Cumulus Media has appointed Jeff Lyon as its new Vice President/Market Manager for its four station cluster in Abilene TX. Lyon has spent the past 21 years in Victoria TX as President/Chief Revenue Officer for the cluster now owned by Townsquare Media. Cumulus owns Sports “98.1 The Ticket” KTLT, Country 99.7 KBCY, Classic Rock “102.7 The Bear” KHXS, and CHR “Power 103” 103.7 KCDD in the Abilene market. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed veteran radio broadcasting professional Jeff Lyon as Vice President/Market Manager for its four-station group in Abilene, TX. Lyon joins Cumulus from Townsquare Media, where he was President/Chief Revenue Officer for its four stations in Victoria, TX, for 21 years. Prior to that, he was Vice President/General M...[Read More]
Genesis Communications' "Sports Talk 1080" WHOO Kissimmee/Orlando FL applies to relocate to the tower site that Star Over Orlando's 810 WRSO Orlovista is planning to abandon with a power increase.
Station Sales Tim McKernan, who currently operates 920 WGNU Granite City IL and 105.7 KPNT-HD2 Collinville/St. Louis with Sports programming from his InsideSTL.com will become a 25% partner in Markel Radio Group’s “590 The Fan” KFNS Wood River/St. Louis. The ownership will be renamed McKernan Radio Group as Markel will pay McKernan $1.25 million over a five year employment contract to program KFNS and move his “Morning After” show to the station for 7-10am weekdays. McKernan, his wife, and one other employee will receive a car allowance from Markel, while McKernan also gains a $50,000 signing bonus, right of first refusal to match any sale of the station or receive $100,000 prior to the distribution of sale proceeds. McKernan will start his morning show on KFN...[Read More]
We apologize for the delay in posting as the FCC database was offline most of the weekend. Station Moves Community Media Group AAA “101.5 The Music Place” WVMP Vinton, VA applies to relocate to the top of Mill Mountain just outside Roanoke where it will operate with 1.2kW at 198 meters (Coverage Map).
Station Moves Family Life Broadcasting’s 88.1 KJTY Topeka, KS is attempting to rimshot Kansas City a little more as it is applying to move its transmitter site eastward to near Lawrence where it will operate with 88kW at 176.9 meters (Coverage Map). Concurrently, Templo Apostoles y Prophetas Bethel’s 88.1 KZGC-FM Garden City, KS applies to upgrade to 1kW at 125 meters (Coverage Map). Liberman Broadcasting is reapplying for two of its expiring CP’s. In the Dallas suburbs, “FunAsia 104.9” KZMP-FM Pilot Point seeks 42kW at 606 meters (Coverage Map). In suburban Houston, “La Raza 103.3” KJOJ-FM Freeport wants 100kW at 595.8 meters (Coverage Map). In between Houston and San Antonio, Roy Henderson’s 92.3 KNRG New Ulm, TX seeks to increase from a Cl...[Read More]
Doud Media Group has moved CHR “Channel 95Q” KORQ Abilene TX from 95.1 to 96.1. With “96Q” now in place on 96.1, out goes Talk “Fox News Abilene” KFNA. In a statement on Facebook explaining the format change, station GM Richard Doud bluntly states, News / Talk has and remains my favorite radio format. From the time I was a little kid first hearing Rush Limbaugh I was hooked. So when the opportunity presented itself two and a half years ago to make 96.1 the first FM News / Talk station in Abilene, we jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately after two and half years in the format, it has now become obvious that from a ratings and revenue perspective, FOX NEWS ABILENE did not receive enough support to make it viable product. It was with great sadness that w...[Read More]