Cumulus Media has appointed Bo Brown as VP/Market Manager for its five station cluster in Beaumont TX. Brown previously served as Director of Sales for that cluster from 1997-1999 after beginning his career in 1992 as an Account Executive for Petracom’s stations in that market. He most recently served as Senior Director for Houston based Rhino Marketing and has also served as General Sales Manager for CBS Radio Houston and VP/Director of Sales for Clear Channel Houston. Brown takes the management reigns of the Beaumont cluster from Elizabeth Blackstock. The Lake Charles LA based Blackstock will continue to oversee that market. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed media executive Bo Brown as Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus Media-Beaumont, TX. Brown will manage Cumul...[Read More]
Completed Changes Sarasota – iHeartMedia’s former “Sarasota News Radio” 1450 WSDV/103.9 W280EV Sarasota flipped to CHR “103.9 Kiss-FM“. (1/1) Oklahoma City – Cumulus Classic Hits “Fun 96.9” KQOB flips to Variety Hits “Alice 96.9“. (12/31) Buffalo – Hawk Communications Classic Hits 1330 WSPQ Springville signed-off. (12/31) Long Island – With 94.7 WLIX-LP signing off, 93.3 W227CL Coram began rebroadcasting “101.5 The Breeze” W268AN Plainview/93.5 WVIP-HD4 New Rochelle. (12/31) Pittsburgh – Calvary Inc. News 1410 KQV went dark. (12/31) Roanoke – Mel Wheeler Inc. launched Classic Rock “97.3 The Rock Channel” W247AD Roanoke VA. (12/31) Webster MA – Just Because Inc. Country ...[Read More]
There was no outright format change at Cumulus Country “Nash-FM 101.7” KAYD Silsbee/Beaumont TX after stunting for a month with Christmas Music as “Santa 101.7“. There were a handful of changes though to accompany the station as it returned to Country. Despite retaining the “Nash-FM” name, KAYD is now utilizing the gold based “Nash Icon” music library. Rowdy Yates, most recently morning host at Scripps’ 98.5 KVOO Tulsa, has joined KAYD for afternoons. Yates is best known locally for his long run in the adjacent Houston market at both 95.7 KIKK and 100.3 KILT and also hosts the syndicated “Original Country Gold“. KAYD has also dropped the syndicated Big D & Bubba from mornings. Original Report 11/24: A potential flip is ...[Read More]
Excel Media LLC Classic Hits “105.3 Free” KXXF Winnie/Beaumont TX has moved to Classic Country with no branding changes. The station is owned by John Walton, one half of the syndicated “Walton & Johnson” morning show, which also airs of KXXF.
Jesse Portillo’s Big Radio Pro is acquiring five California stations in a distress sale. For $2.7 million Big Radio Pro purchases Standards 103.3 KZPO Lindsay/Visalia from the Estate of Linda Ware, the CP for 100.1 KNGS Coalinga from William Zawila, the CP for 106.9 KAAX Avenal from Avenal Educational Services, the CP for 94.7 KYAF Firebaugh from Central Valley Educational Services, and the CP for 102.1 KZPE Ford City/Bakersfield from the Estate of H.L. Charles. The buyer is a Bakersfield based Spanish language programmer and consultant. Not yet filed with the FCC, Redrock Broadcasting has agreed to purchase Silent 102.3 KCDC La Verkin/St. George, UT from Ted Tucker’s Cochise Broadcasting. Headed by Craig Hanson, Redrock recently purchased Classic Hits 98.9 KRQX and also owns H...[Read More]
Station Moves Univision’s Manhattan booster for Regional Mexican “92.7 Nueva York” WQBU Garden City is looking to cross the street, literally. WQBU-1 is applying to move from 450 W. 33rd Street to 460 W. 34th St with an increase from 80 watts to 99 watts at 76 meters continuing to utilize a directional array (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 90.9 WKTZ-FM Jacksonville, FL also seeks to move across the street. WKTZ-FM will shift from its current tower where it operates with 50kW at 141 meters to 41kW at 166 meters (Coverage Map). Auburn University’s 91.1 WEGL Auburn, AL applies to increase from a Class A with 3kW at 65 meters to a C3 with 15kW at 94.2 meters (Coverage Map). Wagonwheel Communications Country 92.1 KFRZ Green River, WY applies to downg...[Read More]
Sales Virginia Tech Foundation sells the CP for 92.1 W221CF Harrisonburg, VA to Verstanding Broadcasting for $62,500. Verstandig has applied to upgrade W221CF from 6 watts at 482.9 meters to 250 watts at 130 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 550 WSVA Harrisonburg (Coverage Map). MCC Radio acquires 104.1 K281BN Yucca Valley, CA from Advance Ministries for $25,000. K281BN concurrently applies to upgrade from 10 watts at 385.3 meters to 250 watts at -64 meters rebroadcasting News/Talk 1250 KNWH Yucca Valley (Coverage Map). Seehafer Broadcasting is restructuring its ownership as Donald Seehafer is giving his 100% share of the company to his four children. Son Mark Seehafer is then acquiring the shares of his three sisters Sandra Halverson, Karen Stevenson, and Debra Seehafer for promissory notes...[Read More]
Sales & Moves Primera Iglesia Evangelica de Apostoles y Progfeta’s 106.1 K291CE Rosenberg, TX has been sold to The RAFFT Corporation for $100,000, a $50,000 time brokerage agreement, and providing the seller with a replacement translator for no cost. The sale comes after K291CE applies to increase to 250 watts at 463 meters to expand its coverage of Houston and its southwestern suburbs. It will rebroadcast Cox Media’s 107.5 KGLK-HD3 Lake Jackson. The Estate of John W. Pike has sold 95.9 W240AJ Endicott, NY to Montrose Broadcasting Corporation for $10,000. Concurrently, the translator applies to relocate to 95.5 with 100 watts at -1 meter rebroadcasting 800 WPEL Montrose, PA (Coverage Map). Barrow Radio Broadcasting acquires 96.3 W242AU Athens-Clarke County, GA from Communi...[Read More]
The end of the 24/7 Comedy network brings a new format to Clear Channel’s 103.3 K277AG Beaumont, TX/KKMY-HD2 Orange. K227AG has flipped to Urban as “103.3 The Beat” positioned as “Beaumont’s Hip-Hop & R&B”. The new format positions K227AG to chip away at Cumulus’ market leading Urban “Magic 102.5” KTCX.
Update 11/20: Excel Media is paying $525,000 for KPTY. Original Report 11/14: Univision has sold 105.3 KPTY Winnie, TX to John Walton’s Excel Media for an undisclosed price. KPTY currently operates as part of Univision’s Houston cluster as a simulcast of Spanish CHR “104.9 Tu Musica” KAMA-FM Deer Park. KPTY will be Excel’s first broadcasting property. It is a Class C2 operating with 50kW at 150 meters.
Clear Channel’s syndicated Bobby Bones Show, based at “96.7 Kiss-FM” KHFI Austin, will transition from serving CHR to Country stations. The show is currently heard on 18 stations primarily in the central and southern parts of the country. The biggest of which is “Z107.7” KSLZ St. Louis. Bones will do his final show for CHR stations on Friday, February 8. In Austin, the show will move to Clear Channel’s 100.7 “KASE 101” while the program itself will become based at “The Big 98” WSIX Nashville. To make room for Bones at KASE, their current morning show Bama, Rob, and Heather will move to 98.1 KVET. The current KVET morning team will be split up with Chris Mosser moving to afternoons and Anne Hudson heading to middays at KASE. Other ...[Read More]
As Christmas music fades away for another 10 or 11 months, its time for another batch of mass format changes to get us into the new year. This list will be a handy all-in-one guide to all the changes taking place between Christmas and the time everyone goes back to work on January 3. To see the list of changes we’re expecting to happen check our Watchlist. 1/4: Still coming across some smaller market changes that occurred during the holidays. MTS Broadcasting’s “ESPN 1240” WCEM Cambridge, MD shifts to Standards running Music of Your Life. In the Ozarks, “Real Country 104.3” KBCN Harrison, AR shifts to ESPN Radio. Oldies 93.7 WKAD Cadillac and Standards 1340 WMBN Petoskey, MI have flipped to Sports as “The Ticket” using Fox Sports Radio. 1/4: ...[Read More]