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Station Sales Week of 8/10

After closing on its purchase of Oldies 88.5 WMCE-FM Erie PA, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine is acquiring Oldies “Hitland 106.9” 1220 WSRQ Sarasota and translators 95.9 W240DP Venice and 106.9 W295BH Sarasota FL from Jim Lampl’s Florida Talk Radio Inc. for $520,000. The University, which operates a second campus in Bradenton FL, will convert the station to non-commercial but retain the format. Two groups operating in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre market have worked out a deal to transfer a station across the New York state line. Times-Shamrock sells 104.5 WQFM Hancock NY, which currently simulcasts Classic Rock “Rock 107” WEZX Scranton, to Bold Gold Media Group for a $73,821 tower rent credit over a ten year lease. The WQFM call letters, which hold hist...[Read More]

People Moves 3/9: LM Continues To Shake-Up Charleston Staff

The staff turnover continues at LM Communications’ Charleston SC cluster with the departure of Operations Manager Matthew Potter after thirteen years with the station. Potter, who also served as afternoon host at Active Rock “98 Rock” 98.1 WYBB told Charleston Scene that he was met by new station management in the parking lot yesterday and told of his dismissal. Potter’s exit follows Richard ‘Box’ Bachschmidt’s resignation from mornings at AAA “105.5 The Bridge” WCOO last week. In addition to moving from 97.9 WLUP to afternoons on Alternative 101.1 WKQX Chicago, Tim Virgin is also adding middays at “Alt 101.9” KHTB Ogden/Salt Lake City. iHeartMedia Country 94.7 WDSD Dover DE will add the syndicated Bobby Bones Show for mornings starting Monday, Mar...[Read More]

People Moves 3/1: Dale Mussen Exits Mornings At WYRK Buffalo After 34 Years

Dale Mussen is stepping down from the morning show at Townsquare Media Country 106.5 WYRK Buffalo NY after 34 years at the station. In a blog entry on the station’s website, Mussen writes that he will stay on for fill-in work and station events. Clay Moden and Liz Mantel will remain in place without Mussen. Jay ‘Lightning’ Tilles is leaving his role as Executive Producer of The Kevin & Bean Show on Entercom Alternative 106.7 KROQ Pasadena/Los Angeles after 27 years at the station. Tilles will join automotive parts manufacturer Banks Power. He also mentions that Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla are currently shopping a documentary about KROQ. I’m excited to share this amazing news with you. After spending 27 years at The World Famous KROQ, my radio career is…...[Read More]

Jess Jennings Joins 92.5 Kickin Country Charleston As Program Director

Saga Communications has appointed Jess Jennings as Program Director for its recently acquired “92.5 Kickin Country” WCKN Moncks Corner/Charleston SC. Jennings joins WCKN from Sandhill Media Group where she was Program Director/midday host at Hot AC “100.7 My-FM” KSNA and morning co-host at Country 99.1 KUPI Idaho Falls ID. She also served as Music Director/midday host at Alpha Media Country “Bob 106.9” WUBB Bluffton SC/Savannah GA and APD/MD/morning co-host at Riverbend Communications Country “105.5 The Hawk” KTHK Idaho Falls. She fills the opening created by Andy Webb’s exit in August.

Kathy Brown Joins WMGL/WWWZ Charleston As PD

Cumulus Media has hired Kathy Brown as Program Director of Urban “Z93” 93.3 WWWZ Summerville and Urban AC “Magic 107.3” WMGL Ravenel/Charleston SC. Brown joins Cumulus from iHeartMedia St. Louis where she was programming Urban “100.3 The Beat” KMJM and Gospel “Hallelujah 1600” KATZ. Brown also spent 14 years as OM of Radio-One Baltimore and Regional Program Director for Radio-One overseeing the company’s Urban AC stations. Cumulus Media announces that it has appointed 20-year radio programming professional Kathy Brown as Program Director for WWWZ-FM and WMGL-FM, heritage Urban radio stations in Charleston, SC. Brown joins Cumulus Media-Charleston from iHeart Media-St. Louis, where she was Program Director of Urban station KMJM and Gospe...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 1/13

Station Sales Public Broadcasting of Colorado purchases Regional Mexican 1490 KXRE/102.1 K271CK Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs CO from Latino Communications for $550,000. KXRE will simulcast the Public News/Talk programming of 90.1 KCFR Denver. Apex Broadcasting sells Gospel “Heaven 1390” WSPO Charleston SC and their translator CP 100.1 W261DG to John Cardillo’s Chatter Media for $375,000. Cardillo hosts a syndicated Conservative Talk show and mornings on Salem Media’s “880 The Biz” Sweetwater/Miami FL. Last Chance Public Radio Association donates their CP for 88.5 in Helena MT to Montana State University – Billings’ Yellowstone Public Radio. The new CP will rebroadcast the Public News/Talk/Classical programming originating at 91.7 KEMC Billings,...[Read More]

Johnny O Becomes WSSX Program Director

‘Johnny O’ O’Leary is leaving his APD/afternoons position at Cumulus CHR “Q100” 99.7 WWWQ Atlanta after nine years to program sister CHR “95SX” WSSX Charleston. O’Leary previously programmed New South Radio CHR “Y101” WYOY Jackson MS prior to joining WWWQ in 2008. He succeeds Yonni Rude who resigned in October. Cumulus Media announces that Johnny O’Leary (known on-air as “Johnny O’”) segues from his roles as Assistant Program Director and Afternoon Drive Host on Cumulus Media-Atlanta’s Q100/WWWQ-FM to join Cumulus Media-Charleston’s Heritage Top 40 station, WSSX-FM, as Program Director and On-Air Personality, effective January 3, 2017. Johnny O’ moves to WSSX after nine years at Q100 in Atlanta, GA. Prior to that, he was Program D...[Read More]

Classic Hits City & Sports Zone Debut In Charleston

Kirkman Broadcasting launched Classic Hits “92.1/102.1 The City” on 1450 WQNT Charleston SC and a pair of translators: 92.1 W221CI Summerville and 102.1 W271CP Charleston this morning. The station is focusing on “The Greatest Hits Of The 60s, 70s, and 80s” and is launching with three on-air hosts. Jay Harper, who previously hosted a morning talk show on sister 1340 WQSC, moves to The City for mornings. Longtime Charleston personality Janet Walsh is hosting middays and Kirkman Broadcasting Production Director John Dixon will host afternoons. The move restores Classic Hits to the Charleston market for the first time since sister 98.9 WWIK flipped to Sports in February 2013. The move will also result in changes at Kirkman’s 1340 WQSC, which drops its Talk format,...[Read More]

Station Sales Week Of 9/23

Station Sales Kirkman Broadcasting is converting its seven year long LMA of Jabar Communications’ Sports “ESPN 98.9” WWIK McClellanville/Charleston SC to a $1 million purchase. Kirkman owns 4 AMs in the Charleston market and will continue to LMA Gospel 106.3 WJNI from Jabar. Colonial Radio Group is acquiring News/Talk simulcast 93.9 WJXY-FM Conway/Myrtle Beach and 93.7 WXJY Georgetown SC from Cumulus Media’s Joule Broadcasting trust for $240,000. Bold Gold Media Group is acquiring Watermark Communications Classic Hits 1240 WVOS/95.9 WVOS-FM Liberty and AC 98.3 WSUL Monticello in the Catskill Mountains region of New York State for $1.6 million. Translator Sales

FCC Report 1/31: Not Too Calm Before The AM Waiver Storm

With the 250 mile Translator Waiver period starting on Friday, the week leading up to it featured many licensees rushing to get their applications in first. Expecting hundreds of applications to flood the FCC with their waiver applications, we will be featuring daily updates next week with all the translator applications as they are added to the CDBS. To get this information and much more please consider subscribing to RadioInsight Premium today! FM Changes As we reported earlier in the week, Radio Wahpeton Breckenridge is purchasing Classic Hits “92.7 The Drive” KZDR Kindred ND and moving it out of the Fargo market. KZDR applies to relocate to Wahpeton MN with 6kw/46m. To make the move of KZDR possible, Radio Fargo-Moorhead’s 107.9 KPFX Fargo applies to change city-of-li...[Read More]

FCC Applications 12/10: Atlanta Translator Moving Out?

Translator Changes Radio-One is proposing to move Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 102.9” W275BK Decatur, GA out of Atlanta to Fayetteville, GA with 250 watts at 168 meters rebroadcasting 97.5 WUMJ Fayetteville (Coverage Map). Is this the precursor to further moves or just an attempt to block out someone else’s move for three years? Family Radio’s 100.3 W262AE West Palm Beach has filed a displacement application to 104.7 with no change to its 250 watt at 31 meter signal (Coverage Map). W262AE has been off the air since the sign-on of 100.3 WLML-FM Lake Park. As it completes its upgrade from 13 to 27 watts, Rahul Walia’s 104.7 W284BW Franklin Township, NJ seeks another upgrade to 64 watts at 138 meters (Coverage Map). The translator will continue to rebroadcast Indian ...[Read More]

America’s Morning Show Begins National Rollout

Following the addition of eleven more Nash-FM branded stations this week, Cumulus is beginning the national roll-out of the Blair Garner led “America’s Morning Show”. As first reported by Fybush.com, America’s Morning Show will begin airing on 19 additional Nash branded stations on Monday, February 10. The stations adding the program are: 92.3 WRKN New Orleans 92.9 WLXX Lexington 93.1 WDRQ Detroit 94.1 WNNF Cincinnati 94.5 WTNR Grand Rapids 94.9 WKOR-FM Columbus MS 95.1 WFBE Flint 96.9 WIWF Charleston 97.9 KQFC Boise 97.9 WXTA Erie 101.1 KRMD-FM Shreveport 102.7 WHKR Melbourne FL 102.7 WXBM Pensacola 103.3 WKDF Nashville 104.9 WKOS Johnson City 105.5 WNZB Fort Walton Beach 106.5 WLFF Myrtle Beach 106.7 WZCY Harrisburg 107.1 WPSK Pulaski, VA The nineteen stations joi...[Read More]