Megan Stone has jumped from middays at Connoisseur Media AC “Star 99.9” WEZN Bridgeport CT to morning co-host at Cumulus AC “WEBE 108” 107.9 WEBE Westport CT. Stone spent two years at WEZN and previously co-hosted mornings at “Live 95.9” WBEC-FM Pittsfield MA. She will join Jay Michaels on the WEBE morning show starting August 6. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed Megan Stone as Co-Host of WEBE 108’s “WEBE Wake Up Morning Show with Jay Michaels”. The popular morning radio show serves radio listeners in Fairfield and New Haven counties and airs weekdays and from 5:30am-10:00am. Stone was previously on-air at WBEC-FM in the Berkshires and joins Cumulus Media from WEZN in Bridgeport, where she was on-air host, middays. Stone makes her debut on WE...[Read More]
The FCC has quickly acted on the STA request made by Riviera Broadcasting to accelerate its move of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to Phoenix' South Mountain prior to the granting of its Construction Permit by denying it. The FCC states that "K27OBZ's problems do not justify STA for K241BQ. Nor does the STA request supersede the need for a construction permit before such changes can be made. Finally, we do not consider STA requests made for the convenience of the applicant." K241BQ cannot move to South Mountain until the application is granted. Original Report 2/12: Riviera Broadcasting is seeking Special Temporary Authority to expedite its relocation of 96.1 K241BQ Fort McDowell AZ to the South Mountain Tower Farm just south of Phoenix. Riviera is in the process of acquiring K241BQ...[Read More]
Thirteen translators in Indiana and Michigan have gone silent after ending their deal to rebroadcast Progressive Broadcasting System's Christian AC 104.7 WFRN-FM Elkhart. Indiana Radio Watch reports that Friends of Christian Radio took 94.3 W232CK Gary, 95.1 W236BD Michigan City, 96.3 W242BM Kokomo, 97.5 W248AP Chesterton, 102.3 W272BZ Portage, 102.3 W272CZ Sheridan, 105.3 W287BE Greenwood, 106.7 W294BA Valparaiso, 107.7 W299AJ Marion IN and 96.3 W242BH Marshall, 100.3 W262AF Parchment, 101.1 W266AE Coldwater, and 102.5 W273BM Benton Harbor MI all filed silent STAs while seeking a new source to rebroadcast.
After taking a week off for the Memorial Day holiday, we’re back with a roundup of the last two weeks worth of FCC filings. Station Moves Connoisseur Media’s Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX Norwalk, CT has applied to change its city-of-license to Southport, CT with no changes to its 3kW at 91 meters signal (Coverage Map). The move will shift WFOX’s home market from Stamford/Norwalk to Bridgeport where it will join sister Hot AC “Star 99.9” WEZN. Domestic Church Media’s Catholic 89.3 WFJS-FM Freehold, NJ proposes an increase from 3.8kW at 50 meters to 15.2kW from the same antenna. The directional pattern will point towards the southeast increasing the station’s coverage towards Brick and Toms River. Translator Moves Educational Media Fo...[Read More]
Update 5/6: Summit Media has closed on its purchase of the Cox clusters in Birmingham, Greenville, Honolulu, Louisville, and Richmond. Update 2/14: The FCC filings for the sales show how much each group is paying for their new acquisitions. Connoisseur will be paying $40 Million for the Connecticut stations, while Summit Media is giving Cox $66.25 Million for the Birmingham, Greenville, Honolulu, Louisville, and Richmond clusters. Original Report 2/12: After placing stations in six markets up for sale last summer, Cox Media has announced who will be acquiring the stations. The Connecticut stations of Rock 99.1 WPLR in New Haven and Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX and AC “Star 99.9” WEZN in Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk and LMA’d Urban AC 94.3 WYBC-FM New Haven ...[Read More]
As part of a corporate restructuring to focus on larger markets and cross-media collaboration, Cox Media has announced that it is placing its stations in six markets up for sale. The markets and stations up for sale include: Birmingham – Urban “95.7 Jamz” WBHJ, Sports “97.3 The Zone” WZNN, Urban AC “98.7 Kiss-FM” WBHK, Country 104.7 WZZK, Classic Hits “106.9 The Eagle” WBPT, Gospel “Heaven 610” WAGG, Classic Hip-Hop “Power 102.1” 1320 WENN/102.1 W270BW and programming rights to Urban “105.1 Jamz” WALJ Tuscaloosa. Connecticut – Rock 99.1 WPLR in New Haven and Classic Rock “95.9 The Fox” WFOX and AC “Star 99.9” WEZN in Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk. Cox also operates Urban AC...[Read More]
A high profile translator move in New York is now retreating to Long Island, while non-commercial upgrades could bring new signals to Chicago and Los Angeles. Chicago Public Media has applied to move 91.3 W217BM Elgin, IL to the downtown Chicago where it will operate with 99 watts from the tower of 91.5 WBEZ. It obviously will not be remaining one frequency off of its originating station, but can use that move to establish itself in the new location and then jump to a clearer frequency, perhaps 91.9?. The move should establish a city signal for “Vocalo” which currently airs on WBEZ-HD2 and 89.5 WBEW Valparaiso, IN. Life On The Way Communications’ 91.1 K216FM Van Nuys, CA to the Hollywood Hills where its 10 watts will put a service contour over West Hollywood and Beverly H...[Read More]