After spending the past year as Program Director of AC 102.7 WGNI and Classic Rock “94.5 The Hawk” WKXS Wilmington NC, Cumulus Media is transferring Steve McKay to Columbia SC to program AC “B106.7” WTCB and Classic Hits 98.5 WOMG. McKay previously programmed Entercom Hot AC “94.9 The Point” WPTE Norfolk from 2002-2006 and Greater Media Rhythmic Oldies “95.7 Jammin’ Gold” WEJM Philadelphia in 1999-2000. as well as CHR’s 93.5 WSBG Stroudsburg and 97.1 WBHT Wilkes-Barre PA during his career. He fills the opening created by the exit of Operations Manager Brent Johnson earlier this month. The host of the University of South Carolina game coverage, Johnson also hosted mornings at WTCB for the past 22 years and a midday talk show on Sports “107.5 The Game” WNKT. CUMULUS M...[Read More]
Dick Broadcasting Country “Bob 106.9” WUBB Bluffton SC/Savannah GA has found its replacements for Tim Leary & The Morning Showgram as they prepare to debut on Hubbard’s “98.9 The Bull” KNUC Seattle. Hunter Meyer, currently Program Director/Afternoon Host at Alpha Media Classic Rock “Fox 102.3” WMFX Columbia SC, and Leslie Rivers will debut as “Hunter and Leslie in the Morning” on Monday, April 30. Leslie previously spent 13 years at Saga Rock “Lazer 99.3” WLZX Springfield MA until relocating to Sarasota FL last year. Meyer will also serve as Program Director for WUBB. Dick Broadcasting Company is proud to announce that Savannah’s very own “Tim Leary and The Morning Showgram” will be taking their show on the road and hea...[Read More]
Cumulus Sports “107.5 The Game” WNKT Eastover/Columbia SC has promoted morning host Tim Hill to Program Director. Hill joined WNKT in 2016 as midday host and quickly moved to mornings with Bill Gunter. He spent 13 years as sports anchor for WOLO-TV in the market and had also hosted a show on iHeartMedia’s “1400 The Team” WCOS from 2006-2008 with now SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie. Cumulus Media announces it has promoted sportscaster Tim Hill to Program Director for sports radio station 107.5 The Game (WNKT-FM) in Columbia, SC. Hill joined WNKT last year and continues in his role as Host of The Early Game morning show, which airs weekdays from 6am-9am on 107.5 The Game. Hill’s career spans over 20 years in sports broadcasting, including over 13 years heading s...[Read More]
Capital City Communications Conservative Talk “95.9 The Point” 1470 WQXL Columbia SC will move its FM signal from 95.9 W240AX to 100.7 W264DF on Sunday, January 1. W264DF is being moved into Columbia from Lumber City GA as part of the AM Revitalization. It will improve WQXL’s FM coverage as 95.9 currently operates with a directional 250w/71m, while W264DF will operate with 210w/164m from northeast of downtown. WQXL and both translators are owned by Glory Communications and operated via LMA. The Talk format was launched in October 2013 by former WVOC host Keven Cohen to bring his show back to the Columbia market.
After testing its signal on and off for the past week, Alpha Media officially launched Rock “Rock 99.7” W259CL/93.5 WARQ-HD2 Columbia SC this afternoon. Original Report 12/22: The launch of Alpha Media Rock “Rock 99.7” W259CL/93.5 WARQ-HD2 Columbia SC is imminent. While the translator has been heard testing, the new format has begun streaming online with a mix of Alternative and Active Rock music from the 90s through now. The new format will flank sister “Fox 102.3” WMFX St. Andrews, which became the only Rock or Classic Rock station in the market when Alpha flipped “Rock 93.5” WARQ to Hot AC in 2014. W259CL will operate with 250w/152m from directly across from the South Carolina State House in downtown Columbia. Alpha Media, Columbia announc...[Read More]
Station Sales Norsan Broadcasting sells Regional Mexican “La Raza 840” WCEO Columbia SC to Norma Lewis’ 21st Century Broadcasting for $1,138,223.07. The buyer recently acquired 1230 WEZO Augusta GA and flipped it to Gospel “1230 The Blaze“. Thomas Copenhaver is selling his two stations in Marion VA to CDM Broadcasting. Classic Rock 102.5 WOLD-FM and CHR “Z103.5” WZVA go from TEC2 Broadcasting and TECO Broadcasting respectively to CDM for $651,039. CDM began operating the two stations via Time Brokerage Agreement on August 1. Educational Media Foundation and Cesar Chavez Foundation are swapping facilities in Fresno/Visalia following a consent decree forced by Cesar Chavez for operating 90.5 KUFW Woodlake CA with commercials. KUFW will go to EMF whil...[Read More]
Radio Training Network closed on its acquisition of AAA “92.1 The Palm” WWNU Irmo/Columbia SC on Tuesday and flipped the station to its Christian AC “His Radio” network. The His Radio programming had been airing in Columbia on 106.3 W292EU Columbia via 96.7 WLTY-HD3. As of now the programming is simulcasting on both stations. Radio Training Network had agreed to acquire WWNU from Davis Media in April for $1 million. A sale of sister Country “94.3 The Dude” WWNQ Forest Acres to Midlands Media Group is still pending.
Following its sale of AAA “92.1 The Palm” WWNU Irmo/Columbia SC to Radio Training Network, Davis Media is selling Country “94.3 The Dude” WWNQ Forest Acres/Columbia to Midlands Media Group for $900,000. Also included in the sale is local news website ColaDaily.com. The purchasing group was led by former WWNQ/WWNU GM and minority owner Kirk Litton. Litton spent much of his career in sales in the Washington DC market. Programming Consultant Keith ‘Clark’ Stover is also involved in the group. Stover previously spent fifteen years at CBS Radio Pittsburgh as VP/Programming.
Davis Media is selling one half of its Columbia SC operation to Radio Training Network. RTN has filed to purchase AAA “92.1 The Palm” WWNU Irmo from Davis for $1 million. Radio Training Network owns multiple regional Christian AC networks including “His Radio” in North and South Carolina. WWNU will join 106.3 W292EU as their Columbia affiliates. Unaffected as of now are Davis Media’s Country “94.3 The Dude” WWNQ Forest Acres and their ColaDaily.com local news site.
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iHeartMedia debuted Classic Hip-Hop “Throwback 105.5” W288CX/WCOS-HD Columbia SC today. The 250 watt translator is branding itself as “Columbia’s Throwback’s And R&B”. The station is debuting with 20,000 songs commercial free. The new format creates a flanker to sister Urban “100.1 The Beat” WXBT against Alpha Media’s combo of Urban AC 101.3 WWDM and Urban “Hot 103.9/93.9” WHXT/WSCZ.