John Patrick Joins WGAC Augusta Morning Show

Beasley Media News/Talk 580 WGAC Augusta/95.1 WGAC-FM Harlem GA has announced the addition of John Patrick to its morning show with Steve Smith and Mary Liz Nolan. Patrick has been in the Augusta market since 1984 where he spent a decade at AC “Sunny 105” 105.7 WZNY as PD and midday/morning host and thirteen years as morning host and PD at AC 104.3 WBBQ. After exiting Clear Channel in 2007 he launched the syndicated Augusta Golf Show which will air on Saturday afternoons on WGAC-FM. Beasley Media Group, LLC, a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. announces John Patrick has joined Steve Smith and Mary Liz Nolan as a co-anchor of the morning show from 5:30-9am on WGAC (95.1FM/AM 580) in Augusta, Georgia. He began his new position on February 13, 2018. Patrick most recently...[Read More]

WQYK Tampa OM/PD Tee Gentry Returns To Beasley Media Augusta

Beasley Media has announced that Tee Gentry will relocate from Tampa to return to Augusta GA as Operations Manager for their Augusta GA cluster and Program Director of Country “Kicks 99” 99.5 WKXC. Gentry previously held that position in Augusta prior to moving to Tampa as Operations Manager and Program Director of Country 99.5 WQYK when Beasley closed on its acquisition of the Tampa cluster from CBS Radio in December 2014. Gentry follows Kent Dunn back to Augusta as Dunn recently returned to that market after serving as VP/Market Manager in Tampa. With Gentry’s return to Augusta, Chris O’Kelly will step down from the OM/PD duties but remain with the company as Assistant Program Director/Music Director and midday host on WKXC. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Be...[Read More]

Kent Dunn Exits Tampa And Returns To Beasley Augusta As Market Manager

Beasley Media Tampa VP/Market Manager Kent Dunn is returning to Augusta GA to oversee the company’s eight stations in that market. Dunn joined Beasley in 1991 and oversaw the Augusta cluster from 1993-2014 when he was moved to Tampa following the company’s acquisition of CBS Radio’s stations in that market. With the return of Dunn to Augusta, Mark Haddon will become Director of Sales for the Augusta cluster. Haddon served in various sales management positions for Beasley Augusta from 1993-2014 before being promoted to Market Manager when Dunn moved to Tampa. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Kent Dunn will return home to once again oversee the company’s cluster of eight radio stations in the Augusta, Georgia ...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 9/30: KAHM Goes To La Campesina

The Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Farmworker Educational Radio Network is continuing its growth in Phoenix with the purchase of Southwest FM Broacasting’s Beautiful Music 102.1 KAHM and 101.7 K269EE Prescott and Southwest Broadcasting’s Talk 1490 KYCA/97.1 K246BI/103.5 K278CN Prescott AZ for $2.5 million through a new Phoenix Radio Broadcasting holding company. Phoenix Radio Broadcasting will pay $1.7 million for KAHM and K269EE and $800,000 for co-owned KYCA/K246BI/K278CN. KAHM holds a Construction Permit to relocate to Spring Valley AZ from the tower utilized by Riviera Broadcasting’s “Power 98.3” KKFR Mayer with 25.5kW/852m that requires the move of 94.3 KBUX Quartzsite AZ to 96.5 (now completed) and 101.9 KVGG Salome to 96.5. The buyer will also take on ...[Read More]

Steve Mills To Program 93.9 Bob-FM Augusta

Beasley Media has appointed Steve Mills as Program Director for Variety Hits “93.9 Bob-FM” WDRR Martinez/Augusta GA. Mills has previously served as Director of Operations for Midwest Communications Kalamazoo and programmed for Cumulus Media in Topeka KS. He was also manager of Stream Support and Quality for Cumulus. Beasley Media Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBGI) announces Steve Mills has been named Program Director of WDRR-FM in Augusta, Georgia. He will begin his new position on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Mills most recently served as a producer for Sound Solutions, a subsidiary of Cumulus Media. Previous to that, he worked as the Operations Manager for Midwest Communications and was the Corporate Digital Manager for Cumulus and Westwood ...[Read More]

Tim ‘Minnesota Fattz’ Snell Named iHeartMedia Augusta SVP/Programming

iHeartMedia has promoted Tim ‘Minnesota Fattz’ Snell to Senior VP Programming for its Augusta GA cluster. Snell was previously Program Director for Urban AC “96.3 Kiss-FM” WKSP and Urban “Power 107” 107.7 WPRW and morning co-host with Cher Best on WKSP, duties that he will retain. His appointment follows the addition of Blaine Jackson as Program Director of Country “105.7 The Bull” WLUB and Classic Country “106.3 The Bull Icons” W292EE/WLUB-HD2 earlier this week. iHeartMedia announced today that Tim “Minnesota Fattz” Snell has been named the Senior Vice President of Programming for iHeartMedia Augusta. Snell is one half of the Fattz and Cher Morning Show on 96.3 Kiss FM and the program director for the iHeartMedia Augusta urban brands, urban adult contem...[Read More]

Blaine Jackson Named PD Of WLUB/W292EE Augusta

iHeartMedia has named Blaine Jackson as Program Director of Country “105.7 The Bull” WLUB and Classic Country “106.3 The Bull Icons” W292EE/WLUB-HD2 Augusta GA. Jackson joins WLUB/W292EE from sister “96.5 The Bull” WIHB-FM Gray/Macon where she served as PD/Midday host. She has spent her entire radio career with iHeart, starting as a board operator in Macon in 2010 and eventually moving up to Program Director at the company’s Newnan GA stations and then WIHB. iHeartMedia announced today that Blaine Jackson has been named program director for WLUB 105.7 The Bull and WLUB HD2 106.3 The Bull Icons effective immediately. 105.7 the Bull, Augusta’s No. 1 for Country, plays today’s hottest country hits including the newest tracks from artists such as...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 7/1

Translator Sales The big deal of the week was Zoo Communications paying Reach Communications $410,000 for 93.5 W228BV Fort Lauderdale FL. W228BV is currently operated by iHeartMedia as Country “93.5 The Bull” but with Zoo operating Dance “Revolution” 93.5 W228BY Miami (owned by iHeart), 104.7 W284CS Miami, 93.5 WZFL Islamorada/Key Largo it will likely join that network. Station Sales Ed Stolz’ Playa del Sol Broadcasters is transferring CHR “Hot Hits 97.7” KRCK-FM Mecca/Palm Springs and translators 95.5 K238AK and 98.1 K251BX Palm Desert into co-owned Major Market Radio LLC. The big question is if Stolz changes his mind will he spend years filing objections and legal challenges to it to the FCC like he did in Sacramento following his sale of 106.5 K...[Read More]

iHeart Launches Two Bulls In Augusta

iHeartMedia has rebranded Country “G105.7” WSCG Augusta GA as “105.7 The Bull” WLUB. Concurrently the company has launched 106.3 W292EE Augusta-Richmond County/WLUB-HD2 as Classic Country “106.3 The Bull Icons“. The Bull brand was previously utilized by iHeart in the Augusta market on 105.7 as WIBL from 2004 through 2007 and then on 102.3 until 2010. No programming changes accompanied the rebranding of WSCG to WLUB. iHeartMedia/Augusta announced today the return of the iconic Bull to the market. 105.7 the Bull will program the hottest Country hits including the newest tracks from artists such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia Line. Meanwhile, 106.3 Bull Icons, The Country that made Augusta Great, w...[Read More]

FCC Update 8/30: Pittsburgh Translator Move Denied

Last week Educational Media Foundation sought a STA to complete the move of 106.3 W292DH Uniontown, PA into Pittsburgh while it sought out issues with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued a Notice of Presumed Hazard for W292DH’s 250 watt at 165 meters Construction Permit. The STA sought to begin operations at that facility with just 46 watts. But as the city-of-license was to remain in Uniontown the STA would not reach that city nor could it be used to build out a CP, it was declined by the FCC. W292DH is due to rebroadcast iHeartMedia Sports “970 ESPN” WBGG Pittsburgh via a Mattoon Waiver. Translator Moves

FCC Update 8/9: One Texas Station Forced To Modify; Another Deleted

In March, the FCC issued an Order To Show Cause to LKCM Country “95.9 the Ranch” KFWR Jacksboro/Fort Worth, TX over its use of a side-mounted antenna sending double the licensed power including in the direction of Lake Country Radio’s 95.9 KCKL Malakoff, TX. The agency sought for KFWR to give reasons why KFWR’s total power output shouldn’t be dropped from 25kW to 9.1kW to limit the radiation to 100kW in all directions, while reclassifying their antenna system as directional. A response from KFWR offered to remove the mounting pole and parasitics from the antenna. KFWR took great offense to the reclassification as directional as the agency had previously not established how much distortion is permitted while using a side-mounted non-directional antenna. After a few respons...[Read More]

Classic Hip-Hop Comes To Augusta

Beasley Media has brought Classic Hip-Hop to Augusta, GA. “Hot 95.5/93.1” replaced Active Rock “95 Rock” 1480 WCHZ/95.5 W238AU Augusta and the simulcast of Southern Gospel WGUS-FM on 93.1 WCHZ-FM Warrenton at 10:00am today. Beasley Augusta OM Chris O’Kelley serves as PD. Beasley Media Group Augusta has debuted new programming, that features Throwback Hip-Hop and R & B, on two of its radio signals that serve the Augusta, GA community. The All New HOT 95.5/93.1 (located at 95.5 and 93.1 on the FM dial) were introduced today at 10:00 a.m. EST. Augusta radio veteran and market Operations Manager Chris O’Kelley has been named the station’s program director. In addition to accessing the station on the radio dial at 95.5 FM and 93.1 FM, the All New HOT 95.5/93.1...[Read More]

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