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John O’Connell Adds PD Duties At 99.9 WKIS Miami

Entercom Country “Kiss Country 99.9” WKIS-FM Boca Raton/Miami FL has appointed John O’Connell as Program Director. O’Connell has been in the market since 2015 as Program Director of sister Alternative “104.3 The Shark” WSFS and also previously programmed Classic Hits “102.7 The Beach” WMXJ. He takes over the WKIS duties from Rob Morris, who remains in place as VP/Programming for the cluster and PD of Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM. O’Connell has previous experience in Country as OM/PD of 107.9 WIRK West Palm Beach from 2008-2012 and briefly in 2013 at 99.5 WQYK Tampa. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced the appointment of John O’Connell to the role of Program ...[Read More]

Dina B Moves Up To Afternoons At WKIS Miami

Entercom Country “99.9 Kiss Country” WKIS Boca Raton/Miami has promoted ‘Dina B’ Bonanni from nights to afternoons. Bonanni fills the opening created by the exit of Bryan Laroche last fall. She has been with WKIS since 2010 and previously spent four years at the then CBS Radio cluster in West Palm Beach where she worked at Country 107.9 WIRK and co-hosted mornings on AC “Sunny 104.3” WEAT. Entercom, the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content in the United States, announced Dina “Dina B” Bonanni promotion to afternoon drive host on WKIS-FM, Kiss 99.9 Miami effective immediately. Dina B. will host from 2:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. She will also engage with listeners across the station’s social media channels. “Dina’s love and passion for the station, a...[Read More]

Miami Dolphins Move To WQAM/WKIS

Following a six year run on iHeartMedia Classic Rock “Big 105.9” WBGG-FM, the NFL’s Miami Dolphins are moving their broadcasts to CBS Radio Sports 560 WQAM and Country “Kiss 99.9” WKIS for the upcoming season. The new long-term agreement will include all game broadcasts on both stations, while WQAM will feature expanded pre and postgame shows as well as “Dolphins Friday” team centric programming including interviews with players, coaches and executives. Additional marketing and cross-promotion will be heard on WKIS and sister Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” 96.5 WPOW-FM. Under previous Beasley ownership WQAM served as the Dolphins flagship station from 1997 through 2004 and again from 2007 through 2009. The Miami Dolphins and Miami’s Spor...[Read More]

CBS Beasley Deal Closes

Update 12/1: The swap between CBS and Beasley has closed with all the stations now under the management of their new ownership. No format changes have taken place at any of the stations. The companies have wasted no time in moving their new acquisitions to their corporate web platforms. All of the new CBS stations have moved over, while Beasley has moved their new Sports stations in Charlotte and Tampa over already. In a press statement, Dan Mason President/CEO of CBS Radio stated, “This transaction reinforces our strategy to concentrate on large market properties. We already have television duopolies in both Philadelphia and Miami, so these new stations will be a terrific complement to our existing local broadcasting portfolio, and a welcome addition to the overall CBS family.” Following ...[Read More]

CBS And Beasley Swap Philadelphia/Miami For Charlotte/Tampa

CBS Radio and Beasley Broadcasting have agreed to exchange 19 stations in four markets. CBS will acquire five stations from Beasley: Country 92.5 WXTU and Rhythmic CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM Philadelphia along with Sports 560 WQAM, Rhythmic CHR “Power 96” WPOW-FM, and Country “99.9 Kiss Country” WKIS in Miami. Heading to Beasley are fourteen stations including CBS’ entire Charlotte and Tampa clusters: CHR “Kiss 95.1” WNKS, Urban “Power 98” 97.9 WPEG, Urban AC “V101.9” WBAV, Country “The New 103.7” WSOC, AC “K104.7” WKQC, Sports “610 The Fan” WFNZ, and Sports “CBS Sports Radio 1660” WBCN Charlotte, Spanish CHR “Maxima 92.5” WYUU, Rhythmic CHR “Wild 94...[Read More]