Binnie Media flipped News/Talk “99.1 NH1 News” WNNH Henniker/Concord NH to Oldies using Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel this morning. The end of the NH1 Radio brand comes after Binnie sold the flagship of the “NH1” brand’s WBIN-TV spectrum in the FCC incentive auction and then the license to Univision. Additionally, Binnie has begun operating News/Talk 107.7 WTPL Hillsboro/Concord via LMA following the acquisition of the station and two others by Lakes Media. Lakes Media is run by Binnie VP/Engineering Dirk Nadon. The format change to Oldies is a return to the station’s heritage as WNNH carried Oldies programming from its sign-on in 1989 until 2007.
With New Hampshire being one of the early epicenters of the 2016 Presidential race, Binnie Media will flip Classic Rock “99.1 Frank-FM” WNNH Henniker/Concord to News/Talk “99.1 NH1 News” on Monday, August 31. Branded as “New Hampshire’s Newsradio”, WNNH will feature a lineup of Conservative Talk hosts, local newscasts, and simulcasts of NH1 News’s 6:00 and 10:00pm newscasts on WBIN-TV. The syndicated hosts to be heard on WNNH include Imus In The Morning, Salem Media’s Mike Gallagher and Dennis Prager in middays, Howie Carr from 3-6pm and Michael Savage from 7-10pm. Today, Lee Kinberg, Executive Vice President of NH1 and Binnie Media announced that on Monday, August 31st, WNNH-FM will re-launch as “99.1 NH1 News, New Hampshire’s Newsradi...[Read More]
Long Point Communications is purchasing the assets of Finger Lakes Radio Group out of a bankruptcy auction for $3.375 million. Long Point is a partnership of Bruce Danziger and Eric Sivertsen. Danziger owns stations in Pittsfield, MA under the Gamma and Berkshire Broadcasting names, Burlington, VT under Vox AM/FM, and Marion and Kokomo, IN as Hoosier AM/FM. Included in the purchase are seven stations and five translators: AC 98.5 WNYR-FM Waterloo, Classic Rock “99.3 The Wall” WLLW Seneca Falls, Country “K101.7/104.5” 101.7 WFLK Geneva/1550 WCGR Canandaigua/104.5 W283BF Canandaigua, News/Talk 1240 WGVA/96.1 W241AW Geneva, Country “96.9/101.9 WFLR” 1570 WFLR Dundee/96.9 W245BL Dundee/101.9 W270BY Watkins Glen, and News/Talk 1590 WAUB Auburn/98.1 W251AJ Mel...[Read More]
Translator Moves Clear Channel’s move of 94.3 W232CB Frederick, MD towards Washington, DC will get an assist from Salem Communications. With the translator operating under an STA with 25% of its licensed power due to an interference claim from Red Zebra Broadcasting’s WWXX Buckland, VA, Clear Channel has applied to shift the translator to Rockville, MD on 104.9 with 250 watts at 112 meters rebroadcasting Salem’s 105.1 WAVA-FM Arlington, VA (Coverage Map). With 104.9 being well within WAVA-FM’s coverage area this will simply be a quick step before Clear Channel shifts it again to either 104.5 or 104.7 in Washington proper. Aleluya Christian Network’s 101.5 K268CJ Livington, TX seeks to relocate to the northern suburbs of Houston with a COL change to Conroe wher...[Read More]
Update 5/2: WWHK began simulcasting the programming from new sister AAA “92.5 The River” WXRV at 9:25 this morning. The Concord Journal reports that WWHK will have local news, weather, and commercials separate from WXRV. Original Report 4/4: Northeast Broadcasting via its Devon Broadcasting Company subsidiary has acquired 102.3 WWHK Concord, NH from Andrew Sumereau’s Birch Broadcasting. WWHK has been airing a placeholder format of Classical covers of Rock songs since Birch took over the station in 2011. The station last had a regular format in 2008 when then operator Nassau Broadcasting was forced to cease leasing the station from owner Vox Broadcasting by the FCC for circumventing the market ownership cap. Since then it was sold to Birch and ran multiple temporary format...[Read More]