West Virginia Radio Corporation launched the WCHS News Network in Charleston WV earlier this week. The network’s launch coincided with News/Talk 580 WCHS Charleston launching its FM translator 96.5 W243DR Charleston. It also meant the end of Oldies on 680 WKAZ/95.3 W237AZ Charleston as that station has flipped to Business News utilizing Bloomberg Radio programming. The third station comprising the WCHS News Network is Sports “ESPN Charleston” 1490 WSWW Charleston/104.5 W283AQ Cross Lanes.
After a week of stunting with nonstop Garth Brooks, West Virginia Radio Corporation Country “96.1 The Wolf” WKWS Charleston WV flipped to Classic Country “96.1 KWS” at 7:00 this morning. The newly positioned “Superstar Country” is focusing on Country hits from 1985-2005 while stretching a bit in both directions. WKWS’ 1pm hour today consisted of: Neal McCoy – The Shake James Otto – Just Got Started Lovin’ You The Judds – Mama She’s Crazy Eddie Rabbit – I Love A Rainy Night John Michael Montgomery – Sold Pam Tillis – Maybe It Was Memphis Keith Urban – Days Go By Randy Travis – Better Class of Losers Dixie Chicks – Landslide Jerry Reed – East Bound and Down George Strait – ...[Read More]
Bristol Broadcasting broke its simulcast of News/Talk 1240 WVTS and 94.5 WVTS-FM Dunbar/Charleston, WV on Easter Sunday to launch Christian AC “New Life 94.5” WYNL. The new format gives locally originating competition to Educational Media Foundation’s “K-Love” heard on 93.3 WKVW Marmet/88.9 W205CG Charleston and “Air 1” 89.3 WWLA South Charleston. 94.5 had been simulcasting WVTS since January 2010.
West Virginia Radio Corporation has flipped Classic Rock “107.3 K-Rock” WKAZ Miami/Charleston, WV to what it is describing as “America’s very first no rules radio station” after a day of stunting with American themed songs. The broad Variety Hits station is positioning itself as “Party Songs For Party People” with a mix of CHR and Country currents, and gold tracks dating back to the 1970s. The new format appears directed towards students at The University Of West Virgina. A sample hour from Friday at 7pm featured: 5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect Little Big Town – Day Drinkin’ Great White – Once Bitten Twice Shy Demi Lovato – Really Don’t Care Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy Mary J. Blige – Fami...[Read More]
Update 5/6: After testing for almost a month, 102.3 WWQB has debuted its permanent format with a simulcast of LM Communications’ Classic Hits “100.9 The Mix” WMXE Charleston, WV. The move expands the “Mix” brand to a second market, while filling a musical niche in the Huntington market. LM’s “Rock 105.1” WKLC St. Albans serves both markets, which also share a television market. Original Report 4/9: A frequency shift has brought a new signal into Huntington, WV. 102.3 WUGO Grayson, KY has relocated to 99.7 in order to allow 99.7 WWQB Westwood to shift to 102.3 and into the heart of the Huntington market. WUGO spent March 28 off-the-air in order to make the engineering changes for its move to 99.7. WUGO, owned by Carter County Broadcasting, ser...[Read More]
Update 4/25: WKAZ made the shift today to Classic Rock as “107.3 K-Rock“. Jeff Adams has joined the station and sister AC “V100” WVAF as PD from Centennial Broadcasting’s cluster in Winchester, VA. Original Report 4/14: West Virginia Radio Corp. is preparing to shift Classic Hits 107.3 WKAZ-FM Charleston, WV to Rock. The domain 1073KRock.com was registered on April 6 and is already pointing to Triton Media’s webservers. A shift to a rock based format will put the station in competition with LM Communications’ “Rock 105” WKLC-FM. Bristol Broadcasting Modern Rock “Z-Rock 94.5” WZJO segued to News/Talk in January 2010.