternative Format Captain, Bonneville’s newly acquired CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco has promoted ‘Jazzy’ Jim Archer to Program Director. Archer has been with KMVQ as Assistant Program Director and Music Director since 2011. He previously served as APD/MD and then programmed iHeartMedia Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD San Francisco until 2008. Bonneville began operating KMVQ today via LMA from the Entercom Divestiture Trust. Bonneville International Corporation announced today that it has promoted “Jazzy” Jim Archer as Program Director for 99.7 Now (KMVQ-FM), San Francisco’s new hit music station. Archer has served as KMVQ’s has been Assistant...[Read More]

Entercom LMA’s Sacramento & San Francisco Stations To Bonneville

Bonneville International will LMA Entercom’s required spin-offs in Sacramento and San Francisco. Bonneville International will gain control of four of CBS’ five stations in Sacramento: AC “Mix 96” 96.1 KYMX, Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO, “New Country 105.1” KNCI, and “Sports 1140” KHTK. Bonneville also will operate four stations in San Francisco: CBS Radio CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ and Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT, Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX, and Urban AC 102.9 KBLX. No sale agreements are in place yet as the licenses will be held by the Divestiture Trust. Bonneville will begin operating the stations as soon as the Entercom/CBS Radio merger closes later this month. Rhythmic CHR 102.5 KSFM will remain with Entercom and jo...[Read More]

Entercom Narrows Down 16 Stations To Be Divested To Complete CBS Radio Merger

In order to complete its merger with CBS Radio, Entercom has agreed to divest sixteen stations in order to ensure regulatory approval. In a memo sent to CBS Radio employees CEO Andre Fernandez revealed that the following stations will be divested: Boston: CBS Radio’s News/Talk 1030 WBZ, Sports “98.5 The Sports Hub” WBZ-FM, Classic Rock 100.7 WZLX and Entercom’s Talk 680 WRKO and Urban AC “The New 97.7” WKAF. San Francisco: CBS Radio CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ and Entercom AC 96.5 KOIT, Classic Rock “98.5 K-Fox” KUFX, and Urban AC 102.9 KBLX. Sacramento: CBS Radio’s AC “Mix 96” 96.1 KYMX, Hot AC “Now 100.5” KZZO, Country 105.1 KNCI, and Sports 1140 KHTK Seattle: CBS Radio’s Variety Hits “96.5 Jack...[Read More]

Hot 97’s Nessa Goes Into Syndication

“Hot 97” WQHT New York afternoon host and MTV personality Nessa is launching a daily five hour syndicated show to be offered in any daypart. “Nessa On Air” will be distributed by Benztown for use on CHR, Rhythmic, or Urban formatted stations. The first affiliate will be CBS CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco, who will air the program from 10pm-2am starting Monday, June 6. This marks a return to the market where she spent five years hosting nights at iHeartMedia’s Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94.9” KYLD prior to joining WQHT in January 2015. Cat Collins, former PD of KYLD and Hot AC “Star 101.3” KIOI San Francisco is serving as Executive Producer for Nessa On Air. Benztown, an international radio imaging, production library, programming...[Read More]

CBS San Francisco Relaunches PulseRadio

CBS Radio San Francisco is relaunching the “Pulse Radio” HD2 subchannel of CHR “99.7 Now” KMVQ San Francisco at 12pm today. Currently playing current Dance music, the new format will feature a mix of current and classic Dance as well as “pop hits that reflect the LGBTQ community”. The revamped station will also KMVQ morning hosts Fernando & Greg and afternoon host St. John will pull double duty as the on-air hosts of Pulse Radio. Positioned as “Pride. Music. Community.” the new station will focus on the LGBT community in San Francisco. INSTANT INSIGHT: Following the launch of Indie 105, we have to commend CBS Radio San Francisco for putting money and promotional efforts beyond their HD2 subchannels. If other broadcasters were to follow s...[Read More]